Not to rush you, but I still need a shipping quote so I can give you my money! LOL (I PMed you back the other day.)
On the list you have me down as ROTJ, but I had ordered ESB w/dented knees, I hope that isna't a problem. Thanks!!!!
Actually, there was no specification with your payment, so I took a guess I was going to contact you about it though, I wouldn't have just gone with a guess, it was sort of a "fill in the blank" based on my conversation with Alex. So thanks for clearing that up
----- ARMOR SHIPMENT UPDATE ------
K, I have a nice little update boys and girls ...
There's been about 17 boxes sent in the last 3 days. And now I have a better idea what the shipping is for our International Members, I'll be getting back to those members that are waiting on quotes tomorrow.
I have lots of tracking numbers fro y'all .. my apologies for not getting them posted earlier this evening, but I had been up for 36 hours by the time I got out of the post office tonight (second run today) in an attempt to be as true to my word in getting as many out as I can before Christmas, so when got home I basically passed out So I'm up for a bit now, I will start updating page 1 with all that information. There should be some happy "Fett Heads" for Christmas ... stand by
You are a machine Chris...
I'm sure there Will be a few totally happy 'Fett Heads' for Xmas! I just hope that the postal service gets their *** in gear for mine...
When these are all out, you totally need a break! So no rush on the Gauntlets just yet...
FP, its great so see that spirit u have and the drive put into getting these armor kits out.......i hope u take a well deserved break in the new year, not only do u deserve it, u need it!!!!!
hope u have a merry x-mas chris! cheers brother!
just a bit curious, but isnt that a customs tracking number on mine?? cause im in the u.s.
just wanted to point that incase thats someone elses tracking by mistake.
(dont want the goods going over seas now)
Thanks everyone, it's nice to be appreciated
I'm sorry I didn't get the list updated lat night when I got up in the middle of the night like I said I would. But I fell back asleep
I'll explain more later. I'm goin for a nap
FP, I would just like to thank you again for ALL of your hard work on these sets. We DO realize the extra effort you put forth to get these out before x-mas, so a BIG thanks!!! The anticipation hurts though...... :-)
SUPERJEDI will be painting this for me, so I'll be sure to post finished pics when I get them!!
Thanks Chris, for all your hard work and commitment to this amazing project, you the man!!!
Hey FP, any update on the knees? I sent out payment on the 7th and haven't heard/seen anything yet- lmk and thanks!
happy holidays too!
WHAT!! Fettpride is taking a nap......
Jk, you deserve it bud..lol.
FP, thanks for getting this out so quick. Happy Holidays to you and your family!
Sorry I didn't clairify when I sent payment, I probably had a brain fart that dayActually, there was no specification with your payment, so I took a guess I was going to contact you about it though, I wouldn't have just gone with a guess, it was sort of a "fill in the blank" based on my conversation with Alex. So thanks for clearing that up
Thanks for all the hard work you are doing for all us Fett Fanatics, I hope you will have a great Holiday!!!
Hi Everyone .. you're too kind. Again, my very humble "thanks" to all of you !
A few Notes about the V.3 Armor -
I wanted to take a quick moment to go over a few last minute possible points of interest before members start receiving their armor. Just to make sure there is clarification, and no surprises for those members that are new to the board and may not be aware. As well as the old timers, that may be getting a touch of "Alzheimer's" <kidding of course>
POI #1 -
As stated early in this thread, as well as in Post #1, the armor comes to you, "Rough Trimmed". They will NOT look like the gallery pictures posted earlier in the thread. I know, that this is most likely understood, as I have never offered fully trimmed vacuum formed armor due to time involved and trying to keep costs reasonable, but there may be a member here or there that didn't pick up on it. So again, I just wanted this to be clear to everyone. "Rough Trimmed" mens that the main flashing has been removed from around each armor piece. This is actually a service to you, as it's dangerous trimming the large portions of the flashing, hot plastic can HURT YOU It even nipped me yesterday, and now I have a nice little blister on the bottom of my right lower eyelid. A piece flew up UNDER my cute little face shield. So be careful !
But there is usually about 1/8 th up to 1/2 inch left on some pieces. The final trimming is up to the member to do as they see fit (as some like thicker bevels around the edges of the armor, and others like very thin bevels for accuracy).
POI #2 -
When the armor is shipped, it can have dust on the armor pieces, and they can be a little dirty in appearance (not perfect snow white). Where this is not the norm, it depends my shop environment when the armor is "Rough Trimmed" for shipment. It is a VERY messy job. Rest assured, it's just dust, and wipes right off. There will also be "trimming remnants" or melted "plastic nibs" for lack of a better term, all over the inside of the box, and around the edges of the armor. Again, this is normal for "Rough Trimmed" plastic parts. When all is said and done, armor finish trimmed, it will all clean up very nice with soap and water. Also keep in mind, that the armor parts should to be lightly sanded for "primer" to properly adhere before painting.
POI #3 -
Trimming. This is mostly up to interpretation, and preference. However, as a general rule, and for highest accuracy to the screen worn parts, the "bevel" around each armor part, or "lip" as seen from the underside of each piece, should be VERY small (thin). So considering this "general rule", each piece should be trimmed with the inside "lip" being no greater than 1/8 th of an inch, a smidgen less is best for proper appearance. This basic principal can be illustrated in an old tutorial thread for V.2 knees from days of yesteryear (literally, last year) Here you will also find a link to the tutorial I made for V.1 knees , posted on my website. Both should probably be read if you are unfamiliar with trimming vacuum formed parts. (pay no attention to the bad spelling and grammar that was never corrected )
Knee Armor Tutorial Thread
The same principals in this thread, as well as the link to the knee tutorial on my website, should be applied to the V.3 knees (disregard the assembly instructions of course). Trimming only. These principals can also be generally applied to trimming the rest of your armor. So check it out. If anyone needs further assistance, post here, and I'll do my best to assist you all.
POI #4 -
There was a nice little update made to the Backplate right before production commenced. I didn't have time to post it sooner, because of the crunch.
This update was made thanks to the keen eyeballs of one of our very own here participating in this thread. A special thanks to Kbrosseau for pointing out this little detail that I've overlooked for years.
The Jet Pack/Rocketpack housings on each side of the backplate have very light "tracks" for the nylon straps to ride between. Again, a nice little detail added right under the wire Again, to Kbrosseau ! (The pic below should show in about 15 minutes or so, my server is being updated)
A note about shipping. There are a couple of international members that still need shipping quotes. In the interest of speedy delivery, I have taken the liberty of covering the shipping in advance for some. I will send PM's out this evening to make arrangements for reimbursement. I trust that no one here would leaving my holding the bag on that I just wanted to make sure I didn't miss the window on getting your armor as soon as possible. Rest assured, I was fair, and got you the best bang, for your bucks
Hellopike - your knees were to be fulfilled after as many complete sets were put together as possible. Because of the plastic supply , I am always unable to part orders out until I know what I have left over from the complete set orders so that I don't short the those kits. This is standard for me. I thought I made that clear, if not, you have my sincere apologies. I should be able to get them out for you when the next plastic shipment arrives, perhaps by the end of the week (as it turns out, I'm working through Christmas anyway and not talking off 10 days to go home for the Holidays as originally planned) Second Holiday in a row
I should be around and contactable through the weekend should anyone need to speak with me about anything else. Perhaps even Monday. After that, I'm in blackout as most of you probably will be for Christmas. So I'd like to take this opportunity (in case I miss it later), to thank each and everyone one of you again for your patience, commitment, and support ! And last, but certainly not least ... to wish a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS, to you and yours! May all of your wishes, hopes, and dreams come true in this magical season !
Last edited by fettpride; Dec 22, 2007 at 8:46 PM.
Merry Christmas Chris! And THANKS for all your hard work!
Thanks man, same to you
BTW - i LOVE your sig ... priceless
Full payment sent for an ESB set. Just let me know what shipping will be and I'll send that to you as well. I can't believe how many sets you got out before Christmas...amazing work mate!
Have a Merry Christmas!
happy holidays my friend....
great work...love the shoulders and thanks for all you do man!!!!!!
I cant wait to get started on this armor!!!!
Got stuff FP. Amazing upgrades!! can't wait to finally get this ESB armor rooling.
ohh and by the way, I think my tracking info might be missing a number or something. I get this when i track it.
Label/Receipt Number: 0307 1790 0001 5322 3833
There is no record of this item.
man o man u really got this armor nailed! just arrived here a bit ago.....and its awesome chris!! i cant believe how much of a difference in the "curvature" there is!!
thankyou so much for ur hard work and efforts!! your craftman ship, attention for details are always amazing! ur work is very much appreciated in my book as i am sure many others feel the same way!. THANKYOU for making it possible for me to have not only my very own fett, but a dam accurate one to boot!
Merry x-mas my friend!
Just missed out on Ho Ho Ho for MF... so looks like a new years gift for me?
So you gonna be the first to post pics then Shawn?
Thanks guys !
1455 - got it bro, thanks !
Turo - Uhm, I need to check to see what's up I wouldn't be surprised if I transposed something in my mad rush Sorry my friend
Mojo ... I can't believe you didn't get your box That suck man. But maybe you'll get it Wednesday???? Oh, and I did get your last PM. I'm sorry for not responding yet ... that leads me to my latest update ...
I'M SICK !!!! less than 24 hours after getting that mountain to the post, my body gave out on me So I'm laid up for Christmas Just want to let everyone know in case they need to reach me, I'm not going to be up here much in the next day or two. Gotta get some rest and fix myself up. But I will make sure I take care of any loose ends with the first half of the armor shipment as soon as I can think straight.
Thanks again everyone, and Merry Christmas !!!