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    Feb 2, 2006, 12:34 AM - *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #1

    I just had these made up. They are approximately the same length as the Jango posts I sell & will work with all of the helmets out there. The post has a slight taper to it still but is thicker at the neck & the very top. The top radius is now different as well as the back is angled. This was designed specifically with the MS 3 in mind so those of you with a helmet upgrade in mind, pm me for details. Also pictured is the Boba compared to the Jango stalk I make as well.
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  2. cookiemongoloid is offline cookiemongoloid
    Feb 2, 2006, 2:48 AM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #2

    Those look really nice, how much will it weigh? I would PM you about this, but i think it should be public.
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    Feb 2, 2006, 7:53 AM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #3

    BKBT is a trusted Fett artisan and has been in the game a long time. I have been a collector of many of his parts and pieces over the years.
    The alluminum post is VERY light, but extremely rigid. I use them on all my buckets and they are flawless once polished up and then weathered! Not to mention his excellent service!

    Awesome job BKBT!

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    Feb 2, 2006, 8:08 AM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #4

    Quote shunned said:
    BKBT is a trusted Fett artisan and has been in the game a long time. I have been a collector of many of his parts and pieces over the years.
    The alluminum post is VERY light, but extremely rigid. I use them on all my buckets and they are flawless once polished up and then weathered! Not to mention his excellent service!

    Awesome job BKBT!

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    Same way here, only stalk I will use.
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    Feb 2, 2006, 8:15 AM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #5

    when you put them into production ill take one. they look great.
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    Feb 2, 2006, 9:53 AM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #6

    Quote cookiemongoloid said:
    Those look really nice, how much will it weigh? I would PM you about this, but i think it should be public.
    aluminum weighs very very little. i would never use a resin stalk myself. i'm happy to say that one of these stalks is on its way to me
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    Feb 2, 2006, 10:37 AM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #7

    Quote BobaFettSlave_1 said:
    when you put them into production ill take one. they look great.
    These are in hand now. I can send them in the mail usually the same day or the next.
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    Feb 2, 2006, 10:55 AM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #8

    Quote bigkidbiggertoys said:
    These are in hand now. I can send them in the mail usually the same day or the next.
    Argh!

    PM Sent!
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    Feb 2, 2006, 12:39 PM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #9

    i cant wait to get mine :-)

    BKBT, i just saw lewis's jango helmet you did for him yesterday.... very very nice!!
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    Feb 2, 2006, 7:31 PM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #10

    PM sent
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    Feb 3, 2006, 11:26 AM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #11

    I have one of BKBT's older Boba ones on my MSH2 and it looks perfect. and I agree Vince is a great guy to deal with and I will continue to send my bussiness and my referalls to him for a long time to come.
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    Feb 6, 2006, 12:03 AM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #12

    All orders have been sent so they should be arriving shortly.
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    Feb 6, 2006, 4:31 PM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #13

    just got mine today... SWEEEEEET

    thanks again!
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    Feb 10, 2006, 11:06 AM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #14

    These are still in stock (couldn't resist the pun )
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    Feb 10, 2006, 12:06 PM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #15

    I got mine! They look great!
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    Feb 10, 2006, 12:45 PM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #16

    got mine as well....excellent (Mr. Burns)
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    Feb 10, 2006, 1:08 PM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #17

    so, how do people usually attach the rangefinder to these?

    the helmet i have now has a pretty interesting stalk. it's aluminum, but is designed so that you cut a slot in the bottom of a hollow RF and slid it in. the top of the stalk hits the inside top of the rangefinder. you end up with a pretty large chunk of metal up inside the RF.
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    Feb 10, 2006, 8:25 PM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #18

    The method I like to use is epoxy the RF post & top together. I then drill a couple of tiny holes & add a couple of machine screws. The aluminum is soft enough that it is easy to drill & you don't need to tap the hole, the screw will make it's own threads if you just work it back out a bit.
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    Feb 10, 2006, 9:32 PM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #19

    Nice! I need one. PM sent
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    Feb 11, 2006, 1:09 AM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #20

    Quote bigkidbiggertoys said:
    The method I like to use is epoxy the RF post & top together. I then drill a couple of tiny holes & add a couple of machine screws. The aluminum is soft enough that it is easy to drill & you don't need to tap the hole, the screw will make it's own threads if you just work it back out a bit.
    that makes sense. i know i'd feel happier with a couple of little screws in there. goop is good, but not that good

    thanks!
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    Feb 11, 2006, 1:14 AM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #21

    I'd like to add that this method is also screen accurate. You can see the holes covered with a tinted epoxy on some closeup pics. I'll see if I can find one to post.
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    Feb 20, 2006, 4:46 PM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #22

    Just got mine in today, great work! Here's hoping I don't screw it up drilling through it...
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    Feb 20, 2006, 6:44 PM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #23

    Quote Jango_Fett_Jr said:
    Just got mine in today, great work! Here's hoping I don't screw it up drilling through it...
    Pics??
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    Feb 21, 2006, 10:29 AM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #24

    Pheww, what a relief:
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    Turned out much better than my last one, didn't slip up once and the drill bit never peeked through the outside. Just takes a table-top vice, long drill bit, patience, and lots of water to hydrate yourself after sweating from fear of ruining your brand new stalk
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    Feb 21, 2006, 10:42 AM - Re: *NEW* Aluminum Boba RF Posts #25

    JFJ, you are the man. I can't believe you do that with a hand held and just a vice.

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