Bsg blaster

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  1. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Finally, here is the beta build of the BSG Blaster.
    I started with the mussel. If this component is any indication of how tedious this model as a whole will be, then it will be a long build. You will need patients with this model. There are a ton of small fiddly parts all through out this model.
    THIS MODEL IS NOT FOR BEGINNERS.
    Here are the photos for your viewing pleasure

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    There are 16 of these little triangles that have to be folded and shaped.
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  2. Zathros

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    Fresh off the press eh! :)
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    More photos

    Here are more photos of my progress.

    Here I laminated parts M-6 to 2mm card stock (instead of making small thin boxes).
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    The mussel is finished.
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    This is a very tedious and time consuming model, but I know that the reward is worth all of the work that I will put into this model.
    More photos coming soon.

    ENJOY!!!
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    GOOD! It looks great! Keep it on!
  5. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Handle assembly

    I have started on the handle assembly. I have not ran into any problems or issues thus far.

    This is the former assembly that goes into the handle. I do have to say that I like it and it makes the handle more sturdy.
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    Here is the handle itself. it is pretty straight forward.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    More photos of the handle assembly

    Here is more of the handle assembly.
    The photos are fairly self explanatory.
    This is the easy part.

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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Main body of the weapon

    Here I am starting to get into the main body of the weapon now.
    Take your time with this model. There are quite a few parts and some of them can be (and are) very fiddly (especially if you have BIG HANDS like me).

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    Take your time with assembling this part. some of the fold are small and you can rip them easily.
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    Here is the part mounted to the handle assembly.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    more main body photos

    Here are more photos of the main body.
    This component is very straight forward.

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    I will start working on the trigger assembly and more of teh main body.
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    On the spot! Good work, RB! Speaking of "easy parts", wait till you have to tackle the caps..! I'm really looking forward to seeing them assembled by someone else.
  10. ASC Mclaren

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    WOW, just WOW!
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    Doing good!
    Will it be ready for the Wroclaw paper models exposition?
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Unfortunately, I do not think that it will be ready for the EXPO.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Barrel mount & Trigger assembly

    I have started on the trigger assembly and going into some of the parts that the barrel will be mounted to. There are a few tricky parts that you may have problems with. Just take your time and follow the directions and the photos and diagrams.

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    This is the mount for the barrel. For such a small part, there are a few curve that you will have to take special care with to get it right. It is a little tricky, so take your time with it.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here I put the barrel mount in place and the trigger assembly.

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    It is starting to look like a poorly made phaser instead of a Colonial Blaster.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    This is the trigger guard assembly. The trigger guard can a bit fiddly, so take your time with it.

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    sign1
    Hmmm, not for long, I promise..!
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Progress report

    I have made some progress. Here are the photos for your viewing pleasure.
    I finished mounting the trigger guard and I am starting on what are called the CAPS.
    When working on the CAPS, you will need to pay very close attention to the instructions, if you do not you will frak it up and then you will have to start all over. Also take your time with this component, it can be a bit tricky with the way thing are folded and where and how they are placed.
    Trigger guard mounted it in place.
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    These parts are the tricky ones. So like I said, take your time and pay attention to the instructions when workinf with these.
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    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Here I am finishing up the base of the CAPS. From this point everything went together quit easily. I did not have any problems.

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    After this, I will start adding the greebles to the CAPS.
  19. zombieofthepast

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    Sweet! Can't wait to see this one finished. It looks way too complicated for a newbie like me, but I have to just say that it looks excellent. By the way, what thickness of paper is this?
  20. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator Moderator

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    Thank you for the compliment.

    As for it being complicated, it is a bit complicated but if you take your time and pay close attention to the instructions, you really should not have any real problems.

    I am using 180g/m2 (0.205mm thick) card stock.