One of the most iconic of all weapons in the Star Wars Universe has to be the blaster used by Han Solo. The DL-44 heavy blaster pistol favored by the smuggler is one of the most powerful blasters within the galaxy and we’ve seen it’s force first hand when Han shot first in the Cantina.
Now, you could purchase your own screen accurate DL-44 blaster from a prop maker, you could purchase a kit and build your own or you could do what Odin does and make your own using scrap foam, plastic and left over parts from other builds.
If you’re looking to tackle your own Star Wars blaster project this video is a great place to start as Odin walks you though the materials he used and the techniques needed in order to create a faithful representation of the blaster used by Han Solo. While some of his techniques are a bit…sketchy, and even he recommends a bit of caution must be used when attempting the cuts on the band saw, it’s great to see how different tools and techniques can be used to achieve different effects and results. The gun wouldn’t look the same without applying some weathering effects to give it a used and dirty look and Odin has some tips on how to make that happen as well.
So, who shot first? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.