My E11 Blaster Build.WIP

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Made the Trigger Guard tonight. 12mm x 1.6mm aluminium flat I had in the garage. I might make one from thicker material at some stage so as to be more authentic. Just needs to be painted and that is one item finished.
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After bending the guard to shape using pliers and my fingers. Material was thin enough to do this.
After bending the guard to shape using pliers and my fingers. Material was thin enough to do this.
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Closeup 2
Closeup 2
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Closeup 1
Closeup 1
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Finished guard side 1
Finished guard side 1
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The finished guard side 2
The finished guard side 2
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wow man beautiful work
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Thanks Oota. Well, I got a length of 12mm x 3 mm flat today, so will make a proper guard at some stage.
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Outstanding work, thanks for sharing. The greeblies and power cylinders look amazing!
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Thanks Armante. The Power Cylinders are Ootas casting.
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I got some 3mm flat the other day and cut to size and shaped using a round wood rasp a flat file and some sandpaper, and the difference is easy to see. Looks a lot better. Hope you can see it in the photos.
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With primmer added
With primmer added
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Test fit 1
Test fit 1
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After shaping and comparing to the 1.5mm guard
After shaping and comparing to the 1.5mm guard
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Side by side.
Side by side.
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Really nice work there nick
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Really nice work there Nick
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Thanks badges. Here is a pic of some of the tools I use for my work.
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More pics of the trigger assembly with Grip
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Fitting Detail
Fitting Detail
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Test fitted the trigger group into the grip that I bought from overseas
Test fitted the trigger group into the grip that I bought from overseas
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Inserted bushings to the holes
Inserted bushings to the holes
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