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Old 02-23-2013, 09:39 PM #1
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Etek w/. Star frame full kit

Just wanted to see other peoples opinions. I worked very hard on this project. Started off as an original Etek with a crappy CP regulator and ASA. No case, no tools, no barrel...nothing. Then after three years and over $1000 I have this as a final product. Specs are below.

*Generation 1 Etek
*Star frame w/. 08 Ego expansion board
*SLS Ego Cure 3+ bolt with all inserts w/. custom anoed aluminum bolt pin
*08 Ego trigger and bracket
*Etek 2 HPR with 08 Ego Bump HPR piston
*Bump LPR piston
*Full Shaft 4 barrel kit with .681, .685, .689, .693 backs
*Ego 10 ASA
*Ego 6/Etek 2 feedneck with Ego 11 feedneck lever and Violent thumbwheel
*Planet Eclipse red laser eyes
*Kila detents
*Zick kit

*To add a little swag to the whole build, this all was achieved without anodizing a single piece!*
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:48 PM #2
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Sickest Etek on the Nation! I love the color scheme and those grips look right at home on there. You should post up a shooting video of it!
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:06 PM #3
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Thank you! It means alot coming from an owner of the some of the nicest Nexus and Dark Egos on the Nation as well. Shooting video will come as soon as Ohio has a decent day in the weather.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:15 PM #4
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Thank you! It means alot coming from an owner of the some of the nicest Nexus and Dark Egos on the Nation as well. Shooting video will come as soon as Ohio has a decent day in the weather.
Haha thanks for the kind words friend, I'm lucky to have these great markers. I understand that we have around a foot of snow on the ground and we might be getting another foot tomorrow night with 70mph wind gusts..
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:57 AM #5
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I hate it. Complete ****. Not worth the $$$. Get a DM13. This thing is crap.

(Translation = I'm jealous)
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:11 AM #6
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I hate it. Complete ****. Not worth the $$$. Get a DM13. This thing is crap.

(Translation = I'm jelly)
Please tell me this all translates to you like the gun? Cause I am completely confused in my older age.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:13 AM #7
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Please tell me this all translates to you like the gun? Cause I am completely confused in my older age.
Fixed it up a lil' bit. When I said I'm jelly, I meant I'm jealous

The ONLY thing I'd change about the Etek is the body to an Etek2 purely for my aesthetic tastes, and it still looks badass as it is.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:36 AM #8
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That's funny you say that. I actually have an Etek 2 sister gun in the works! Same dust black body only Etek 2 with a surprise CCU kit color!
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:38 AM #9
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That's funny you say that. I actually have an Etek 2 sister gun in the works! Same dust black body only Etek 2 with a surprise CCU kit color!
Hmm is the CCU camo E-Star? I'm also excited to see what you have in the works.
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Old 02-24-2013, 03:14 AM #10
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Hmm is the CCU camo E-Star? I'm also excited to see what you have in the works.
Nah never was the fan of E-star. But I will say the next color scheme will be in the "Dark" region.
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Old 02-24-2013, 06:58 AM #11
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nice gun, but the etek platform is meh
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nice gun, but the etek platform is meh
The only thing an Ego 8 has over his Etek is the main board and solenoid...
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Old 02-24-2013, 10:24 PM #14
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Not for long. Pretty soon an SL board will be installed. Can't really do anything about the solenoid, but not a total impossibility. I know it's just an Etek. It will always just be an Etek, but it also performs better IMO than alot of Egos I have shot. You can also see in alot of my posts that alot of the time I will take the side of Egos over Eteks. But in the other hand I built my Etek solely on the premise that I am turning a lower end gun into as high end as possible. Even getting different compatible parts to achieve different upgrades. Had to get a newer HPR (Etek 2 HPR for now ) to be able to use the blue 08 Ego and newer Bump HPR piston. To be able to use the newer Ego feedneck lever and Violent thumbwheel I had to find an 06 Ego/Etek 2 feedneck. Obviously I had to get a Star frame to get the ability to use a T-slot ASA, and an 08 Ego trigger/bracket. Also the Star board has the Ego expansion board giving the Etek the same audibles in training and game time modes! I don't even want to go into how hard a task it was to achieve the SLS Cure 3+ bolt...
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:55 AM #15
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I can't speak for him personally, but I think you would have a very difficult time getting that from him same goes for my 06 Dark. He has spent a lot of time and money to make that Etek into an amazing marker!
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Very doubtful. I put well over $1000 into this entire project. Safe to say this gun stays with me till I can't play anymore. Maybe then John I might let you know. But you would be in a decent group of my close PbNation friends who would be fighting over it.
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I know a few people are probably wondering how you can sink over $1K in an Etek. Well multiple explanations. Started off as the original Etek with nothing as stated in the original post. Then I started the parts collecting. Got rid of the HPR and other parts plus cash to get the Star frame. Then went on a mad search for a replacement HPR, had to buy a gold/black Etek 2 HPR, used it FOREVER. Bought dust red "Eclipse" HPR swivel from PBShowcase, later traded gold HPR for dust black one. Bought a new 06 Ego clamping feedneck, then turned right around and bought a lever directly from Gerry @ Planet Eclipse. Purchased every single piece of the Shaft 4 barrel kit separately from separate sellers. Traded dust black 14" Shaft 4 front and later mentioned 09 Geo ASA for the dust red 14" Shaft 4 front used currently. Purchased Violent screw kit in both dust black and red, and Violent thumbwheel. Purchased genuine Planet Eclipse red laser eyes. Purchased separately Bump LPR and HPR pistons. Purchased dust red 08 Ego trigger and bracket. Purchased Star frame QEV separately. Purchased NIB Kila detents. Purchased Zick kit. Purchased an 08 Ego ASA, then an 09 Geo ASA, then the Ego 10 ASA currently. Purchased the SLS Ego Cure 3+ bolt from 2 different sellers. Purchased the custom anoed dust red with no markings bolt pin from A+ Machining (they don't offer this option)Purchased SPD blood grips. Purchased 08 Ego expansion board. Purchased and sold off for a loss Prophecy RF Ego/Etek kit. Purchased ninja macro kit. Plus multiple unmentioned items along the way that help to fund the project, but was ultimately figured out into the total rough estimate of the build, But I will say this over $1K is and understatement. I won't reveal the true estimate.
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Old 03-04-2013, 12:07 AM #19
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Aww no one else want to rate or comment on my Etek? The new Etek 2 won't be done for a while so comment on the old gal while you can.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:01 AM #20
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you have sth special there, but honestly you have a lot of patience and courage to spend three years and $1000 to have an ETEK 1. so simply dont ever sell it, nice job
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I agree, this is an awesome etek! You really shouldn't sell, no matter how high you price it, you'll never get close to what its worth
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