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    Aug 20, 2008, 10:37 AM - Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #1

    I wanted an ESB blaster, but I am one broke sucker! So I decided to build one myself!

    Here's how I did it.

    1) Here's the parts laid out (Note: I am possibly going to have another pistol, and I had to use a bigger piece of wood for the stock, those pics are coming soon.)


    2) The flash tube was from a curling iron I purchased at the thrift store, although I had to arm wrestle my wife over it, I won! Shop smart...shop, S-Mart!



    3) I used PVC pipe for the barrell and used a PVC union cut it in half and sanded it down for the scope mounts. (Actually I went through 3 of em, the first time I tried to cut em with a table saw, and it shattered like glass....doh! Back to the lumber yard!)


    4) I used a swiffer type mop handle for the other eye piece for my scope. (Also purchased at the local thrift store, man I love that place, not only can I purchase my underwear for cheap, but I can build deadly Sci-Fi weaponry! )


    5) I then cut small pieces of wood with a hacksaw (geez, my arms feel like they are going to fall off, manual labor sucks!)


    I then sanded them down and JB Welded them on the PVC scope mounts to make them the top parts of the scope mounts.


    6) I then took the mop handle and cut it down... I wasn't thinking and cut off the metal part that I could have used to slide into my scope, and glued....


    7) So, I needed some way to attach it to the scope, a lid or something, hmm...So I went through the medicine cabinets, through the toothpaste tubes, through the lotions and creams, and found the perfect fit...

    Vagisil , that's right guys, not only is it good for the most intimate itch, it's great for putting your eyepiece on your scope! No more itchy eye!



    Now we're making progress!!!


    Say Hi to Chewie.


    More pics to come guys!

    G-Fett
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    Aug 20, 2008, 12:25 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #2

    skills dude...skills...and so creative!! i scratchbuilt a blaster, but by no means was it this cool...so ya, resorted to sidewinder...manual labor sucks... not having enough money for my wife's b-day is going to suck as well.... just kidding, really...nice work brother!!
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    Aug 20, 2008, 12:26 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #3

    FettDad said: View Post
    skills dude...skills...and so creative!! i scratchbuilt a blaster, but by no means was it this cool...so ya, resorted to sidewinder...manual labor sucks... not having enough money for my wife's b-day is going to suck as well.... just kidding, really...nice work brother!!

    Thanks bro! It's a work in progress, and one heck of a learning experience.

    G-Fett
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    Aug 20, 2008, 12:29 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #4

    that is how my blaster was...it was the first thing i started building when i got into this whole project...frustrating, but really rewarding too...i didnt make mine very accurate, used obiwan's tutorial website and his instructions to do mine...it is okay, but i got too far in and had to go with sidewinder's kit cause i didnt want to put more time into it to make it more accurate...oh well...love what you are doing....
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    Aug 20, 2008, 1:08 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #5

    FettDad said: View Post
    that is how my blaster was...it was the first thing i started building when i got into this whole project...frustrating, but really rewarding too...i didnt make mine very accurate, used obiwan's tutorial website and his instructions to do mine...it is okay, but i got too far in and had to go with sidewinder's kit cause i didnt want to put more time into it to make it more accurate...oh well...love what you are doing....
    Yeah, If I could afford a kit, I would! BUt ah well, if I can pull it off, it will be a great feeling.

    Thanks again brutha!

    G-Fett
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    Aug 20, 2008, 1:24 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #6

    Wow, very creative man. The vagisil was creative to
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    Aug 20, 2008, 1:36 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #7

    Awesome scratch build now paint her up!!

    Here's my Chewbacca "Chewie"
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    Say Hi to Chewie.




    G-Fett
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    Aug 20, 2008, 3:35 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #8

    TR 4059 said: View Post
    Wow, very creative man. The vagisil was creative to
    haha, thanks, I thought so too!

    G-Fett
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    Aug 20, 2008, 3:44 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #9

    Nice work, it's looking really good!
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    Aug 20, 2008, 4:44 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #10

    MandalorFett said: View Post
    Nice work, it's looking really good!
    Thanks alot man, appreciate that!

    G-Fett
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    Aug 20, 2008, 4:45 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #11

    Sixxgunn13 said: View Post
    Awesome scratch build now paint her up!!

    Here's my Chewbacca "Chewie"
    Thanks man, will do! I like your Chewie, too.

    G-Fett
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    Aug 20, 2008, 6:49 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #12

    looks great so far. keep it coming
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    Aug 20, 2008, 8:42 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #13

    BobaFettSlave_1 said: View Post
    looks great so far. keep it coming
    Thanks man! My first attempt, and I'm liking it.
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    Aug 20, 2008, 8:47 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #14

    And here's an update, lotsa paint! I think I mighta gone a little to crazy with the weathering, but I like it none the less. Hope you guy's do too.




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    Aug 20, 2008, 9:04 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #15

    Looking good Studio

    I always admire folks using their resources to complete a goal......
    Say how is the "bucket" coming?
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    Aug 20, 2008, 9:17 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #16

    LOPERO said: View Post
    Looking good Studio

    I always admire folks using their resources to complete a goal......
    Say how is the "bucket" coming?
    Thanks Mike, I'm a junk man dumby! Just call me Boba Thrift.

    G-Fett
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    Aug 21, 2008, 1:11 AM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #17

    looks good so far!
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    Aug 21, 2008, 1:40 AM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #18


    good job...i need to start making a blaster. i definitely like the scratchbuilt ideas you have given me...lol.

    keep it up
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    Aug 21, 2008, 6:15 AM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #19

    Sixxgunn13 said: View Post
    looks good so far!
    Thanks man! Appreciate that.
    G-Fett
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    Aug 21, 2008, 6:16 AM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #20

    MissFett said: View Post

    good job...i need to start making a blaster. i definitely like the scratchbuilt ideas you have given me...lol.

    keep it up
    Glad I could help! This has been a blast making! Good luck with your blaster.

    G-Fett
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    Aug 21, 2008, 12:55 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #21

    You may want to drill the holes in the "flash tube" I know there are Ref. for placement if you do a search... if not i can post pics of my tube...though there is debate on what is the correct make/model used.
    I uses a Heiland, others use MPP.

    good luck.
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    Aug 21, 2008, 2:30 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #22

    Sixxgunn13 said: View Post
    You may want to drill the holes in the "flash tube" I know there are Ref. for placement if you do a search... if not i can post pics of my tube...though there is debate on what is the correct make/model used.
    I uses a Heiland, others use MPP.

    good luck.
    Yeah I started to do that, and my bit skipped because of the roundness and scratched the tube, so I put that idea away temporarily. But if you wanted to post your pics, that would be cool.

    G-Fett
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    Aug 21, 2008, 3:02 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #23

    Heres a vid, I'll post measurement later tonight.
    http://www.youtube.com/v/O7_aEd_1IdE
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    Aug 21, 2008, 3:38 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #24

    nice!!!
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    Aug 21, 2008, 3:52 PM - Re: Scratch Built ESB Blaster-Oh Boy! #25

    Sixxgunn13 said: View Post
    Heres a vid, I'll post measurement later tonight.
    http://www.youtube.com/v/O7_aEd_1IdE
    Sweet thanks alot man!

    G-Fett

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