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Beautiful. All real parts I assume?
Craig, the flash tube is a Heiland. It's a 3 cell Heiland and it's close to the MPP but it's still not an MPP. I've only ever seen one MPP for sale and didn't buy it. It was £200 and I passed on it although now I've got all the other bits I'd probably go that far. This Heiland was about £30 and is close so I'm not unhappy with it.
I've been looking for a thread that had various different templates for different flash tube holes. Can't find it though. Anyone help me out?
Everything else is as it should be, Parts from 1977 Revell Visible V8 - connecting rod and pulley front half (parts 65 and 107), ASI 4x20 scope with correct hero receiver rings and tall mounting pads/feet, Hirschmann LMK - AM aerial earth plug and Molex connectors courtesy of some excellent Dented Helmet men; Bojagun and BH-2647 respectively -thanks men, oh and the other bit..............................
That is sick! :D
I keep looking at the pulley front half and some stills and can't help thinking it might be a bit small. I can't be sure though.
I look at this picture:
and this close up and I can't make it marry up in my mind
What confuses me is that when I look at the light dot that appears to be just under under the connecting rod in the picture I think it might be the pin that can clearly be seen on my real Webley above (behind/to the left of the main breach point). The problem is that the angles and dimensions don't add up for me. When I replicate the angle of the screen still with my real Webley then that pin would have to be further back in order for it to be in the same place as the light dot under the connecting rod. Maybe the light mark that appears under the connecting rod might actually be a light mark on the connecting rod itself.....
Maybe it is part 107 and I certainly want the pulley front half to be right but looking at that light mark has really thrown me. Is the light mark just 'weathering' on the connecting rod?
IMO that dot is on the V8 rod itself and the pulley part is correct. I just held up my real Webley barrel (showing off) and pulley/rod assembly in comparison with your pic on my screen and the 'rightness' of it is just too great to deny.
Showing off?? :)
Thanks for tkaing the time to look and reply. That dot has been really bothering me.
Did you make any progress with your ESB EE-3?
I´d love to see some pics :)
that is amazing. what a work of art.
It's a beautiful set up and picture, glad you showed it off. I recently laid out all my real and close to real ESB EE-3 parts just like that (replica bronze Webley :( ) I forgot to take a picture though.
Can you bring yourself to chip off the back top of the stock? It's easy to say I would but if I had one of those in hand maybe I wouldn't be able to.
I'm wondering what an old Vader FX looks like under the trappings? Dimensionally the width is spot on
Only one way to find out ;)
Well, I've just bought a MR vader ESB fx (2005) model. I actually already had one but It was a gift and so didn't want to carve it up. Once I've dismantled it I'll post some pics of what it looks like under the detailing. If it's suitable and essentially correct then it could be a good way forward for many of us.
Cool. Looking forward to seeing the result!
Pure awesomeness bruv... very envious! :thumbsup
Blimey, six hundred pounds. The one I saw was this year!!!!! I do have a lot left over from having saved so much to buy the Webley, I'll see what a chopped up fx looks like, if that's no good I'll consider a carving up a MR Vader ANH LE, those things are ten a penny. I bought one complete with all the boxes and case for £140 so that may be an option. Either way it's a lot less tha six hundred. I had thought about trying to get a parks but I keep reading bad things about supply and delays, some mighty ticked off people out there.
Any luck with the FX? I'd really like a MPP replica, wish I had jumped on one back when they were more common and relative to now, cheap but of course back then I was cheaper.
yes and no. When I get a day off work I will post pictures to explain.
Out with the old:
in with the new:
Very, very Special.
By the way, if you are still on the fence about the connecting rod, I think you should set your mind at ease based off of this ref photo in the gallery.
Boba Fett Empire Strikes Back Costume - The Dented Helmet Gallery
That white dot is definitely connecting rod weathering. :fettesb
I've long thought the circular pulley part looked smaller than than what's on the picture. So I agree on your suspicion.
Looking at that picture from Fettered (thanks) and once again holding the real pieces together and I'm still in doubt about it (I know Sidewinder, I know). I just cannot replicate the angles and dimensions in the pictures using the pulley front half.
Glad the dot thing is cleared up for me. The thing is the the definition on that photo is really quite good and I just feel that looking at it I should be able to identify the pulley front half without any doubt. Anyway, whatever, I just feel it maybe too small.
This picture will really help me when I build the scope mountings. It's awesome.