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Blake's bounty hunter gun
Never being one to finish one project before starting another, and still on a Blakes 7 kick, minds turned to what i can do next.
And my eyes have fallen on the blaster Blake's armed with in the very final episode of Blakes 7, when we find him in the guise of bounty hunter.
It got my attention as:
(A) It seems a pretty simple conversion of a toy Star Wars blaster - a case of needs must as Bill Pearson only had ONE DAY to come up with a functioning weapon for the episode!
(Cool The Star Wars blaster and me have a history, as i accurised one when i was making my Sandtrooper outfit.
Anyway, bought one quite cheap and first job was to saw off the barrel at a certain point, along with the rear at another certain point.
I then removed the sights and the trigger guard. You can see that the removed rear part is moved round to become the barrel.
Next up, remove the ridging at what remains of the original barrel, get rid of the stickers, and sand off the raised writing on this side.


With the EMA parts landing on my doorstep this morning, its time to get Blake's bounty hunter gun ready for them.
So, with all the lettering sanded off, the open area where the scope mount was covered up, the last thing to do was stick what was formerly the rear end on the front to make the barrel.

Looking great there Mangamax.

I really like this gun, suited the 'bounty hunter' Blake.

It's changes from a Stormtrooper gun are fairly straightforward but it transforms the design perfectly.

Good Luck with the rest of the build.

Vila - "I plan to live forever - or die trying"
Joe Dredd
I love finding out what the props were made from.
Me too. I know nothing about them so this is fascinating.
Just because I can't sing doesn't mean I won't.
That's Blake's bounty hunter gun primed.
Or should that be "Gauda Primed"? (Ho ho)

With the chrome and black tape applied, this gun is done Smile
Had a great time putting this together and i've got even more respect now for Bill Pearson, who not only had just a day to come up with the original, but also had to put in the explosive charge plus buttons in the grip to fire it.

That is superb, nice build.....Grin
Woah. It looks like it'd be so much fun to re-create props like that. It turned out great!
Just because I can't sing doesn't mean I won't.
President Solvite
Very nice build - impressive Smile
Joe Dredd
The gun always intrigued me. It's in a lot of publicity photos of GT in "Blake" and it's tucked into his waistband at the start of the episode, but as soon as he gets Arlen's gun he latches on to that.

It reminds me of the big pistol Avon is holding in a publicity shot from "Warlord". I'm not even sure I know where that gun even appeared in the episode!
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