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  1. #26
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    Re: Buyer beware

    hey texas fett this is what i gather after a little research, gauntlets=ruffkin toys, armor = mold your own out of 1/8 sintra (templates are everywhere),or bobamaker fiberglass (little pricey). The helmet is most important try morrowsun? Go for mystery size, I think the wider mandibles look more accurate. Check out bobamakers helmet as well. flax jacket vest = batninja, and for knee darts, boots, capes, neckseals check out TK 409 site (great stuff)...gotta go

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    Re: Buyer beware

    Hello all, i'm new here and am starting to piece together a set of custom Mando armor.......looking through the posts i see alot of recasters....just wondering if anyones heard of Schuby's Galactic Props?....he has painted and unpainted sets for sale,and i was thinking of getting a set of unpainted and doing it myself.....his feedback seems pretty good and from what i see the work isn't half bad..........so if anyone has heard something about this guy give me some feedback,it would be much appreciated..................

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    Re: Buyer beware

    john.django said:
    Hi i am new to the dented helmet, thought this would be a perfect place to post...anyways hate to rehash old wounds but I too (sadly) purchased a pair of gauntlets from f-n-s.uke The next day I found about tdh..anyways after reading the threads, I asked him for a refund, we are talking the next day.. guess what get an email from his WIFE saying he is out of town at a seminar and took the post with him... so now i'm stuck and worried. Anyways hello to all this the best place ever thanks for all the info guys!!

    What a surprise- I too ordered gauntlets from him before I knew how bad he was- and I emailed asking where my order was and got an identical reply from his wife-he was teaching a seminar then too!! I am still waiting almost three weeks later for my order to turn up-will keep you posted and post pics if they ever get here!!!

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    Re: Buyer beware

    John.django more less I know who to trust,I have no life since I found this site!(LOL) I've met a lot of cool people here. I was just asking about the recaster wanna be's.Im about quality I like buying expensive props. I'm about 80% complete with me first suit.

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    Kile Hannad said:
    just wondering if anyones heard of Schuby's Galactic Props.
    Yeah, He has an ebay store. I bought a set of sintra child armor from him, and I thought he did pretty good work.

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    Fett prop artist said:
    Yeah, He has an ebay store. I bought a set of sintra child armor from him, and I thought he did pretty good work.
    right on thanks for the input................

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    Re: Buyer beware

    nice work texas,
    hey fetishist i am waiting still also!! i will post pics as well.......
    see ya

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    I want to thank all about posting this topic, I almost bought from Frank and Son, but I also wanted to say that I heard about the stories from bloodsports, I did order a set of gaunlets which he claims are not recasts......right.????.......Anyhow I only bought them because I needed a set for a big parade I'm doing in 2 weeks. And without it, it just wouldn't look right. But I plan on showing an updated pic on what i get. Thanks.

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    Re: Buyer beware

    Well, the gauntlets arrived from frank-n-son2- here they are straight out of the box...









    So I pulled them apart, and started again from scratch!!








    Will post more as I get happier with the mess that was sent to me!!

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    Re: Buyer beware

    Sorry to drag this a bit off topic (and asking a newbish question), but what exactly is a recaster? From what's said, I gather that they take other people's work and push it off as their own. Is there any more to it than that?

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    Re: Buyer beware

    Boba_Fett_03 said:
    Sorry to drag this a bit off topic (and asking a newbish question), but what exactly is a recaster? From what's said, I gather that they take other people's work and push it off as their own. Is there any more to it than that?
    no more to it, thats exactly what it is.

  12. #37
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    Re: Buyer beware

    A recaster is someone who takes moulds from someone elses work-basically using inferior materials and selling them on as their own work. Like buying a good set of gauntlets, taking a cast of them and then selling the re-casts.

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    Re: Buyer beware

    Ah, okay. Basically, it's like tracing someone else's artwork and passing it off as your own. Thanks.

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    Re: Buyer beware

    My Frank-n-son2 Gauntlets after I stripped them down-



    Then stripped back the awful paint and filled, sanded and silvered-








    And this is how they look now, just need hoses fitting!!-








    Took me a few days, but I think they turned out ok in the end, what do you guys think??

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    Re: Buyer beware

    good work! but the image of gauntlets out of the box has permanently scarred me!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Buyer beware

    did you leave him neg feedback??

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    No, they were actually ordered for me by my mate, but I will be sending an email telling him exactly what I think of him!!!!

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    heh... they actually stiffed me for a pair of gauntlets a while ago.

    looking back on it, i'm glad to not have them! though the $100 would have been better served elsewhere.

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    Re: Buyer beware

    Those look athousend times better man! Good job!!!

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    100 dollar paper weight!!! can wait!!

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    Man, those are almost as nice as my BSS gauntlets!

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    Thanks for the comments guys, am pleased with how they turned out! Just shows that a little encouragement and hard work do go a long way!!

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    Re: Buyer beware

    tk7602 said:
    heh... they actually stiffed me for a pair of gauntlets a while ago.

    looking back on it, i'm glad to not have them! though the $100 would have been better served elsewhere.
    well it looks like i got the stiff as well!
    over two months no gauntlets.
    I filed a paypal dispute.
    Also I noticed a new member today F-N-S?????HMMMMMMMM?
    could this be frank-n-son? I hope not

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    Re: Buyer beware

    john.django said:
    well it looks like i got the stiff as well!
    over two months no gauntlets.
    I filed a paypal dispute.
    Also I noticed a new member today F-N-S?????HMMMMMMMM?
    could this be frank-n-son? I hope not
    HAHA, you know it ever well could be. Or it is just one horrible coincidence.

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    Re: Buyer beware

    I really wish I had found TDH before him. I also lost money to frank n son part 2.. about a year ago ( lol ) I bought a set of ROTJ from him and well..I still don't have them..he dodged my emails as well as the instant messages I sent him..He would just sign off..after about 6 months I finally went to paypal and they told me I had to file my claim within 45 days from auction end..( patience was not my friend this time) after speaking to a supervisor at paypal I got half of my money back....all I can say is buyers beware

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