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    Aug 20, 2009, 6:19 PM - WIP: Sidewinder ESB blaster almost done! #1

    Heres some work done on my Sidewinder blaster. Had the day off, so I got it slapped together. Just needs some sanding and minor puttying and then its ready for priming.

    Added some details with screws and also the real molex connectors and rela Heiland flashtube.

    Enjoy!
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    Aug 22, 2009, 5:48 PM - Re: WIP: Sidewinder ESB blaster in the works #2

    That looks pretty sweet. Can't wait to see the finished product.
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    Aug 22, 2009, 6:46 PM - Re: WIP: Sidewinder ESB blaster in the works #3

    Thanks

    Ive primed it, and come Monday Ill be going to get the paints I need to start work on this baby.
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    Aug 23, 2009, 4:29 PM - Re: WIP: Sidewinder ESB blaster in the works #4

    Hm.. Im at sort of a challenging point here. The rifle is ready for the first layer of paint, but I cant decide if Im going to do a silver layer before the black (which Ill be misting gunmetal over) or if I should go with the "metalizing" technique the guys use at www.sci-fire.com

    Anyone have any tips here? What have you guys whove painted up rifles done with yours?

    Ive used the metalizing with ok results on my E-11 before.
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    Aug 26, 2009, 8:24 AM - Re: WIP: Sidewinder ESB blaster in the works #5

    I was hoping someone can help me out here. I have painted the black on the blaster with humbrol enamel. Will acrylics work on top of that? I have a vallejo gunmetal acrylic that I can use in stead of getting more paint and doubling up so to speak.
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    Aug 27, 2009, 9:46 AM - Re: WIP: Sidewinder ESB blaster in the works #6

    Should be no prob.

    If in doubt, try on some scrap plastic first.

    SAS
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    Aug 27, 2009, 10:17 AM - Re: WIP: Sidewinder ESB blaster in the works #7

    looking good!
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    Sep 2, 2009, 4:34 PM - Re: WIP: Sidewinder ESB blaster in the works #8

    Heres the latest progress. Finished the matte black, then did a misted layer of gun metal, added some rust and misted flat black on top of that again.

    Still have to do the woodgraining on the stock and then clear cote it.
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    Sep 2, 2009, 4:54 PM - Re: WIP: Sidewinder ESB blaster in the works #9

    Looking great bro keep up the good work. Looking to get one of sidewinder's kits in the near future.
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    Sep 29, 2009, 6:10 PM - Re: WIP: Sidewinder ESB blaster in the works #10

    Finally something more to show from my EE-3 build.

    Some minor tweaks here and there and its done. The flash brought out the grimey black I added to the stock a lot. Its not nearly as noticeable in normal daylight. Same with the rust.
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    Sep 29, 2009, 9:52 PM - Re: WIP: Sidewinder ESB blaster almost done! #11

    Nicely done. I like the weathering effects.
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    Sep 30, 2009, 3:20 AM - Re: WIP: Sidewinder ESB blaster almost done! #12

    Wow, great job mate
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    Sep 30, 2009, 7:12 AM - Re: WIP: Sidewinder ESB blaster almost done! #13

    great job
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    Oct 1, 2009, 6:55 PM - Re: WIP: Sidewinder ESB blaster almost done! #14

    Got some updated shots of the final weathering on my rifle. Just have some more grimey black and brown to mist over the scope tomorrow and some red on the greeblies.

    The flash kinda ruins the weathering effect, its a lot more subtle in normal light. Ill try to get some pics outside tomorrow.
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    Oct 3, 2009, 8:29 AM - Re: WIP: Sidewinder ESB blaster almost done! #15

    Here are some pics without flash to give a better idea of how the weathering looks.
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