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Old 05-30-2014, 01:55 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have started a thread over on PBN, but figured Id post it here as well to get more opinions.

I have been holding on to some Evil Ehm Parts for about two months now and am finally able to show some progress. I figured Id start a thread to track progress.

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I recently got back into paintball from a 8 year hiatus. I was searching the internet trying to figure out what marker I wanted. When I was younger, I owned an 04 Viking with an RT valve. This was my prized possession. It shot like a dream. The only thing I didnt like was the weight. That is when I stumbled across the Evil Ehm. I did some research for about a month, reading many threads on various forums. About two months back, I purchased a "semi-complete" kit.



It included everything except a milled body and eye covers. I work as a mechanical engineer and the company I work at has a pretty large fabrication shop attached to it. I have made friends with a couple of the guys and they have gave me a hand with various tasks. One of them will be doing my milling and any additional fabrication I require.

In my day to day work, I create a lot CAD files. However, the parts are not intended to look "sexy." They are structural and somewhat easy to manufacture. With my limited solidworks experience, I have a friend helping me with the CAD files. Before his help, I was only able to create basic block that can be purchased from DC. He has shown me a couple cool tricks and I'm getting a lot better. However, there is still room for improvement. If you guys see anything that looks awkward in a design I post, please let me know.
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I ended up moving the AKA logo to the front so it could be larger. I also changed the way the eye covers sit. It sat too proud of the body previously. Other than that, no modifications were made from the original body.
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The package I purchased came with two Ego frames. There was even a tray built for one of them.



I had originally planned on using this tray and skipping all things to do with the frame. However, the more I stared at it, the more I didnt like it. It was manufactured on a hand mill. And for a hand mill, the craftsman ship is pretty darn good. However, its not up to CNC quality. I'm not certain what I will do here yet. I'm thinking multiple frames. A PMR UL frame and a custom frame that will take ego boards/triggers. More to come
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After realizing that I could cut down some metal where the wire is ran, I came up with this. It will allow me to shave a bit more metal off of the body while still keeping the wires tucked away nicely
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As you can see, the frame is no where near complete (It doesnt even have a trigger guard). But the body, Eye Covers & VASA I think are in a good state. I have sent them to the machinist for a quote. The barrel & feedneck are files I found on the internet. They will not be custom fabricated, but they help complete the look.
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looks awesome! I like the clean and simple body and eye design. as for frames I think a FBM Fierce frame would look pretty darn good on there, they can be milled to fit ego boards as well.
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Oh wow. Two builds?

Hey Travis!!!! What's good!?
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looks awesome! I like the clean and simple body and eye design. as for frames I think a FBM Fierce frame would look pretty darn good on there, they can be milled to fit ego boards as well.
I agree, I would love to slap an FBM frame on. Unfortunately, it would require a tray and Im really trying to stay away from that.

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Oh wow. Two builds?

Hey Travis!!!! What's good!?

Its nice to see a familiar face around here, Deadpool! I plan on making two CAD models, but only building one. Who knows, if it draws enough attention I may be do a run of bodies.
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