Absolutely Brian. I'm still in too Gav! ;)
Absolutely Brian. I'm still in too Gav! ;)
Well I contacted the guy and I've given the green light on the run... :doh
I've expressed that the final mods had to be done on the final batch and I should have the first off the run by Monday/Tuesday? - What with everyones input the last design 'should' be nailed...
I'm gonna do these @ $30 shipped... :thumbsup
Sweet news Gav!
I'll stay in regardless as these are still gonna be better than anything previously. ;) though I have faith bro. :)
Regardless of whether or not the machinist comest through on these, the fact that you were willing to take criticism and re-adjust is to be commended.
I think this hobby could use a heck of a lot more people like you who willing to do that.
It's the only way to push the boundaries of accurate replicas.
That said, fingers crossed. :)
PS, is there any chance these could be done in stainless as opposed to aluminum?
$30 is a VERY fair price! well worth it!
30 US$ Gav? That is a good price too! Looking forward to owning them.
Gino, if it's stainless why do it have rust? I think the ali can be polished to look chrome. Have you seen the Anakin lightsaber from episode 3? It's aluminium but it looks chromed.
What do you think? :thumbsup
I don't think it's rust on the original darts but rather some other kind of tarnish.
Also, I know alum can be polished to look chrome-like, but it's also a different color. See the following pic. The original chrome/stainless one on the right has more of a slight yellow-ish tint.
I'd be willing to pay a bit more for it being in the right material. If these are made to be just like the real thing, there is almost no reason to track down real ones anymore.
$30 shipped?! Wow! That is a very VERY nice price! I'd definitely be in for a set.
Added ya Kody... :thumbsup
I can have made plenty of these guys... so say now before the run/button is pushed? :thumbsup
Go on then Gav, I'm in for a set mate.
There is always a member who the day after the run finishes says 'How the hell I haven't seen this thread before!' :lol
i'd like stainless, but will take aluminum.
Sweet! Very much looking forward to this bro!
Put me down for a set Gav.
Email sent to machinist, will make follow up call in the morning and see what we can do about the materials... :thumbsup
We'll see about it :D
Add me in the list my friend ;)
Pm sent Gav
3rd one received this afternoon.... :)
Ok after a lengthy chat with the machinist, he has made the final tweeks and said that he won't make anymore without charging me another high price for the prototype.
I had also inquired about the material change and basically due to material costs over here, it would be double the price and the fact the settings will have to be altered due the machining speeds etc for stainless it's blown the costs for me! :doh
he'd like to push the button on the project as he has 'other' work that requires the lathe.
Let me know what you think? :thumbsup
Outstanding Gav! ;)
A shame on the material for total accuracy I guess but at least the proportions look spot on!!!
As before, I'm still in. ;)
It looks spot on. :thumbsup
very well done mate.
That looks great.
Shame about not being able to switch to stainless. I would have been willing to pay double for it.
I'll still take a set in alum until I'm able to track down some more originals.
Gav, I hope that this project serves as a successful example for other makers that it is worth making that extra push for more accurate parts. Also that it is beneficial to take public observations and criticisms into account before pulling the final trigger on a project.
Thanks for doing so. It was totally worth it.
Well like I said I wanted to pull the trigger, but it does go to show that with a little extra effort? :)
Thanks to all who contributed...
Well, If everyone happy then I'm gonna pull that preverbial trigger tomorow (and look for another machinist) :lol
Gino - If I had a more patient machinist and loads of cash to drop on a further prototype then maybe it could have happened? but at this rate, your all practically getting these at cost. :thumbsup
so no more for us kids? >_<
put me down for 2 sets Gav...appreciate ya brother...once again, thanks for all you do for us!!
Got ya covered D...
Oh and I forgot to say, I should have them ALL by tomorow evening! so posted out this weekend coming? Will let ya know tomorrow if you need to send over the funds? :)
Rock on Mojo! They look amazing, and I'm sure I echo the sentiment that the tireless work and dedication you put into this is truly appreciated! :cheers
:thumbup :thumbup :thumbup :lol
Cheers SF... :b
Ok, I nipped in to see him this morning and confirmed the order to the latest spec! I also tagged on a few more sets Iin case of any late comers).
I should have these in my hand by tomorrow night, hope to send them out to you guys by this weekend. :thumbsup
Price - $30 / £19 shipped to your gauntlets.
PP addy as usual: firstname.lastname@example.org
payment sent, brother!!
Sending mine shortly bro. ;) should have done it earlier really. D'oh!
PP sent, Gav :thumbsup
List updated... :thumbsup
PP payment sent! Thanks Gav.
List updated. I've had more done - for 'just in case' ;)
Sorry for lack of updates on this... I was supposed to pick them up Wednesday.. then Thursday.. Friday! well they didn't show nor an email from him? so tomorrow I shall be asking for them. >:
With this in mind and I only get to the PO at weekends? will have them out to those that have paid next weekend? V. sorry guys... :doh
What??!!! Totally unacceptable!!!!!!
No worries Gav, we know you deliver bro!! ;)
Cheers bruv, I think It just shows that the 'relationship' the machinist and I once had is no longer there. BUT I have made some new and interesting contacts.
Good stuff mate! With some of the parts to make an accurate costume, the smallest detail counts. And with the standards you have you need a guy who's onboard. Looking forward to receiving my package mate!! :D
appreciate the update, brother! another week is worth waiting for such great pieces...:thumbsup :cheers
Paypal sent. Sorry for the delay in getting it to you.
Taking payments.......will sort you out bro.
Woh! I just sent the $30. I totally forgot about this so I'm sorry for the late payment!!!!
Yeah! update... I have 40 darts from him this afternoon! more coming out Monday... so will be off to the PO tomorrow guys. :D
WooHoo! Looking forward to the mail on Monday then bro!!
*Now taking payments guys* :)
hey Mojo, did you get to post this last saturday? thanks brother...
Sorry D, this weekend promise! :thumbsup
*sigh* you tease...;) i did get you to promise this time, however...:D:lol
i wont have to hold ya to it, brother, you will hold yourself to it, you have that kind of character...:thumbup:cheers
1st Post updated guys... :thumbsup
Got mine Gav!! They're absolutely stunning for such small delicate looking things. LOL! Really happy mate! Looking forward to adding them to my gauntlets. ;)
Glad ya like them Skip... Ah the slow process to turn you to the Fett side!! :lol
Ok guys there are more sets for those that showed an interest but have not paid? and I also have some spare sets left over too? ;)
Very happy mate. I'll get there in time! By then though I'll probably be collecting my pension! LOL!
Late comer signing in. Gav I'd love to get a set if there are still spares.
PayPal sent Gav :thumbsup
Received mine yesterday! Thanks again Gav!!!
Guys... for those that expressed interest in the darts, they have been done for over a week and ready to ship out?
'if' you are no longer wanting these then I can remove you from the list and maybe someone else can take the spot. :doh
Payment sent.....thanks for the reminder.......we talk so rarely :lol
Got the darts today!!! All I can say is WOW! These are top notch replicas guys so don't pass them up. You'll be kicking yourself later if you don't pick up a set!
Received the darts today.. what can I say.. SMOKING! :cheers
these are absolutely amazing pieces, Gav! thought you outdid yourself with the sidearm, but that is what i get for thinking...:thumbup thanks so much, and guys, you better jump on these!! :cheers
More went out the other day... can guys please let me know that they have them? :thumbsup
Will do, thanks!
Received mine thanks Gav, and they are the business!
Anyone in need of darts, get them from this man, they are excellent.
1st post updated... there's more to be claimed? :doh
Darts RECEIVED, they are just perfect. Thank you very much Gav :cheers
Thanks for letting me know bruv... :thumbsup
Well said bro. ;)
Mine arrived today! Awesome stuff, wish I had some nice gauntlets to put these in!! :lol
Glad you got them safe bro!
There are some that have not 'paid' nor confirmed that they have recieved...
So for those spots, I will give till the weekend and open those slots to others... :thumbsup
bah - tardy payment?!?!
oops mate - soz thought I had sorted this out; naughty naughty nate
can it be put in some of my other regular shipments mate?
I just don't get it. Why put your name down for this stuff only to vanish later? I can understand those who have financial troubles but the rest of the guys I think it's just bad form. :(
Sorry for the late reply. Got mine . They are FANTASTIC.:D
Glad you got them bruv... and that you like them! :thumbsup
STILL have more...
Have mine shipped out yet?
payment sent, Thanks Bro!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Can't believe I missed this thread... pm sent.
Sorry to dig yet another old thread up, but I've been asked allot recently about my accurate gauntlet darts...
If I were to do another 'small' run would there be any interest? :thumbsup
if there is I may start a new thread with a link to this one... :)
I'd be in! :)
I would be interested too!!! Now I just need to gather some funds for these and the toe spikes.