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  1. JayBox325's Avatar
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    Oct 7, 2011, 7:50 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #226

    Hi mate, what do you use for the Sling rings? I am in need of some and I can't find any online. And you're in the UK too! cheers
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    Oct 8, 2011, 6:07 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #227

    I make my own posts from ally and use steel welded rings.

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    Oct 8, 2011, 6:56 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #228

    How much would a set be sent to Bath, UK?
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    Oct 8, 2011, 7:01 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #229

    PM'd u.

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    Oct 11, 2011, 6:10 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #230

    Created a new resin part for my ESB kit. I normally machine a short piece of aluminium tube to fit on the end of the chrome tube I supply with my kits, this then glues inside the front scope mount/barrel front. I do this as the chrome tube is relatively expensive and see no point in having a couple of inches unseen inside the barrel.

    I've now cast one of these pieces to save me machining time. The part that goes in the barrel/mount is a snug fit on the mount but a loose fit in the barrel - done so you can shim it to a tight fit with plasticard/tape/cardboard and get the chrome tube to line up straight with the barrel. I recommend this part is epoxied in for maximum strength (the surface of the adapter is rough to aid adhesion)
    esb-chrome-tube-adapter-1-jpg
    esb-chrome-tube-adapter-2-jpg
    esb-chrome-tube-adapter-3-jpg
    esb-chrome-tube-ext-jpg.

    (Kit price unnaffected)

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    Oct 11, 2011, 10:26 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #231

    Hey Sidewinder... I have one of your kits from 2010... do you drill the holes into the metal tube yourself? I'm not happy with the one I made (I only have access to a hand drill and not a press) do you have these available separately?
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    Oct 11, 2011, 10:42 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #232

    PM sent.

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    Nov 5, 2011, 7:58 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #233

    the custom barrel is pretty sweet
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    Nov 18, 2011, 8:34 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #234

    ESB & ROTJ built & basecoat for BM.

    esb-rotj-bm-jpg

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    Dec 13, 2011, 10:02 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #235

    Now working on a full ESB buildup for a US Fett who wanted more pew pew for his buck. To that end He sent me a chopped down (save on postage!) Hasbro blaster toy to use for the light and sound gubbins. When I got it I was pretty impressed with the sound quality and volume from a cheapo toy.

    First I stripped out the electronics leaving what you see here:
    esb-elec-west-wip-3-jpg
    Battery case, speaker, circuit board and single ultrabrite LED. All these parts will be going inside the barrel cavity.

    The trigger switch is built onto the board which is no good for mounting in my kit due to space restrictions, so the blue and white wires were soldered on to allow a micro switch to be connected to it.

    I hollowed out the relevant areas in the Webley frame and inserted the switch, modifying the trigger part slightly so it acts on it when pulled. The fake resin screw was replaced with a real one to act as the trigger pivot. You can just see the top of the microswitch:
    esb-elec-west-wip-1-jpg

    I've found the speaker is a perfect fit in the barrel but will need careful positioning along the length to provide the best sound as the hollow barrel changes the sound depending where you put it.
    The battery case will need the four lugs removing for it to fit in the barrel - I suspect these hold it together somehow so i'll probably need to sort that one I chop em off.

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    Dec 13, 2011, 10:49 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #236

    That's really cool!
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    Dec 13, 2011, 4:43 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #237

    Very cool... I might have to send you one to do the same!
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    Dec 13, 2011, 10:21 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #238

    Thanks for the update! This is gonna be sweet! .....pew peew pew peew!
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    Dec 15, 2011, 9:22 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #239

    Bit more done, extended the speaker and LED wires and have installed both in the barrel. Found a greebly from my box of bits (think it was a gear from a VCR) that I can use as a holder for the LED and will sit at the base of the chrome tube.
    Showing LED and holder piece:
    esb-elec-led-west-1-jpg
    Looking down barrel at Speaker:
    esb-elec-led-west-2-jpg
    Chrome tube, LED & holder in position:
    esb-elec-led-west-4-jpg
    Couple of pics (without flash) 'firing':
    esb-elec-led-west-5-jpg
    esb-elec-led-west-6-jpg (bit of a HAL impression)

    Finally a pic of the rear showing the batt pack:
    esb-elec-led-west-3-jpg
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    Dec 15, 2011, 3:38 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #240

    A quick vid taken on my phone to show initial testing: Boba Fett ESB Blaster SFX test - YouTube

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    Dec 15, 2011, 3:42 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #241

    AMAZING Sidewinder!!!!!!!!!!Could you do the same effect on ROTJ version?

    Thanks a lot, Leo
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    Dec 15, 2011, 3:51 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #242

    Don't see why not, the ROTJ has a smaller muzzle so that might affect the sound a bit.

    Drat, I've glued the speaker in already so I can't try it out in one of my ROTJ barrels

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    Dec 17, 2011, 10:36 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #243

    You are the man! I am giddy after seeing the video! I think I've watched it 4 times!
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    Dec 18, 2011, 9:45 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #244

    Basic construction and all SFX mods completed, sound/light now functions on the trigger. It pretty much looks exactly like my std builds til you pull the trigger

    esb-elec-west-built-jpg

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    Dec 18, 2011, 1:00 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #245

    That is outstanding...... and really has got me thinking about doing that to mine..... long overdue..............
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    Dec 18, 2011, 9:42 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #246

    Quote Sidewinder said: View Post
    Basic construction and all SFX mods completed, sound/light now functions on the trigger. It pretty much looks exactly like my std builds til you pull the trigger

    esb-elec-west-built-jpg

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    This is by far, going to be the coolest item in my star wars collection! pew peew))))) )))))))) pew pewww! ))))))) ))))))))
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    Dec 22, 2011, 9:38 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #247

    Finished. Trigger has been replaced with a metal reinforced one due to overenthusistic testing

    esb-done-elec-west-jpg

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    Dec 24, 2011, 12:30 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #248

    soooooo cant wait to get mine. fantastic..
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    Dec 27, 2011, 12:41 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #249

    Quote Sidewinder said: View Post
    Finished. Trigger has been replaced with a metal reinforced one due to overenthusistic testing

    esb-done-elec-west-jpg

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    I am in awe that this will be mine soon! Looks amazing!
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    Mar 4, 2012, 6:14 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #250

    Two more ESB for Louis and UncleFett.

    esb-done-louis-uncf-jpg

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