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The Rebel Blaster, DH-17 observations and options
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

as a judge, and looking at it from a judges perspective, i would say leave the custom stuff for the cons. Stick with known, seen-in-the-films weapons, which were WWII era, and did not have a modern grip style. Remember, the DH17 is just a dressed up Sterling which was WWII to 80s era.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

G'nott sH'urr wrote:
as a judge, and looking at it from a judges perspective, i would say leave the custom stuff for the cons. Stick with known, seen-in-the-films weapons, which were WWII era, and did not have a modern grip style. Remember, the DH17 is just a dressed up Sterling which was WWII to 80s era.


I concur..

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bow to your experience in this matter! Smile
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, I have a question about the Hasbro "Rebel blaster"... How the heck do you get the clear cap off? I've tried running hot water over it and I've tried using a blow dryer but nothing works, the stupid thing wont even budge. I can see that there's a lot of glue on it so that's a problem. I really don't want to take a heat gun to it because I'm afraid that I'll just melt the cap and I don't really want to cut it off because I'm afraid that the cap will be really fragile with only a small ring to glue and not be very troop-worthy...

Any other ideas how to get this stupid cap off?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've never seen it taken off. Everyone I've seen have simply masking taped over it and painted with it in place.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 17, 2015 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Blue Banshee Leader wrote:
So, I have a question about the Hasbro "Rebel blaster"... How the heck do you get the clear cap off? I've tried running hot water over it and I've tried using a blow dryer but nothing works, the stupid thing wont even budge. I can see that there's a lot of glue on it so that's a problem. I really don't want to take a heat gun to it because I'm afraid that I'll just melt the cap and I don't really want to cut it off because I'm afraid that the cap will be really fragile with only a small ring to glue and not be very troop-worthy...

Any other ideas how to get this stupid cap off?

Blow drier, medium heat, give it a couple of minutes, and then very carefully push a small flat-head screwdriver or knife blade under the edge. Apply just just a little levering pressure and move to a different spot. The longest it took me for one of those to pop off was 3 minutes of working at it (that one was ON THERE). Otherwise, it just took about a minute of working with it.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 19, 2015 2:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i ran a couple of layers of thick tape around the blue part of the scope just behind the lens, and used my Zona (Xona) fine bladed modeling saw to cut through the cap. I buffed it all down smooth with a 4 way nail buffer and used a plastic cap off of a pump spray bottle to replace it with.

Dotn forget the red rod, the Singlepoint scopes had a rod inside to create the red dot image one sees when sighting through it. its not always visible on screen.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2016 7:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, one more question... What's a good glue to use to attach the lightsaber blade to the scope? I had thought of super glue, which is the obvious choice, but the glue might cloud up the clear plastic disc base (where the light shines through). Then I had thought of E-6000, which I wouldn't have to worry about the plastic disc clouding up but it would be much harder to set it because the blade is so thin and the glue doesn't set very quickly.

The scope cover itself I'll just use E-6000 on, but the saber part I'm not sure. Been trying to figure that out...
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:06 am    Post subject: Hasbro DH-17 Reply with quote

I did a conversion on a Hasbro blaster for a friend once. On the scope cap I took it off with a blow dryer and pliers then replaced it with a clear cap just like the original and used a strong super glue.
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