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  1. Sidewinder's Avatar
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    Aug 10, 2015, 10:19 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #376

    Ok so a number of hours & three hand blisters later that's about 300 odd side plates bent to shape on my jig.
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    First four ring bodies bent to shape, still working out the best method of doing the various bends and needs a thread tapping for one of the screws but it looks like these are a goer.
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    Given that this is aluminium not steel, you'll have to be careful not to overtighten the scope tube clamp screw (not the sideplate one which uses a nut) so you don't strip the thread.

    I'd say these will be about 90% accurate to the originals, partially because they're being done by hand rather than a machine.

    SAS
    Last edited by Sidewinder; Aug 10, 2015 at 10:25 AM.
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    Aug 10, 2015, 10:25 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #377

    gettin' jiggy with it! haha

    Looking AWESOME!!!!!! Now that you can see them take shape it's looking so good!!!! Can't wait to get a set of these on my EE-3!

    Keep up the great work bud
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    Aug 10, 2015, 11:14 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #378

    SAS, these are a major step forward in the details of your already impressive kits. I'm sure your hard work and attention to detail will be well rewarded; they're clearly exceptionally close to the real thing and a significant improvement on resin. The best just got better. Great job.
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    Aug 10, 2015, 2:40 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #379

    Looks great!
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    Aug 12, 2015, 12:39 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #380

    First assembled set, fairly pleased with em.

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    Aug 12, 2015, 12:44 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #381

    yesssssss !!! TAKE MY MONEY
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    Aug 13, 2015, 2:09 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #382

    Epic Work! excellent WIP
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    Aug 13, 2015, 4:46 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #383

    Freaking nice! Awesome craftmanship.
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    Sep 21, 2015, 11:49 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #384

    When can we order these SAS?

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    Sep 21, 2015, 12:00 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #385

    Anytime you want.

    SAS
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    Sep 21, 2015, 12:20 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #386

    Incoming pm
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    Sep 22, 2015, 12:51 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #387

    ESB EFX for a UK Fett using their own real scope and Heiland.

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    Oct 13, 2015, 11:44 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #388

    ESB ready for owner to add their own EFX - working trigger, microswitch installed & barrel not fully assembled. Owner will also add replica wood stock & metal bracket/grip(obtained elsewhere), hence those parts missing.

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    Last edited by Sidewinder; Oct 19, 2015 at 6:39 AM.
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    Oct 13, 2015, 5:06 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #389

    Gah, drool. These are beautiful.

    Why did I open this thread?!
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    Oct 14, 2015, 10:11 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #390

    I also installed a PCB mount type tactile momentary switch in that last build for use as the aux function button required by the EFX the user will install.
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    Nov 12, 2015, 11:18 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #391

    Regular ESB for UK Fett.

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    Nov 12, 2015, 11:25 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #392

    King of the blasters!
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    Nov 12, 2015, 12:37 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #393

    Another small upgrade i'm trying out is steel instead of aluminium sling posts (the rings have always been steel). It means they can be flame heated to give them a blue/grey appearance without painting.

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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 12, 2016, 7:45 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #394

    Latest ESB build, has the new all steel sling rings/posts. Also has (experimental) reinforcement to the grip frame using the same steel rod as in the stock bracket.

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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 12, 2016, 8:37 AM - Re: ESB Recipe #395

    Amazing! I cant wait to start building your kit!
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    4 Weeks Ago - Jan 14, 2016, 2:49 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #396

    Just ordered mine this morning after a lot of research including reading this entire thread. Really can't wait to see it!
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    3 Weeks Ago - Jan 17, 2016, 12:29 PM - Re: ESB Recipe #397

    One of these is definitely on my to buy list , just getting the basics together , soft parts , armour , gauntlets . Then one of the ESB bad boy blaster

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