modding a Hasbro EE-3

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    modding a Hasbro EE-3

    Hello,I'm trying to convert a 'Toy ' EE-3 Hasbro ,I've seen it done with great results but was wondering if there were Templates for such a conversion? or any details on how to achieve this result?
    Also is there a cheap alternative for scopes? something that looks the part AND is readily available I think you gotta have some luck finding an ASI these days

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    Re: modding a Hasbro EE-3

    Brother, not sure about templates but there have been a few builds lately both here and on other forums. Although there have been many great builds I particularly liked this one that featured on RPF of the most recent batch.

    Boba Fett EE-3 blaster WIP-pic heavy


    I think these blasters can look really great with a bit of work and think that this guy nailed it pretty well.


    As for scopes I feel that most 4x20 scopes are pretty much the same these days in terms of their outwards appearance. The thing that sets the correct older models apart and really stands out for me is the slightly conical dust caps on the windage and elevation screws and the receiver rings (without going into too much detail).

    Additionally the correct scope rings will probably divert all but the most discerning eye. The issue with the receiver rings is generally acquiring a set with the 'tall feet' but if you are modding and building anyway you could get set with the 'short feet' and make your own taller feet to go with them. I found the tall feet were pretty common last year but this year have not been so easy to track down (at a price I was willing to pay). Another alternative for you is and to make life really easy is that you could go ROTJ stunt blaster with the rings. The rings on the stunt blaster are made by cutting a single piece mount in to seperate pieces. The single piece mount for the stunt rings are ten a penny and widely available on many period 4x15 scopes. Look forward to your build.

    Live the dream.

    Andy


    Tall feet and short feet compared:


    One end cut to a single piece mount for stunt rings.


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    Re: modding a Hasbro EE-3

    Hey Andy.Wow it's the 'Scope Guy'...... I'm honored ,I have your post on scopes in my EE-3 reference file.Thanks for the heads up on the 2 ebay finds I'm still new about what to search for,but learning fast.I must have a 'discerning eye' as you put it .I saw a trooper from the 501st with his 'Fett' armor on ,and must say it was detailed down to the last scratch on his helmet but when he pulled out his EE-3 ...I gasped "No Tall Feet!" ....he cast me a look of defeat and I felt bad...This gave me the idea to mod a Hasbro and maybe sell it to him!!.good news on scopes,as I recently picked up a M38 for my Blaster-Build.happy about that....Nezza

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    Re: modding a Hasbro EE-3

    Ah but was it the right M38? Both versions are suitable but I think one version is used on the majority of the E11 blasters (1942) and one is only used on one variety (1943). I thin the main difference is the mount at the scope front. Either is rare I think although not as rare as I found hengstlers.

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    Re: modding a Hasbro EE-3

    big-win-jpgOh Really? there's the right type of M38? nar this'll do better than resin It's a 1943 it seems alot of ex-army stuff in Italy at the mo and forget about finding a Eagle Hengstler (they are gold )big money if you could find one....anyway doopy's and pipe builds are the only option in Australia can't import de-activated Sterlings or even stocks...too many bad guys

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