The time is finally here. There has been buz about it. I've hinted to it. There's a reason for it. I know I said that V.2 was final. I wish it could have been Sorry guys :o
Remember, all of the cool new stuff, and innovation you see, you saw it here first.
In the last 2 weeks, in between helmets, I decided to update the armor sculpts There is a pretty big event coming up at the beginning of the year that required my armor to be as good as it can be. More on that will be posted when the time comes, but it's certainly a once in a lifetime thing to be a part of.
A special thanks goes out to our own Spideyfett, Darthmiller, and Evan4218 for their contributions. They were the only members to get as close as they did at Cel 4 to the real AoSW Fett display (without plexi or glass). Darthmiller, as devoted as he is, even went out that day and forked out some serious cash for a beast of a camera to to make it possible to take the pics (Since everyone was caught off guard and didn't know the display was even going to be there) The crew made friends with the Prop Master and were allowed a few more liberties with the display than what's normal. This afforded us new information we've never had before. Although my armor was pretty close, there's always room for improvement. So, based on some great photo's, and measurements, and information, I've updated the armor to reflect these necessary tid bits. Of course I'll leave the final opinion to the community, but in my own opinion (not because I made them), unless screen pieces fall into someone's hands to get copies from, this will be the set that goes on my own suit/display when I start my new one next year.
I planned on doing this update sooner (about the time the FPH was conceived). Actually, the armor was to be first on the revamp list, but I decided to run with the FPH at the last minute. That turned into a 6 month long project This was back in April or May. So here we are. I got it in, under the wire of 2007.
Some have asked in recent weeks about the "Rubber Knees" that I promised a discount to members who purchased V.2 armor. This is still very much my intent. The delay in bringing those to life, was only because they needed to be updated .. in the following pics, those will be painfully obvious I think it's safe to say, that most of you will be glad that I waited to update before I went forward on that project
Here are the first few pics. Lets call them teaser pics I suppose. Because throughout the eveing, I will be adding more pics, and comps to the V.2. I will detail the changes that have been made to each piece (within reason of course). We'll call them "Highlights" If some of the armor looks funny (not what you're used to seeing) , it's not your eyes. This is what the stuff really looks like. Unfortunately, this is what the real stuff looks like in person too .... it's just not what we've come to expect, and so therefore may be a little surprising to some. I say, it looks "kinda funny" <in my best Wayne's world (Dana Carvey) voice>
So come back from time to time tonight. It could get interesting ... (there are a couple of neat surprises coming up)