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    Jul 10, 2007, 4:58 PM - Aluminum ears........ #1

    These are NOT cold cast and were made for my "DP 95".
    I was having some problems making these when one of my co-workers said......STOP SWEARING and let me see that .

    So that being said, I can NOT take credit for these.

    :thumbup"Co-worker":thumbup


    We looked at the MOM pics and made some size changes to the "DP" measurements to make them more to my liking. So yes, the aluminum one is a little WIDER that the one on the "DP".

    Yes, They are machined aluminum. The one that still has the mill marks on it has a few "whoopsies" on it, one does not have the top milled, but the one that is done and ready to go has been sandblasted but still needs scuffed and weathered for the ROTJ job.

    I know the paint blows on the DP. Its a pre "anal" paint job .

    So, what do you think so far ?
    And yes, we are making the other side also.

    -Tim-


    BTW.....ALL of the dimentions can be changed with the "PROPER" permission to fit other helmets, and ONLY from the "MAKER".
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    Jul 10, 2007, 5:02 PM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #2

    Dude, come on.... do you really need to ask how it looks? It looks fantastic as usual Timmy! :thumbup... Yeah, that about covers it.
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    Jul 10, 2007, 5:16 PM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #3

    You sir are my hero!
  4. HMPOTC33 is offline HMPOTC33
    Jul 10, 2007, 5:20 PM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #4

    PS you skills and work is that of an ole' World Mastercratsman. I continue to be amazed at what are you going to come up with next-well done. BTW do you have any that would fit a Sgt Fang, that I am preparing to tackle in the next couple of weeks?
    Thanks, and sure wish you could turn me out a set for the inside center piece of the rocket motor thrust cones (The "X"). Already have the outboard thrusters you made, and would love to complete the aluminum dress-up of the JP.
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    Jul 10, 2007, 5:21 PM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #5

    if you plan on doing a run of these Tim, count me in!! any chance of you doing the other side where the RF is located? that would be sweet if you did. thanks, bert
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    Jul 10, 2007, 5:38 PM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #6

    Lookin' good. I'd likely be interested.
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    Jul 10, 2007, 5:57 PM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #7

    Wow. Amazing as always man.
  8. Wes is offline Wes
    Jul 10, 2007, 6:09 PM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #8

    Tim, estimation, how much would a full set run?
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    Jul 10, 2007, 6:30 PM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #9

    Those are the FIRST and I do mean ABSOLUTE FIRST set of machined Boba Fett ears that I have ever seen. I tried like heck to get some made years back to no avail....alas my helmet is done and now I can only admire from afar

    Gorgeous!!

    Steve
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    Jul 10, 2007, 6:58 PM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #10

    Awesome! About time somebody designed upgrades to Don Post helmets!!!
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    Jul 10, 2007, 6:59 PM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #11

    Wow, yea interested depending on cost.
  12. SingleSeat is offline SingleSeat
    Jul 10, 2007, 7:45 PM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #12

    Quote psberetta said: View Post
    BTW.....ALL of the dimentions can be changed with the "PROPER" permission to fit other helmets, and ONLY from the "MAKER".
    Tim, your attention to detail preceeds you as usual.

    With all due respect to Tim and his co-worker's efforts, the official position of Rogue Studios and myself is that the dimensions of our previously released resin ears not be duplicated in whole or in part. We didn't profit from it and we don't feel it would be ethical for others to find profit from our hard work as well. We appreciate the caveat PS'B.

    Not intended to threadjack, but the RS aluminum ear photo comparison below is only meant to solidify our position seeking fair treatment. DL44, I guess this makes the second set. Good luck all.
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    Jul 10, 2007, 8:01 PM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #13

    DUDE! Those are sweet! I have to see those in person! What are you doing this coming Sunday?
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    Jul 10, 2007, 8:08 PM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #14

    Beautiful! What a work of art!
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    Jul 10, 2007, 8:10 PM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #15

    Aw man those look awesome!!!
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    Jul 10, 2007, 8:47 PM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #16

    Fantastic! I hope you offer these for sale.


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    Jul 10, 2007, 9:41 PM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #17

    Quote SingleSeat said: View Post
    With all due respect to Tim and his co-worker's efforts, the official position of Rogue Studios and myself is that the dimensions of our previously released resin ears not be duplicated in whole or in part.

    Very well put and understood.

    As per my first post, these are for a "DP 95".
    The ONLY way to get these for another helmet is to have permission from the "Maker" of said helmet.

    That being said, "Rouge Studios" and "Single Seats" ear dimensions will not be copied.


    They are a long way off from being available anyway as the right ear parts have yet to be finished.
    I was just way to pumped to hold back .


    -Tim-
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    Jul 10, 2007, 11:25 PM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #18

    Quote SingleSeat said: View Post
    Tim, your attention to detail preceeds you as usual.

    With all due respect to Tim and his co-worker's efforts, the official position of Rogue Studios and myself is that the dimensions of our previously released resin ears not be duplicated in whole or in part. We didn't profit from it and we don't feel it would be ethical for others to find profit from our hard work as well. We appreciate the caveat PS'B.

    Not intended to threadjack, but the RS aluminum ear photo comparison below is only meant to solidify our position seeking fair treatment. DL44, I guess this makes the second set. Good luck all.
    PSB said his are for a DP95... what is the point of your post Chris?
  19. Wes is offline Wes
    Jul 11, 2007, 12:04 AM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #19

    Quote evan4218 said: View Post
    PSB said his are for a DP95... what is the point of your post Chris?

    Justin,

    I think Chris was referring to this statement by Tim

    BTW.....ALL of the dimentions can be changed with the "PROPER" permission to fit other helmets, and ONLY from the "MAKER".
    He was just pointing out that the RS ears would not be on the list of allowed "dimension changes".
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    Jul 11, 2007, 12:24 AM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #20

    I know.... I asked many months ago. I feel as though he is being a bit over sensitive. Just my 2 cents.
  21. SingleSeat is offline SingleSeat
    Jul 11, 2007, 7:42 AM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #21

    Quote evan4218 said: View Post
    I know.... I asked many months ago. I feel as though he is being a bit over sensitive. Just my 2 cents.
    I didn't know you asked back then, and that question might not have been noticed by everyone. I went back and reviewed some old posts, so I'm up to speed now.

    If the intense challenges that Tim has already faced (mentioned above) are any indication of what's to come in this project, I have good reason to be sensitive about my own work. Machined aluminum ears are no easy feat *and I should add that I'm sure Tim is up to the task (after having handled his previous work) to make clear that I'm a PS'B aluminum fan myself.
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    Jul 11, 2007, 10:51 AM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #22

    Whoops....I almost forgot about the RS set:o
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    Jul 11, 2007, 11:42 AM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #23

    I think we can all agree that Tim is a great and very talented guy. He would never do anything against someone elses wishes. Heck, I think I know the guy pretty well. If he feels the slightest pressure, good or bad, he will say nope, sorry not gonna do it. I know it sounded like it is an interest thread. But to be safe, why not treat it as someone who is showing off the work they helped make? When and if a true interest thread comes up, post in that. But my thoughts.

    This is not pointed at anyone, I want to make that clear. I have no disrespect for anyone. Hope it didnt come across differently.
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  24. SingleSeat is offline SingleSeat
    Jul 11, 2007, 11:59 AM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #24

    Oh, absolutely. I just want to make clear to everyone that I posted because we're simply wanting to be excluded from the list of possible dimensions that Tim makes. That's all. Just like Delta75 said above. Nothing bad, not showing off, not disgruntled. It's all good. Carry on. Turn those metal ears!
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    Jul 11, 2007, 4:42 PM - Re: Aluminum ears........ #25

    Quote SingleSeat said: View Post
    Oh, absolutely. I just want to make clear to everyone that I posted because we're simply wanting to be excluded from the list of possible dimensions that Tim makes. Turn those metal ears!
    There is not and will not be a "List".....you have nothing to worry about, SingleSeat.
    Oh, and don't you mean " MILL those ALUMINUM ears" .

    I don't blame you for posting what you did.



    If I am given permission from someone who makes helmets, then they will be available for that helmet from said maker.

    Nuff said.....please don't make this a dark thread. I am trying to make some KILLER parts that EVERYONE can get there hands on.




    Now on to the right side. Again, this is for my "DP 95". Fresh off the machine, no buffing or clean up.
    Still need to finish the two top pices.
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