Great job bro! looking good!
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Great job bro! looking good!
WOW what a difference in the bells!.....
u nailed it though FP!!!! they look great!.....
hope ur feeling better as well.
WOW, great updates Chris!!
Now, ppl will understand that your busy working on our bells, and thats why your not always on the forum..
it's great to see your trying to give us top quality stuff!! cause really, the bells you already have would please anyone.
and you have pics to prove it.
hope you get better as well, i know i sound like a broken record but... i can't wait!!
WOW! The bells look great. I think the damage looks very nice. Your attention to details is amazing. I can't wait to see this armor in person. Keep up the great work.
I wish they would allow the art department the ability to make true castings of the pieces though. Would be beyond cool to know they in some point down the road were originally ROTJ or ESB boba pieces.
You have done a marvelously job of recreating all of this. Just about any dementionality that was over looked has been revisited with a good eye for detail, and you dont just have one... you got two.
I am looking forward to seeing the next get of costumers wearing this stuff.
K, the list is drawing to a close. I know it's marked as full, but there are still a couple of members that have not decided yet, and some that have been moved in to replace others. I have to nip that soon so I know how much extra material that needs to be ordered for sure to cover what I don't already have on hand. So the another 48 hours and there will be no more "wiggle room". Just a heads up. PM me if you are wanting to postpone, as there are a couple of members that would like to slide in there.
Thanks again everyone for their kindness
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Cheers - marcus
I also just sent you a PM. I'd love a set of the ESB version to start off my Fett costume if there is still room.
Fett Pride : PM sent.....
Zane, PM returned. Marcvs66, tk1455, and Indy_Solo .. Pm's on there way shortly.
may i ask why i got taken off the list? i pm'ed you over and over , standing by with the payment, but you never replied to my pm's or mail?
Volkerc - Your last PM before today was on the 5th. It is VERY easy for these to be overlooked as early on as that was. So when I posted a "48 Hour" waring bell a few days ago for the remaining members on the list to make a decision, you could have sent a PM then reminding of your interest. It is a mistake on my part for overlooking or forgetting your earlier PM, so I do apologize. But I would ask that you have a little more patience in the future. There will be another PM on it's way shortly.
Thank you ...
FP Just in case.... PM sent. Thanks
Marcvs66, tk1455, Indy_Solo , Ciscotiger, and Grifter ... still need to get PM's out to you guys. Sorry for the delay. I've been sorting the list, and what kind of availability there is. Hang tight. Thanks for your patience.
Thanks FettPride, I appreciate all that you've done to make such a outstanding Fett costume second to none. When you get the chance to PM will be fine, it's the busiest time of the year, so I understand. Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays and a Merry Christmas!
Anthony aka: Ciscotiger
Hey FP... dont forget about me , check my last PM please... I asked you a tiny favour.
No worries FP. With an armour set like this in the works I can understand you being a wee bit busy LOL.
Hey FP, Do I owe you money for shipping bro? LMK
I too need to send you shipping funds...that being said, what options on shipping do we have. My being in Canada makes me want Fedex or UPS.
Canada post, may be slower this time of year, not to mention customs may hold stuff.
Azerin, sorry my brother, I'll be getting to your PM today. Just trying to catch up in order
Headlesshunter - I have still yet to box a complete set to get a quote for our international members. This should be happening TOMORROW. Hang tight
Sixx - Same as above. However, since you are having to pay extra for shipping, it is your choice my friend, which ever YOU prefer
Thanks everyone for their understanding and patience , more to come soon,
I'll try FedEx, lmk what the damage is lol.
Hi Guys !
Thanks for hangin in there for me. I just sent out PM's to all those promised. If for some reason I forgot ANYONE, please let me know here, DON'T send me a PM, it may get lost
Armor production has commenced ! I will be getting as many sets out this week as humanly possible. But there is a MINOR issue that hit me today. The Post Office ... lines from hell
I'm in a fairly small town, so the Post Office is a hassle. And they're always short handed (even during the Holiday rush). But this year, for some reason, is 10 times worse than previous years. So bear with me. I will do what I can. But today I stood in line for an hour and a half to ship previously paid orders for other items So it's going to be touch and go from here on out. Again, I will do what I can. But just a heads up. I will update the thread with status on page 1 next to the names of those that are shipped when they are shipped.
As of today, the list is completely crammed (full) I simply cannot take anymore commitments at this time. Those members I just sent PM's too, are going to be about it. I'm very sorry. But about the middle of January, I will revisit interest and see what I can do. At this point, there may be enough for a second run. Thank you ALL for your kindness, and patience. More to come ..
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FP, paypal payment sent.
ESB style please
Paypal sent, ROTJ with damage please. Thanks a lot!
*Doin the Joey dance* Cheers Chris!
Last edited by Mojo-Fett; Dec 18, 2007 at 7:50 AM. Reason: too excited!
I just sent you a PM in regards to shipping charges. Thanks again!
FP, you're going to ship my ROTJ dented version directly to SUPERJEDI for painting right??
Can't wait, those pics are amazing and i'm sure will be even MORE amazing in person. Been a while since I felt like a kid on x-mas morning!!! Thanks!!
As far as the shipping ... are you serious? If so, I missed this. I apologize. I just thought that Superjedi was getting ready to leave for Korea for a year. You sure you want me to do that? Shoot me a PM.
PM sent to FP!!
Pm sent FP
I've been out of it and sick for a month and somehow totally missed the boat on this. If there's a second run I would love to get a set.
FP, it's a "GO" with SUPERJEDI. He will be around town for a few more months!! You can send it right to him. Thanks again FP!!!
I'm getting excited now.
Not harrassing, but I am assuming the rest of us will be expecting these after Xmas now right? Just curious and trying to keep up with this program.
What are you smokin ? You must be referring to MojoFett being the only one that shows as "Shipped", yes?
Relax bud, that's only because his items happened to be the first boxed, and I took it with about 7 other big boxes of non- V.3 armor related orders (catching up). It's all I could fit in my Ram 1500 in one run
I was going to save this as a surprise, but it appears that at LEAST 15 orders are going out in the next 2 days besides MojoFett. I only committed to 10 before Christmas. (tisk)
FP, you are a freakin machine! :thumbup
ya the excitment is building fast now!!
FP - "Bringing joy to countless 35 year old children"!!!!
CAN'T WAIT buddy!!!
Wasn't worried my friend, just curious as I mentioned! Good news though and stoked!
thanks for the update!
Hey FP, my shipping quote + Paypal = Ho Ho Ho
Let me know my friend
First 10 before Christmas? I'm glad I'm #10 on that list. I'm even more excited than before
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 @ss 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 !
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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 !!!
I got my package today FP. Man is this stuff amazing. I have never seen vac pulls as nice as these. You have done an amazing job. I sincerly thank you for your hard work on this armor. You are a true artist and great guy to deal with.
So second run then?
I walked out of my house late today, just prior to starting the family xmas eve festivites, and found a big fedex box on my porch. As my wife and I both are transplants here, we get a lot of boxes with gifts around the holidays. I took the box in the garage and dumped it with the rest of the gifts.
Two or three hours later - as my wife was furiously wrapping gifts - I went out in the garage and remembered the fedex box. Not recognizing the shipper, I opened it up. Oh my! Brand new, FP armor! What an amazing xmas gift! I can't wait to get to work on it!
That's it.... I'm camping outside the post offices....
FP - Sorry to hear your not well bro? rest and gorge on loads of Xmas fair...
PMed you if any places open or if you start a second run let me know.
Hey FP pump yourself full of Vitamin C, 500 - 1000 mg. Sucks being sick over the holidays. My whole family has been sick and out of sorts. Nothing like DayQuil and NyQuil to get ya through the day.
Not sure you got my PM or not, but everything came in safe and sound. I got it out to S.J. the day after x-mas. All's well, thanks again. Hope you feel better bud.
Got mine bro! Stellar!!!! and looking forward to getting busy if I ever get shop time again!
Get better man. I've been sick for almost a month now so I feel your pain! Thanks again man and hang in there! Look forward to adding that killer bucket to this set!
Hey FP, about my special Jango christmas package...it hasn't arrived yet and I'm a little concerned.
FP A little issue has popped up PM coming your way.
*EDIT*your PM box is full so I sent the info Via E-mail.
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Still no news from my postie...
The customs number only says that it had left USA on the 22nd...
Thanks for the kind words everyone ! And thanks for the flu tips I'm quite a bit better. I don't think it went full blown like it could have. But I'm still taking it a little easy just in case. I've heard stories of people getting it, and thinking they were over it, only to have it hit them with a furry. But I'm not sitting on my thumbs either. I'm just not going to pull anymore all nighters for a bit until I know I'm out of the woods
Yes, the PM box is full again. I'm going to need to go through it today sometime and sort it out. Sorry about that. I haven't been up here for a few days. Just so those of you know (that don't already), my significant other checks up here from time to time to make sure the sky isn't falling for me when I'm down. So even if I'm logged in, it may not be me
Seeker ... my bad bro. I had 6 boxes stacked up with Delivery Confirmations "pre-stuck" to the boxes that haven't gone to the post yet. I got stubs mixed up. Yours was one of them. So it will be going out today hopefully with a bunch over other stuff. I boned it. I know :o But I'm sure you'll forgive me. It may take some time, but you will
An update on the remaining armor orders : more material was ordered on the 17th, so it the shipment should be here any day now. I'm thinking probably tomorrow. If so, I will be prepping the remaining orders for shipment. If it doesn't show, it will have to be an early week project come Monday.
Additional slots - I can fit a couple of more into the current now that I've re-ordered material. After this run is concluded, I will see what I have left over for a second run if there is interest.
Donnie - that's because your little box was in the same pile as Seeker's So, it wasn't quite a "Ho, Ho, Ho" I know. But I will make a point of taking it with the rest of what I have to get to the post today. I did hook you up a little for being such a great sport
I think that's about it? I know I'm forgetting something If I have, just post it here and I'll get to it as soon as I can. I will clean out the PM box sometime today as well. Thanks again to everyone. And it tickles me pink that you all like your new armor !!!
Miller and me Got ours!!....AWESOME STUFF BRO!!:thumbup
Glad your doing better man. That's all it matters at this point.
I'm sure other people feel the same way. Health comes first.
Anyways!! get to the PO and ship my stuff man!!! I've been waiting months and months and months. I'm gonna send you to the mods if I dont get my stuff soon. Take my money and run what the heck!!!
Hopfully I'll get it by next Saturday. I will like to show off all my new Fett goodies to my Builders Prop Group.
Hey Chris ..PM SENT!
No worries Chris... nothing worse than feeling burnt out!
I know what you mean about the package? #1 on the list and at this rate almost last to receive!
*Just getting annsy to start*
Tell ya what ...
I'll make sure you're not the last, K? I just won't send Seeker's out until you've received yours
(flinch, squint, duck and run for cover from Turo's wrath)
...lady conceeds the need for fett.....
I don't think I could have Seekers wrath and your injury on my conscience bro...
I'm sure you have seen Turo's 300 costume? that spear could do allot of damage... Do NOT bend over...