Rebel Trooper Blaster
Based on blasters used by Rebel Troopers seen in Star Wars Episode IV - A New Hope.

The men and women of the Rebel Alliance were fiercely dedicated to the principle of freedom, and would lay down their lives to win their objectives. Some were Imperials disillusioned with their government's tyranny. Some were from worlds subjugated by the Empire.

The standard ranged weapon of both military personnel and civilians in the galaxy, the blaster pistol fires cohesive bursts of light-based energy called bolts. Blasters come in a variety of shapes and sizes, delivering a wide range of damage capability. Many blaster pistols have stun settings that incapacitate a target, rather than inflicting physical damage. While blasters do deliver a searing concussive blast, they can be foiled by magnetic seals and deflector shields.


With the Hasbro Rebel Fleet Trooper Dart Blaster I have decided to convert it into a costume prop. The original prop was modeled after a 1950’s British
submachine gun. Hard to come by I decided to go the less expensive route. This toy blaster is about 96% accurate to scale and detail with the original weapon.
I started with the 2007 Hasbro dart firing blaster.
I removed all the internal mechanics of the blaster aloong with the light emitter cover.

For the rear end of the blaster I made the clip assembly that is on the original prop. I made this out of a plastic washer, piece of plexy, and a metal hoop ring.

I then filled in the screw-holes and parts that needed to be filled in with bondo and sanded them smooth. I also sanded off any of the text.

I then primed the blaster and sanded down or worked on any parts of the blaster than still needed fixing. The primer helps you see any inperfections.
After I was happy with how the blaster was looking I primed it, ready for painting.
I then masked off the front end of the blaster and covered the light emitter with tape and painted the blaster Satin Black.

When the first coat was dry I again spray it a second time.
After the Satain Black paint was dry I removed the masking from the front part. I also painted the green plastic around the inside of the light emitter black.
I masked off the blaster to paint the chrome silver barrel.
After the paint had dried I removed all the masking.

The Rebel Trooper Blaster was painted. I then weathered it up to make it look use and added on the little plastic light cover.
Here is my finished Rebel Trooper Blaster.


Some Detail Shots.


Here is my Blaster next to my Master Replica's Blaster. The size difference is not that great.
Many of the details match up to the Master Replica Blaster. I think Hasbro used it as a reference.