Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Lasgun conversions- Part 2 (scopes)



Well in this, the second instalment of the lasgun conversions series, I will be looking at an imperial issue scope for the trusty old lasgun.

All that is required for this build is two different lengths of plastic rod (or a paper clip) and a length of very thin plastic tubing that can fit the smallest sized rod inside it, like so...

And so we begin with the smallest rod. I use one with a diameter of about half a millimetre or so. Then I cut two short segments, roughly about three millimetres each. These are then glued into a T shape...


 This componant will form the base of our scope. We then need to cut two segments of the tubing, both with one flat end and one diagonal end, Like so...


We then glue one on at a time. If one section ends up longer than the other, the shorter piece will be the eyepiece.

 Allow the glue to dry completely before adding the second side. This can be extremely fiddly without the glued pieces moving around.


Once both ends are on, take the smallest rod again and add little lengths in the gap between the eyepiece and the lens...


Again giving the whole piece plenty of time to dry, add another section of this rod in the same place on the other side, and on top.

Then add a small disc of the widest rod to the very top of the scope, like so...


If at this point you find the stem of the scope too long, simply trim or clip it off, and then the scope is ready to be added to a rifle...

A Catachan Lasrifle...
 A Cadian rifle...
 or even a lasrifle of your own design...
This trooper is holding the Vastadtian pattern las-carbine favoured by Vastadtian Veterans. We will be looking at this lasgun in the next tutorial...



Well that's all for this time folks. Any questions or queries, or even suggestions for improvements, please share in the comments below!

4 comments:

  1. AJ, it's worth noting that really, the back piece should end flat, or in a smaller diameter angle, otherwise, it's a great piece and I think only people like me would notice the discrepancy.

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  2. Oh my word...

    Do you use a magnifying glass to do your work??

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  3. @Atreides- Glad you like it, Hope it comes in useful.

    @Jake- That's a fair comment, I am guilty of ignoring the practicalities and focusing mainly on the aesthetics.

    @Oink- I do have a magnifying glass, but I don't really use it. My clumsy fingers cause more problems. The amount of half finished scopes I've dropped on the floor and never found is staggering. :)

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