Finished ESB EE-3 Blaster

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    Finished ESB EE-3 Blaster

    Well I finished my Sidewinder EE-3 kit but this picture seems to be a little dark. I'll have to post some more up this evening when I get home. The Sidewinder kit was absolutely brilliant and easy to work with and the finished product is quite superb. Only I could make it less than its potential But I believe it came out just fine.




    I'm rather proud of the bracket connecting the stock and the main weapon. That was a primer coat, add silver, then this really excellent gun metal color that I applied in drags across the silver with a sponge which darkened it up. Lastly, once everything was dried I took the shine edge of a nail filer and polished it up to look like real metal.

    I airbrushed the Heiland holes to and tried to get the stock to look like wood but it didn't nearly resemble some of the other EE-3's I've seen posted although I'm satisfied.
    Last edited by MacRory; Jul 31, 2006 at 4:51 PM.

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    Your blaster looks freaking sweet MacRory. I was looking at getting one of Sidewinders' kit. I think you made my decision for me. Please post more pics soon. Congrats on the blaster. Smooth, very smooth.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    Re: Finished ESB EE-3 Blaster

    Nice job! Hey ... how much does it weigh?

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    It's about 5 lbs or 2.2 kilos. It's hefty but it's primarily the stock which is solid of course.

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    I've got a Sidewinder ROTJ on order... man I am jonsin' bad!

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    Re: Finished ESB EE-3 Blaster

    dang, that blaster looks great! nice job with it!

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    Re: Finished ESB EE-3 Blaster

    FYI - A real wood Webley stock is 0.56kg, my casting tips the scale at about 0.60kg. It has a foamboard core to keep the weight down nearer to the actual thing.

    A real Webley complete weighs in at 3.7kg!!

    SAS

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    Re: Finished ESB EE-3 Blaster

    Sidewinder said:
    FYI - A real wood Webley stock is 0.56kg, my casting tips the scale at about 0.60kg. It has a foamboard core to keep the weight down nearer to the actual thing.

    A real Webley complete weighs in at 3.7kg!!

    SAS
    Yep yep. This kit is a beauty. Easy to handle. I was able to use an old rifle sling from a .308 I had replaced. I almost believe it to be pretty accurate but alas I didn't get around to taking pictures last night as I had wished.

    BTW Sidewinder those pieces you sent were superb. Hope I can get some up close detail shots soon to share. That way we can all marvel at your handy work

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    I troop with one that is 6 lbs 9.5 oz (2.54 kg.) I will say that after a few hours, it does begin to get difficult to troop with it ... you'll start feeling the pain in your shoulders.

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    Re: Finished ESB EE-3 Blaster

    More pics showing much more detail.








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    Re: Finished ESB EE-3 Blaster

    Wow! Freaking wow!

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    Hmmm... HOLY FREAKING CRAP!!!

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