incredible talent behind Braveheart joins Kropserkel
in the pursuit of building an incredibly accurate and
precision crafted set of ALL METAL Westar-34 blasters.
Behold the fruits of the effort that is estimated at
roughly 500+ hours of examination, programming, machining
and hand working.
twin pistols shown above in partially exploded form.
comfortable ergonomic metal grip in symphony with
a well balanced pistol make for a very retro-futuristic
high polished aluminium compensator has exhaust
ports that are bead blasted for contrasting metal finishes.
Careful examination inside the ports reveal the continued
bore into the brass muzzle tip section that traverses
the compensator section.
most gorgeous piece of 6061 T-6 aluminium to grace a
space age firearm.
Yes, the grip section is solid metal. It received a
special buffing treatment to make for a more matte finish
in the polish to imitate the painted resin version that
adorned the original prop. Our use of metal has also
helped to balance the weapon quite nicely. Both hex
bolts are threaded and countersunk, one functionally
holds the highly polished aluminium base plate. Note
also the 2 mounted and countersunk hex screws (each
at their own angle to follow the curvature of the base
to avoid gaps between the heads and the base plate).
static trigger and guard are solid high polished aluminium
and the trigger is wider than the tip of the guard
fin. The brass pin hides a machined pin holding the
trigger assembly in place. Removing the one piece
trigger/guard reveals the machine bolts that traverse
the cradle of the grip into the barrel cuff.
components were custom fabricated out of solid stock
and all thickness were controlled for perfectly fitting
parts. Absolutely no gaps appear anywhere.
See the barrel cuff above and mating with the grip section.
clearly shown in this image, is the thickness of the
walls of the barrel section, which were controlled
by cutting out of a solid stock. It was machined from
the inside out. Note the space that appears
between the outer barrel and the solid brass inner
you never find yourself on the business end of one
of these babies.
Fett Westar 34 holsters in leather.
barrel section is shown here on the solid acrylic
display stand with acrylite couplings for the base
and supports. This unit will soon be adapted to hold
the full pistol. In order to maintain a crisp flawless
edge on the font for the base, the piece had to be machined
at 10/1,000 ths of an inch per pass. The process took
the machine about 9 hours to complete, but the results
BASE FOR THE WESTAR-34 The
rendered images of the display unit by Braveheart.
The purple colour represents a crystal clear acrylite
that the base is being made from. The piece will
feature a polished aluminium nameplate with screws
to match the pistol and cool polished or grained
finish feet that can be viewed traversing the
clear acrylite block.
all aluminium grip
is bead blasted to resemble the painted resin
look of the original. Funny, we're actually
trying to make metal look like plastic which
is the reverse in most cases. Triggers, pins,
and palm plate are next. The barrel section
is attached by hidden machine screws.
twin pistol barrel sections are shown
above with one in exploded form. The barrel
support is not shown attached yet, and will
be present when seated on the grip section.
barrel has bored out brass in the muzzle head
with exhaust ports. A solid brass component
runs the length of the body inside the barrel.
The interior of the compensator exhaust ports
are glass bead blasted for a contrasting finish
and are brass as they get closer to the core.
muzzle with overload flash dissipater ports
section is shown here highly polished.
The bored out ports are precisely angled toward
the center of the barrel and are half brass
as they reach the core of the transport tube.
The compensator is brass cored right through
back to the body. The overload flash dissipater
ports came out very cleanly without any break-a-way
(unlike the originals which appear broken).
These ports also turn to a brass ellipse as
they reach the core, which looks really interesting.
For contrast, the inside of the ports were
glass bead blasted for a slightly muted finish.
Also note that the internal brass rod is recessed
into the body and not right against the openings
along the body.
revolver end of the piece has
6 bored holes appear in beveled and rounded
hammer area just aft of the gas
and power cell cartridge. The brass
tip hammer follows through with the end-to-end
yellow metal of the design. The trenches on
the revolver section are also glass bead blasted
for contrast, while the two vertical trenches
on the gas and power cell cartridge was not.
D rendering of the grip section by Braveheart
in Autodesk Mechanical Desktop 6.