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  1. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Jan 2, 2009, 10:39 AM - FP Aluminum (Copper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #1

    Updated 02/05th

    NOW SOLD OUT!!!!

    Please PM me if you are interested in a Second run, as no addtional info will be posted in this thread.

    For the Second run we will be taking deposits for groups of ten.

    Again PM me for details.

    Thanks Spidey.



    INTEREST THREAD ONLY

    Now that Fettpride is back full time on TDH... We wanted to gauge interest on the possiblity of an Aluminum Rocket with a Copper tip for his upcoming Gauntlet run.

    Most fan made Aluminum Rockets made to date have been based on an aluminum body and a Brass head...but none with a copper head, as this, In My Opinion and the opinion of many others I respect on TDH, looks more like the real Fett gauntlet used on screen.

    Prior to Fp's recent departure we had talked about doing an up-grade to his gauntlet kits with a high-end Rocket with a Copper tip...so we had a proto type made for the resin version for all FP Gauntlet kits in the mean time.
    If you have not signed up for ESB gauntlets please do here: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=29924
    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=29876

    *not sure many people know this but this rocket is based and measured off a REAL Boba Fett Rocket....YES, that's what I said.....don't ask how...cause I'm not telling...I will let Chris explain that. Just another exciting feature of this rocket!!

    Now as most of you know, Copper is Not cheap these days...and is extremely fragile when machined... so this will Definately add to any costs. So again, this is NOT going to be cheap!! This will also be a One time limited run only...again if we actually do it.

    So please let us know if you are interested... if there is enough support this WILL become a run.

    Proto type posted below, as well as a painted FP rocket.(pics)





    Interest List:

    1. Spideyfett
    2. Fettpride
    3. Rebelscum
    4. Darthmiller
    5. Galactic Bounty Hunter
    6. Ripcode
    7. shabad
    8. tk1450
    9. cr4nky
    10. Boba Leo
    11. cojake
    12. mckenic
    13. stormtrooperguy
    14. TR 4059
    15. usmcrice0311
    16. Grifter
    17. SlabFett
    18. Son of the Baptist
    19. Indy_Solo
    20. Fettofficer
    21. Predatormv
    22. Replicant Shadow
    23. yodakiller1138
    24. Jango's kid
    25. deebo27
    26. jackpot76
    27. jedi.paramedic
    28. Crimson Phoenix
    29. 99centTaco
    30. Spankuh
    31. kbrosseau
    32. godaking
    33. Zanenigma



    Thanks all.
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    Last edited by Spideyfett; Feb 5, 2009 at 2:18 PM. Reason: Edited per admin request.
  2. Jan 2, 2009, 10:43 AM - Re: FP Aluminum (Cooper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #2

    Ok, you said accurately sized, "PLUS" a copper tip! I think I just wet myself, darn it, I hate when that happens!

    Please add me to the "Hypothetical" Run list!

    THX

    Last edited by Galactic Bounty Hunter; Jan 2, 2009 at 12:58 PM.
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    Jan 2, 2009, 11:22 AM - Re: FP Aluminum (Cooper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #3

    Depending on the prize, you have my very serious interest
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    Jan 2, 2009, 11:29 AM - Re: FP Aluminum (Cooper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #4

    Might also be interested. Pending price and when.
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    Jan 2, 2009, 11:29 AM - Re: FP Aluminum (Cooper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #5

    interested, depending on the prize!!!!!!!!!!
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    Jan 2, 2009, 11:43 AM - Re: FP Aluminum (Cooper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #6

    Interested pending price too.
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    Jan 2, 2009, 12:08 PM - Re: FP Aluminum (Cooper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #7

    Beautiful!

    Interested
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    Jan 2, 2009, 12:41 PM - Re: FP Aluminum (Cooper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #8

    Interested for sure.
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    Jan 2, 2009, 12:56 PM - Re: FP Aluminum (Cooper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #9

    depends on what "not cheap" means
  10. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Jan 2, 2009, 1:00 PM - Re: FP Aluminum (Cooper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #10

    Quote stormtrooperguy said: View Post
    depends on what "not cheap" means
    Yeah exactly.. .allot has to do with what the price quote we get back from the machinest on material.

    and I was already told that there would be a 1 to 4 ratio...meaning for every one good copper tip machined there would be 3 mess ups...that's how fragile it is when working with copper....so we'll see.
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    Jan 2, 2009, 1:22 PM - Re: FP Aluminum (Cooper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #11

    Sounds interesting...
    Last edited by Mojo-Fett; Jan 2, 2009 at 2:52 PM.
  12. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Jan 2, 2009, 1:25 PM - Re: FP Aluminum (Cooper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #12

    oh yeah.. very...should be good.
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    Jan 2, 2009, 1:37 PM - Re: FP Aluminum (Cooper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #13

    What is cooper? cooper nickle? or copper?
    Last edited by Mojo-Fett; Jan 2, 2009 at 2:52 PM.
  14. Jan 2, 2009, 1:42 PM - Re: FP Aluminum (Cooper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #14

    You haven't heard? Cooper is a new metal they found on Mars
  15. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Jan 2, 2009, 1:53 PM - Re: FP Aluminum (Cooper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #15

    Quote Mojo-Fett said: View Post
    Will wait for Chris to chime in...
    yeah, he can explain it better.

    Quote Crimson Phoenix said: View Post
    You haven't heard? Cooper is a new metal they found on Mars
    HA HA!! yeah, spell check isn't working too well..
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    Jan 2, 2009, 1:56 PM - Re: FP Aluminum (Copper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #16

    Put me down as interested please.
  17. Spideyfett is offline Spideyfett
    Jan 2, 2009, 2:01 PM - Re: FP Aluminum (Copper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #17

    Quote Ripcode said: View Post
    Put me down as interested please.
    Hey, don't you have one already???
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    Jan 2, 2009, 2:09 PM - Re: FP Aluminum (Copper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #18

    Quote Ripcode said: View Post
    Put me down as interested please.
    says the only person i've ever seen with a copper one.

    how 'bout you get one of these and give me your old one?
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    Jan 2, 2009, 3:56 PM - Re: FP Aluminum (Copper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #19

    Very cool project Man this is hard to pass up, I'm intrested depending the price and if I have funds.
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    Jan 2, 2009, 4:34 PM - Re: FP Aluminum (Copper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #20

    put me down as interested.

    semper fi
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    Jan 2, 2009, 4:40 PM - Re: FP Aluminum (Copper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #21

    interested
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    Jan 2, 2009, 7:24 PM - Re: FP Aluminum (Copper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #22

    TDH -

    There is no big secret about the missile in question. and for those that may be confused, here is a little information. No one was trying to hold anything back, and it would have been explained in short order anyway, I've just been away from the boards for the last two days (mostly) taking care of shipping obligations.

    In 2005, there was obviously a studio JF Helmet, 3 chest pieces, and some really BAD RF castings coming from an Aussie by the name of Bentley O'Toole. He's an all around hustler. A really bad dude that's getting himself in a lot of trouble. He claimed to have "original molds for everything". SOme people speculate that he is the source of my studio JF molds, but he is not. O'Toole claimed to be "THE" source that worked for Fox Australia, when in fact it was not him, but an acquaintance of his. This acquaintance was the employee whom exploited all of the JF parts we know today. However, O'Toole recast this guy's castings that were given to him and claimed them for himself. Which is why I've been warning people who buy castings from O'Toole, or anyone else that has "Recast" O'Toole's items to claim them as "Studio Castings", because they're far from 2 twice removed.

    To abridge a very long story, in all of these parts there were two missiles that were taken from Fox as well. One was a horrible stunt missile that was made of rubber originally. This is the missile that O'Toole distributed as an actual ILM Boba/Jango missile. The second missile, came from the real source of these parts/molds. It was the hero missile used in AOTC. They look night and day in their differences.

    About the hero missile -

    It was made by Fox Australia using exact specs from an ILM Archived item. It was NOT directly cast from an original Boba missile. But it is the only missile in back yard prop history that has anything close to a pedigree. About the same as an MR helmet would, in MY opinion. But, the caveat to this is, it was scaled down to fit Morrison's smaller suit components. When I obtained the casting, the only detail that was missing was the tip end of it. Everything else was exacting detail to what we've come to know and love on exhibit all over the world, with the exception that it was scaled.

    In an attempt to restore it's original size, measurements from C4 of the left gauntlet were not only used for scaling my own gauntlets, but also to proportion the missile to the best of our ability. Thanks to Alex (Spideyfett) were were able connect with Philip Wise (Rebelscum.com) and his personal machinist to make this happen. Again, all the details were preserved as it was painstakingly proportioned in CAD. And I reiterate that the only detail that has no digital lineage to the original missiles is the cone at the front end.

    What this comes down to is this ... if you are not comfortable with the "naysayers" have to say, please do not purchase a missile. No one is obligated. It is that simple. We are only trying to provide something neat to the community ( as usual) while "others" gloat on how much they know, and never share a thing

    I have not returned to the boards to get into a feud. Please accept my apologies for that of which although I do not have any control, I feel bad that no matter where "Fettpride" goes, "someone" always has to follow and start the drama all over again.

    Now that I have taken the time to write this, I will no longer be able to make it to the post office for those members that are waiting for items to be shipped. I do apologize. But I will make sure all of the last of the 2008 obligations are to the post by noon tomorrow (when our local post closes).
    It's sad that I have to take away from our community for this sort of silliness

    Regards,

    FP
    Last edited by fettpride; Jan 2, 2009 at 8:12 PM.
  23. Mojo-Fett's Avatar
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    Jan 2, 2009, 7:47 PM - Re: FP Aluminum (Copper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #23

    I think we need to keep this an 'interest' thread only...
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    Jan 2, 2009, 8:10 PM - Re: FP Aluminum (Copper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #24

    Well, that was fun. Now that I have cleaned the thread up and FP has told where the part came from, let's keep this on track. If you not want the part, there are other people on the board who make them. If there is any more bickering, you WILL get a 1 week time out for each new post that starts anything.
  25. Jan 2, 2009, 8:30 PM - Re: FP Aluminum (Copper tip) Gauntlet Rocket #25

    Quote asok said: View Post
    Now that I have cleaned the thread up...
    WOW! That was a lot of negative energy spent on posts that were deleted as if they never happened! KUDOS to you sir! Looking forward to seeing how this project develops!

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