Hey if they look close to the pics already posted I would be fie ith that!!! Can't wait and take care. Cheers!
Hey if they look close to the pics already posted I would be fie ith that!!! Can't wait and take care. Cheers!
Anyone got one of these into the UK?
final paypal sent! thanks again!!
Thanks guys! My internet will be back up by the 4th, so I'll have pics of a finished rifle for alll to see!!
I can tell you, as these ship overseas, each rifle will have a warning label, letting the customs agent know its a fake, non-firing foam rubber rifle. They will also be insured, (as if that matters :rolleyes) so we may be able to get another rifle out if all doesn't go well.
I should also note, that every single Scout blaster made it through customs, and only one didn't get to its owner . . .in Cali. I was stupid enough to not get a tracking number on it. I assumed if I could get one into Italy and Great Britian, I could certainly get one across Rt. 80!
Well im still in.. im getting most of my bills out of the way atm, and I should be good to go very very soon :)
Awesome. Thasnkf or your updates guys. Definatly feelin' the love in this thread. Can't wait to get the ESB going too! :):)
I've just PMd you mate!!!
Now I have another reason to be excited for the 4th. Beside grilling and having a few beers, I get to see the finished blasters!!!!! Can't wait and again Congrats on a great accomplishment!! Cheers!
Thanks man. I really apprciate everyone hangin' on with this project.
On that note, I did cut some of the chafe' from the list, and three spots are open if anyone else wants to climb on.
Nothing drives a seller nuts more than people who say they want one, a then disappear! I understand not haveing cas, but for crimeny's sake, answer a PM! Grr...
Once I get home, I'll find out if the internet is back up, and well be able to go from there. If it's not, then, dangit, I'm taking the weekend off and waiting till Monday! :angry
I'm not on the list, but I must say I eagerly await photos of finished blasters!
I'm very excited about this!
Hotshot, pm sent.
PM'd ya back Matt, well talk.
My internets back up, but now runs like dial-up. :angry:angry:angry
I'm going to ship the first two pre-ordered blasters out(boht customers are past customers who know the type of blaster they're getting), and they can post pics/reveiw, and if all's positive, the rest will follow.
If I can get pics loaded beofre then, I most definatly will. Sorry for all the bs. I'm definatly going nuts about this. I'm going to delay the ESB by a week as well. Just can't post/sell in good cofidence until these are one first. :facepalm
I'm so happy.....:cry...I would like to thank the academy....:cry....wait :rolleyes wrong acceptance speech :confused...hang on...oh here...SWEET!!!!!! :lol
I will do my best to get pics up asap with a review for ya Hotshot!
Thanks to you sir!
Make it quick!! :D
HotShot my man,I be chomp in at the bit...from what you say I bet these will be some nasty blasters!!!!
You stilll got me on the list right?!
Hey guys, my satillite internet antenna's bieng replaced today or tommorow, if they show up. I'm at their mercy at this point.
I've been chastisied (sp?) at work for hopping on the boards, so my updateing will be limited until the connection at home's back up.
I'm very sorry about all this, you guys have invested alot of cash in me, and I feel as if I'm letting you all down.
Please, stick with me for just a bit more. It'll be worth it.
Thanks so much TDH.
No new antenna yet, but soon. I'm getting ticked . . .my internet's been down since the 23rd.:angry
The two preordered guns go out MOnday or Tuesday, and expect reveiws to be posted ASAP upon their arrival. If everyone's pleased, I'll start shipping these out as fast as I can paint them.
The ESB master is finished, and looks ggoooooddd. I'll upate on that once the ROTJ are done!
Thanks for the support from those of you who've stooped to say hello and let me know you're cool with all this.
I emailed you the other day right? PM me or email me the paypal receipt to be sure. I think yours was the one that didn't come through to my mail . . .hmmmph.
The lady of the house said the guys were out today to do the install, so fingers crossed!!!!
THrow me on the bottom of the list brother.
Sure will Boomer! You wanna know why??
CAUSE MY INTERNET"S BACK UP!!! WHOOOO!!
I'll be postins alot of stuff tonight, and you first three, look for your paypal tracking numbers!! I'll be shipping two or three out, depending on how many i can paint up per night.
THis alsomeans I'll be updateing the ESB thread as well, and starting that up.
THanks again guys! I feel sooo much better!
WOOHOO!!!! Glad to hear you got internet back. And if I see that correctly, my blaster is being shipped this Thurs? I can't wait and will def post a full review when I get it. Though I am sure it will be nothing but perfect! Cheers!
I cant wait to get mine!! please god!!! let it be soon!!!
great news for us all Hotshot!!! :)
Can't wait to get mine, brother!!! :cheers
I know. I'm so excited to be able to move forward on this.
I was up all night, till about 3am, casting guns, painting, packing, yadda,yadda, all while watching 'Jedi' on my new 32" flat screen. Movie never looked soo good!!!
Look for those first four tracking numbers tonight (girlfreinds dropping them at teh post office as I'm at work from 8-6 today) and I'll continue to cast and paint through the weekend. Should wrap these up by Tuesday or Wed, just a few days beihnd schedule on most orders. THen it's onto the ESB!!
Thats great news man, but don't damage yourself trying to get these out the door!!!
Don't forget to get some sleep bro!!!! :D
I'd like to know if I can still jump in on this and order one? I've been cruising it for a while and only recently received my registration to log on. Let me know as the wife has given the thumbs-up:thumbsup!
RangerChet, if it is too late he is just starting to take names for his ESB blaster run! thats going to be sweet!!!
I would win either way from what I've seen so far!
If I get in on the ESB, I'd rather have a chrome sink tube than a resin or rubber MPP. Though, a Heiland might not be bad either.
Are you still casting ROTJ??
YES, I'm still casting them. I've gotyou on the list too, Boomer!
I have to apologize just one more time for the delays, as my mother and sisters showed up last week, and I had to play a frantic host over the weekend. BUT I did get to have the entire day to myself yesterday, and have gotten six done and in the boxes for shipping tommorow. I'll be doing 7 and 8 tonight, hopefully to get them out too, which would actually catch me back up, and put everything right where it should be.
The first post is updated to reflect casting andshipping by PURCHASE DATE, and not by signup number. Sorry for the mixup.
I'll be posting pics tonight(finally!!!), and I'm sure you'll all be happy with your rifles. They've been fun to play with ;)
I would still like to order one. E-mail sent to both addresses.
Money sent. Thanks, Brother!
No problem. Feels good to get caught up. Look out for you shipping info in the morning you first six! More to follow this week! Those who've made partial payments, let's get the rest of those in. Thanks! Oh yea . .say hello girls! http://img74.imageshack.us/img74/8388/firstoutpn6.jpg
:wacko jipgsdfsugdipgfsidgfpegw7 8pgfiusdgp tfsidgfp ius dgfsipudgfsdhildhbuifs........
Sorry my head hit the key board when I passed out....:love
DROOL....DROOL...DROOL. Dude can't wait to hold mine....just WOW absoulty WOW!!! I'll post as soon as I recieve it in the mail. Well worth the wait I'll say.
SWEET!!! Can´t wait to shoot something with that dirty bastard!
Glad you like the pics. I'm really starting to move along now, and am very pleased with how these are turning out. i really hope you guys like them when you get them. i played with each one, 'shooting' my house up pretty good:lol
Woohoo! Can't wait. And looks like I won't have to for long!! :D
Final PP was sent today. Can't wait to see the blaster.
Thanks! Got it!
I was able to get the day off tommorow, and will be off Sunday and Monday too, and will be able to get completely caught up on these orders. Look for the current 'cast' list to be shipped Monday or Tuesday, and expect your tracking info on Monday. If these go out on time MOnday/Tuesday, then expect teh ESB Blaster interest thread to go up. It will be a preorder type sale, with only half being payed first. I think that'll work better. I'm also working on the numbers so that we can do something for Fett Pride with the sales of the ESB. We'll see . . .
Thanks again gang. For those of you who will be getting your blasters, be sure to let me know rght away if you have any problems/feedback/suggestions. I love to hear about that stuff asap! Thanks!
wow, I should probably think about
either saving for that or makinga a good replica.
Both require money, and im still working on
a set of armour. Hey, how woald a kama look with
kama with Mando armour
thats pretty awsome.
I'd buy a replica but im still working on
a set of armour. Hey, what would a kama
look like on the armour?
I kinda posted alot, my mistake.
Im a first timer in threads
Second 1/2 payment sent for an ROTJ Hotshot.
is the ESB thread up already and I'm missing it??? Let me know so I can get on that...the ROTJ's looks sick so I'm only going to assume the ESB are going to be amazing!!!
Nope the ESB is not up yet, but will be up next week, on probably Wed.
I'll be doing that one a bit differently(preorder style), but the price will remain the same.
I was just wondering??... has this ever been attempted before (rubber/foam ROTJ blaster)? imagine when we are sporting these at an event. We look around and we see people struggling to hold their MR and other ultra pricey blasters. We could be the luckiest 20 or so people in the world:cheers
Well I have never trooped with a resin or MR weapon so I don't know. But I do feel lucky I got in on this run.
Well, we know hyperfrim's been done, but that's way different than what I'm doing here. These are basically nerf, with a outer skin to look decent in phots and stuff.
So, yea, I guess it's never been done!
I meant it when I said you can drop, bend, squeeze, and bounce these things.
I can't wait to see what the first six think of their rifles **paces nervously**
Well, I am currently trooping with an MR (today as a matter of fact), and the 10 lbs. gets a bit heavy after 3-4 hours. Hotshots' rifle will be a very welcome change.
Hotshot out of the three pictured up there which one is mine?....:confused....
Actually, I think the second one is . . .i make them in order of payment, and they actually stay in that order as they go from start to finish . . .so I'm betting that second one is yours!!
Samll update on the work for this weekend.
Everything is going swimmingly. I'm on trackto have the next batch out on time.
For those that get their blasters, be sure to let me know what you think!!
Woohoo! I finally got some funding and NEED one of these if you got a spot! I know there are like 20 on the list but...i NEED one!
No prob. PM sent
Did you get my Paypal for the second half? I also sent you a PM to let you know.
Just want to make sure because my status on payment hasn't changed.
yep! Got it!
Payment sent!! Can't wait buddy!
Thanks! Got it!
Guys, I'm moving at a pretty good clip on these now, and am more and more pleased with how they're coming out! I'm really looking forward to getting the ESB up too!
Thanks again so much for all the patience! I hope it was worth it when you all get your blasters!!
PM'd ya back!
Woohoo! I'm CAST. :D
Hotshot just want you to know I sat on my porch waiting for the mailman to arrive :rolleyes.....and he did :D........but there was no blaster :cry.....guess there is always tomorrow ;).....
Hey Everyone I got a Blaster in the mail!!!!!!! well as promised here is my initial review....
Well, the good and the bad.
First I will say that I have been in contact with hotshot and we discussed my thoughts of the blaster that I posted below. I will say that my copy was rough and had some physical issues I had problems with. I took pics and we discussed the results.
It was flimsy (more so then should be) and some of the rubber was not in the best of condition. There was a problem with the scope and trigger guard. The scop is flimsy and when holding, it sags down and the trigger guard is super thin. With that said we discussed the ideas to better it. I don't want to speak for Hotshot but he had GREAT resolves for these problems!!! The main issue with the rubber being not of the best condition was based to the pulling. I would say to focus on the T tracks. With experience comes perfection and I am sure that many other blasters will come out 100%. Also the scope was falling off when I recieved it. This was probably the glue coming off but it's an easy fix. Well, to sum up the bad, or not the best, the blaster still needed some work so it has to go back but he is really easy to work with and was no problem.
Now for the GOOD!!!!! I will keep this short as the only way to fully enjoy the datails is in person. Tha painting and weathering is 150%:thumbsup!!!!! AMAZING job with weathering:thumbup, I would easly put it up against an MR blaster as far as that aspect. The greeblies on the stock look as accurate as can be. I almost forgot that they were rubber! The blaster does truely look like rusted beat up old dirty gun metal. The amount of time and effort Hotshot put into weathering the blaster are amazing enough. Now I am not going to lie...its super light...I mean you could almost forget your carring a blaster with you.
So to sum it up...the blaster I recieved still needs some finishing work but is an amazing start of a AMAZING run! I am intrested to hear how the others came out. Even though I wasen't 100% satisified with the blaster...I know I will be. Hotshot was easy to talk to and we resolved the problems right away and will be recieveing another blaster shortly. Still, I feel that this blaster is top of the line. Mine needs work but it could just be mine too. When I talked to him he does put alot of care into this. Overall I would say I give my blaster a 75% rating and a 110% on the weathering thats not to say that another blaster won't be perfect. GREAT STUFF you got there Hotshot and Cheers for this run!!!:cheers
To add to that . . .
Feedback like that is what makes this hobby worth every drop of silicone on nice clothes, sticky fingers from foam, and hands covered in black, grey and rust colored paint completely worth it.
After reveiwing his blaster, I realized I never should have sent it out. I encourage any of the first six shipped, if you have any issue, don't hesitate to holler. We'll get you taken care of fast.
Irishfett was very, very instrumental in taking these blasters from 'good' to 'great'. We had a great conversation!
I'm looking forward to sending out the next batch for reveiw, and definatly won't be pacing the floor for the responses on those.
I'm even happier to be able to updaet the ESB ones with the new ideas too!!
Definatly the most exciting screwup I've ever made!:cheers
(Best Obi Wan voice)
"These aren't the droids you're looking for..."
(Yeah that'll do!)
"Cast mine Hotshot, cast mine..."
Actually, I've been thinking since I signed up that there are advantages to being at the back of the queue!!
Glad you guys are getting the blasters perfect in your own minds!!
And I really don't mind waiting, was just pulling your leg!!
Keep up the great work Hotshot!!:thumbup:thumbup:thumbup
And thanks for the honest review IrishFett!!!:cheers
Hay hotshot where are you exactly in OH? Ill be in OH all weekend. Id love to just see one of your rifles:)
Going to canton for the Hall of Fame weekend.
Does this mean those of us who haven't received ours yet will see these improvements incorporated? I'd hate to have a flaccid scope. ;)
Yep! The updates will include the following:
Light rodding added to scope
Slim plastic added to inside of trigger guard (will still have movement, but not as much)
Less 'wiggle' in rifle
It's not going to be a problem to redo therifles that have gone out, and the rifles set to go out will be doing so 'on schedule.'
I just rushed it on these. Sorry. We'll get it right! No worries!
Stormrider, I'm about 30 miles out from Canton, straight down Rt 62. I actually grew up just outside of Canton!! Come on down and hang out!!
Hey Hot Shot the ones that are already out do we need to send them back to ya to get repaired?
Its all up to you. Some like, some don't . . .
Did you get your's yet?
What about the mount between the grip and the stock? It is fairly thin. Does it have enough/any reinforcement or is it likely to need any?
Nope not yet. When I put in my tracking number it says accepted on the 24th in OH but nothing more. Hopefully today.
I may have a few hours middle of day saturday, send/pm me a street name and a way to contact you and ill throw it into my gps.
I'll have some pics posted of what IrishFett got, complared to the new stuff that'll go out Saturday through Monday (the cuurent btach, plus two replacements).
I've got one refitted, and it worked out great. The rest get refitted tonight. I'll also be casting more tonight! I'll even be dunking the ESB parts into silicone!
In other words . . .busy night!
Stormrider, PM sent!!
Hey, you dont get much sleep do you?? I am excited to see those new pics along with the compared to the old ones, and with the repairs I see no problems ahead! Also I am honored I that I was able to help as much as I was able to. Take care and once one blaster starts to appear to be two...it might just be a good time to go get some sleep.
Hey Hotshot are you still accepting ROTJ orders?
Uh . .you sure about wanting one!!?:lol
Yea, If you're up for it, I don't see a problem.
got a couple more cast up, and am retireing to the bar!
Everyone have a good weekend!
Ok got mine in today. I am with Irishfett the painting is amazing. My scope seemed to be ok no droopage but could see wanting to put a stabilizer in it. My biggest problem is it is a little wobbly at the handle. Looks like you addressed that already. If I put my gun on my hip it sags to the right. I also agree the trigger guard is very flimsy. Overall its nice. It is very light. I would like to get the wobbly issued fixed though.
I visited Hotshop this weekend, and got a first hand look at the lengths hes going through to create these rifles. He is a very talented guy, and more importantly very friendly, honest and straightforward.
He couldnt say enough good things about how appreciative he is when people give him good solid criticism of the product.
Because this is a 'new' item for him, hes being very patient and careful. it would be very easy for him to for lack of a better term 'cave in' to the pressure of doing the same thing everyone else is doing, but he is really interested in a foam, unbreakable, but believable prop.
I think if we all have patience, this will really pay out.
Thanks for inviting me over brother.
Thanks for coming down! It's always great to get outside opinions and advice! I've really been happy with the amount of advice and new ideas I've been getting. Definatly the complete oppostie of what I've experienced on other forums . .Niiiiccccee!!! So, here's the updated comparisons, and how the new stuff looks. THe first, is the over dramatic bend the first six had. Not exactly something that would intimidate your bounty . . . :facepalm http://img369.imageshack.us/img369/6098/fullbendxn9.jpg
Here's the new model with less bend, but enough for trooping mishaps, like smacks in to the wall, and giant con nerds who don't look where there going (saw that at Marcon!).
The scope has had simple plastic stock added to it, to make it much more rigid, yet supple enough to take a hit. Note how a freshh cast one looks much straighter than an older one.
Lastly, a small piece of plastic stock has been added to the trigger gaurd, also allowing bend, but not as blatantly flimsy as the old ones were.
So there ya go! Got 8 going into paint, and am trying to cast up two more tonight!
Any other ideas would be awesome!!
Hotshot PM sent!
Pm'd ya back.
It looks like outof the first six, all aregoing to have to come back.
Darth Schoeder, yours was returned to me, and it had the incorrect address on it, so your safe there.
Wetokle, yours should be to you in a day or two, take a look at it, and if it's what you think you'll be getting from what we talked about, send 'er right back.
Once they're here, the replacement will go out (unless we've spoken about another arrangement).
I'm on track to get ten-thirteen updated blasters out the door on the Saturday-Monday dates I had mentioned. If I can get more out this week, I will do so (that is actually a small 'if', I should get up to 15 done).
After those twenty are out, I'm taking a week of to prep some Ghostbuster props, and then we'll pick back up with the ESB, and if anyone still wants a ROTJ, those will be available anytime.
Thanks! Any additional question/suggestions are welcome!!
This has realy been awesome guys! It really speaks for the community!:cheers
Although I did not purchase one of these blasters I have been following this thread with great interest. I would like to congratulate Hotshot on your commitment to providing a quality item and working with requests, suggestions, and changes in order to please your customers.
This has been an example of great customer service and integrity to be willing to change a product to satisfy the buyers requests. Great job. :thumbsup
I look forward to your progress on the ESB blaster.
I'm with MandalorFett and tk9950 completely on this. I've been watching this really closely because I'm hoping to get one of your ESB blasters. And seeing how you handled all of this I'm completely sold on getting one of your ESB's.
Hey, wanted to holler and say that I got up to 13 blasters cast . . . I had one bad pull, so I'm running low on supplies, wondering if I'll be able to get all the way to 15. We'll see . . .
I'd realllllllyyyy like to get all 20 out in time for Clone Wars, in case any of you guys will be trooping, so keep your fingers crossed!!
Ain't this a pretty picture??? http://img213.imageshack.us/img213/8...ettypicmh3.jpg 10 untrimmed waiting for finishing. 2 are on the table getting trimmed and basecoated in dark grey tonight. Another addition, instead of rod installs on the scope, I'll be 'glueing' them to the main body wth the nerf foam. It will bond to itself nicely. Thanks!
Looking good!!! I sure hope mine's in there somewhere!!!
I still have this on my wish list! I so want one someday!
We'll get ya one . .don't worry.
Any updates Hotshot???
Yep, slaving away on twelve rifles, getting them done as fast as possible!! More foam on the way, and we should have this all wrapped up by the end of the week (god I hope so . .I'm sooo tired).