making props the jouney

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    making props the jouney

    This weekend I began to make my own toes spikes. It seemed to me this was quite the creative learning experience. I mean there are so many stages ( just like for the jet pack) . I planned on what I was for materials. I planned on what I wanted the spikes to look like and I planned on their durability.
    At each stage I had to learn more. I got the first set done and viola they were durable but... The screws were the wrong color so I had to paint screws before I put them in. Then my 2 stage hardner left a grey colored seam so those had to be painted. last ly the metal edges of the bracket needed filed.

    here's pics of the production ( mine)
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MESE%3AIT&rd=1


    Eventually I had a fett worthy product.
    This process was compounded by the fact that I thought I would make a few more sets for TDH members only. As the process wore on I found I had improved my process so much that the ones I was getting rid of were aesthetically better looking than my own.

    Not to mention you found you were getting good at making these.

    has anyone else had this experience?
    Last edited by Huntman; Jul 17, 2006 at 7:56 AM.

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    Re: making props the jouney

    skirata said:
    has anyone else had this experience?
    Yes.

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    Re: making props the jouney

    now I am grappling with the concept of how soon before i need a new set of CA boots just because my toes spikes are better. guess that's why everyone says they are always slowly upgrading.

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    Re: making props the jouney

    the link was dead !

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    Re: making props the jouney

    that bites that's the second time that's happened. plus my second computer went down this morning

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    Re: making props the jouney

    Fine I just had ebay host the pics. but that wasn't really the point the point is what to do when your first ( personal set) is not as good as the stuff you make for others. live with it or get a new set of boots as it were?

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