What did you use for filler on the sidearm? I'm going to start working on mine this week, so I need a few tips on how to finish it up.
Very sharp finish with the tape you've used, like it a lot Matt
First, I want to say you are very talented. Very nice looking build.
If you pm me your address I will send you a trigger for the sidearm, I have one or two left from the modular builds I did.
Would you like a set of the new more accurate mounts for the EE3? I can send them when I send you a trigger.
And to answer a question for most people. The split is for a 'trigger lock' that goes in the sidearm. I had a split trigger version, but it had quite a few bubbles so I went back to the solid version as people found it easier to modify and because you don't typically see the split when the sidearm is holstered.
Is this the light version matt?
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Ohh, and another side note, that will make you cringe The little square tab on the side of the sidearm is the safety.... If you make it split trigger, that gets removed
I want to say, I would let you build my fett anytime. I'm envious.
Thanks a lot guys!
JC- I used Devcon Metal Patch & Fill and Bondo Glazing & Spot putty. You could use anything like JB Weld, PC-7, etc. You'll want to fill, sand, and then lightly coat with primer. Any areas that need work will stick out like a sore thumb. Repeat until you're happy.
Stormrider- The trigger is already fixed and in place. No problem at all. Thanks for the offer, and more importantly thanks for making these kits available. Great kit at a great price. I was actually going to grind off those safety tabs, but I decided they didn't bother me, haha (and I really didn't think anyone would notice). But you're right, they shouldn't be there. I just wanted to cut the slot because that's an important detail to me. Thanks for the kind words.
That sidearm is rockin!!!! really like the finish on the grip section, makes that texture it has pop!
The sidearm looks terrible. You should send it back to me, and I will give you another fresh out of the mold ? No? Please?
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All kidding aside can I ask you what you are painting with? Your paint seems to go on really thin and clean.
This project, from start to finish, looks totally awesome mate.
I just hope when I start doing mine I can get it somewhere close to this.
Looks like I have a lot of hours and skills to learn, ahead of me.
I'm going to try to work on my sidearm tonight. What did you do to get the weathering so good?
I use a thin belt under my ammo belt for the pouches, could it have hung off that?
Raf - Thanks buddy
I am by no means an expert but I didn't think the harness belt went low enough and when you look at the back view of the dressing the super trooper and the back view of the ESB there's no bulging behind the ammo belt. And to have the pouches under the ammo belt pockets, looks like there should be another belt there. Maybe Raf can do a comparison of the two. I hope I've made sense
this is absolutely epic. great refrence pics on the EE3, just now starting to assemble mine from SR. such ridiculous detail and ingenuity on the whole build. great stuff matty. truly inspiring.
In some images the left side of the harness belt's position is too far up compared to the belt pouch (soft part) to indicate that it was attached to that belt, which means that the belt pouch was (possibly) attached with velcro to the inside of the ammo belt and its pouches:
Absolutely awesome Raf! Thanks for the pics and details, I slapped my head when I read "attached with Velcro", yeah of course!
Ok, well I'm convinced. Raf once again comes through. Simply amazing. I'll be hanging my sidearm on the diver's belt. Fellow ESB guys, follow us and free yourselves from droopy ammo belts once and for all!!!
Thanks for the weathering tip on the sidearm.I had a chance to work on mine this weekend and it came out great.Keep the updates coming.
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