Well, they held to their 2 weeks . . . barely.
Just got the gaunt darts . . . the tool shop did a very nice job and I think you'll find them worth the wait.
Everyone's money orders but two cleared (I'll PM the two that I couldn't cash to get'er cleared up).
I'll try and get some pictures up this weekend but, I'm not going to be around much.
And since Canada Post doesn't work weekends, they probably won't get out of the city til Monday morning but . . . alas . . THEY'RE DONE!
Thanks to EVERYONE for your patience. It's much appreciated.
And, stay tuned. Hopefully something new coming from this toolshop in the near future (and this time, I promise, it won't take 4 months)
Good news. The deal was signed sealed and delivered today! Finally. I'm so glad to have this monkey off my back. I can't apologize enough for it taking this long. I know some of you have waited months and, I hope this hasn't soured anything.
The deal was signed today as I said, I will be receiving them in 2 weeks, and I'll turn around and get them in the mail that very night. My cost went up, so, I'm kicking in the few extra bucks on every set - I figure it's the VERY least I can do for having this take so long.
So again, thanks for your patience. And sorry for any inconveniences or slowdowns this has caused in your costume.
I'll post a new blueprint shortly to let everyone know what they're in for!
Thanks again guys,
I've been talking with a few of you, some more than others, and I have good news . . after a few setbacks, and now going back to the ORIGINAL toolshop (they're more expensive, but they won't dick me around), I've been told that we SHOULD be about a week away (I know I've said that about 4 times, so, thanks for waiting).
This extra time though has allowed a few extra changes to the darts to be made due to some research that's been done over the last few weeks. I was going to leave them as suprises, but, I feel so bad for this taking so long, that I'll spill the beans.
First off, some radius curves will be introduced on both ends where the thin bits go thicker. A subtle detail, but, definitely one that will add to the accuracy. Secondly, the grooves in the tip will be changed thanks to some research done with a few of you--big thanks to you.
So . . . I hope that you all will at least think it's worth the wait. I'm sorry it's been over a month without an update, but, I just wanted to make sure I had something to update you with that was worth while.
I'll talk with you all again in a week.
Thanks again, SOOO much, for your patience.
Hi guys, first off, thanks for your patience with everything, it's much appreciated.
So, here's what's going on. The first guy that was going to do them for me, it looks like he's backing off, so, I'm just hammering out the details with another guy at the same toolshop. They will get done, so don't go thinking they wont! I'm hoping to have him start within the first two weeks of January.
What's going to make this good for you all though is that I'm incorporating two new features into the design that I've yet to see on any darts to make them that much more accurate. I think you'll be blown away. Of course, once I get the first one off the line, I'll have some pictures for you all!
So, again, thanks for your patience. You all will be rewarded handsomely!
Dec 16/2002 - Here's where we're at. Unfortunately, with the holidays, and my grandmother suffering a stroke (a mild one, but enough to scare the livin' begeezes out of me), I've not had that much time to invest into the project, which will now probably not get looked at again until the first week of January as everyone is obviously gearing up for holidays.
I still need the remainder of the money orders to come in for those of you who haven't paid yet.
Thanks, and I'll keep you all posted.
The darts will be going for $50 (shipping included) for a set of 4 darts.
1. shawnpane (M.O. RETURNED)
2. phantomfett (paid & SHIPPED MAR 3)
3. phantomfett (paid & SHIPPED MAR 3)
4. DL44Blaster (paid & SHIPPED MAR 3)
5. greengriffon (paid & SHIPPED MAR 3)
6. TK9120 (paid & SHIPPED MAR 3)
7. TK9120 (paid & SHIPPED MAR 3)
8. Ttef Abob (M.O. RETURNED)
9. TK0000 (paid & SHIPPED MAR 3)
10. Gator Fett (paid & SHIPPED MAR 3)
11. Nerf-Herder (paid & SHIPPED MAR 3)
12. Nerf-Herder (paid & SHIPPED MAR 3)
13. Spheric Thor (paid & SHIPPED MAR 3)