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    2 Weeks Ago - Jan 11, 2015, 6:23 AM - MPP Flash Tubes #1

    I have been researching and working on producing replica MPP tubes for my ESB EE3. I am thinking about producing these for members as I have not seen anyone doing this yet (if I am wrong someone please correct me, as I am not looking to **** anyone off). I do not know if there is any interest in these but here are the pics of the one I made for my EE3. I am using full MPP length as I am also working on an electronic kit to fit down my barrel. However, I can cut them down to any length. PM or reply here if there is any interest so I can gauge if this is a desired product. Also if anyone has any input I am always open to way to improve my products.








    Thanks all
    Steve
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    2 Weeks Ago - Jan 11, 2015, 6:28 AM - Re: MPP Flash Tubes #2

    I'm not an Empire guy but your going to get a lot of helpful input in a bit.
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    2 Weeks Ago - Jan 11, 2015, 3:00 PM - Re: MPP Flash Tubes #3

    These would be a good addition to items for sale around here. Considering the real ones I've seen go for over $200, if these are pretty accurate you'll likely have some interest out there.
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    2 Weeks Ago - Jan 11, 2015, 6:58 PM - Re: MPP Flash Tubes #4

    Quote syllander said: View Post
    Considering the real ones I've seen go for over $200...
    Really? *sigh. Why is nothing cheap with this costume....
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    2 Weeks Ago - Jan 11, 2015, 7:09 PM - Re: MPP Flash Tubes #5

    Really DP??? I blame you for making me want to build a dang rocketeer build!!!!that one ain't much cheaper.
    you can get a Heiland flash tube that is ALMOST exactly the same tube, often for less than $50 on the bay as an entire assembly from some old camera clear out sale. BUT there's something on it that's not quite screen accurate. Think it's the holes for a plug. @Fett4reaL would be able to say.
    The MPP tubes are very scarce.
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    2 Weeks Ago - Jan 11, 2015, 7:30 PM - Re: MPP Flash Tubes #6

    Quote syllander said: View Post
    Really DP??? I blame you for making me want to build a dang rocketeer build!!!!that one ain't much cheaper.
    Whoopsie
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    2 Weeks Ago - Jan 14, 2015, 9:43 PM - Re: MPP Flash Tubes #7

    Sith Steve:

    What was your "MPP" made from? It looks good, but like a brushed metal. The MPP was chrome. You might be better off starting with a plumbing sink tube. Here is mine.
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    2 Weeks Ago - Jan 15, 2015, 4:20 AM - Re: MPP Flash Tubes #8

    Thanks for reply. Its made out of aluminium pipe. I used my graflex as a reference for the material. I actually looked at sink tubes but in the end wasnt satisfied with the match. Here is a picture of the 2 side

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    2 Weeks Ago - Jan 15, 2015, 5:37 AM - Re: MPP Flash Tubes #9

    MPP tubes are chromed, Graflex tubes are nickel plated brass.
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    2 Weeks Ago - Jan 15, 2015, 7:27 AM - Re: MPP Flash Tubes #10

    Thanks for that info. Looks like I should look into chrome then

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