Han Solo Blaster

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Project by Nick_Osbourne posted 11-03-2013 01:54 AM 3689 views 8 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My girlfriend went as Han Solo for Halloween this year so naturally I had to make her the blaster. I started by finding a design I liked online and imported the image into SolidWorks. I scaled it to a size I thought appropriate and from there created all the separate parts and made the assembly (shown in the pictures). Most of the parts I made out of pine but there is some cherry, maple and birch in there.

Some of the work is rough, as you can see here, but it worked for the prop.

I made the heat sink out of hard maple

Here’s the scope mount before attaching it to the gun

Finding an appropriate spring for the trigger took a while but I finally got it

Here are the parts prior to a dry fit

And again after some assembly

Though I do regret not being more careful with some of the cuts all in all I’m quite happy with the final result

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#1 posted 11-03-2013 02:08 AM

That’s very cool.

-- Bill M. "People change, walnut doesn't" by Gene.

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#2 posted 11-03-2013 02:24 AM

That’s a ton of work for a costume piece! But speaking as someone who grew up on Star Wars, I totally get it. May you and your girlfriend have many happy years of blissful nerd-dom.

-- Brian Timmons -

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#3 posted 11-03-2013 02:29 AM

Ha yes it was a lot of work but I realized at some point that, though I started the project for her, I finished the project for me! I too grew up on Star Wars and loved the process of recreating the blaster

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#4 posted 11-03-2013 03:46 AM

Brings back memories Nick….that was the first movie my parents let me watch on my own….because they wouldnt go see it…lol Very detailed project…Nice Work and may the force be with you sir.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#5 posted 11-03-2013 12:29 PM

I’m not a big Star Wars fan but that’s pretty darn cool. Awesome job!

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#6 posted 11-03-2013 04:37 PM

Very cool. I can’t wait to show it to the guitar player in my band. He is a huge Star Wars fan and has made a few props himself (lightsabre handles from aluminum billets). I think he may want me to make one of these for his collection..LOL.

Thanks so much for sharing your creativity.

-- Anthony - "The blacksmith and the artist, reflect it in their art. They forge their creativity, closer to the heart"

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#7 posted 11-03-2013 05:58 PM

Nicely Done. Looks really good.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#8 posted 11-03-2013 08:48 PM

I am sure we would all like to see you or your girlfriend or anyone in the full get up with suit gun and all happy halloween in the meantime. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#9 posted 11-04-2013 01:19 AM

I’m a dyed-in-the-wool Star Wars geek and your Han Solo blaster is awesome!!!

-- Do or do not...there is no try - Master Yoda

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#10 posted 11-04-2013 03:41 PM

Very nicely done (and Han shot first)... :-)

-- Jeff, North Andover, MA

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#11 posted 11-04-2013 05:39 PM

That is awesome!!!!
Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. “Han Solo”

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#12 posted 11-04-2013 08:54 PM

Thanks everyone for the comments! And Han definitely shot first

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#13 posted 11-23-2013 07:36 AM

nice work, love the idea…

-- New Project = New Tool... it's just the way it is, don't fight it... :)

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