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ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    Hmmm, I don't know dude:

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    I love this discussion

    LIke most of you guys, I also did some research, trying to find the correct, or even a "close" representation of the PVC clips the prop dept. used on the ESB EE-3.
    As Chris already mentioned, the design was obviously changed over the years, but there are still some clips out there, that feature the tapered sides and the quarter circles...

    Could also be an option to look for gutter pipe clips!?

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    Markus

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    Did anyone ever find a closer clip? These are some pretty close looking ones but not perfect. This would be a really cool piece to nail down.

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    Funny you should mention that.

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    PM sent for Sidewinder


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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    Front clip looks great.

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    Indeed those clips looks great. Are those found parts, partially modified found parts or scratch build?

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    Made from the incorrect Maclow clips spliced together and a modified metal aircraft clamp and are double sided (unlike my old ones). Top 'U's are scratch built.

    They're made using a bit of guestimation in some areas, but I'm pleased with how they turned out and think they look quite close given the ref I have (SCaps).

    I've left off the mystery detail on the front one that goes around the threads as there is no firm evidence either way (plate/wire/washers/nothing).

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    Well, you did an amazing job, because for me it looks pretty accurate! That mystery detail looks like a (square or round) metal washer, but who knows...

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    Personally I discount the flat strip theory as in some pics there's just no evidence of it showing up. Also doubt it's a washer cos there's not 'enough' of it. It could be wire wrapped round once on the thread (like paperclip type) to pull em together. I do wonder whether the shiny bit you see is just a bit of clean thread where it's bee tightened up?

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    Sidewinder said: View Post
    Personally I discount the flat strip theory as in some pics there's just no evidence of it showing up. Also doubt it's a washer cos there's not 'enough' of it. It could be wire wrapped round once on the thread (like paperclip type) to pull em together. I do wonder whether the shiny bit you see is just a bit of clean thread where it's bee tightened up?

    SAS
    You might be right with the metal wire, but one thing is for sure: definitely there is something metal around those threaded bolts.

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    Did you use maclow or another clip? The corners of the hollowed out section of the maclow (by the screw channel) are rounded on mine, is that one of your mods?

    Does the scrattchbuilt 'u' section refer to the smaller bit that sits atop?

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    Front is a Maclow off of Ebay, rear is a 'swimming pool clip' as I recall. The recessed area on both of mine are largely unmodded, though the front one has been reduced in height and the screw channel replaced with a slightly smaller 'tube'.

    The Maclow has rounded corners as bought, but the Pool clip does not.

    Yeah the upside down U part is the bit on top that the Scope Ring clamps to.

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    The look great. Clearly a lot of work went into them. Is the front based on a 1 1/4"and the rear 1 1/2" ( or the front a one inch)? Still not sold on the rear fastening idea but appreciate the artistry and work a great deal. I think you did a great job and I'm guessing your pm inbox will soon be rising. Great work!

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    It took ages of fiddly faffing to get em to this point. Front is a 1", rear a 1.5"(50mm). I'm not 100% on the rear either but having constructed it thus, I can see how mating the two types of clamp would give a secure fixing to the barrel without using glue etc.

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    Those look nice sidewinder.

    I have looked at every pipe clip, pipe clamp, and pipe bracket I can find. I guess the hunt for the real part continues.

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    Has anyone else ever shouted at Fett in the screencap to hold his blaster up to see underneath or move his bloody hand out the way?

    I feel the need to apologise to the lovely JB next time I see him.

    SAS

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    You know....... the top "U" piece almost looks like a chopped version of the upper part of each clip that's been turned 90 degrees......

    Not exact, but similar shape.
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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    That is some great work guys! Tenacious to say the least!

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    A bit of solder wire wrapped round the exposed thread:

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    Does the trick Simon!

    Can´t wait to add these to my EE-3

    Markus

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    I love it!

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    That turned out nice!

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    Excellent dude....

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    Re: ESB EE3. Search for barrel mounts found parts discussion.

    Those look great............

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