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RE: [endorbunker] Re: A281 Commando Rifle vs. E-11 Blaster Rifle
Note that you can also use a DH 17 Blaster for an Endor Trooper....
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since you can find the Hasbro DH-17's in the stores now....
it would be a LOT cheaper to buy one of those and paint it up...$30.00 vs $240.00 -
unless you absolutely have to have an E-11...I think the DH-17 is the way to go.
"May the Force be with you"
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 15:51:56 +0000
Subject: [endorbunker] Re: A281 Commando Rifle vs. E-11 Blaster Rifle
--- In email@example.com, "gmbosko1" <gmbosko1@...> wrote:
> I'm pretty new here, but am obviously working on an ERT set - I'm currently a "Rebel Alligned" Tusken, well, mostly...
> I also know the E-11 blaster is permitted for formal ERT, but I've never researched them in great detail. Is there anyone here who can provide some advice for what I should look for in trying to secure an E-11? Master Replica? Conversion kits?
Hello. I am also a new member but I have researched the E-11 and built a couple of them.
Master Replica's blaster is made from solid metal which means that it is very heavy. I don't think that it is suitable for trooping. Your arms will get tired quickly.
It is also a ANH version with cylinders on top of the mag well and a "Hengstler" counter box on the side.
The version seen in ROTJ is different, based on a quite different version of the base gun with different detailing.
You can read more about the different versions here:
> On e-bay, I found this...
It is not too bad, but not super-accurate either. Most parts look home-made, not casts of anything. It is also a ANH version as Master Replica's.
I have heard good things about "DoopyDoo" blaster kits, but not built one myself. Unfortunately, it is still the ANH version.
I have not found anyone that sells ROTJ-specific parts, although I know that people have in the past -- and only because I have some, acquired in a parts lot.
IMNSHO, the A280 / A281 rifle is THE choice for the Endor Rebel Commando. Plus, you can wear it in a sling so it should be easier to carry around.