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    Oct 27, 2008, 3:42 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #101

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    Chris was SE and I was ROTJ if that helps...

    I guess we'll have to check the pics Alex took to see who was taller.
    Ah-Ha! Thanks for the info man!

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    Oct 27, 2008, 3:45 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #102

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    Good to see you too! And I am going to be pm'ing you sometime to get a print! You do some awesome work!!
    Thanks alot Levi, I should have talked to you guys a bit more about prints, I was so involved with BatNinja's awesome work, I just walked off and forgot my portfolio...hehe. (Luckily someone was helping me out )

    Just PM me and I can get you fixed up!


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    Oct 27, 2008, 3:47 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #103

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    Thanks alot Levi, I should have talked to you guys a bit more about prints, I was so involved with BatNinja's awesome work, I just walked off and forgot my portfolio...hehe. (Luckily someone was helping me out )

    Just PM me and I can get you fixed up!


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    Man, I live ten miles from you and can't get a look at the print book...
  4. Oct 27, 2008, 6:47 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #104

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    Thanks!! Umm...did I meet you either before or after suiting up?? I don't remember. Did you come in costume?
    I don't remember, either. I was running around in jeans and a bright pink corset with Leia all over it, and roamed the halls with Wayne's R2 on Saturday afternoon.
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    Oct 27, 2008, 7:37 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #105

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    Chris was SE and I was ROTJ if that helps...

    I guess we'll have to check the pics Alex took to see who was taller.

    I can help there! I'm on the right. Schwartz is down front. I think this was after his costume malfunction....





    Hehe....just kidding. This is actually both of us (I'm on the left), with DarthMiller's mannequin in the back and the TDH banner behind. Eric's not that much shorter than me...but as Alex pointed out, the lunge doesn't help. His suit was awesome and his ROTJ bucket was sweet. Good job, Eric!!





    Here are some more pics. Me with Kenny:





    With a cute little baby Yoda...





    With the Vader who took second place -- "Aren't you a little short to be a Dark Lord of the Sith??":





    With Mark Boudreaux of Hasbro -- who helped designed the original and was lead on the new Millennium Falcon. An old acquaintance from my Toy Fair days:





    With Amidala -- she tied for first in the female category (but I didn't get her name...):





    And my favorite -- with Spideyfett's daughter. She rocked!!!




    After looking at most of the pictures, I wish I had moved my ammo belt up a little! That's the perfectionist in me....

    But all in all a good time! I reconnected with Steve Sansweet, who I hadn't seen in years and got to renew my open invitation to Rancho Obi-Wan! And I'm, hopefully, going to be featured in a coffee table book on fan-made costumers call -- aptly -- "Fan". They were shooting for it at the show and I was one of the last guys they took in after I won the costume contest. That will be sweet!!

    Great meeting all the TDH-ers, too! Look forward to the next time. I'm sure I'll see some of you at NY Comi-con!

    -Chris
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    Oct 27, 2008, 10:11 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #106

    Not from Fan Days, but one more picture I wanted to share -- with the nephews on Thursday night before:



    Darn near pulled the jet pack off my back! Just a word of warning when it comes to dressing up around your 4-8 year old nephews: They lack the general sense of awe and respect when they know it's Uncle Chris under the mask. Be on your guard!!

    -C
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    Oct 28, 2008, 3:49 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #107

    I was at my table all day drawing, but I don't remember seeing ANY Fetts come into the Exhibit hall. VERY disappointed. sigh...
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    Oct 28, 2008, 8:13 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #108

    Excellent pics, Chris!
    But. . . where are the pics of Jewel Staite?!? Was she there? Did anyone get to meet her??
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    Oct 28, 2008, 11:03 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #109

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    Man, I live ten miles from you and can't get a look at the print book...
    I will probably be in the city sometime this weekend, can you pm me your cell again, this time I will be sure and add it in my contacts...duh! Maybe we can hook up buddy!

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    Oct 28, 2008, 11:03 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #110

    I wanted to relate a moment that I had on Saturday of the Con. I was wearing my Vader when a lady asked me if her son could touch my armor. Obviously, I'm a little hesitant to let anyone touch it as I don't want to have to invest any more money in repairs than necessary. However, I said it was alright as long as he was gentle. She turned around to get her son and when she turned back around, I realized that he was blind.

    He couldn't have been more than 8 years old. She lifted him up and placed his hands on the top of my helmet and said, "This is Darth Vader." I could see a determined look on his face as he formed a mental image in his head of what I may have looked like as interpreted by his touch. As he worked his hands across the faceplate of the mask, I got so choked up, I had to fight hard to choke back tears. I told his Mother that he could take as long as he wanted. She asked me to tell him what he was feeling, so as he felt each detail of the costume, I explained to him what it was that he was "seeing."

    It's moments like these, rare as they may be, that continually encourages me to attend these events. Bringing smiles, and new visions, to children is worth every drop of sweat.
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    Oct 28, 2008, 11:06 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #111

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    I wanted to relate a moment that I had on Saturday of the Con. I was wearing my Vader when a lady asked me if her son could touch my armor. Obviously, I'm a little hesitant to let anyone touch it as I don't want to have to invest any more money in repairs than necessary. However, I said it was alright as long as he was gentle. She turned around to get her son and when she turned back around, I realized that he was blind.

    He couldn't have been more than 8 years old. She lifted him up and placed his hands on the top of my helmet and said, "This is Darth Vader." I could see a determined look on his face as he formed a mental image in his head of what I may have looked like as interpreted by his touch. As he worked his hands across the faceplate of the mask, I got so choked up, I had to fight hard to choke back tears. I told his Mother that he could take as long as he wanted. She asked me to tell him what he was feeling, so as he felt each detail of the costume, I explained to him what it was that he was "seeing."

    It's moments like these, rare as they may be, that continually encourages me to attend these events. Bringing smiles, and new visions, to children is worth every drop of sweat.
    WOW, great story...that's what its all about....awesome.
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    Oct 28, 2008, 11:06 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #112

    Chris, you and Eric both looked incredible! The fett's were my favorite part of the con, of course!

    G-Fett
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    Oct 28, 2008, 11:07 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #113

    Quote tinstar5541 said: View Post
    I wanted to relate a moment that I had on Saturday of the Con. I was wearing my Vader when a lady asked me if her son could touch my armor. Obviously, I'm a little hesitant to let anyone touch it as I don't want to have to invest any more money in repairs than necessary. However, I said it was alright as long as he was gentle. She turned around to get her son and when she turned back around, I realized that he was blind.

    He couldn't have been more than 8 years old. She lifted him up and placed his hands on the top of my helmet and said, "This is Darth Vader." I could see a determined look on his face as he formed a mental image in his head of what I may have looked like as interpreted by his touch. As he worked his hands across the faceplate of the mask, I got so choked up, I had to fight hard to choke back tears. I told his Mother that he could take as long as he wanted. She asked me to tell him what he was feeling, so as he felt each detail of the costume, I explained to him what it was that he was "seeing."

    It's moments like these, rare as they may be, that continually encourages me to attend these events. Bringing smiles, and new visions, to children is worth every drop of sweat.
    Thanks Tin!! Now I can't see through these "alergies" as you know cops don't cry!! Friggin alergies!!!
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    Oct 28, 2008, 11:08 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #114

    Quote tinstar5541 said: View Post
    I wanted to relate a moment that I had on Saturday of the Con. I was wearing my Vader when a lady asked me if her son could touch my armor. Obviously, I'm a little hesitant to let anyone touch it as I don't want to have to invest any more money in repairs than necessary. However, I said it was alright as long as he was gentle. She turned around to get her son and when she turned back around, I realized that he was blind.

    He couldn't have been more than 8 years old. She lifted him up and placed his hands on the top of my helmet and said, "This is Darth Vader." I could see a determined look on his face as he formed a mental image in his head of what I may have looked like as interpreted by his touch. As he worked his hands across the faceplate of the mask, I got so choked up, I had to fight hard to choke back tears. I told his Mother that he could take as long as he wanted. She asked me to tell him what he was feeling, so as he felt each detail of the costume, I explained to him what it was that he was "seeing."

    It's moments like these, rare as they may be, that continually encourages me to attend these events. Bringing smiles, and new visions, to children is worth every drop of sweat.
    Beautiful story Tinstar, just beautiful!

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    Oct 28, 2008, 11:10 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #115

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    It's moments like these, rare as they may be, that continually encourages me to attend these events. Bringing smiles, and new visions, to children is worth every drop of sweat.

    You are absolutely right. If you haven't already Bro post that story on the Stargarrison website. I think this is exactly why we do what we do.

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    Oct 28, 2008, 11:12 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #116

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    With the Vader who took second place -- "Aren't you a little short to be a Dark Lord of the Sith??":


    I refuse to wear "franken boots." I'm only 6'1". Also, I wasn't in the contest. I BELIEVE that was the Rubies Vader. I also refuse to enter costume contests as I bought this nearly complete and don't think it's fair to the others who spent alot of time creating their own.

    I had a great time. It was great matching some of the names with faces. It was the first time in quite awhile that I wore my Vader. My ESB Fett should be 100% complete soon (waiting on Slave1Pilot's JP paint job) and I'll definitely be trooping in that as much as possible.

    Paul
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    Oct 28, 2008, 11:13 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #117

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    I wanted to relate a moment that I had on Saturday of the Con. I was wearing my Vader when a lady asked me if her son could touch my armor. Obviously, I'm a little hesitant to let anyone touch it as I don't want to have to invest any more money in repairs than necessary. However, I said it was alright as long as he was gentle. She turned around to get her son and when she turned back around, I realized that he was blind.

    He couldn't have been more than 8 years old. She lifted him up and placed his hands on the top of my helmet and said, "This is Darth Vader." I could see a determined look on his face as he formed a mental image in his head of what I may have looked like as interpreted by his touch. As he worked his hands across the faceplate of the mask, I got so choked up, I had to fight hard to choke back tears. I told his Mother that he could take as long as he wanted. She asked me to tell him what he was feeling, so as he felt each detail of the costume, I explained to him what it was that he was "seeing."

    It's moments like these, rare as they may be, that continually encourages me to attend these events. Bringing smiles, and new visions, to children is worth every drop of sweat.
    I had the same mother and child approach me and it really was something special. Those are some fingerprints I am loath to wipe off my visor, and you could see the concentration on his face as he built the mental image. He touched the helmet, my chest armor, and I took his hand for a moment, too. That makes the backaches and the sore right arm from toting around an EE-3 all worthwhile....
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    Oct 28, 2008, 11:15 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #118

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    I refuse to wear "franken boots." I'm only 6'1". Also, I wasn't in the contest. I BELIEVE that was the Rubies Vader. I also refuse to enter costume contests as I bought this nearly complete and don't think it's fair to the others who spent alot of time creating their own.

    I had a great time. It was great matching some of the names with faces. It was the first time in quite awhile that I wore my Vader. My ESB Fett should be 100% complete soon (waiting on Slave1Pilot's JP paint job) and I'll definitely be trooping in that as much as possible.

    Paul
    Actually, this guy handmade a lot of the parts -- I think the shoulders and chest, the control box he said was wood, and a few others. Not sure about the soft goods or the helmet (which I am pretty sure he bought), but he seemed like a nice guy.

    C
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    Oct 28, 2008, 11:21 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #119

    Good Grief I missed all the good stuff on Sat!!! I WILL BE THERE ON SATURDAY FOR SURE NEXT TIME!!!
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    Oct 28, 2008, 11:30 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #120

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    Chris, you and Eric both looked incredible! The fett's were my favorite part of the con, of course!

    G-Fett
    Here here!

    Both the fetts were awesome!
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    Oct 28, 2008, 11:31 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #121

    Quote tinstar5541 said: View Post
    I wanted to relate a moment that I had on Saturday of the Con. I was wearing my Vader when a lady asked me if her son could touch my armor. Obviously, I'm a little hesitant to let anyone touch it as I don't want to have to invest any more money in repairs than necessary. However, I said it was alright as long as he was gentle. She turned around to get her son and when she turned back around, I realized that he was blind.

    He couldn't have been more than 8 years old. She lifted him up and placed his hands on the top of my helmet and said, "This is Darth Vader." I could see a determined look on his face as he formed a mental image in his head of what I may have looked like as interpreted by his touch. As he worked his hands across the faceplate of the mask, I got so choked up, I had to fight hard to choke back tears. I told his Mother that he could take as long as he wanted. She asked me to tell him what he was feeling, so as he felt each detail of the costume, I explained to him what it was that he was "seeing."

    It's moments like these, rare as they may be, that continually encourages me to attend these events. Bringing smiles, and new visions, to children is worth every drop of sweat.


    that story is greatness. It makes it worth all the kids who want to punch you in the cod, doesn't it?!!?!?!?!
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    Oct 28, 2008, 11:32 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #122

    Just have to say awesome show it was great meeting everyone and i really enjoyed helping out best con so far this year in texas hands down =)
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    Nov 2, 2008, 8:55 PM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #123

    Here's some of my pics from fan days. Sorry so late on these guys.

    Me with my main influence (the highlight of the show for me) Dave Dorman.


    Join the Dark Side!!!

    Die Rebel Scum!!!

    We've got Busch!!!

    Ahsoka Tano is ready to strike!!!

    Hail to the King, Baby!!!



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    Nov 3, 2008, 7:46 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #124

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    Here's some of my pics from fan days. Sorry so late on these guys.
    Ahsoka Tano is ready to strike!!!



    G-Fett

    My Favorite pic.. ....(proud daddy)
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    Nov 3, 2008, 7:57 AM - Re: STAR WARS FAN DAYS II in Dallas Texas #125

    FYI:

    Comeplete Wrap-up of the event on TheForce.Net : here

    mentions TDH...

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