I need all the small parts including pvc flash tube for my budgetfett kit.
Discussion on STUNT ESB EE-3's Progress/interest/preorder within the Boba Fett Costume forum, part of the Star Wars Original Trilogy Bounty Hunters category; I need all the small parts including pvc flash tube
I need all the small parts including pvc flash tube for my budgetfett kit.
Grebblies for the budget kit are being cast right now. Needless to say, I'm going to premake all of those before selling. A seperate thread will be going up next week.
Note: refunds have started going out. They will be sent as:
a) I get a paycheck
b) I make a few sales on other projects
c) I start selling greeblies
Stay tuned . . .
Molds for the scope and stock greeblies are a success. More on the rifle as it develops **fingers crossed**
If anybody wants my spot please post. I'm to the point where I'd rather have my money back. Progress is slow and updates slower.
Remember when making the flash tube, if your doing that, that the barrell is actually smaller than a pvc barrell. So youll need to make it a tad smaller.
Also to note, if these fit webleys, they will fit mine too. If anyones looking to get a nice greeble kit before mine are done.
I'm still waiting here and hopeful!
Your hope will pay off!
We'll be wrapped up in two weeks.
!!!!!!Anyone who has con dates before or during the 5th-10th of Feb. will need to PM me so I can rush your gun out before I head to NYCC for another project. I've left enough folk in the lurch so-to-speak!!!!!!
I'll be wrapping the guns up this coming week, and shipping out what I can before I leave on the 5th. When I get back I'll get the last few done and shipped before starting on the Greeble sets.
Any updates on these and the greeblie sets?
It's a "thumbs-up" on the rifle mold. I'm moving so fast preparing for this convention that it's been hard to pause for pics. BUT, we're in buisness, and will have this thing finished up.
Wow I'm tired . . .
Hey Hotshot, I sendt you a PM regarding the blaster.
I've been trying to update this thread all dang day! Work's been busy today!
Anyway . . .I'm headin' out to New York Comic Con on Thrusday night, but I want to let you guys know I'm troubleshooting the molds, and so far, so good.
The scope came out great, and I'm anxious to try out the rifle.
I'm gonna get pics up next week of a cast gun so we can all take a collective breath, and then get you guys taken care of a fast I as I can!
Hotshot, thanks for the update !
So... Next week has come!
Hotshot, If FettMonger is interested, let him have my spot. I'd like a refund. This project has gone on waaaaaaay too long. I purchased another weapon weeks ago.
Just got back from New York Comic Con, and was very happy to meet a few of you there! Too cool to see peoples costumes in full live glory!!
I'm very happy to report I'll be pulling guns by the end of the week, and we'll get this wrapped up asap!
I'm really looking forward to getting this done!
Could we atleast see the master?
Yeah, I can't wait anymore...b/w this run and the other junk I bought in a panic because these molds broke I'm out too much money. Please refund my money and open my spot to someone else.
I wish I could hang in there but it's been too long. I appreciate your efforts but a refund would be appreciated as soon as you can. Thanks!
The refund decision date was the 21st. I'm moving forward on this, and the remaining blasters will be shipped out, no exceptions.
I'll also be cancelling the greeblie sets.
After this is wrapped up, I will be taking a step back from the TDH community, due to all the trouble this has caused.
It a ****** situation and has gone on long enough.
So, still means I get my gun... right?
?????????????? Hello????? Hotshot?????? Anyone?????????
REFUND UPDATE: Refund will go out on Monday night to all of the last four folk. Thanks for waiting.
CASTING UPDATE: I'm doing test pulls tonight, tommorow, and Monday. If successful, I'll be immediatly casting up two blasters for the two Convention dates I've been notified of for Wednesday shipping. Those two of you, look for your tracking info to come to your Paypal email.
After those two go out, I'll be taking two days off to help the local high school play out as well as get the studio back into shape, and will cast the last seven up over the course of a 5 day week. Everything is scheduled, all supplies are in, or on order, and we'll be wrapped up in a few more days.
Thanks again for all the support, and for everyone being pretty dang cool about this!
awesome! thanks for the update hotshot.
**tips hat*** Thanks for being awesome!
/dance I'd still dearly like some pictures
Hey hotshot. Just wondering what happened with the refunds that were supposed to happen last night?
Computer was down at home last night. Satellite internet can be twitchy. I'm at work, and am about to take some time to get these out to you.
Refunds were sent out via e-check today, 2-17-09. I will follow them as the clear.
Pulls are a success, and will conitnue throughout the week till thursday.
We got it!! We're actually going to be finished!!
Thanks for the update Hotshot. Can't wait to receive it.
I shipped two gun today!
Pics coming up.
HOTSHOT, congrats for your success (and ours, too...) !!
When will you be able to ship the next ?
I hope youŽll go down the list from receiving-payment-date...
My next event will be in the middle of March and I really need the blaster then...
And there was much rejoicing...yeah!
Got my refund hotshot. Thank you.
Yeah, never got my blaster for this past weekend Hopefully it comes soon for this weekend...
Refund received, thank you.
Still no blaster...I got your email but considering the email said the tracking #'s are showing my blaster in OK when I live in FL isn't a good sign
Refund is probably best man...
No kidding...he didn't meet another promised deadline????????
Hotshot, whats going on with you?
I should note I'm posting this with alot of beer in me from depression over this thread and run . .but I just can't make these work . .and am dumping most of my prop collection to do refunds (go here for a great deal. http://www.therpf.com/showthread.php?t=58341 ) I'm tired of dropping paychecks on more supplies that will just end in screw ups, and am tired of stupid local post offfices that can't concieve of people in a hurry . . .or any of the other bull-**** that goes with it . . . . Sorry guys . . .as much as I want to slink off and disappear and take a banning . .there's no way that's gonna happen. I'm gonna continue to stick this out and issue refunds. This community is too awesome to leave, wheather you have armor or not. So, again . . .refunds will keep pouring in, but as far as ESB blasters and there greeblies are concernned . . .maybe we'kll try again another time (this one's gonna stick in my craw for awhile).
Un, yeah, ditto what echo said. Did u ship or not? Am I gonna get a refund or not? You were acting as if things were a go! What happened?
So you haven't gotten yours either bro? Dude, I've been so cool about all the ups and downs on this run and now I'm so regretting it. When he said he was going to cancel the run I panicked and bought another blaster for 200 bucks from "Curtis" here on the boards...that turned out to be such sub par by far! It broke the minute I picked it up and it sucked regardless. So b/w that and Hotshot's mess I'm out 340 bucks plus what I've put into Curtis' to try to salvage the mess (at least 60 bucks) so I'm out around 400 bucks with nothing to show man...And I'm getting the run around from Curtis too on a refund or even partial refund!
This was supposed to be sent out last Tuesday the 17th from the PM Hotshot sent us???
I don't get it?
I've had such a good experience here except for these two incidents...
Yeah, mine was the other one he said shipped. I'm afraid that it did not, but I'm waiting to see what Hotshot ends up saying. Looks like we have several people who are going to be without blasters. And you've had some extra bad luck, echo. So if anyone knows where we can get some good ESB blasters, please let us know. I have a con in two and a half weeks and you should see the blaster I've been using - it's a shame.
I would tell you I could get you blasters but you wouldnt get them by friday, and only half of the greebles are done to make them esb. The scope and mounts are not ready.
I created a blaster with a rubber barrel and rubber stock, with hard plastic bracket and body, and its pretty indestructible. Shabad has one with the rubber components, and you can really drop it from a house and the only thing you might break is the trigger guard. (Which I have in rubber).
I can see about putting together a limited run, at a discount for anyone in this run to try to aleviate the pain to both them and hotshot.
Hotshot if you want to send me details on whats gone wrong here, maybe I can help you and if its parts, arrage to get you some webley copies.
It become of problem of time, money, and everything else that can go wrong on a run. It's time to just walk away from it and get everyone their cash as fast as possible. There's plenty of other guys here that can poffer a better product at a better price. Besides being a costly pain in the butt, this has been a serious pride killer . . .so it's time to clean the studio, sell some stuff off, and take a short break. I do have one small project in mind, but am not going to jump on it until I get some low pressure down time. On that note, refunds have started going out in the order they were paid.
I have absolutley no clue what happened to them . . .I can't exactly take responsibilty for them once they leave my hands.
That's what tracking is for . . . and since they come up as incorrect locations and year old delivery dates . . .I'm out of luck there.
Even better, is to get my shipping costs and insurance . . .I need delivery conformation to their arrival addresses, not just and arrival. . .
So you can understand how I'm just slightly fed up with this whole scenario.
Not to mention the gallons . . .literally . .gallons of supllies that have been completly wasted. Even better, I'm sitting on boxes, packing materials, paint, support rod, screws, rifle mounts, greeblie parts . .and on and on . . .
So let me just ask this little favor, let me rest. Everyone will be refunded as quickly as possible (as long as I get some buyers and not just tire kickers), there are plenty of other sellers selling rifles, and plenty of guys selling greeblies. So please . . .no more PMs about any of that stuff.
Ok, I never received a tracking number, so should I then assume that I will be getting a refund? At this point I just need you to confirm that. Thanks!
Sucks for everyone who has been waiting for so long.. I did ask for a refund after the first cancellation of the run...the fact that through the whole thing I never saw a single photo of an actual gun after being promised several times and given dates that photos would go up...Kind of gave me a bad feeling about the whole deal. Glad to see Hotshot is still in contact and sending out refunds though.. thanks.
Totally agree with ya' Jackpot. I had the same feeling but just keep thinking because it was the TDH this guy was gonna come through. I have had nothing but outstanding experiences here (on this site) until now. I'm very disappointed. Hotshot, let's hope you at least come through on the refunds. I've learned a valuable lesson here.
Admin, have you been tracking this thread (the date this whole thing started, the repeated broken promises and failed deliveries, the amount of time our money has been tied up, etc, etc)??
Agree with u too Scooter. I have a lot of faith for the people here on TDH - they are an awesome community. And I stuck with the guy trying to be a stand up TDH'er as well. Right now I don't even know if I'm getting a refund or not. Broken promises and unanswered questions after trying my best to encourage the guy that we were with him until the bitter end didn't really get me anywhere but here, with my *** hands in the air. I just hope to hear from Hotshot soon to know what's going on and when a refund may be on it's way. What's really disappointing is that his ROTJ rifles turned out so well. I just don't know what could have went so horribly wrong. I should have just asked for my refund when he gave up the first time. Lesson learned.
Guys, I'm still here . .refunds are going out at a steady pace; 7 of the 15 so far.
Again, sorry the run didn't work out. I've made the decision walk away from it at this point and leave it at that. Suck for everyone involved, including me . . .so please try and be sensitive. I am clearly not out to screw over anyone.
Maybe I'll get another shot at it, but it looks like this will be done for now.
Did anyone get their refunds today. I have tried to lay low and be as respectful to Hotshot as I can, but I would at least like a PM or something stating when more refunds are to be expected. Just need to know when I might have a few bucks to put towards another blaster somewhere.
Stormrider's proposition seems fair. Any new details on that front?
I actually just PM'd him yesterday asking about mine so obviously I haven't gotten it yet. Hopefully soon...
I'm also still waiting on Curtis to give me my refund for the other blaster I bought from him. He's supposed to give me a bit more than half back of what I paid.
Yeah, still waiting on mine too.
'Grifter' and 'RP Mcmurphy' are the next in line for their refunds. I'm just waiting on all the moeny transfer tumblers to click into place. I did send an email to each of you two about it. If I get conformation on the transfers today, I'll be sending along both of your refunds.
I'll be sending out two more on the 30th.
Thanks for the update Hotshot.
PM'd you back.
Still waiting on conformation of all my cash getting transfered for the next two refunds. Sorry it's taking sooooo long.
Good news is . . .at least I'm updating
No worries...like I've been telling everyone, thank God for Mike Moyer in the OH Garrison for the loaner EE-3 or I'd look pretty silly
Those two finally went out today.
Next two on the 30th.
Hotshot, got the echeck notice. Thanks very much.
Received my refund today. Thanks.
Good to hear!
Refund went through today. Thanks, I appreciate your efforts.
And I your patience!
So, that means I get mine next? Or? I'm just sitting here waiting for my refund so i can afford a new helmet :P
Good to see that some progress is being made here. Hotshot, could you estimate the rest of us receiving our refunds?
Two more refunds out. Four left. Next round goes out the 13th of April, hope to have all four done then, if not, then by the end of April. Thanks.
Echeck got in today Thank you!
I haven't been on in a while since I was recovering from surgery but since the run is not gonna come through, I respectfully request a refund please,
Boy, you have been out of it . . .I refunded you like three months ago.
Just to be sure, send me your email, and possibly a copy of the paypal transaction so I can double check. I beleive you were in the first round of refunds.
Just checkin' in Hotshot. Any updates?
Ditto...any updates? I know I'm soon on the list...
I am still waiting on my refund, have been more than patient. Please respond - Greg
Wendyfett, you bought a ROTJ blaster from me, NOT and ESB. And since you're claim was initated only a few hours ago . . .I would think it best to not make a post sounding like you've been waiting as long as these guys have.
All you've done is make it harder for me to get your blaster shipped, and get these guys a refund.
I've responded to your emails, and am about to respond to your PM's, as well as the Paypal dispute.
If I were you, I'd get it closed, so I can get everyone's blasters shipped, and get at least one refund out.
As for you last for . .well, I was going to send at least one out tommorow, but now my PP account's overdrawn . .soo now we wait cause wendyfett is impatient
Got my blaster - Thanks Rhett
Any more refunds going out? I'd like to be kept updated.
No...I'm still waiting as well
You won't be waiting much longer . .I'm at the end of the tunnel, and getting the last of the cash together. I'm buried under Ghostbuster stuff for this weekend (Columbus release party), and the first week in June is the real killer (E3 props . .not even sure these will be used).
I'm doing a large run on the RPF at cost right now, in case anyone has seen that, thinking I'm raking in the dough on that . . .it's an at cost run.
Ive just been hit with the semi-annual car/house insurance bill, as well as the spring fill up of propane.
Cash is a bit short . .but thank good I've got a good job **knocks vigorously on wood**
I've haven't forgotten my obligations on TDH, so stick with me just a bit longer.
Standing by...thanks Rhett
I appreciate the heads-up.
How we coming? Been waiting on a refund to pay for a different item I ordered. Thanks for any info you can give.
Hey Hotshot, how about posting an update once in awhile!? Let us know you're still there. This is getting really old!!!
Better yet...how about just sending back the money you owe!
Small update, I'm out of the financal woods, and am almost readay to start getting money back to those last four who are owed . . .I appreciate you all sticking with me, and I have a run up my sleeve to help quicken the last of the refunds.
Again, I have NOT forgotten about those who've stuck with me on this, noe my responsiblity to them. Stay a bit more pateint for me.
will you be selling off those greebies u had casted up?