So, my last thread about past heroes of TDH has got me thinking about what TDH has meant to me over the past 7 years, and although there have been a lot of ups and downs, I have a lot of great memories. Thought I would share a few significant moments, and thought perhaps some of you might do the same.
First and foremost, TDH has given me something unique that I don't think anyone else here can claim... TDH provided me with the girl of my dreams. Not exactly a "moment" but surely worth noting.
Most of my great moments are more people-centric than about the props themselves....
1) I think about the day I came to the realization that the piece in the back of the helmet was the guts to the MQ-1 and driving home from work to prove it with Lee (Rogue Studios) on the phone, both of us so giddy we could barley talk. I nearly got in a wreck I was driving so fast and then remember slinging into the driveway, running through the house and out to the shop. My fingers would barely work the screwdriver as I tried to get the MQ-1 apart, all the while with Lee in my ear going "Is it the MQ-1? Is it the MQ-1?" Just a really cool moment for me and it was cool to have someone right there to share it with.
2) This is probably a "had to be there" kinda moment, but as I have mentioned before, Tyler Durden and I used to spend countless hours pouring over reference photos, looking for similarities and formulating ideas. A lot of times, these conversations would go until 3:00am or later and as there was often alcohol involved, as it got later, and later, things usually began to get a bit fuzzy. I remember one night we were completely done when Dan mentioned something about Boba's boots and I replied, in all seriousness "Boba Fetts got boots?" Dan has never ever let me forget that one and it has come to be our standard response for *** moments.
3) Last spring I flew out to Texas for the JB project unveiling thanks to Spidey Fett, Fett Pride, and Darthmiller. We had initially planned to snap a few photos, but that morphed into a full on professional photo shoot. I was so nervous because there were tons of people watching (usually I don't like or allow onlookers at my shoots as it is very distracting) and I really wanted things to work out well. The guys had done such a great job on the suit and Jeremy looked good in it, but lets face it, it has been a lot of years and I was really worried the shoot was going to go badly. Jeremy put on the helmet and the moment he posed will be marked in my mind forever, because it was immediately BOBA FETT. Time just stopped for a second and I thought, here I am, a practical nobody, and I am doing a professional shoot for Boba Fett. Was a truly awesome moment for me.
OK, so there are three great moments for me that would have never happened had it not been for TDH. What are some of yours?