Newbie (1st post) Help w/ rangefinder???

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    Newbie (1st post) Help w/ rangefinder???

    Hello and thanks for reading! This is my first post on these forums, so thanks for bearing with me...

    I bought a kit a few years back off Ebay (made from A/B plastic or acrylic I believe) and assembled and painted this Fett Helmet. I only use it for display purposes since it's been autographed, but the rangefinder has always been problematic for me. It's so fragile, that it's come off a few times and has recently broken (all parts made of A/B and glued together). Does anyone know of a good source for a more sturdy rangefinder, or any ideas to make it attach a little more permanently? Any advice much appreciated!!! - DL
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    Re: Newbie (1st post) Help w/ rangefinder???

    Unfortunately, I don't have an answer for you (a newb myself), but I have to say I really like the paint work on this lid. It might be a bit off the beaten path from most of the movie replica versions, but the distressed areas and scratches really sell the war-torn look.

    I'm sure some of the TDH vets will chime in about your prob momentarily.

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    Re: Newbie (1st post) Help w/ rangefinder???

    There are some people that sell metal stalks if your rangefinder isn't broke. Its a pretty simple fix and what part of orange county are you in? I'm in westminster i might have something to fix your problem.

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    Re: Newbie (1st post) Help w/ rangefinder???

    Oralndo_cepeda said: View Post
    There are some people that sell metal stalks if your rangefinder isn't broke. Its a pretty simple fix and what part of orange county are you in? I'm in westminster i might have something to fix your problem.
    Wow, thanks for the offer! Much appreciated... I live in Tustin, and could definitely drop by if you have a metal stalk, etc. Here's my email:

    ajnesselrod@mac.com

    Thanks!

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    Re: Newbie (1st post) Help w/ rangefinder???

    Yes, there are a couple of members here that do aluminum stalks. Looks like with some care and patience this is repairable.

    I just have to say it's awesome that your helmet was signed both by Jeremy Bulloch and Jason Wingreen!
    Don't think I've ever seen another Boba piece with Mr. Wingreen's signature!

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    Re: Newbie (1st post) Help w/ rangefinder???

    Thanks superjedi... yeah, I'm more of an autograph collector than props (although I do have a few!!!) A friend of mine helped me out with the Wingreen signature. Mr. Wingreen is 90 years old, and is arthritic. He's been a great signer through the mail, as long as it's a small item like a photograph or index card, but it's difficult for him to sign larger items... so I am pretty lucky to have had him sign for me.

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