My E11 Blaster Build.WIP

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Re: My E11 Blaster Build.WIP

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Here are some pics of the Barrel build.
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The Breech Disc in temporary position too get the barrel length. Once the Blaster is finished you most probably won't see this again.
The Breech Disc in temporary position too get the barrel length. Once the Blaster is finished you most probably won't see this again.
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Putting the Nozzle End in the tube to see how it looks.
Putting the Nozzle End in the tube to see how it looks.
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Applying a coat of Superglue to seal the timber
Applying a coat of Superglue to seal the timber
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Nozzle End and Breech Cap
Nozzle End and Breech Cap
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Nozzle End after turning on Blaxmyths Wood Lathe
Nozzle End after turning on Blaxmyths Wood Lathe
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Re: My E11 Blaster Build.WIP

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Some more pics of what I have done recently.
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Cut the heads off a couple of Screw Cap Screws ready to glue in place on the Nozzle End
Cut the heads off a couple of Screw Cap Screws ready to glue in place on the Nozzle End
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Made the spring by bending some 1.6g Tie-Wire round a piece of dowel and then spreading the coils the same distance apart.
Made the spring by bending some 1.6g Tie-Wire round a piece of dowel and then spreading the coils the same distance apart.
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Drilled the holes in a piece of 4.75 thinline and then drew the circle that would be the finished dsic size.
Drilled the holes in a piece of 4.75 thinline and then drew the circle that would be the finished dsic size.
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Sling Clip housing
Sling Clip housing
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Did this drawing so I could get the dimensions right for the barrel components
Did this drawing so I could get the dimensions right for the barrel components
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These images are from today. It's coming together nicely. :)
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Turning up the cocking lever from 12mm aluminium rod on Blaxmyths wood lathe
Turning up the cocking lever from 12mm aluminium rod on Blaxmyths wood lathe
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Used thin solder here
Used thin solder here
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Painted and glued between the cylinders
Painted and glued between the cylinders
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Small dowel cut to size and glued together
Small dowel cut to size and glued together
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Brilliant details on the little greeblies that go on the Hengstler. Very nice.
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wow man you are a scratch building beast! I better hurry up and cast up a stock before you make one :p
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Thanks Oota. Don't worry about a grip as I am going to scratchbuild one. Here are more pics of the finished Cocking Lever.
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Closeup of the Lever.
Closeup of the Lever.
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Forward shot of bolt and Lever
Forward shot of bolt and Lever
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Bolt forward with spring in view.
Bolt forward with spring in view.
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Lever and the Bolt
Lever and the Bolt
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Cocking lever test fit
Cocking lever test fit
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That aluminium tape is a really great match for the cocking lever.
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More picture up dates
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Making the trigger out of 6mm MDF
Making the trigger out of 6mm MDF
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Close up of the hole detail
Close up of the hole detail
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I decided to scratch build the Trigger Group and Grip housing all together. Starting with 12mm MDF inner.
I decided to scratch build the Trigger Group and Grip housing all together. Starting with 12mm MDF inner.
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Things as they are so far
Things as they are so far
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Closeup of the Power Cylinders
Closeup of the Power Cylinders
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Blaxmyth wrote:Brilliant details on the little greeblies that go on the Hengstler. Very nice.
Agreed. That's above and beyond for detailing.
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Thanks Guys. It's what I do.
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After cleaning up the edges with a file and sandpaper, I glued them to the MDF inner Core with Polyurathane adhesive.
After cleaning up the edges with a file and sandpaper, I glued them to the MDF inner Core with Polyurathane adhesive.
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After it has been cut out. The scroll saw did a marvellous job. Beats doing it with a fretsaw. lol
After it has been cut out. The scroll saw did a marvellous job. Beats doing it with a fretsaw. lol
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Placed a drawing I got from the Net on aluminium sheet ready to cut out on Blaxmyths Scroll saw
Placed a drawing I got from the Net on aluminium sheet ready to cut out on Blaxmyths Scroll saw
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The other side
The other side
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Trigger sealed and glued in position.
Trigger sealed and glued in position.
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