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In this new section I will publish some interesting articles from other bloggers. Today, I will start with the following one from the interesting blog of Luca Tempesta, talking about how to make a believable prop replica. Enjoy it!
Han Solo's DL-44 blaster
by Luca Tempesta
The blaster DL-44 series was especially designed to provide instant power to fire at a close range in clashes , at the cost of high consumption of energy and a limited number of shots available in the magazine.
Han Solo extensively modified his weapon:
For days I have dedicated myself to the construction of a new master for the Tardis, by using the same pieces that are usually used for assembly. The ultimate goal was to use such a master for producing a mold that allows me to build the Tardis in one piece .
I finally reached the finish line! The two molds that are seen in the background, behind the Tardis, allowed me to produce in a few hours two copies of the Tardis (those further to the right in the photo). The two molds still have very different characteristics. One is a single valve, the other is a double valve.
The Mufant, Museum and Laboratory of Fantasy and Science Fiction is located in Turin and it is a permanent exhibition dedicated to science fiction and fantasy focusing on literature, cinema and comics. This museum is the only one in Italy and it contains, among other things, an extensive collection of scale models and replicas.
I had the opportunity to visit it last Saturday during one of the regular meeting of the Doctor Who Italian Fan Club group, let me share my experience with you .