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    Apr 27, 2014, 3:36 PM - Making progress on ESB EE-3 #1

    Hi all. Just wanted to share the progress I'm making on my ESB EE-3. It's not finished yet, but it's finally starting to resemble the best ugly blaster from the films.

    Parts:
    Blaster: Bronze Hand Schaub Webley
    Barrel: Heiland 2-cell
    Resin bits: Mixture of Stormrider (stock greeblies, Molex connectors) and Sidewinder (barrel mounts, V-8 greeblies, lanyard rings)
    Scope: Vintage type-2 Milbro 4x20

    I stained the stock and gave a once over to the barrel section. I also painted up the resin bits. I still have to weather everything (combo of dry brush and acrylic washes) and attach the lanyard rings. I also have to finish painting the greeblies on the stock. I am hesitant to put any paint on the scope since it looks so nice, but I think that it needs it.

    I can't wait to see how it looks when it's finished. I think I'm going to go the route that RedArc went and install a Plecter Labs blastercore. I just have to build up the courage to cut out the trigger and replace it with a functioning one. Anyhow, enough yapping. Here are a few pics. I'll update when I have done more.

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    Apr 27, 2014, 3:41 PM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #2

    I think it looks great already. Those HS Webley are very nice. Will you be removing the bulb holder from the flash on the finished piece?
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    Apr 27, 2014, 3:51 PM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #3

    Thanks, Andy! I'm not sure if I'll remove it or not. I know it's not screen accurate but I really like the way it looks. It's simply wedged in place, so it's easy to remove if I decide to go that route.
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    Apr 27, 2014, 4:04 PM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #4

    Looks fantastic man. I shoulda jumped on that webley bro!
    Gotta be fun toting that thing around the house!
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    Apr 27, 2014, 5:43 PM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #5

    Looks excellent dude :-)
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    Apr 27, 2014, 7:44 PM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #6

    Awesome!!!
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    Apr 28, 2014, 5:12 AM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #7

    Sick as a small hospital!!!!!
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    Apr 28, 2014, 7:02 AM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #8

    That looks killer!! Those HS Webley's sure do look pretty. Nice work.
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    Apr 28, 2014, 8:41 AM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #9

    That is looking great man!
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    Apr 28, 2014, 6:20 PM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #10

    Thanks guys! Syllander, this thing is pretty damn heavy, but oh so cool looking. The thought of trooping with it gives me motivation to work out. lol! I am so glad I got the HS though. It's a thing of beauty! Oh, and I have been roaming around the house with it. My wife is tired of it already. I'm going to finish it up this week. I'll post final pics then.
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    Apr 28, 2014, 7:21 PM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #11

    Very cool. Who did you get the "box" greeble on the stock from? Do you still have the end cap from the Heiland? I am looking for one with flat, quarter inch 'coin' ridges.
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    Apr 28, 2014, 7:35 PM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #12

    Storm rider greebs fellas.... Looking good there...Just got a new (new to me) Hyperfirm ROTJ blaster! Pics soon...

    And I have 3 heilands FS check out my thread
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    Apr 28, 2014, 9:27 PM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #13

    Fett for real, none of them have the end cap I want, but how much for one of the flashes with the rounded holes?

    bcurtis, how did you attach your molex plugs? I have always a assumed the real one were made of the type of plastic glue wont stick to.
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    Apr 28, 2014, 9:35 PM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #14

    I sold them to him already glued on...they were just CA Glued on. Now they are casts from SR also...so regular resin. And PM incoming
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    Apr 28, 2014, 10:55 PM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #15

    Quote Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    Storm rider greebs fellas.... Looking good there...Just got a new (new to me) Hyperfirm ROTJ blaster! Pics soon...
    Thanks F4R. Can't wait to see the pics.

    SPY007, I just used gorilla glue to attach the Molex connectors. I replaced the SR barrel mounts with a set of SW ones, so I had to remove and re-glue the molex connectors.
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    Apr 28, 2014, 11:38 PM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #16

    F4R. I have 4 real molex connectors coming. Will glue stick to them?
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    Apr 29, 2014, 8:10 AM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #17

    Quote SPY007 said: View Post
    F4R. I have 4 real molex connectors coming. Will glue stick to them?
    Gorilla glue is holding them perfectly, SPY007.
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    May 2, 2014, 1:39 PM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #18

    fantastic work!
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    May 30, 2014, 7:45 PM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #19

    Just thought I'd give a quick update. The blaster is 99% finished. I still have to weather the scope, but other than that, I think I'm calling it done (well...until I add electronics down the road). Here's a quick photo of what it looks like right now:

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    The image should be fairly large so you can see it up close.
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    May 30, 2014, 8:00 PM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #20

    And it looks.........

    KILLER!
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    May 30, 2014, 8:07 PM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #21

    That looks so cool.
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    May 30, 2014, 8:37 PM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #22

    Excellent finish!!! Love it.
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    May 31, 2014, 10:08 AM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #23

    Thanks guys! I'm really digging how it turned out.
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    Jun 1, 2014, 2:47 PM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #24

    Sweet!!
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    Jun 1, 2014, 3:47 PM - Re: Making progress on ESB EE-3 #25

    Quote bcurtis said: View Post
    Thanks guys! I'm really digging how it turned out.

    We're digging it too brother; a stellar job!

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