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    Jun 26, 2016, 6:45 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #401

    No good day... Killed the zipper of the vest... I got definitly too big for it. I HAVE to loose some weight...

    So... just another test with the harness, including the flightsuit and helmet. Do you think the jetpack sits correct? Or too high???

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    Jun 26, 2016, 9:29 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #402

    If we're looking to deep dive into it, perhaps an inch or so too high, and that is reaching.
    Looks like it's mounted great.
    Maybe losing those few pounds will make it sit a bit lower?
    All in all man, it looks good. Keep it up.

    Quote Notlewis said: View Post
    No good day... Killed the zipper of the vest... I got definitly too big for it. I HAVE to loose some weight...

    So... just another test with the harness, including the flightsuit and helmet. Do you think the jetpack sits correct? Or too high???
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    Jun 26, 2016, 10:57 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #403

    Quote Level3Fett said: View Post
    If we're looking to deep dive into it, perhaps an inch or so too high, and that is reaching.
    Looks like it's mounted great.
    Maybe losing those few pounds will make it sit a bit lower?
    All in all man, it looks good. Keep it up.
    Thanks, mate!
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    Jun 28, 2016, 11:04 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #404

    Sidewinder was so kind to take some pics of my EE-3. Iīm so excited!

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    Jun 29, 2016, 6:31 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #405

    Always awesome to see a WIP in such detail. Well done
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    Jun 29, 2016, 12:35 PM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #406

    Quote atrophical said: View Post
    Always awesome to see a WIP in such detail. Well done
    Thank you very much!
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    Jun 29, 2016, 12:49 PM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #407

    You are welcome!
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    Jul 1, 2016, 8:41 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #408

    Recieved my ESB EE-3 blaster rifle with electronic "light & sound" EFX from "Sidewinder". Itīs fantastic, beautiful... I LOVE it.

    It was well packed and easy to mount! Thanks again "Sidewinder"!!!

    Now let the pictures speak...
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    Jul 1, 2016, 8:49 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #409

    ...and some more...
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    I made a little video, but the crappy camera microphone didnīt pick up the sound very well. In nature, the sound is really, really loud.
    https://www.facebook.com/Lexis-Not-L...3692016/videos

    Last but not least, I could finally mount my leather-sling, made by "99centTaco" back in 2013. Itīs not screen-accurate, but it will work.
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    Jul 1, 2016, 9:59 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #410

    Man, I am looooving that.

    I need a beautiful pew pew so baaaad...


    Quote Notlewis said: View Post
    Recieved my ESB EE-3 blaster rifle with electronic "light & sound" EFX from "Sidewinder". Itīs fantastic, beautiful... I LOVE it.

    It was well packed and easy to mount! Thanks again "Sidewinder"!!!

    Now let the pictures speak...
    Quote Notlewis said: View Post
    ...and some more...


    I made a little video, but the crappy camera microphone didnīt pick up the sound very well. In nature, the sound is really, really loud.
    https://www.facebook.com/Lexis-Not-L...3692016/videos

    Last but not least, I could finally mount my leather-sling, made by 99centTaco back in 2013. Itīs not screen-aacurate, but it will work.
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    Jul 23, 2016, 4:33 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #411

    Some good and some bad news....

    The bad news... The zipper of my vest is broken. Iīll have to fix it, but will have to do it myself, because of all the very strong magnets glued inside. New zipper is already bought, so maybe this weekend Iīll start to change it.

    The good news. I made an display-stand for my "ESB EE-3 Blaster-Rifle" made by Sidewinder.

    Hereīs a little video:
    https://www.facebook.com/Lexis-Not-L...3692016/videos



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    Aug 2, 2016, 5:43 PM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #412

    That Display is awesome!! Great Detail and work. Any Updates on your boba?
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    Aug 5, 2016, 4:54 PM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #413

    Quote RealMatix said: View Post
    That Display is awesome!! Great Detail and work. Any Updates on your boba?
    Thank you! No, not much news... the vest has a new zipper. But I still have to loose some pounds to fit it again.

    At the moment I am working on a "Director Orson Krennic" costume for the "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" premiere in december.

    Some work-inprogress you can see here:
    Rogue One: Director Orson Krennic pistol / blaster

    or here:
    https://www.facebook.com/Lexis-Not-L...homepage_panel
    Last edited by Notlewis; Aug 8, 2016 at 3:30 AM.
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    Oct 9, 2016, 3:42 PM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #414

    I`m still here! Iīll post some upgrades within the next weeks. So stay tuned!
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    Oct 24, 2016, 10:37 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #415

    My helmet got an upgrade today. Therefore I used a chin cup from a tactical M88 helmet, a webbed-belt, two strong elastic belts, two d-rings, some hollow rivets, a clip and hotglue.
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    3 Weeks Ago - Feb 2, 2017, 6:32 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #416

    Hi there! Never ending story... But hey, you all now that for sure: upgrades never end.

    I re-worked my Sidewinder ESB EE-3. Everytime I hold it in my hands, the little screw (red arrow), which keeps the front- and back-part together, gets loose and the two parts start to get apart.
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    So I thought of a magnet system, because I still have to be able to get the two parts apart to change the batteries sitting inside the barrel for the light and sound effects.
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    I drilled a hole on the inside of the barrel to mount a screw as a base for a metal ring. The srew is secured by gel superglue.
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    The metal ring is now glued on the screw and on the ring I glued a N52 rare earth magnet.
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    Now I could drill a small hole for the screw which, combined with some gel superglue, secures the N40 rare earth magnet on the inside of the back part of the rifle.
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    Finally the parts are now held together a little more safer.
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    3 Weeks Ago - Feb 2, 2017, 6:46 PM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #417

    Beautiful build and thanks for some really good ideas!!
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    3 Weeks Ago - Feb 3, 2017, 5:56 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #418

    Quote slavedriver said: View Post
    Beautiful build and thanks for some really good ideas!!
    Thank you so much!
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    3 Weeks Ago - Feb 3, 2017, 6:18 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #419

    The time has come to install "Salamanderkingīs" fantastic RC servo for the rangefinder.

    Starting with the stalk. Itīs an aluminium RF stalk purchased from "Bobamaker".
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    First a little bit of sanding, then I used gel superglue to glue the control horn to the stalk.
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    After the glue has dried, I could cut away the leftover plastic parts.
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    Now itīs time to install the rc unit into my right gauntlet.
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    First I had to remove the installed (non-functional) switch.
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    After that I made a box of the former car-key-housing to secure the electronics.
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    Installed the activator-switch and secured the cable on the inside.
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    I took a little video of the first test, before starting to mount the servo inside the helmet:
    https://www.facebook.com/10306794936...46960805397216

    More to come, so stay tuned!
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    3 Weeks Ago - Feb 3, 2017, 7:37 PM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #420

    awesome work my friend. very nice. good luck
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    3 Weeks Ago - Feb 4, 2017, 4:02 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #421

    Quote Cwmarcom said: View Post
    awesome work my friend. very nice. good luck
    Thank youvery much, mate!
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    2 Weeks Ago - Feb 7, 2017, 4:17 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #422

    Step by step Iīm installing the servo into my helmet...


    First I had to make the hole in the right ear a little bit bigger to fit the base of the servo horn AND the servo.
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    Now the servo horn base fits...
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    ...also does the servo.
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    Next will be mounting the servo and the rest of "Salamanderkingīs" electronics to the inside of the helmet.
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    I glued the first two screws, which will hold the servo in place, on the inside of my helmet using gel superglue.
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    To be continued...
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    2 Weeks Ago - Feb 11, 2017, 3:20 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #423

    Saturday-Update...

    Did a test-run of "Salamanderkingīs" rc rangefinder servo installed into my helmet. More to come soon...

    Hereīs a little video:
    https://www.facebook.com/10306794936...4210091338954/
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    2 Weeks Ago - Feb 11, 2017, 10:03 AM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #424

    That's some thorough work. Keep up the great work!
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    2 Weeks Ago - Feb 11, 2017, 12:36 PM - Re: Mid-Budget ESB built #425

    I have to re-work the helmet interior to fit in the electronics... "Salamanderkingīs" RC RF servo unit, two radial-fans.... AND my head.
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    I mounted the servo-electronics first. The cables, batteries and battery-holder are just mounted for the moment. Next will be to fit in the radial-fans plus batteries and switch.
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    Quote le1120 said: View Post
    That's some thorough work. Keep up the great work!
    Thank you very much!

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