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  1. Berry's Avatar
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    Sep 20, 2013, 9:54 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #251

    Greeblies turned out sweet, man. Excellent looking blaster, how are you putting the weathering on that?
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    Sep 23, 2013, 10:34 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #252

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    Sep 23, 2013, 10:47 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #253

    I'm so Jealous!! your ESB Fett looks hella tight Mr. not sure who that other character is though?
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    Sep 24, 2013, 3:34 AM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #254

    A total work of art, you've shown us all how it can and should be done, with virtues such as, eye for detail, patience, manual skill, etc etc, i hope you enjoy this piece you have created and i'm sure you are very proud of it because you should be.
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    Sep 27, 2013, 12:34 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #255

    Thank you so much. I have a ton of respect for you guys and for all the builders here, so to get compliments really means a lot to me. I consider this build to be a group effort, because I absolutely could not do it without the help of the members here.
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    Sep 27, 2013, 4:05 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #256

    Matt, your suit is one of the better builds that I have seen. You should be proud of all the hard work you did, and like I mentioned earlier, if you want to change the rf topper, let me know, I can hook you up.
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    Sep 27, 2013, 10:53 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #257

    Wow, haven't been able to catch this thread in awhile. Glad I got to see this finished project. Great job Matt. It looks fantastic!
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    Sep 28, 2013, 12:47 AM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #258

    Great thread, loved reading it from start to this point. It answers alot of questions and points me in directions on where I will end up. Thanks Sir.
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    Oct 6, 2013, 12:55 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #259

    Thanks fellas. I actually still need shin tools, knee darts and a sidearm to call this thing complete. And then there are the upgrades...
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    Oct 6, 2013, 3:04 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #260

    It looks awesome. You must be really chuffed.... So what now?
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    Oct 30, 2013, 5:04 AM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #261

    What now? Shin tools my friend, shin tools.


    My wife was nice enough to get me this for my birthday.


    I cut it down and scratchbuilt the Mitchell rods.


    More pics to come!
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    Oct 31, 2013, 8:50 AM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #262

    NICE! How on earth did you scratch build the Mitchell rods? Want to sell me a set of those bad boys?
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    Nov 1, 2013, 5:05 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #263

    The knurled parts were from a tool I found in an old toolbox. It was some kind of awl or pick. I cut it in half with a hacksaw and had just enough for the two rods. The rods themselves are plastic tubes that I filled, drilled holes in, and then painted. Here are the two finished tools. I also have the pipe/tube one done too, although it's boring looking so I didn't take a pic.

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    Nov 3, 2013, 7:46 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #264

    Just got my MachineCraft Replicas knee darts installed. Could not be happier with Dakota's products and service.



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    Nov 4, 2013, 1:10 AM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #265

    Those darts are beautiful.
    You are killin' it on the paint job and weathering (well...killed it, past tense really lol)
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    Nov 5, 2013, 2:51 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #266

    That is a seriously impressive scratch built tool! I hope I get so lucky looking through some "old tools" trying to find something I can use.
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    Nov 8, 2013, 9:26 AM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #267

    Thanks guys. I also added a bit of xlr cable in the gauntlet hose for that extra bit of detail.



    And something else I wanted to show you guys. If you want to hang your jetpack on a mannequin without the hassle of a harness, this is how I did it. Just a strap through the back armor with some hardware to keep it attached. This way the whole thing just lifts right off the body.



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    Nov 8, 2013, 12:38 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #268

    that is close to how I did my straps on the mannequin, but I used the collar studs to hold the strap. I didn't think to do it like you did.great job on everything!
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    Nov 16, 2013, 6:39 AM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #269

    Quote MrDickJones said: View Post
    that is close to how I did my straps on the mannequin, but I used the collar studs to hold the strap. I didn't think to do it like you did.great job on everything!
    Yeah, I guess that would work too! I actually never thought of that.

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    The holster is all notched out for the SR sidearm. I cut about 1.25" out. Looked about right.

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    Nov 17, 2013, 8:31 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #270

    So today I used my dremel and a bunch of files to cut out the safety slot in the trigger guard. The trigger actually fell apart as I was cleaning around it, so I just hacked it off altogether. I'll rebuild it with JB Weld or something and just glue it back on. It actually worked out well because the slot was easier to make without the trigger in the way.

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    Nov 18, 2013, 12:14 AM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #271

    What did you have to notch out of the holster to get the sidearm to fit? Is that slot in the sidearm trigger supposed to be there?
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    Nov 19, 2013, 5:20 AM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #272

    Quote Jc27 said: View Post
    What did you have to notch out of the holster to get the sidearm to fit? Is that slot in the sidearm trigger supposed to be there?
    You have to cut out the back corner of the holster, so that the trigger guard will sit down lower. Not everyone does it, but it should be done. Also, the SR Pulce's we got are not the screen used version, so if accuracy is your aim, you have to cut out that slot.
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    Nov 19, 2013, 9:14 AM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #273

    I may try to work on mine this weekend. I am looking forward to see how you paint yours, I will probably use your ideas and hopefully I can do a good paint job even though I have zero skill.
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    Dec 1, 2013, 7:04 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #274

    I've spent the last couple weeks filling, sanding, etc. I had to rebuild a couple parts of the gun but it's good enough now to throw some paint on it. Should be smooth sailing from here on out.



    Tape coming off...

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    Dec 1, 2013, 8:38 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #275

    Looking great matt

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