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  1. dung0beetle's Avatar
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    Jul 22, 2007, 11:24 PM - How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #1


    Step 1. Prepare to move across Texas.
    Step 2. Have your Star Wars hating spouse pack all your Fett stuff.
    Step 3. Have your Star Wars hating spouse pack all of your Fett stuff in to the truck first, so all the heavy books and furniture can keep it nice and snug against the walls of the truck.
    Step 4. Have a heart-attack when you open the box !

    ...all it needed was paint
  2. I helped at SDCC '08 Gonzo Fett's Avatar
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    Jul 22, 2007, 11:28 PM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #2

    I think you should contact a divorce lawyer. But first a cardiologist.
    Last edited by Gonzo Fett; Jul 22, 2007 at 11:58 PM.
  3. I helped at SDCC '08 Jimmy BufFETT's Avatar
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    Jul 22, 2007, 11:32 PM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #3

    Oh man ... that is painful just to read. Thanks for keeping it "PG-13" by not posting the pics.
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    Jul 23, 2007, 12:05 AM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #4

    I think my soul just started crying.
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    Jul 23, 2007, 12:16 AM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #5

    p.s. She doesn't really HATE Star Wars, she just wants me to "grow up".
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    Jul 23, 2007, 12:46 AM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #6

    Quote dung0beetle said: View Post
    p.s. She doesn't really HATE Star Wars, she just wants me to "grow up".
    "Never give up!
    Never Surrender!"
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    Jul 23, 2007, 4:29 AM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #7

    Quote dung0beetle said: View Post
    p.s. She doesn't really HATE Star Wars, she just wants me to "grow up".
    She only wants you to grow up so that way she doesn't feel so old.
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    Jul 23, 2007, 8:29 AM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #8

    Huh. Sounds like my wife has a long lost sister out there in Texas somewhere...
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    Jul 23, 2007, 9:43 AM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #9

    ::cringe:: Was it just the pack? Is it salvagable?
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    Jul 23, 2007, 9:52 AM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #10

    Quote dung0beetle said: View Post
    p.s. She doesn't really HATE Star Wars, she just wants me to "grow up".
    I divorced my wife for THAT very reason! And got custody of my two children and moved us directly to Never Never Land (AKA Corbin, Ky)!


    Okay, maybe that wasn't the real reason, but I did get tired of hearing, "are you working on your stupid Boba Fett costume again!?"

    Now she calls wanting to know if I've sold any helmets recently, and then asks if she can borrow some money.
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    Jul 23, 2007, 11:20 AM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #11

    Oh no. . . sorry to hear about that.
    I had a similar experience with some completed model kits when we moved from Germany to Arizona.
    Those clowns just threw about 6 of my models into a box with NO padding, NO cushioning whatsoever. I about cried when I opened that box.
    One of them was a rare SMT TIE Bomber that I had won in a contest over on starshipmodeler.com. Out of production. . . out of luck.
    Stupid movers.
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    Jul 23, 2007, 10:28 PM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #12

    Quote ItsThatGuy said: View Post
    ::cringe:: Was it just the pack? Is it salvagable?
    Just the pack. It was crushed, even the pvc. It looked like someone ran it over with a car, and then backed over it a few times. It was a scratchbuild and it didn't cost me anything except paint (un-used paint). I am going to do another one in sheet metal. I am building a cnc machine out of some car window motors and a dremel. (If you want to know how, check out the instructable. http://www.instructables.com/id/EBZ3QQVF3HY3SL2/

    There are others, but this one is closest to what I am doing.

    The sheet metal one should weigh a bit less than the pvc and sintra one, because the metal is thinner. I was thinking of getting back at her by making her go as Jabba this halloween, but I don't think she'll go for it.
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    Jul 24, 2007, 1:56 AM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #13

    *is glad his girlfriend makes costumes too*

    Forcebewitya.
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    Jul 24, 2007, 2:25 AM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #14

    Wow...crushed PVC. What was packed on top of it? The moving truck?


    Seriously, though...that bites, sorry to hear it.
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    Jul 25, 2007, 12:01 AM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #15

    Ouch man. I'm so glad I've got Jentress. I'll never have to worry about a Star Wars hating wife.
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    Jul 25, 2007, 5:05 AM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #16

    hey, dungobettle send me the broken peices in a box and ill glue it back togeather. if that possible even. lol
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    Jul 25, 2007, 6:48 PM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #17

    I just hope my future husband won't tell me to grow up. haha.

    Sorry to hear about that. I can imagine after spending a lot of time on something like that...
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    Jul 26, 2007, 12:12 AM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #18

    Wow my wife once told me to grow up too. I asked her what our kids would do if I did? I asked her what it was about me she loved? I had her try to envision what i would be like IF i did.....Then I revealed that i would be a soulless workaholic without any passion or sense of fun...Her EX HusBand. She realized that If I let her smoke w/o nagging she would not nag me about my addiction. hahahahhah
    Sorry about teh scratch builts They are a lot of work It pains me just hearing of a crushed scratchbuilt.
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    Jul 26, 2007, 1:27 AM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #19

    Starting a new pack, pics coming soon!
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    Sep 21, 2007, 1:25 PM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #20

    And that ladies and gentlemen is why you should never get married. Unless, you marry Princess Leia. LOL. hope this 2nd JP turns out to be even better then your other one.
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    Sep 22, 2007, 10:30 PM - Re: How to destroy a scratchbuilt pack Tutorial: #21

    Quote skirata said: View Post
    She realized that If I let her smoke w/o nagging she would not nag me about my addiction.
    Personally I'd keep nagging where your hobby isn't affecting yours or anyone elses health. But that usually is how it works.

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