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  1. JDFett's Avatar
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    Oct 19, 2007, 5:13 PM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #76

    i may be interested in the future if this ever comes up again..would love to get a jango one...
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    Oct 19, 2007, 5:44 PM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #77

    I just wish I had the cash for it, but I won't have that kind of cash until I get my check in Feb.
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    Oct 26, 2007, 4:11 PM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #78

    Quote Hand-Schaub said: View Post
    I spoke with the foundry today to push them along. ALL helmets are through investment. half are ready to pour, another quarter are already burned out and three still need burn out. They can all be poured in a week - but I took that with a grain of salt and expect them within this month. I think my presense there will get them moving faster now.
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    any word on progress?
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    Oct 26, 2007, 8:51 PM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #79

    Quote tk7602 said: View Post
    any word on progress?
    I called two days ago demanding an update. That was two days ago. Last I saw they were all ready to pour and they needed metal. Yes - I am growing impatient as my helmet is in the batch as well. Sorry for the delay
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    Nov 7, 2007, 9:26 PM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #80

    Quote Hand-Schaub said: View Post
    I called two days ago demanding an update. That was two days ago. Last I saw they were all ready to pour and they needed metal. Yes - I am growing impatient as my helmet is in the batch as well. Sorry for the delay
    still no love from them? sadness!
  6. DarkeSword2020 is offline DarkeSword2020
    Nov 7, 2007, 10:05 PM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #81

    I would love to get a Jango one as well....how long do you think you'll be doing these runs for? :P
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    Nov 8, 2007, 1:49 AM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #82

    Sorry - list is closed. The Foundry said that they would be cast this week... yup - that was on Monday. I will call again tomorrow. We are getting near tough!! At very least they have the metal in. Things should start moving real soon!
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    Nov 8, 2007, 2:45 AM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #83

    Quote tk7602 said: View Post
    still no love from them? sadness!
    because you just don't have enough metal armor, brian?
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    Nov 8, 2007, 3:52 PM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #84

    Quote Dak Jerek said: View Post
    because you just don't have enough metal armor, brian?
    I don't! My helmet is all stoopid fiberglass, and hardly weighs anything! I want it so that my armor bin weighs enough that mere mortals can't even lift it!
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    Nov 9, 2007, 2:01 AM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #85

    Quote tk7602 said: View Post
    I don't! My helmet is all stoopid fiberglass, and hardly weighs anything! I want it so that my armor bin weighs enough that mere mortals can't even lift it!
    For reference - my full metal costume weighs 65lbs! That's metal gauntlets and all. I walked the full rose parade route in it with helmet on. Good times
  11. Nov 9, 2007, 8:15 AM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #86

    Good news on the imonent pouring anyway!

    Cheers for the update H-S
  12. Vaders_Pet
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    Nov 15, 2007, 6:42 AM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #87

    suspense is killing me HS, hehe got any more good news for us? (sitting on hands to stop from jumping around or fidgeting at this point)
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    Nov 16, 2007, 2:43 AM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #88

    I'm calling nearly every day. To be honest I'm not surprised that it is taking so long (I used to work for these guys you know!) I am getting upset with them and impatient. Usually the squeeky wheel gets the oil and I'm starting to squeek. Thanks for the understanding.
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    Nov 16, 2007, 6:11 AM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #89

    Quote Hand-Schaub said: View Post
    I'm calling nearly every day. To be honest I'm not surprised that it is taking so long (I used to work for these guys you know!) I am getting upset with them and impatient. Usually the squeeky wheel gets the oil and I'm starting to squeek. Thanks for the understanding.
    not a problem Hand, we patiently await new pictures of our wuvwy metal helmets
  15. Nov 16, 2007, 8:18 AM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #90

    "Patience is a Virtue", I hate for them to just rush these through at the end and the quality lands up not being there. Hopefully by the end of the year though!

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    Nov 16, 2007, 9:40 AM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #91

    Quote Galactic Bounty Hunter said: View Post
    "Patience is a Virtue", I hate for them to just rush these through at the end and the quality lands up not being there. Hopefully by the end of the year though!

    yeah, much as i want it RIGHT NOW! i'd rather have a great helmet in a month than an ok one next week!
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    Nov 21, 2007, 5:36 PM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #92

    bumping to keep the thread on the first page. hopefully those foundry folks get inspired by turkey day to pour some molten metal!

    ok, maybe not.

    it stinks that we're so close, yet so far away!
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    Nov 22, 2007, 10:36 AM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #93

    It's all good here. If I recall correctly from one of the original interest threads (before deletion) HS said that it could take 6 to 8 months. We are still doing good on time within that frame of reference. I socked away that cash the day I made my depsit forgot about it. I am sure that when that hunk of metal it will have been worth the wait. Fer sher!!!

    I am still throwing around either trying to paint it myself or throwing myself upon the mercy of one of the communities incredible artists. I have been thinking occasionally over the past 4 1/2 to 5 months about the painting templates I have seen here and how they would have to be altered to account for the alu. base. Talk about complicated!
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    Nov 27, 2007, 2:27 PM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #94

    Quote Mandocommando said: View Post
    I am still throwing around either trying to paint it myself or throwing myself upon the mercy of one of the communities incredible artists. I have been thinking occasionally over the past 4 1/2 to 5 months about the painting templates I have seen here and how they would have to be altered to account for the alu. base. Talk about complicated!
    i can't wait to paint it... painting my AL armor was AWESOME! i just layed the paint right down on the metal, no primer. liquid masking on the big areas and on the tiny scratches... anything! no worries about going too deep and exposing the fiberglass or plastic. when it gets scuffed (and if you wear it out often it does!), the scuffs never show anything but MORE METAL

    i haven't worked with templates at all, since i'm all about the rotj helmet and i don't think anyone has ever done a template there, but i don't imagine it would be any different than another helmet, other than whatever size differences there may be.
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    Dec 4, 2007, 4:50 PM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #95

    Bump from your friendly neighborhood pain in the rear!

    Any word from the foundry? any chance of a cool Christmas gift from the Santa Fett?
  21. Dec 4, 2007, 8:54 PM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #96

    The helmets haven't been delivered to the land of "Misfit Toys" have they?
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    Dec 4, 2007, 9:04 PM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #97

    everyone wants a boba fett or a jango fett... no one wants a charlie fett helmet!
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    Dec 15, 2007, 12:28 AM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #98

    bumping again, since i want to keep this on the front page.

    brian-that-isn't-me... any word from the foundry?
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    Dec 15, 2007, 1:49 AM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #99

    I complained and told him I xpect them by next friday. The problem here is that he has little investment in the project and what can I do... go and beat him up or sue him? He knows I wont so the best I can do is keep calling him on a regular basis as I am. As some know I am a high school teacher and I go on break starting next Thursday for two weeks. My intent is to get the metal and finish them ALL off by the start of the new year. I relaly want to make it clear that it is the foundry that is dragging thier *** which is why I gave a rediculously long turn-around time. I never thought it would actually take that long.
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    Dec 15, 2007, 3:54 AM - Re: Hand-Schaub aluminum helmet a go - commitment list #100

    WOW these arn't done yet...

    I know someone who had a sculpture of two LARGE (5' wingspan) Dragons fighting each other. that was done in less time, than these helmets. total weight was 300+ lbs. i will post pics of said dragons.

    just my 2cents.

    I know its not your fault HS. i just want to see your sweeeeet helmets finished already

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