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    Jan 20, 2014, 7:46 PM - Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #1

    I used WOF's templates on this build. The barrel is a black PVC pipe. I took a smaller white PVC pipe, cut a slit lengthwise and epoxied it inside. I then tapered the outer black pipe on a belt sander to give it a taper. The barrel tip is a sink tube. The scope mounts were made from a black PVC coupler and a black reducer. The rest is sheet plastic from a sign shop ABS, PVC not sure. The white is styrene. Plenty left to do. I used HO scale model train corrugated aluminum sheet over JB QUICk WELD to mold the thumb ridges at the rear of the barrel.

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    The hand grip was cast in fiberglass. The stock was made from two 3/4 pieces of oak glued together, band sawed and wood rasped to shape. The sling was cut from a thrift store belt. Scope is made from 2 cheap scopes I found on ebay. So far this has been really cheap to make.

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    Jan 21, 2014, 5:30 AM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #2

    That looks really good, and you've only just started!!, i'm keen to see it finished
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    Jan 21, 2014, 7:34 PM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #3

    Thanks, thebeans. I started on this last fall. We had some "warm" weather up north, and I did some more work on it. The scope mounts are a little hard to find. PM me for a tip.
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    Apr 17, 2014, 7:22 PM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #4

    Finally warming up in the Midwest and I can work outside. Here is my progress. This will get black paint and greeblies. It is not completed. I put a slot a the bottom of the barrel that slides onto the screw in my trigger section. This way I don't have to glue it all together and I have the option to disassemble and add later upgrades. The hand grip is a casting of a real one from a board member. Can some one chime in on the gun stock? Should the hand grip attach along the red line down the center, or is mine correct?


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    Apr 17, 2014, 10:34 PM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #5

    Excellent dude :-)
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    Apr 17, 2014, 11:48 PM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #6

    Thanks Danzo.
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    Apr 19, 2014, 11:47 AM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #7

    This is a lovely scratch build. Great eye for detail.
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    Apr 25, 2014, 8:47 AM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #8

    Superb. That is an impressive scratchbuild. I think your line looks the best too in terms of alignment and the lines of the overall webley design.
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    Apr 28, 2014, 10:16 PM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #9

    Thanks guys. I poured over a lot of images to try to get the small details right. I do know that my "pistol" section is too thick and I have two screws instead of one holding the D grip on. I also have a brass screw in the grip and a chose t-nuts on the sling. Still waiting on greebles. I don't want to scratch those parts.
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    Jun 30, 2014, 7:05 PM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #10

    I'm calling it done. Purchased earth plugs, connecting rod casts and real molex blocks. Made the red box things.
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    Jun 11, 2015, 9:38 PM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #11

    Added a black, elastic band through the holes of each pair the molex blocks. This way if one gets bumped loose, it will stay with the blaster.
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  13. Jun 12, 2015, 2:38 AM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #12

    Wow that's one great build, very impressive, you wouldn't know you had scratch built it if yo had just thrown up picks of the complete Blaster
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    Jul 13, 2015, 11:59 PM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #13

    That's awesome! I'm also going to build my own EE-3 Blaster, how did you scale the stock and pistol? I've tried and have got no success, maybe you could help me?
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    Jul 14, 2015, 11:51 PM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #14

    Kylecanadian;

    Thanks. I started with the Wizard of Flight templates available here on TDH. I seem to recall that I searched posts for dimensions double check. The cast of of the Webley hand grip I got helped, but the templates make for a nice replica. I have no idea if they are dead on accurate though. Good luck with your build. Links...

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f20/u...drawings-6384/
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    Jul 16, 2015, 9:35 AM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #15

    Really nice blaster man, Defiantly going to keep these templates in mind. Though, I am not too crafty like you. Will probably be asking someone to make it.
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    Jul 16, 2015, 11:07 AM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #16

    Wow! Your EE-3 is incredible. I mean, it is hard to believe that you just made that. Serious skills, man.
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    May 28, 2016, 11:54 PM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #17

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    May 29, 2016, 11:38 AM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #18

    You really want straight knurled inserts as these are what's on a real Webley, M3 or M4 thread is closest (metric) size, the OD of the inserts is about 8mm.
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    May 31, 2016, 10:19 PM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #19

    Sidewinder:
    Thanks. I assume they were made of steel?
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    Jun 1, 2016, 4:28 AM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #20

    Tested one with a magnet, deffo steel. Was tempted to push one out to see exactly what type knurl they are but don't wanna risk damaging the wood.
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    Jun 22, 2016, 7:31 PM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #21

    Found some 8mm knurled thumb nuts with a 3mm bolt thread from China on ebay. I drilled an inset and glued one in. It is just there to look correct. Did did a few extra up grades to make the D grip stock attachment look more accurate. Embedded a bolt in It, (the nut is hidden under the cast grip) filled in the old holes and put in a single screw on the left side. I also filled in the holes that attach the D grip to the stock, and drilled new smaller holes and and insets. I reduced the diameter of the two screw heads. Also new, more accurate sling. I did not detail both red boxes.
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    Jun 28, 2016, 2:02 AM - Re: Scratch Build Webley ESB Blaster #22

    Very nice!!

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