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Hausi

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  1. Hi Peter, Thank you for providing those new pictures so quickly, well done. Off we go with the second round Application Review: Part 2 Name: Peter Telep Legion ID: TD-33348 Forum Name: 4Runner Garrison: Florida Garrison / Makaze Squad Helmet a. Green lenses: check b. Paint color of traps / tears: check c. Correct number of teeth: check d. Mic tips: check e. Vocoder color: check f. Tube stripes: check g. Rank bar on ears: check h. Brow: check i. Side screws (ears): check j. Weathering: check k. no mesh behind teeth: check *additional comments* RESULT ON HELMET Checked & Cleared Armor details a. elastic straps shoulders: check b. neck seal: check c. black undersuit: check d. shoulder bells: check e. biceps: check f. forearms: check g. pauldron: check h. chest / back plate: check i. kidney / butt plate: check j. ab plate / side rivets / cod: check k. strapping system: check l. thighs: check m. shins / calves: check n. sniper plate: check o. boots: check p. gloves: check q. hand plates / guards: check r. ammo belt (waist): check s. ammo belt (right knee): check t. canvas belt: check u. pouches: check v. weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON ARMOR Checked & Cleared Backpack a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* RESULT ON BACKPACK Checked & Cleared Weapon: E-11 a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* Nice job on the weathering, looks great and natural. I am sure you would also do a great job on building yourself a Bapty. RESULT ON WEAPON Checked & Cleared Peter, this was your second and final review! Your gear looks great and you are a worthy addition to the ranks of the MEPD´s finest. Be proud of yourself! You have successfully followed the guidelines in regards to the MEPD CRL and have met all requirements. Please send the pic you want to use to Luis (Sandman Tigui) and we'll get you squared away. I will have your updated information uploaded into the MEPD system asap. Congratulations on becoming a Deployed Officer of the MEPD! Cheers mate! Hausi - MEPD Deployment Officer
  2. Hi Peter, First of all welcome to the MEPD and thank you for your interest in joining the MEPD´s finest. Thank you for providing such a tidy application, your armor fits like a glove and suits you well, you look great and your pack is brilliant. I don´t know why – as plainly spoken, it´s actually just a frame with rubbish attached to it - but I just love a well-built pack and yours looks great . That´s a cool story about your mother in law helping out with that red canvas, what a nice lady! Okay, let´s get your review going. Application Review: Part 1 Name: Peter Telep Legion ID: TD-33348 Forum Name: 4Runner Garrison: Florida Garrison / Makaze Squad Helmet a. Green lenses: check b. Paint color of traps / tears: check c. Correct number of teeth: check d. Mic tips: check e. Vocoder color: check f. Tube stripes: check g. Rank bar on ears: check h. Brow: check i. Side screws (ears): check j. Weathering: check k. no mesh behind teeth: check *additional comments* Nice helmet, I like the weathering. Brow´s a little low for my liking but that of course is personal preference… some dirty dudes in the movie had an even lower brow. RESULT ON HELMET Checked & Cleared Armor details a. elastic straps shoulders: check b. neck seal: check c. black undersuit: check d. shoulder bells: check e. biceps: check f. forearms: check g. pauldron: check h. chest / back plate: check i. kidney / butt plate: check j. ab plate / side rivets / cod: check k. strapping system: check l. thighs: check m. shins / calves: check n. sniper plate: check o. boots: check p. gloves: check q. hand plates / guards: check r. ammo belt (waist): check s. ammo belt (right knee): check t. canvas belt: check u. pouches: check v. weathering: check *additional comments* Nice repro pouches and I like that pic with the helmet off and the smiling face, sandtrooper seem to have a good life. RESULT ON ARMOR Checked & Cleared Backpack a. details: check b. weathering: check *additional comments* As stated above, great build and kudos for building your own pack. Piece of advice though, get some cheap black backpack, take of the padded shoulderstraps and add them to you pack, it will probably be more comfy. RESULT ON BACKPACK Checked & Cleared Weapon: E-11 a. details: see comments b. weathering: see comments *additional comments* I am not completely happy with that E-11, first of all because it looks too factory fresh, so please add some dirt, e.g. a wash with some sandcoloured watered down acrylics and you may also make it look more worn, by drybrushing the prominent parts, secondly as it has a solid scope rail. I am going to let this pass once but the next trooper trying to apply with one of these blasters will have a harder time. The RotJ E11s had a solid rail, that much might be true, but not on the ANH E-11s. And of course I still have to leave this here every time I see a sandtrooper with a regular E-11: “Bapty for the win!”... go and build yourself one, mate, you can do it, it´s fun and way more accurate! RESULT ON WEAPON pending Peter, this was your first review! Your gear looks great and you will be a worthy addition to the ranks of the MEPD´s finest, just one easy fix, so go for it! I am looking forward to seeing some new pics of your improved and dirty blaster soon. Cheers mate! Hausi - MEPD Deployment Officer
  3. It looks great, very well done. I really appreciate the effort and work you have put into this and it has definitely payed off. Gorgeous pack.
  4. The one picture in my previous post showing the grip also shows that I have used liquid masking fluid again before the final paint was applied. For the Sterling parts I used VH1 Crinkle paint while satin matte black was applied to the back end. Started to assemble all the parts, for most, I went completely overboard with glue and screws. And here is the completed blaster after weathering: And here are all the different Bapty versions I have built so far, some screen-accurate, some just being creative interpretations of the original concepts.
  5. I painted the parts that would originally be Sterling parts with a dark gunmetal colour and the parts that are supposed to emulate the cast aluminium parts in silver with a hue of slightly lighter gunmetal. All hung up to dry.
  6. I used bondo to fill the gaps between the wooden parts that I had ended to the back end. Unfortunately I forgot to take pictures at this stage of the build, I only have some documenting the next step which was spray filler to get a smooth surface, I did the same on the grip. After the grey spray filler came some black special epoxy spray filler:
  7. I then took care of the DD resin scope. After thouroughly washing it, I gave it a coat of plastic primer and then three coats of Plastikote brass. then I used Valleyo liquid masking fluid to cover the spots where I wanted the paint to appear cracked and worn. So I applied two thin coats of satin matte black and let it dry to rubb of the masking fluid. Finally I used a white wax crayon to rub it into the recesses of the lettering on the scope. I really dig finishing these scopes, it´s such a rewarding process. Then it got a clear coat and finally I will be weathering it with a mix of watered-down black and burnt umber acrylic paint.
  8. Wayne´s World. I have completed this build so it´s about time to update this thread. Gaps on the corners of the heat-formed ABS parts have been closed using black ABS Sludge and it worked so wonderfully that I also used it to add a coat if this stuff to cover the side of the mag housing where the wood was still showing. Takes a little longer to cure than bondo but worked a treat. after sanding it down, it looked like this: Might still look a little rough but hey, it´s a Bapty, this thing is supposed to look rough and worn anyway.
  9. I am not so sure whether that's a good idea and if it will be strong enough with the zip ties as they will have to support all items attached to the upper trays too. I just used coverstrips glued to the inside to connect the trays.
  10. Looks to me like the only thing left to do is add some tape... and dirt.
  11. Nice work mate! And keep in mind that gaps are accurate, so you are off to a great start! Just look at some sreencaps and reference images, there are plenty to be found on the MEPD's various pages.
  12. Don't worry too much about the paint finish not being very "wrinkly", the screenused guns also were quite smooth because of wear.
  13. Yep, original brackets. You are really making some great progress.
  14. Cool! Once you start alligning all the parts, you can really feel it all coming together. This is going to be a great pack.
  15. Radio looks really nice, are you going to add the feet as well? The "Weiman" bottle looks too slim. The "Nalgene" bottle is right. To me it seems that on pack#3 the lower bottle is even larger in diameter... but my eyes could be deceiving me.
  16. The front sight should be alright as far as the size is concerned... but you've put it on the wrong way around. Hope you haven't used glue yet. Nah, just realised that you probably just test-fitted it when it was still black,thumbs up. Looking forward to seeing the finished blaster.
  17. I am not adding a Hengstler counter as it seems a little too much for such a small gun, nor am I adding power cylinders.... but it´s going to be a combination of the two. What do you think of this? It somehow reminds me of the parts attached to the DeLorean in Back to the Future...
  18. And it fits... even if it doesn´t really make sense to have such a short foldable stock (mine will just be static) but it definitely looks cool. Also used the heat gun to form this part, I will use some black ABS sludge to close the gaps on the corners. this is what it looks like with the scope attached.
  19. For the muzzle, I have just used the same diameter wooden rod with a slightly smaller wooden disc added to it. Using my dremel on this part to get the rather intricate shape right has been a nerve-wrecking job as the wood becomes quite brittle with such sharp and thin edges. The next day I started on the those parts that would be made of ABS, so I started transfering my cardboard templates to my 3mm black ABS sheet. aaand cut them all out and started forming them using my heat gun. I have also created some very simple molds from wood for the front sight for example. I am not going to comment on every single step of the process but should you have any questions, feel free to contact me.
  20. Next came cutting out all the parts which will be made out of wood, a lot of sanding already and then I couldn´t resist to attach them to the barrel. On the inside of the barrel is a wooden rod which I am mainly using to attach all the parts to using screws. Later I will also use glue to attach them permanently. I also had an old scope rail lying in my parts bin, quickly adjusted it for the new shorter length and added it. In the meantime I have also cut down the original mag and added the wooden insert, which is spraypainted black. I have attached a very piece of sheet metal to the wooden rod which is on the inside and attached the back end which is also completely scratchbuild. In some of the later pictures, you will see that I decided agains the metal washer and just used my dremel to get the right shape, the cool thing about the Bapty version is that the whole back part was a cast, which means that the details aren´t supposed to be that sharp and there should be visible cast-lines too, where the mold had been put together.
  21. Hey there, it´s me again, as it seems, I am obsessed with blasters. When seeing some pics of this particular blaster used by one of the Shoretroopers in the new series "Andor" on FB a few days ago, I immediately fell in love with the design. Some talented guy came up with these files which show more details of this blaster: Now I wanted one but being a sandtrooper, this regular and rather blank-looking Shoretrooper version would never suffice. Moreover, I wanted to completely scratchbuild this thing, no 3D-printed parts. The only two parts which aren´t scratchuilt, are the magazine, which is a cut-down real Sterling mag, and the scope, which is a left-over Doopy-scope I still had lying around from one of my previous builds. So I decided to build myself a Tunisian/Bapty version of this blaster, as it is way easier to scratchbuild this. I am using my own other Bapty builds as reference and after making cardboard templates for everything, I started with the pipe for the outer barrel.
  22. And then I could finally assemble it all and take some pictures. time to fill the empty slot in my gun rack again. I am going to post an update as soon as I have added those T-tracks. Cheers mates
  23. Now it was time to start painting. I have used gunmetal spraypaint and then gave it several layers of a watered down mix of black and burnt umber acrylic paint. On the resin parts, I highlighted the edges with rub´n buff silver leaf, on the aluminium parts I have just used some 400 grit sandpaper.
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