Discussion on NEW!! Fettpride Bucket aka "FPH" !! within the Boba Fett Helmet forum, part of the Star Wars Original Trilogy Bounty Hunters category; Jluck said: is it too early to camp out on
FP, you can't post this and then not update your site!!
It's not fair. . . *sob*. . . oh the pain. . . the pain. . .
Shoot, I'll probably have to wait till morning to find out what the update is.
wait till morning?? pffftttt nooooooo way i cant sleepp now!!! ....i might have to set the alam for 3am and check then
"brrrrrr the lawns a bit chilly tonight"
SOMEBODY ... has me pegged with the whole 3 o'clock in the morning business
K ... the update is up. Big one.
What's the last picture?????
Is the last picture a visor?
LOL ya, love the "last picture" tease!!
FP, you really have outdone urslef!!!!! :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup
any time u have a day when ur feeling dwn, remember the feelings u gave to so many with ur talents and passion! casue that is the sickest fett lid ever!
WOW....FP you are the man.....
I remember showing up at the theatre for Episode 1 at 8am....sitting all day for the midnight showing....
I think I am going to do the same at my mailbox...:thumbup:thumbup
WOW....good stuff FP..
I know the mystery picture!!....and NO! not telling!
Is there a different FPH page that im not aware of other than on fparmor.com?
Thank you spidey. I just didnt want to waste all day looking, and somehow I missed that post.
I apologize for not reading every post before asking the question.
My career involves creative and development processes, so I understand the need to only involve those with a vested interest in the early phases.
This brings up a few questions that we've been getting a lot of lately.
"WHY HAVE I NOT GOT A PM FROM FP REGARDING THE FPH??", or "AM I ON THE LIST?"
Seeing as how Me and Evan4218 are the ones that came up with the list, I will try to help answer these questions..(please see post #285 as well)
First, this was not meant to be a large scale run, as FP is only one person........and the slots were limited to begin with.
And based on EARLY interest, either through PM or Post, ME and EVAN4218 came up with a list of interest.
We sent out PM's to those members for the limited spots (they know who they are )...and based on the response recieved we gave them an opportunity to get one. Some backed out or never responded..and we sent a PM to the next person on the list and so forth.
I have started a "WAIT LIST"....and as members drop off we will continue this same process.
BUT JUST KNOW as FP and myself have said previously, this LIST will not be made public.
*At this point this thread is NOT an INTEREST THREAD, but more of an UPDATE THREAD for those that are vested....so the main list is "temporarily" closed.
Sorry for the confusion.......and we will let you know if you're on the wait list (just send me or Evan4218 a PM), or next in line...
Last edited by Spideyfett; Nov 6, 2007 at 12:44 PM.
Feel free to field any questions my way as well if you would like. I am in the loop and can awnser just about anything on this project that Spidey can. I think he has awnsered and addressed all questions with about as much clarity as anyone can ask. But if something dosnt make sense you can always ask. As he said the information that is currently private will be kept that way. FP addressed this early on and then again on page 3. With this project you cant always please everyone but I believe with out a doubt those who are on the run will be VERY pleased with the end result of all this hard work!
Needless to say I am as excited about the arrival of the helmets as the rest of you. The FPH team worked hard on this project in many aspects to raise the bar on what a fan made helmet can be both in quality and accuracy. I look forward to seeing some great painted helmets after the holidays!
u guys came together and created a wonderful and top shelf product! :thumbup its guys like u that make cerain dreams a reality for us fett heads!!! evryones hard work, dedication and love for this type of artistry can only be described as "timeless" !
and i want to THANK ALL OF U!!!
Hay evan, I have a question
Could you quote the post with the pics of his mold, and explain the process and what products are used?
I know that you fellas are the ultimate in making these molds. By looking at the images, I would guess...
A paint coat of XXXXXXX is painted on for the detail. A coat or two, and then a spray coat? Same mold material? Thena droop caot? spatulad to get it to like 1/4 - 3/4 inch thick? And then a mother mold of some sort?
Which products he uses, (without giving away any trade secrets of course) and the rough 'steps' would help me, personally a lot, as the next step is going to be making a mold.
Regardless, the information he, and you already share with us, saves us a lot of time, and energy and I wanted to say thanks.
Just being able to see the pics of these helmets, gives me ideas and inspiration, even if I may never hold one
You guys are soo good to me. Seriously. Thanks a bunch everyone
Oh ... and on a semi important side note ....
Did ANYONE click on the pretty little question mark ????????
Stormrider - I still have yet to get to the turorial. I do plan on posting it on my updated site that is soon to go love. But again, the time factor. My apologies. I'm horrible with that sort of thing :o Hang in there, I'll get 'er up as soon as humanly possible. Or, depending on how one looks at it, in-humanly possible
Last edited by fettpride; Nov 6, 2007 at 1:39 PM.
Great update, hmmm what is that last picture? Oh and FP PM on the way
Oh just seen it!!! AMAZING!!!!!! Pure as the driven snow!!!!!!
the clicking on the "?" did not exist before.
Believe me i tried everything.
I started typing your birthday, your dogs birthday, the day your moving to Indy, every numberic number and word to a ".jpg" extension
Very cool, icing on the cake so to speak.
DUDE! Stop recording my laughs on the phone bro... it makes me sound FAT!
On a side note, to address some of the other concerns about the list ...
As Spideyfett stated, the list is "Temporarily" closed. This is only so I could catch up. It will be re-opened again next week. I want to do my best to make everyone happy Thanks for hangin in there. i know it's been a fairly long road.
Wow, that up date was a kick in the butt! Thatn and finding out I most likly will be away from home for the next two months (and all the holidays).
But if any one come near my mail box, my wife will be guarding it with my FN P90. That and it's freaking cold out side...
I gotta have some fun with you guys once in a while, geez
There's an update ya'll might be interested in on the FPH page BTW
:thumbup:thumbup:thumbup woo hooo!!! cant wait till this gets here!
FP, now go get some rest!!
Wow!! My helmet has shipped! Why is it on a ship??? There's no ocean near Tucson!!
Oh well, hope it has fun on the cruise.
Great news indeed! I have a nice bassinet all ready for little FPH when the stork comes and drops it down my chimney.
Isn't that how all new Boba Fett helmets arrive? Or am I thinking of something else?
Still awaiting a shipping quote, FP you got a PM
guess what just arrived!!!!!!!!!!!!!
FP!!!!!!!! YOU ARE THE MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :thumbup
yes this excitment is just from holding this box! i havent even opend it yet!!!
OK, ITS OPENED! ***...................this is ONE sick helmet kit!!!!
the craftsman ship is WOW so clean and crisp, i really cannot believe how beautiful the lines are..... FP, THANKYOU SO MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!! and i see u trimmed up something for me!
Last edited by Jluck; Nov 10, 2007 at 11:25 AM.
Nice I wouldnt expect anything else from him
Ok.. So how soon are the rest of the party allowed to see the final piece? been waiting to see this wow factor that has had everyone so excited?
It's like Xmas has come early for some this year...
Yah, where's the pics ppl ?????????
Mojo - PM on it's way
Ooh sounds ominous...
K, I'll get the party started ... my apologies for not giving more pictorial updates here. But until recently, there wasn't a finished kit to take pics of .. just the hopes of one Now, there is something to show, besides the rough stuff that no one is usually interested in. You have to figure, this was still barely in the molding stages (just out of concept) when the FPH page was established. I wasn't holding out on you guys
So here it is, pics aren't that great as usual lately for me, but this is what the FPH kit officially looks like in the form of how it was shipped. The rest of the list will be open again by the end of the week.
Fiberglass laminated construction, white gel coated outer finish , with a white epoxy coated lining. High impact urethane greeblies (not the cheap resin), hyperfirm chin cup / RF polaroid piece. The RF top is thick rotocast with a hollow interior for electronics. The clear RF insert, is obviously clear cast. It is not however, crystal clear. Purposefully so. It's supposed to be aged / worn. The backside of the insert is frosted / sanded to conceal the electronics on the inside . The helmet is trimmed, primed, and ready to paint.
Now, the rest of you ... POST AWAY !!! Lets see some CLEAR shots of this stuff. I'm too darn tired to fiddle with camera's and lighting
Last edited by fettpride; Nov 10, 2007 at 3:31 PM.
My mail usually doesn't come on Saturday till around 4PM. . .
Must. . . hold it. . . together, till then!
I really hope it gets here today.
YES...YES...YES!!! Santa arrived five weeks early this year Words and pics do not discribe this thing of beauty:thumbup:thumbup:thumbup:thumbup
The circle in now complete Well, almost...still need some FR gauntlets
The best part of this is that it fits over my "one size too large" mellon with ease Can't wait to get started on this...pics to follow the progress for sure
YES!!!!!!! IT'S HERE!!!!!!! This thing is BEAUTIFUL!!! I can't stop holding it...In fact I'm holding it right now as I type!..one handed.. I can't see myself in the mirror yet, but who cares! I'd take pictures but my card reader is broken.. Thanks SO much FP!! Cheers, man!
Mine arrived today, too! I haven't opened mine yet, though. Told myself I have to finish all my chores before I can play with my toys.
As soon as my clothes are out of the dryer, gonna put some mood music on (ESB soundtrack), pour myself a nice drink, and commence to cutting open the box!
that's a great lookin' bucket right there.
think you'd ever want to make up a bunch of just the chin cup?
Mine! Mine! Mine! Hooray, it came!! I'm the proud papa of FPH #9.
Absolutely, utterly fantastic. Flawless (and I mean that literally) castings, amazing sculpt, and the smell of gelcoat. . .
Ah! Sweet, sweet gelcoat.
To say I am impressed would be the understatement of the year. This is going to build up into a superb helmet.
Thanks so much FP! :thumbup
Haha! I just opened the box! I got the #4 pictured above!
Outstanding job, FP! Better than the pictures!
Look for another BatNinja helmet tutorial coming soon!
Right behind you with #5
you guys are so lucky...mine has not arrived yet....maybe monday!!
Looking good guys, keep those pics coming!
Am I the first to post pics with the SpideyFett/evan4218 ears mounted on the FPH? Do I win anything?
I temporarily hot-glued the RF to the stalk so I could get these pics:
I'll probably use steel wool to blend the finish of the aluminum pieces, but...WOW! Outstanding job to all those involved with these recent projects!
Last edited by fettpride; Nov 10, 2007 at 7:59 PM.
Teehee! Is there a new armor set on the way I'm not aware of? Do I need to find a sucker, I mean buyer for my old set?
i would love to show proud pics of my FPH #8, ill get to that prolly tomorrow! i have to print/clear some pics to make room!
FP, man i want u to tell me ur doing armor v.3 in the nearer future, but then i dont! casue then ill have to sell my painted up v.2 to get it....other wise id end up sleeping outside...my wife already thinks im nuts
~FP, I WANT TO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THE HELMET!! I WILL DO IT JUSTICE!
~batninja, the ears look awesome! great job!
Aw man! Those helmets look great!
But I see that mine has not shipped....
Holy...Alex, do ya ever put that stuff on? Looks awesome right where it is but man, would love to see ya wear it in person When ya gonna slap some paint on your new helmet?
Alex, you guys did a FANTASTIC JOB on that mannequin !!!!! Post the pic you were goin after !!!! I think I know it, but don't know where it is. If it's the one I'm thinkin, you NAILED the pose man !!!! Great Job !
PM Sent re shipping the suspense is killing me here FP
Its official Alex. I'm stealing that mannequin.
alex, ur boba looks fantastic!!! :thumbup
BTW - thanks for the kind words you've had on the quality of the kit. You have no idea how much it pleases me to hear that the work was appreciated. I only hope that everyone will be equally thrilled with their own. And, your welcome !
But if you need one, I can probably squeeze you in Lemme know (PM)
Thanks my "TDH Family" !
V2 armor dated ??? ... so a possible v3 armor incoming ???
Wohh, that owuld be good news... but would be possible to know more about the project ? (mainly some possible dates ?? .. I know I know.. FPH first but just out of curiosity)
Still waiting for the "Shipped" tag. Folks are lucky. I need to get a set of those ears...
Sorry for the late reply, had a troop yesterday and Packer game to go too today, GO PACK GO!
Anyway, on to the topic at hand, yesterday afternoon there happen to be a medium sized square box that showed at my doorstep , and once I open it up there she was in all her glory , the cleanest and most complete helmet kit I've purchased too date, I'm mean really FP, make us atleast do some kind of work, I was expecting to at least have to trim the bottom of the helmet! This was completely trimmed and the surface is "UBER SMOOTH" ! The craftmanship, casting and accuracy of every piece (Helmet, Ears, 3-Piece Range Finder Top, Circuit Board & "FLEXIBLE BLACK" Chin Cup) is off the charts, not to mention the anticipation of adding the machined aluminum ear kit that I've purchased from SpideyFett, increadible! Honestly, I'm really tempted to paint it gloss white and leave the ears raw, can you say, "SUPER TROOPER", can I get another one to mess up by putting paint on it! Seriously, thanks again FP for being as dedicated to your craft as you are and for making such an unbelievable kit available to those of us who were lucky enough to land one!
I'm keepin' an eye out for the list for these to re-open; definately want to add one to the collection! Amazing work FP, You are a true artisan!
FP Im dying here!!! You get my PM? Waiting patiently
Sweet pics, keep them coming!
Love the pics, man this is one sweet bucket!!!! I just hope that I get the chance to own one!!!
Chris you've made my day, thanks for all your hard work and for the constant updates, your a real trooper
YES!!! Excellent news!
Oh and you can put me on the list again. I want a second one and if you do the cold cast ears I want some of those too.
Could somebody here tell me who I can PM for a FP helmet?
Return pm sent FP
Yes Ive been showing the photos to my good friend alex and he desperately wants an FPH aswell so could I please get in line again for another kit I cant wait
Absolutely....when you do another run...please count me in!
Looks like my Thanksgiving plans are shot all of a sudden, so I won't be taking a week off after all So I'll be opening up the remainder of the FPH first run list shortly ... keep in mind, that there are members already on this list standing by. However, given that enough time has past, there may be some drop off's, or changed minds. Spideyfett and I will do what we can to rearrange accordingly, and accommodate whomever we can. So if you're serious, now's the time to start making arrangements
Oh, the V3 armor that you've been PM'ing me about ... Although this thread isn't the time or place for discussing it, I'll at least answer the question. Yes, it is real.
So, YOU are reading it HERE first ! Obviously, I will start a new thread this week, to get into the mechanics of it all. But in short, what it boils down to is this ... Spideyfett and crew were the only members to ever get as close as they did at Cell 4 to the real AoSW Fett display (without plexi or glass). They were allowed a few more liberties with the display than what's normal. Thanks to them, this afforded us new information we've never had before. Although the V.2 armor hit it pretty close to the mark, it lacked a bit of dimension to it. So, based on some great photo's, and measurements, I've updated the armor to reflect these necessary tid bits. Of course I'll leave the final opinion to the community ...
On both the helmet and the armor ... this will most likely be the last chance to get these pieces this year. Pre-Christmas DELIVERY deadline accross the board on either of these. I gotta get the new gauntlets goin sometime ya know ! Maybe a "New Years resolution" eh?
Thanks everyone, stay tuned !
Looks forward to the new thread...... V3! *cheesy grin*
Thanks for the update FP, now back to the FPH guys...
Im deadly seious, please add me to the next list if theres room, V3 Armour, Gauntlets, its a great time to be a Fett
FP sending you the UPDATED Waitlist......so last call guys!!
AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
...I've received my FPH today
....This is so awesome I'm speechless....
I was even afraid to remove it out of the box...heheh!!
Thanks Chris......you never fail to suprise me. Thanks Bro!
Nothing goin on !?!?! Although I know I've been promising it since January this year, it really is gonna happen. In fact, there is now a DEADLINE that's going to force me introduce the V.2 gauntlets .... SOON.
Like at the latest, mid Janurary
In the meantime, I've had a few pm's of curosity on the V.3 armor. Again, although this isn't really the thread to do it, I'm not quite ready to post the armor thread yet because I'm wrapping up a couple of helmet kits for those remaining first run members, so I figured I'd throw this real bad cell phone pic at you guys. It's a little out of date, there were a few more "tweaks" after these were taken (ab plate). Not sure how much you can really see, but that's why it's a tease Lets see how many of you can identify what's been done In all seriousness, these pics do not do the chest armor justice at all in my opinion. Keep in mind that the armor is still in the shape of the "form" and so therefore the the plates look thicker than what would be after proper trimming. Once I get the comparison shots up, I think it will be as plain as day though. The version you're seeing is ESB/AoSW (repainted ESB armor).
In the words of one of my favorite "Blue Collar" comedians ... <R. White>
".............................. Tock "
------------------------ FPH INTEREST ---------------------
I got Spideyfett's list of back-up members. I'm going to be sending PM's today to those members that were remaining on the list to see who has officially dropped. I'll be giving a 24 hour response window to them. Once i know where I stand with those members, I will go through the backup list in the order the names were received. I should have this sorted out by wednesday evening, and will be able to start accepting you commitment. payments. Stay tuned. And thanks again for hangin in there !!!!
Last edited by fettpride; Nov 20, 2007 at 7:17 AM.
pm sent fellas! Hope I'm not too late!
FP, You have a PM. Guys, if there is room or a second run going for that FPH please put me down. Thanks.
Every time I see that dirty big dent in his left armour plate I think "man, that musta hurt!!"
This stuff looks awesome.