Jun 24, 2009, 9:33 PM - Refurbished ESB EE-3
Hey all,as some of you may know, i recently picked up an ESB EE-3 from Spankuh.I knew it needed a lil work,but i am always up for a challenge! Soi took a break fromthe Vader helmets imdoing andworked on this all last night.
Here is what it lookedlike when i got it.
The first thing and most important thing i wanted to do with this was remove the cast flashtube and add a real one which i had purchased a lil while back off e-bay. The other thing i noticed was the front clamp was ON the flash tube. Fromall the reference pics ihave,i believe the clampshould be at the endof the barrelofthe webly...so i decided i wanted to fix that as well. Being this was allcastin one piece, and not being sure if it was completely hollow,iknewit wasntgoingto be an easy task,but ilove this kind of stuff!
First plan of action: remove the cast flashtube:
We now see that it is hollow for the most part,so i dremeled the inside as evenly as i could to make way for the real flash tube.
While i wasdoing that, i removed the section with the bracket on it as u can see. i then cut the top and bottom pieces off, these are what i will be using to attach to the end of the barrel of the Webley
So i needed to reshape the curves to fit properly on the end of the Webley barrel and make em fit like so..
While i was at it i sanded down the seamline ..
Then we epoxy in the flashtube..
..and then expoxy on the top and bottomof the bracket onto the Webley barrel..
I then cut 2 strips of ABS the width oc the clamp to replace the "missing sides"
Then we expoxy those on,fill the seams with Bondo, and give it a coat of paint
Jun 24, 2009, 9:43 PM - Re: Refurbished ESB EE-3
Awesome work brother! Really cool!!!!!!
Jun 24, 2009, 10:01 PM - Re: Refurbished ESB EE-3
that is some awesome work! i would love to see those barrel mounts up close, to see what was used on that original...
great work cleaning that sucka up, brother! got a fine looking blaster...
Jun 24, 2009, 10:09 PM - Re: Refurbished ESB EE-3
Nice work on that, bro!!! Looks GREAT!
Jun 24, 2009, 11:05 PM - Re: Refurbished ESB EE-3
Jun 25, 2009, 12:05 AM - Re: Refurbished ESB EE-3
I'm sorry. Did you say you did all that in one night. That's unbelievable. Great job. That would take me like....Um never. Don't think i'm that talented.
Jun 25, 2009, 6:55 AM - Re: Refurbished ESB EE-3
Well thanks brother! Yup,1 night, im thinking 4hrs or so.
Jul 24, 2009, 11:27 AM - Re: Refurbished ESB EE-3
for one night work...Superb!!!
Jul 26, 2009, 11:38 PM - Re: Refurbished ESB EE-3
Thats a beautiful blaster my friend! You did great work on it!
Jul 27, 2009, 12:06 AM - Re: Refurbished ESB EE-3
Dude that is sic!!! Great job!
Jul 27, 2009, 5:46 AM - Re: Refurbished ESB EE-3
Great work, blaster is looking way better
BUT I have to disagree reg. the front clamp...it has to be on the flashtube, NOT the barrel to be accurate ...sorry.
Fantastic blaster nonetheless!
Jul 27, 2009, 6:29 AM - Re: Refurbished ESB EE-3
Mark saw this and his jaw dropped open. He said to tell you that you did beautiful work!
Jul 27, 2009, 7:53 AM - Re: Refurbished ESB EE-3