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  1. redkraytdragon's Avatar
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    Nov 16, 2012, 2:35 AM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #76

    ^^^^ What he said
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    Nov 19, 2012, 2:59 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #77

    Thanks guys. Got the knees just about done. Just need some nice darts to finish them up.







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    Nov 20, 2012, 12:36 AM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #78

    The knees are looking good, but... there's no yellow damage on them. My first ESB armor templates were done the same way, but the updated template has the 'correct' colors (it has the same color combination as the right shoulder bell).

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    Nov 20, 2012, 9:03 AM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #79

    Quote RafalFett said: View Post
    The knees are looking good, but... there's no yellow damage on them. My first ESB armor templates were done the same way, but the updated template has the 'correct' colors (it has the same color combination as the right shoulder bell).

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    I definitely see lighter yellow on there. It's more subtle than I made it, but it's there.
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    Dec 1, 2012, 7:53 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #80

    I've started assembling the blaster kit. This thing is really cool. All the Webley pieces are together and I'm just starting to work on the greeblies. Thank you to Stormrider and Darth Vorhees for hooking me up with the missing piece! Everything screws together except the hammer, I had to glue that in place.



    I also just made some sling mounting hardware. $2.49 at the local hardware store for these hangers. Found them with the picture hanging stuff. Just cut off the extra bits on the side and add a new ring. They don't swivel, but I think they will work for me.





    Also got my Woodman braids from Recon. With every addition it looks a little more complete!

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    Dec 1, 2012, 9:54 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #81

    That is a stunning ESB Fett you are making !!!!! Really nice
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    Dec 4, 2012, 1:45 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #82

    Quote darth z said: View Post
    That is a stunning ESB Fett you are making !!!!! Really nice
    Thanks!!!

    Here's another small update...I scratchbuilt a couple of the disc thingies. Very easy to do and costs next to nothing for anyone interested in upgrading from the pully. Just nylon washers with a little customization and a little guesswork.

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    Dec 6, 2012, 8:14 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #83

    After losing my job a couple weeks ago putting more money into this thing is not a possibility at this time. I figured I could spruce up the chrome tube that I have instead of buying a Heiland like I planned.



    A lot of work but I think it's coming out pretty nice. Still have to clean it up a little. I might just forget the Heiland since this has the MPP holes. We'll see how it looks when everything is together.
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    Dec 7, 2012, 11:02 AM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #84

    Bad script on the job story Matty, great job on the tube. What tool did you use to take out these holes?, very neat.
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    Dec 7, 2012, 6:40 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #85

    flash tube looks amazing captain. sorry about the job loss. i will hire you to come and finish my suit for me
  11. Dec 7, 2012, 7:05 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #86

    Hey Matt...sucks about the job loss

    Do you want a heiland flashtube? I have an extra.. its kinda a cross between the mpp and standard heiland. I'll give it to ya if ya want to try it out. If ya find what your using you like better no worries. Im just not gonna need it and its just sittin here. let me know if ya want it!
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    Dec 9, 2012, 4:41 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #87

    Quote thebeans said: View Post
    Bad script on the job story Matty, great job on the tube. What tool did you use to take out these holes?, very neat.
    I found an MPP template on here and drilled all the wholes with a power drill, then shaped the ovals with a bunch of metal files. It took a while to get all the wholes even and consistent, but I think it turned out quite nicely.

    Quote sausagemahoney said: View Post
    flash tube looks amazing captain. sorry about the job loss. i will hire you to come and finish my suit for me
    Haha, judging by the time it's taking me to build mine we might all be dead before I get to yours.

    Quote Darth Voorhees said: View Post
    Hey Matt...sucks about the job loss

    Do you want a heiland flashtube? I have an extra.. its kinda a cross between the mpp and standard heiland. I'll give it to ya if ya want to try it out. If ya find what your using you like better no worries. Im just not gonna need it and its just sittin here. let me know if ya want it!
    That is very generous Lou, very generous. Now I'm not sure what I want to do. I'll think about it and let you know. Thanks so much. What a great community we have here.
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    Dec 17, 2012, 11:01 AM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #88

    Here's where I'm at with the weathering of the blaster. It's hard to get the subtle weathering to show up in pics but I think you can see a lot of it in this shot. Getting closer to the final assembly but still have the stock greeblies to work on. I want to beat up my stock but it looks so nice I don't know if I can bring myself to do it.


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    Dec 17, 2012, 12:12 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #89

    This suit is looking great, I hope mine looks half as good.
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    Dec 17, 2012, 12:58 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #90

    Matt you are quickly becoming one of the "greats" with this thread.
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    Dec 17, 2012, 1:07 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #91

    blaster looks amazing. still can't believe this will only be a display piece....i would go and get the groceries in this suit
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    Dec 17, 2012, 5:14 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #92

    Excellent build thread, love the work your doing
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    Dec 31, 2012, 10:00 AM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #93

    No wips in over a week.. I need my fix. Awesome WIP and I love the progress
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    Dec 31, 2012, 3:20 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #94

    Weathering looks awesome on that blaster Matt! Keep up the great work and post MOAR photos :P
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    Dec 31, 2012, 4:14 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #95

    Great build thread.
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    Dec 31, 2012, 6:09 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #96

    Who made your flight suit and how did you weather it? Your suit is looking fantastic.
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    Dec 31, 2012, 8:28 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #97

    agree, nice weathering on the flight suit. Excellent looking Fett.
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    Jan 1, 2013, 3:49 AM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #98

    Excellent, so far.
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    Jan 1, 2013, 4:33 AM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #99

    Question:
    Quote Jc27 said: View Post
    Who made your flight suit and how did you weather it? Your suit is looking fantastic.
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    The flightsuit is an older Bobamaker and the vest is an older style Cucblack. Can you tell I've been piecing this together for a while? In fact, most items are used because I'm trying to do this on a budget.
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    Jan 1, 2013, 8:07 PM - Re: Matty's ESB Display Build Thread #100

    Thanks guys. I almost have the blaster done, just some final assembly and detail stuff to do. I'll keep you guys updated as usual.





    Now I guess I should make hands so my Fett can hold this thing. I should probably get some gloves too...

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