Depending on how far people want to go with their buttons, Roman has had these accurate blanking caps on his site for a few years:As Reel Fakes noted upthread, an aluminum undercoat with a topcoat of Dupli-Color MetalCast Red Anodized. Looks spot-on.
I just quoted your instructions in the run thread not realizing it was you lolany washer will work, just pick a thickness that will allow your O ring to sit correctly without going between both halves.
I'm also in France and used a M10 rod after rethreading the end emiters. I don't recommend that if you are not experienced with threading long metal parts.
apart from that, there is a run in the junkyard for 3/8 rods from US and you can find some on ebay in germany or england.
It like ethan said, there is a run right now of 3/8-16 rod, might want to hunt down the European organizer who’s gathering a large number of rod to ship over from the states, then he’s going to distribute them once he receives them all to all the euro guysHey mate, well I just used a metric tapping set that I have, any tap in M10 with a handle will do, but I repeat, this is quite hard to do by hand, the piece was probably tapped with a machine initially, taping an aluminium tube of that length in M10 is no easy task by hand.
I used a pair of pliers to hold the tube while tapping because you need to hold it with quite some force.
The 3/8 and M10 are pretty close, I couldn't see a difference after tapping was finished, it didn't ruin the threads so the pitch must be quite similar.
The M10 rod is a tiny bit larger than a 3/8 rod but it will fit inside the resin halves. One of mine was tighter and I used Halliwax great tip to put the rod on a drill to screw the rod inside the resin half, this was super fast and easy that way and the resin half is well secured.
There is really nothing different with the rest of the assembly, just do that if you feel super confident about rethreading a 3/8 thread to an M10, this is not something you want to try if you never used a tap set.
Better act today, he’s closing the run tonightHello !
I recently received 2 kits. Its just amazing!
But, I have some difficulties to get the materials... The threaded rod especially, i live in France, should i get a PNC threaded with 8,5 mm diameter ? Same problem with the washer ! ( can i use a steel washer or nylon si betterave ?)
so does that mean this cone design was sculpted? I think it's crazy they found a machine part for the similar looking junk part from TFA. Was there a real world item that was used to inspire this cone shape on the ep. 1 sabers?I used photos of the EFX replica when aligning my Covertec (which has a flat-finish and mold lines, as have all of the others I've ever bought). I went with somewhere around 6:00-7:00 for the positioning (with the red button at 12:00). Just slightly off-center, rather than 180 degrees from the red button. The emitter fins are not evenly spaced. One of them is closer to 6:00 than the next one over.