The front of the E-11, and this is when the complaints would start. As you've probably noticed, on the very tip of the nose is a mega-bloks *gasp!* piece. Though, truth to tell I gave you fair warning on my homepage ;)
You'll also notice by this time, though its hard to tell on the bottom, that the barrel has studs facing outward on all sides. It was the closest I could get to a rounded barrel with the parts I have.
The actual E-11 has a row of small holes on both sides of the barrel, near the bottom. My gun is missing these, as I saw no feasible way to create them. If one of ya'll out there have some ideas, please, don't hesitate to tell me.
Here we see the powerpack, and its slot. Very simple design here, just a little box built outa bricks, and a stack of 5 2x4 bricks stuck in as the powerpack. Originally I had magnets holding the powerpack in, but then I realized it didn't even need it, so off they went.
Now we have the trigger to look at. A very simple affair, with a single rubber-band inside the gun causing it to snap forward after it's pulled. Just a minor play feature.
The safety. I don't know if the E-11 is supposed to have one, but I added one just for the heck of it. It doesn't actually keep the trigger from moving, I just added it cause I wanted the E-11 to have one. This, by the way, is the off position. Cause the red is showing, ya know. Again, a simple design. A couple technics and ta-da!
The scope, pretty accurate to the real one I thought.
Ah, here they come know, I hear them start to surface in your mind. "Not more mega-bloks!" You're thinking. But sad to say, its true. The pieces on either end are mega-bloks tires. Hey, don't blame me, blame the mega-bloks company for making the pieces just like I needed them.
Now we see the strange parts positioned along the underside of my E-11. What can they be you ask? Why, they're part of the stock! Yep, that's right, my E-11 has an unfolding stock. Only problem with it is that it makes it little harder to hold the gun, and the fact that they aren't that strong. Oh well, at-least they stay together...
The stock partially unfolded. It unfolds just like this little diagram I was looking at when building this thing. Anyways, it unfolds pretty smooth. As is the norm with my models, the contraption is simple, and you can easily see how it works.
The stock fully unfolded. To hold it in place, I had to cheat a little. There's two 2x6 flats holding the thing straight back. Otherwise it'd go and swing down. I'm working on some remedies, but nothing has worked yet. Any ideas?
This final pic shows the E-11 without the stock. Once it's detached, it becomes a lot easier to play with it. So when it comes time to blast rebels, off goes the stock. Though I leave it on when not using, helps with display.
In the pic you can also easily see the semi/full auto selector. Again, very simple. And again, actually does nothing except move.
Well, hope you liked it. Maybe it'll inspire you to build your own? Oh yes, that reminds me, any of ya'll out there know of anyone else that has built a fullsize of one of these? I was looking for some for inspiration, but couldn't find any...