Rubies ESB EE3 Build

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Robianco

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After painting up a Hasbro ROTJ EE3 for a friend I decided to give the Rubies a go but I wanted to make an ESB version. I also added a £5 sight from eBay.

I pretty much discarded everything other than the handle, trigger guard and block with the hammer attached.

It was never really intended to be the most super accurate prop due to the limitations of the moulded hammer and other shapes but just to see where I could take the Rubies.

After cutting it down and dremelling the inside to accommodate some 40mm PCV pipe (the tapered barrel wasn't that important to me for this build). I added a Maclow clip to fit the body and a smaller one for the barrel. Barrel was 35mm steal pipe and I drilled the holes and filed them into ovals. I kept the painting to gunmetal and black with some relatively subtle metallic weathering.

I then had the greblies to tackle. I actually picked up some Sidewinder greeblies that I was going to use but ended up keeping those for a second (and hopefully more accurate build). So I used some other resin greeblies from a different EE3 kit I picked up on eBay. I didn't mind that they weren't completely accurate to ESB but were good enough for this build and kept the overall materials cost down.

To finish things up a friend of mine 3D printed the stock bracket and stock which I then worked on smoothing out a little before painting. Finally some strap fixings were added.

All in all a nice little exercise for a relatively novice builder and looks great with the Black Series helmet.

Now to work on the other build for a more accurate version with tapered barrel and using those accurate greeblies and some Molex connectors.
 

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