CNC'd ESB Chest Box

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by Ace Replicas, Feb 17, 2012.

  1. Ace Replicas

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    Hey everyone,

    I wanted to post some pictures of my completed ESB chest box. It has been a year in the making but it is finally finished.


    Michael

    Here are some of the build pics...

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  2. Darth Brass

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    That is * sexy. Very nice job!
     
  3. AMP

    AMP Well-Known Member

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    That is a thing of beauty!
     
  4. Lutso

    Lutso Sr Member

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    That's pretty.
     
  5. DS Operative

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    Sharp and pristine! :thumbsup
     
  6. Eriee D

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    I'm at a loss of words, Fantastic.
     
  7. masterstumpy

    masterstumpy Active Member

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    :thumbsup Thats beautiful
     
  8. KevVader

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    Very cool...I love milled metals! It looks as how Vader's actual chestbox would've been contructed by Empire Inc.!

    Well done!:thumbsup
     
  9. ColeHorton

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    Very nice work!
     
  10. Ace Replicas

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    Thanks guys !!!!:cool


    Here is a picture of the circuit board and battery tray mounted on the inside of the backing plate. When I had the company engineer the circuit board I had them make it compatible with both the ROTS and ESB version chest boxes. I now just tell them which version I need and they install the LED's in the correct position. You can see that the long extension on the bottom has the accommodations for the 10 LED's for the red illuminated rocker on the ROTS version along with the 2 sets of 3 LED's on the right side for the red and green buttons that light up on the ROTS.

    Michael

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  11. Stormtrooper

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    Now that is seriously impressive! Excellent work, my man! :thumbsup

    That looks clean enuff to eat yer dinner off! :eek :love
    You know, I'd almost think it was some kind of 3D-modelled rendering of an ESB Chestbox, only I've seen the WIP pics! If it took you a year to acheive this end-result..... it was time well-spent! :thumbsup

    Cheers,
    John
    johnATmanicminerDOTplusDOTcom
     
  12. nick daring

    nick daring Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Too clean. Needs to be thrown down a flight of stairs before it'll start to look like a proper Star Wars prop. :)

    Nick
     
  13. Ace Replicas

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    Nick,

    In due time, after trooping with it 40-50 times and it getting tossed into my tote it will weather its self nicely. I understand where you are coming from but I have put to much time and love into this thing to beat it up right now. :lol

    Michael
     
  14. VaultUK

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    That looks great x10000 the best chest box I've seen . Congrats
     
  15. nick daring

    nick daring Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Oh I was just joking around! I much prefer things to be naturally weathered when possible and it sounds like that will eventually happen on its own from the usage you're putting it through.

    Awesome piece!

    Nick
     
  16. Fuzzual

    Fuzzual Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Incredible work!!!!
     
  17. Reel Fakes

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    :love Gorgeous! :love
     
  18. Ace Replicas

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    Today I did my first trooping event with my new chest box... :love
    Here are a few pics from the event.

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  19. alienscollection.com

    alienscollection.com Master Member

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    That is awesome. Great work...!
     
  20. Slave1

    Slave1 Sr Member

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    Very nice!
     
  21. Ace Replicas

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    Thanks for all the great feedback everyone !!!

    I will be machining a ROTJ version in the near future as well. :love

    Michael
     
  22. Planettera

    Planettera Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Awesome.....Simply Awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Can't wait to see your future project.
     
  23. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    wonderful!

    What helmet are you sporting?

    Markus
     
  24. SofaKing01

    SofaKing01 Master Member

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    Beautiful! :)
     
  25. clancampbell

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    Stunning chest box! Do you have a video of the light sequence?

    Rich
     
  26. Ace Replicas

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    That is a DS helmet.
     
  27. selgus

    selgus New Member

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    Great work here, very clean and precise!
     
  28. Ace Replicas

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    Sorry Rich, but I don't. :confused
     
  29. PBT

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    Hey mate,
    That little kid in the storm trooper suit rocks.
    The chestbox is pretty awesome as well, it is the most professional one that I have seen made yet.:thumbsup
    Congratulations

    Paul T
     
  30. Darth Niob

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    Excellent and very professional work.....congrats:)
     
  31. Turrican

    Turrican Active Member

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    Superb work on your Vader Michael.
    Keep going with your great work.
    Cheers
    Stefan
     
  32. MisterFubar

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    Beautiful.
     

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