Ok, it’s time to pick this project back up from where I left off, and that is right at the beginning. I started a thread for this build on TheRPF six months ago, but had other priorities. Let me give a quick run down of the parts and their sources. Brass cast Webley – Handschaub Original Model 7 4×20 scope – the real deal Aluminum Barrel assembly – Dave the
The electro-binoculars you see in the Hoth shots in The Empire Strikes Back are one of my favorite non-weapon props. And bonus they show up in the Mandalorian Season 1 Episode 5 when the rookie bounty hunter Toro Calican (Jake Cannavale) uses them and Mando trades them away. This kit is a seconds cast from Markus, there are a few pin-holes to fill and some small non-fill areas that need
This is a prop that I’ve wanted for a while. It has such a brief appearance but it’s the center of a very iconic scene where Luke meets Yoda for the first time. This is a limited number run of these lamps in which ever for you choose, fully built, static, or a kit like I bought. And it has been determined that this is very accurate to the original
I’ve been waiting for this for a couple years. Assembly Video You can pick on up on his site WarmachinePaintball.com
JoeG sent me his beautiful frag body to refinish. It’s in pretty good shape, just some surface rust and paint that needs to be removed. And of course re-blueing and a coat of Barricade. And since it’s in such good condition I decided that I would not do electrolysis or any chemical paint or rust removers. Cleaning off the rust I started off using the flex-shaft with wire-wheels to clean
I never thought I would ever see one of these MG-81’s in person, they are that rare. Then Nick sent me his to restore and I thought that would be the last one I would see. I definitely didn’t think that I would ever own one. Someone tipped me off about this one being for sale and I jumped on it. Coming soon a written blog post.. whenever I get
We’ve a got a two for one, a Hales and a Booster for Kevin. For the Booster, the weld has been cut already, I just have to remove it but it’s stuck on. The Hales frag body only needs the paint and existing rust preventative coating removed, I’m not going to re-blue it. So neither piece needs a full treatment. The Hales Frag Body There wasn’t any rust on the
Here is something a little different, a cutaway of a Hales grenade. It never dawned on me to make a cutaway of anything before. But I took this on because it looks like a really interesting project. Before I can start cutting I need to do a little housekeeping on this hales. First there are little burrs all over the frag body that need to be trimmed off. This is
The microflame torch is kind of an obscure prop that was recently discovered and has come into a lot more popularity. It’s that thingy that the Jawa use to attach the restraining bolts to our two beloved droids R2-D2 and C3P0. I have the Model B which is pretty much identical to the version that is accepted as the correct one. Unfortunately it’s a little dirty and rusting in places.
This “Keyboard Control Stick” as I have dubbed it is like the hero control stick. You only see it on screen for a few seconds in one shot, the rest of the time the other control stick is used. It’s kind of like in Return of the Jedi most of the time Luke is using the V2, but that one shot where Darth Vader is holding the Hero Lightsaber a.k.a ISYHCANL. Maybe it should be called the “It’s away” Control stick.