Interest ALL METAL CNC Aluminum/Steel EE-3 BOBA FETT BLASTER PROP PROJECT

Portumac

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Fantastic, THANK YOU!!!! You are right, that's an EASY FIX!!! No worries, I will forward these pictures to the machine shop so they can make the changes in the program. I have a 1915 and a 1916 Webleys, they are identical and those are used for the ESB, so for the ROTJ Blaster version they used a 1917 Webley which have the heavy chamfers on the bracket block. Easy fix guys.
 

Portumac

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Hi Markus, yes rest assure that the mounts will be identical to the original, they are not finished, the machine shop is working on them now for both versions ESB and ROTJ. For the bracket block, is an EASY fix, I own two Webleys, one is from 1915 and my second one is from 1916, I converted my 1916 Webley to ESB without having to modify the vintage flaregun, these vintage Webleys are getting very expensive and hard to find in perfect condition. I will keep you guys posted with new pictures. Thnak you for your contribution o the project.

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Yes, the machine shop is working on the mounts and will feature all these parts, they are not finished yet.
 

BobaFettSlave_1

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Fantastic, THANK YOU!!!! You are right, that's an EASY FIX!!! No worries, I will forward these pictures to the machine shop so they can make the changes in the program. I have a 1915 and a 1916 Webleys, they are identical and those are used for the ESB, so for the ROTJ Blaster version they used a 1917 Webley which have the heavy chamfers on the bracket block. Easy fix guys.
No worries! Here's some more detailed photos for you guys to use. LMK if you'd like any others. For the 3 chamfers, I kinda just eyeballed their measurements which seem to vary between .060"-.070" but I'd stay closer to .060 as thats a typical size we often see in the machining world

I'm actually fairly certain that the Webley seen in ESB and the one cast and then used for ROTJ are one in the same, simply because they both have these chamfers on the D-bracket which seems to be a rarer variant.. They're most visible on the ESB blaster in the Cloud City hallway promo photos since they have a nice patina to them. That aside, even the butt of the stock on both blasters have the same unique sweeping "J" curve to them, and you can also see what appears to be left over glue residue from the ESB center stock greeble that got transfered over into the ROTJ stock during casting. I suspect that when they cast the flare gun for use in ROTJ that they simply filled in the large chunk of missing stock that’s seen in ESB for ease of casting, and thats why its not seen on the ROTJ Blaster
 

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Portumac

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Thank you so much for the p[ictures and for your valuable information and history on the original prop. Both of my Webleys 1915 and 1916 don't have the bracket block chamfers. Nevertheless I forwarded all the pictures to the machine shop so they can make the changes. I also talked to Andrew Meyers and we agreed to add serial numbers to each blasters just like the original Mark 1 Webley & Scott, these numbers will be the edition number for each blaster. We also discussed to engrave and add markings on the body of the blaster. We are very close to finish the remaining parts. Once again thank you for your contribution on this special prop project.
 

Portumac

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Hi, I spoke to Andrew Meyers about the different Webleys. We have a friend here in Florida who is an expert in Flare guns, I actually got my 1915 and 1916 Webleys from him. He told us that all these Webleys were hand made, there were no production line, they all were finished by hand. We can't be 100% sure that the 1917 Webleys they all have these heavy chamfers. What we can all agree is that the one used for the EE-3 Blaster used one with the chamers. Again this is an easy fix and the machine shop (TMM) will do the changes.



No worries! Here's some more detailed photos for you guys to use. LMK if you'd like any others. For the 3 chamfers, I kinda just eyeballed their measurements which seem to vary between .060"-.070" but I'd stay closer to .060 as thats a typical size we often see in the machining world

I'm actually fairly certain that the Webley seen in ESB and the one cast and then used for ROTJ are one in the same, simply because they both have these chamfers on the D-bracket which seems to be a rarer variant.. They're most visible on the ESB blaster in the Cloud City hallway promo photos since they have a nice patina to them. That aside, even the butt of the stock on both blasters have the same unique sweeping "J" curve to them, and you can also see what appears to be left over glue residue from the ESB center stock greeble that got transfered over into the ROTJ stock during casting. I suspect that when they cast the flare gun for use in ROTJ that they simply filled in the large chunk of missing stock that’s seen in ESB for ease of casting, and thats why its not seen on the ROTJ Blaster
 

Portumac

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Here are some update pictures of our first Webley & Scott all metal EE-3 Boba Fett Blaster replica. Andy Meyers and I in collaboration with TMM Solutions we got together to make this stunning prop possible. Tomorrow we will take more pictures with the spin cast Pewter & precision cast urethane resin greeblies for the wood stock and body. We will have the prices this weekend too, I apologize for not been able to give prices now, this is not a cheap piece to produce and we still have to do some numbers. We will break down the prop in three separate runs, one for the main Webley & Scott flaregun replica, another run for the Complete Flaregun set (ESB or ROTJ) including the Heiland tube barrel, greeblies, scope, mounts, etc. and a third run for the individual parts sets, like the scope mounts, spin cast greeblies, urethane resin greeblies, Heiland barrel, etc. The triger is spring loaded. The wood stock will be made out of Walnut like the original. The weight of the fully assembled EE-3 ESB Blaster is only 5 lbs and the ROTJ is only 6 lbs. The attention to detail is amazing. The bracket block was fixed, on production the bracket block will have the exact measurements from the one provided by one of the members. As soon I announce the prices I will create the run list, each member will need to PM so I can add the name to the list. A down payment deposit will be required to join the run so we can cover the material and part of the production. Again we are very exited to offer this beautiful piece, after over two years is here and extensive development by Andrew Meyers and TMM Solutions. Thank you for your interest and support.



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Portumac

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Here are more update pictures of our first Webley & Scott all metal EE-3 Boba Fett Blaster replica next to two of my real vintage Webley & Scott flareguns. Again this is the first prototype a the bracket block will be updated with the correct chanfers, and the knurling on the bridge above the hammer will be corrected with a fine knurling.

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Portumac

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Thank you again to all the people for your feedbacks, your patience and your interest in our EE-3 ALL METAL Blaster Replicas. Yes, we were able to calculate our production costs so we can give the price for the Webley & Scott flaregun, WITHOUT the scope mounts, greeblies, leather sling, straight tube with heat sinks (ROTJ version), scope. We will be working to calculate the rest of the costs on these tomorrow.

The price for the base gun/blaster which is the Webley & Scott all metal replica will be $1,195.00. I posted pictures of the first prototype a few days ago showing the first assembled prototype. The block on the D bracket will be fixed, and a few two more things that we found. Depending on how many people sign for the runs, the machine shop is willing to adjust prices, but again this depends on the quantities. Some fans they want to buy just the mounts, greeblies, etc, others wants to get the complete Blaster. We will offer 3 runs, one for the complete Blasters (both versions), one for just the Webley & Scott flaregun replica and one run for the rest of the parts. For the wood stock we wanted to use the Peruvian Waltnut, but because the import of this wood is restricted now we won't be able to use it. We can't use American Walnut because of the inconsistency in the color. Andrew Meyers and I decided that the best hard wood to use hat gives the same color, durability and density is the Ash wood, the wood that is used for baseball bats. After more research the original EE-3 Blaster in ESB the wood stock is not dark. Some real Webleys have dark Walnut wood stocks than others. Our wood stock is identical to the original. We scanned the original and ours is made using a CNC router.

Please let me know if you guys have any questions. You are welcome to private message me too, I will do my best to respond the fastest I can.

Manny.
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spectre4044

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To let everyone know ,
The block on the Aluminum Bracket were pined & filled with JB Weld....if anyone had a question about that.

 

BobaFettSlave_1

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Looking great! The dark stocks on most Webleys is just the result of 100 years of grime, oils, storage and handling. Many old firearms (esp the mil surplys stuff) gets like that. The original stock for my webley is damn near almost black hahaha. Id definitely be interested in a wood stock or two if you guys do a run of them!
 
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