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#1 the enigma that is badger

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 12:20 AM

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As many of you might be already be aware, Will Chapman of BrickArms has been exploring the concept of a modern/sci take on the Sterling SMG (something Star Wars builders might find particularly useful) for some time now. Here is the original version with features a scope and a non-removable magazine:

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However, Will recently revisited the design with the new Advanced Sterling SMG prototype:

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This updated version does not feature a scope but does have a removable magazine. That magazine can be inserted into any BrickArms accessory with a similar slot (as seen here) and any tabbed accessory (like the Ammo Drum included with the BrickArms MG42) can be attached to the Advanced Sterling SMG. Will is also currently considering designing a longer, curved magazine like used with real like Sterling:

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As Will continues to explore this concept, he'd like to know what builders would be most interested in seeing! Is the incorporation of the slot-tab system something you like? Do you prefer the scoped or non-scope version? Ultimately, Will wants to produce a design that the most number of builders will find useful in their building, so any constructive feedback you have will be most appreciated!

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 12:26 AM

As a fan of the movies, I like the scoped blaster, but the removable magazine is a really cool feature too.  :thumbup:

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 12:32 AM

I'm torn, both look great, the second one is amazingly detailed. This may not be the place to ask, but will brickarms further explore SW themed armaments?
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#4 the enigma that is badger

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 12:54 AM

View Postbrickartist, on 17 December 2010 - 12:32 AM, said:

This may not be the place to ask, but will brickarms further explore SW themed armaments?
Perhaps, but the amount of interest there is in the Advanced Sterling will certainly be a factor.  We'll just have to see!  Still, focusing on feedback on the Advanced Sterling here would be best!
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Posted 17 December 2010 - 01:45 AM

I like movie accuracy, so I'm going to have to go for the first one. It looks great. :wub:

Removable magazines are tough. I like the function, but they do tend to get in the way of accuracy.
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Posted 17 December 2010 - 02:08 AM

If I had to choose one of these, I'd go with the first, because it's more accuarate than the second. However, given that the standard E-11 blaster rifle in Star Wars really does have a magazine there, a scoped version of the second would be pretty nice.

Mostly, as long as it's mass-produced I'll buy whichever one you guys decide to make.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 02:43 AM

The first one is amazing.  May have to buy multiples when I can.  I would love to have more movie accurate Star Wars customs from Brickarms.  The Brickarms I own are amazing, and making Star Wars one would definitely make me buy more.
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Posted 17 December 2010 - 05:49 AM

I love the second design. Like the idea of having spare ammo packs for my troops, that being said would like the scope. Would it be possible for the scope to be detachable that way it could please both parties.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 06:21 AM

Ive naturally given the honor of my 100th post to the Star Wars forum. I think thesecond, detailed one should be in black, and also brickarms should look into SW designs. They would surely be bestsellers.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 07:14 AM

I prefer the first one, it's more similar.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 07:14 AM

All I have to say is I would buy both of them as they are both beautifully crafted in my opinion.  Please ask for the Han Solo blaster to be mass produced as well!

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 08:04 AM

The first one by a long shot. :wub:
I really like the removable magazine function, but if I had to buy one, id go for the first. :sweet:

Which if made available, I will be buying. :wub:

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 07:28 PM

Will they do the shorter Clone trooper blaster?


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Posted 17 December 2010 - 10:02 PM

View PostForresto, on 17 December 2010 - 07:28 PM, said:

Will they do the shorter Clone trooper blaster?
Don't want to speak for BA here, but one thing I noticed is that BA is primarily a real-world weapons supplier, and the two SW prototypes they have (E-11 and DL-44) are both based on real weapons. The DC-15s, on the other hand, is purely made up by Lucasfilm/ILM.

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Posted 17 December 2010 - 11:11 PM

I prefer the first (scoped) version. The new version is kind of a middle ground that isnt a suitable E-11 or a realistic Sterling as it has barrel ribs that are not present on the real L2a3.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 12:57 PM

them guns look really erm.. starwarsy? there also highly detailed . god bless will chapman!! :thumbup:

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 01:35 PM

I prefer the scoped one. It's cool to see BA making a SW weapon AND even if I'm kind of a Military guy, I don't like the look of the real gun used in WW2. And don't underestimate the huge Star Wars fanbase! You'd certainly make good profit with a Stormtrooper blaster.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 02:29 PM

I say make both. Sten for the history WWII buffs and the scoped version for the SW fans. either way, people will buy multiples to arm their existing armies.

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Posted 23 December 2010 - 05:29 PM

I much prefer the new one - dual use (as sterling or sci-fi) and better detailing....



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