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    FettPride V3 / SR V1 Rubber Knee Signup

    UPDATE: Closing the list at this time. Im already feeling the wear and tear. After I go out for my b-day dinner tonight, ill pour a couple more sets. I should get through the first 20 this week, and be able to finish the darts. Next week the next 20 and then ill need some time. Its getting a bit overwhelming for me. Im sure any of you that has tried to run a one man show knows what I man. There will be some seconds and test pairs that end up for sale at the end of this run of 40 a little cheaper. Ill keep you all posted

    Mason

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    About this project:

    Unless you have been in a hole I am sure that you know that Fettpride, chris, is very busy taking care of his Fiance, Pam.

    Chris was extremely helpfull to me when I first started lurking here. Even when he had so much work to do pulling armour and helmets, and managing pm's about payments, he took the time to help me.

    I am sure others have similar stories.

    I recently got the opportunity to meet chris when I picked up the IC Han in carbonite from him. Again, he was overly helpful and extremely helpfull and answered any questions I had.

    In the course of the conversation he offered to let me use his knee models with no stipulations. He said 'Id like to see my knees in rubber. Heres a set. Make some rubber knees.'

    He didnt ask for a thing. Even when I offered. That brings us to where I am now.

    This will be a fundraiser for Chris and Pam.

    The price is $75 shipped US / 85 shipped Worldwide for the rubber knees.

    Add $10 for the knee darts in hard resin or possibly rubber. Depending on what comes out the best.

    The color is going to be black for now. I may try some cold cast versions, but that is a difficult process. And anything can go wrong. It will add cost, and quite frankly im not sure we need any more cost in this hobby.

    It would cost another $10 to cold cast them. I may do a few trial sets and sell them on a 'first come first serve basis'.

    The breakdown is: $50 goes to Chris and pam. $25 goes to me to cover shipping (roughly $10-12) and resin (roughly $10) each. This will hopefully provide a few extra dollars to cover bad pulls.

    Here are the pictures of the first pulls. The ones with black near them are raw, right out of the mold, un-cleaned knees. The second were trimmed with a pair of desk scissors Yes. With desk scissors you can clean these better than most will ever trim a set of vac formed knees.

    There is one spot on one knee where you will see a funny parting line (on one of the dart launchers, it is not pictures). That is the only real blemish on the whole set.

    The rubber is similar to car tire rubber. It doesnt need a armature. They flex and bend, but mostly hold their shape.

    Some may decide to use a metal backing (think metal ruler) around the inside upper rim. That will cause it to stiffin right up, but I didn not include it inside of the rubber. I will do a tutorial if anyone wants to know how this can be done easily.

    I want to stress that this is for pam and chris. So if you deem these are worth more, by all means Pay more

    I have donated 100 hours, and probably $600 in just materials. So by all means if you need a good set of the most acurate knees available, please, sigh up!

    You may notice the inside of the knees is marked FP.

    Theres a reason. These are 'For Pam'

    Thank you Chris for everything. Really. Thank you.



    These will come off the molds 1-3 pairs a night. So take that into account. Anyone needing them for halloween or a troop soon. Please specify. But please, if you absolutely dont need them asap, give me time to do these right

    I have 1 gallon of rubber currently. Ill run that out, on the first 4-5 sets. Once I get a handle on how much I need for this big run, ill buy the rest of the resin.


    DONATION $ TO CHRIS: $750
    10/16/08 Sent the next chunk of the payment today. Totals 750 to chris and pam. Thanks everyone!

    10/9/08 - In light of the signup list I sent $500 today to Chris. Let me be the first to thank you all for your support. I will send the next payment as soon as I have collected the first 20 sales.

    SHIPPED USPS THE END NUMBER IS YOUR TRACKING/DELIVERY CONFIRMATION NUMBER. IF YO ARE OUT OF THE US ITS YOUR CUSTOMS FORM

    Interest Committment List
    ------------------------------------------------ dart/dartless 1 sort -----------
    2 ASOk - 1 set - No Darts -----------------------------PM SENT - PAYMENT RECEIVED - 03070020000070000232
    7 slavefive - 1 set - no darts --------------------------PM SENT - PAYMENT RECEIVED - 03070020000070000232
    9 Jackpot76 - 1 set - no darts -------------------------PM SENT - PAYMENT RECEIVED - 03070020000070000270
    13 rokeim - 1 set - no darts ---------------------------PM SENT - PAYMENT RECEIVED 03070020000070000201
    16 Benkenove - 1 set - no darts -----------------------PM SENT - PAYMENT RECEIVED - LC835428905US
    17 shabad - 1 et - no darts ----------------------------PM SENT - PAYMENT RECEIVED - 03070020000070000256
    20 TK4130 - 1 set - no darts --------------------------PM SENT - PAYMENT RECEIVED - LC668541181us
    21 Stormtrooperguy - 1 set - no darts ----------------- PM SENT - PAYMENT RECEIVED - 03070020000070000195
    22 Madmartigan - 1 set - No Darts ---------------------PM SENT - PAYMENT RECEIVED - 03070020000070000249
    8 genet kal - 1 set - WITH DARTS ----------------------PM SENT - PAYMENT RECEIVED - 03070020000070000218

    Titanfett - blemished set -PAID 03070020000070000324
    1 Bobby Fett UK - 1 set - WITH DARTS ---------- PAID - SHIPPING - LC835428919US
    4 22ssplt - 1 set - NO DARTS - PAID ------------- PAID - SHIPPING - 03070020000070000317
    6 deadland - 1 set - NO DARTS - PAID------------ PAID - SHIPPING - 03070020000070000331
    10 suspect86 - 1 set - NO DARTS ---------------- PAID - SHIPPING -03070020000070000348
    14 My Only Fettish - 1 set - WITH DARTS -------- PAID - SHIPPING - 03070020000070000300
    7 gbeef - 1 set - PAID SHIPPED - LC83528905US


    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    12 grifter - 1 set - WITH DARTS - PAID ----------- PAID - MQ DONE-------------- SHIPPED
    15 FettOfficer - 1 set ------------------------------ PAYMENT RECEIVED -------- SHIPPED
    11 slowmo - 1 set - WITH DARTS ---------------- PAID/CLEARED------------- SHIPPED
    5 coJake - 1 set - No Darts ------------------------ PAYMENT RECEIVED ------- SHIPPED
    15 fettdad - 1 set - no darts ------------------------PAYMENT RECEIVED ------- READY TO SHIP

    2 Ciscostiger - 1 set - no darts -----------------PM - PAYMENT RECEIVED ------- SHIPPED
    3 Cylus - 1 set - no darts Orange Test Set ------PM ------------------------------SHIPPED
    13 tk337 - 1 set - WITH DARTS-----------------PM ------------------------------ SHIPPED
    17 Wolfie - 1 set - no darts ------------------------------------------------------ READY TO SHIP

    ----------------------------- REMAINING LIST ---------------------------------
    6 mckenic - 1 set - WITH DARTS ---------------PM
    8 whistle8mp - 1 set - no darts ----------------PM
    9 mmgraphics - 1 set - no darts----------------PM
    10 boomer fett - 1 set - no darts---------------PM
    11 BobaFettSlave_1 - 1 set - WITH DARTS------PM
    12 SlabFett - 1 set - WITH DARTS--------------PM
    14 Simon Fett - 1 set - no darts ---------------PM

    16 bbbrowles - 1 set - no darts - NO PAYPAL ITS EVIL

    20 CasiusOntius - 1 set - with darts------------PM - Hold

    -----------------------------------------------------
    18 rangerChet - 1 set - WITH DARTS -------------------PM SENT - PAYMENT RECEIVED - WFD


    Im closing the run list for now. There may be another run pending how burnt out I am, and the amount of wear and tear on the mold at the end of these. There will be a few sets of blemished and test pairs at the end a little cheaper. And probably a whole lot of 'test and blemished darts' to go around.

    Thanks for the interest!
    Mason
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    UPDATE SECTION:
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    My dremel grind cut bit (lookslike a spur gear on a rc car) grinds down the rubber pretty smooth. You should be able to modify these, even 'dent them' with it, without much difficulty.

    This can dremel out the dart holes to a larger diameter without much/any noticable fraying.
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    These knees are ESB and ROTJ acurate per the gurus. It is beyond my knowledge to discuss it with you, but it can be taken up with the gurus if you wish to discuss the differences.
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    Im coldcasting some rubber darts to test the capabilities. Im also silver painting the knee from today.
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    Last edited by Stormrider; Oct 23, 2008 at 6:55 PM.

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    Re: FettPride V3 / SR V1 Rubber Knee Signup

    Mason please add me to the list. When and where do I pay?

    Cheers, Rob.

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    Re: FettPride V3 / SR V1 Rubber Knee Signup

    Ill send a paypal addy to everyone on the list in pm's. Edit your post to say what you want. 1 set knees. No darts. etc.

    When paypalling please include:
    Site (TDH). Username. What your ordering (I sell other stuff too).

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    Please put me down for a set without darts.

    Thank you for all the time and effort you have put into this project. Looks like it has paid off!

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    Re: FettPride V3 / SR V1 Rubber Knee Signup

    Count me as interested for 1 set of knees without darts -- Cold cast, if you end up making them, but feel free to put me far down on the actual delivery list, since I don't need them immediately and others do. And since I'd like the cold cast ones, put me down at the top of the "trial list" if you could.

    -Chris
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    Re: FettPride V3 / SR V1 Rubber Knee Signup

    One thing I forgot to mention. The knee darts are a tad undersized I used.

    Thats what I had available. That being said you will be able to ream out the rubber to insert bigger darts. But if i made the holes too big, there is no way to fill them.

    Ill test with a dremel, and a drill bit on a test set to figure out what the best way to enlarge the holes will be.

    These according to chris are more 'jango' sized darts than boba.

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    WOW... these look great Mason.

    Love the "FP" touch, "For Pam"...

    Great work.:thumbup

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    Put me on the list for 1 set with no darts. Thanks, Jason

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    One Set with knee darts please!

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    Spideyfett said: View Post
    WOW... these look great Mason.

    Love the "FP" touch, "For Pam"...

    Great work.:thumbup
    Thanks spidey. Means alot Ill be glad when this is over though But its a really worthy cause.

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    Sign me up 1 set with darts

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    Great job and a great price! Please add me to the list for a pair with no darts.

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    ...I would like to get 1 set...no darts

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    I would like a set as well. w\darts

    And hello ! realized this is my first post. Forgive me I am over on the Mercs boards usually.

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    Stormrider said: View Post
    Thanks spidey. Means alot Ill be glad when this is over though.
    No prob, .. I think your attitude and hard work shows..and your intentions have always been good ones.

    Just glad you won't be losing anything out of pocket anymore, that's never any fun.

    Good Luck with the run....

    Maybe I can paint up a first pair for ya??

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    Already have FP3 knees..but for Chris and Pam put me down for a pair..no darts...and spidey..you can paint mine if you are really dying to paint a pair :-p

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    One set with darts please.

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    Will these take a special paint, or will any old spray paint work?

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    WOW these are beautiful. Put me down on the list for a set with darts please!
    Last edited by asok; Oct 8, 2008 at 4:28 PM. Reason: Language.

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    Put me down for a set. No Darts pls

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    Please add me for 1 set with darts. Thanks!

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    Spideyfett said: View Post
    No prob, .. I think your attitude and hard work shows..and your intentions have always been good ones.

    Just glad you won't be losing anything out of pocket anymore, that's never any fun.

    Good Luck with the run....

    Maybe I can paint up a first pair for ya??

    Why dont i send you a pair you can paint them up, and either keep them or give them to Jeremy Bulloch. Id like him to wear 'for pam' around on his knees

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    My Only Fettish said: View Post
    Will these take a special paint, or will any old spray paint work?
    They are rubber. I use 'parma rc lexan body paint' you get it at hobby shops. It BONDS HARD to it. I can barely scrape it off. And its flexible.

    I wouldnt use any old spray paint. If you have to it would need to be acrylic I would think.

    Maybe we can have spidey test

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    The darts are going to take a few days to get going. I have to modify the best of the 'master darts' to have a protrusion. Then re-cast it... 8 times so I dont have to pour them one at a time. So the dartless will most likely start shipping first.

    Thanks everyone. Its much appreciated. I havent reached chris yet, but i think he will be happy about all of this

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    I would like one set with darts please.

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