I paid on 4th August but I haven't received a PM
Am I in the final batch?
Discussion on Gauging interest in chest lights within the Boba Fett Armor forum, part of the Star Wars Original Trilogy Bounty Hunters category; I paid on 4th August but I haven't received a
I paid on 4th August but I haven't received a PM
Am I in the final batch?
Last edited by Fleshbeany; 09-05-2007 at 09:11 PM.
I'm about to head-off to work (nothing like 5AM jobs), so I can't check deep into it right now. However, here's how I ship out the lights:
I have a list of screen names, showing who was interested, and marked with who paid. As I make a batch of lights and box them, I go to PayPal and look-up the history. I only received a couple of money orders (and that was near the end), so I use the PayPal history to tell me what order payments were received, and send them out accordingly.
With that said, I have nearly 1/2 of the orders sent out, and just over 1/2 built (some are sitting here nearly done). So I'm expecting to have the full run wrapped up in 3 more weeks tops (of course, earlier if possible).
As usual, I'm late to the party, but I wanted to add my two cents. I own a set of ShackMan's lights (my second set, actually), and I couldn't be more pleased.
I prefer them to the Tk409 version for a couple of reasons. Having a darker LED base makes the 'background' easier to subdue behind the tinted plastic of the chest plate. And to me, they are just the right brightness.
Here's a video comparison of the two (ShackMan on top, TK409 on bottom) that Evan4218 and I shot about a year ago, complete with a complimentary karaoke background soundtrack:
Mine came through yesterday... Thanks it looks great, and can't wait to install it...
...after I figure it out... any ideas?
Shackman, I recieved my chest light a couple of days ago but haven't had a chance to get online to confirm delivery, sorry about that. Couldn't be more pleased. Can't complement highly enough on the quality of work. Amazing workmanship, and community here on the TDH. A big thanks to you Shack and everyone else here offering such services for the time, effort, and craftmanship provided. Wish I had joined sooner. Again, thanks much Shackman, all I can say is, "Wow, look at the pretty lights", (as I plug it in and stare at it at 2:30am, AGAIN, lol). Great work and to those still waiting for the mailman or on the fence about picking up a set, just wait, you won't be dissapointed, grab em while you can.
Um, is it too late to say I'm interested? I recently became interested in Fett armor. Please feel free to PM me payment info.
Thanks for the great write-up Napalm, glad you like them (I was up at 2:30 AM BUILDING more sets ...).
Fan appreciation is what it's all about. Maybe some day I'll be able to put a set in my own armor.
Oh, and all PMs sent/replied to.
PM and paypal sent
OK, this week's update:
I sent out a few sets yesterday, and a few more today (saved it for one update). So as it stands now, there are only 9 sets remaining from the original list of paid orders ... and a couple of newcomers. So if you have a PM from me, keep your eyes open. If not, I have the next 6 pieces started, and will be complete on my next day off (probably Monday).
I´m interested. Set me on the LIST!
There is no more interest list. I'm in the process of completing orders now. If anyone else wants a set, just contact me and make a payment ... guess that's how you get on the list. No longer collecting interest, but collecting payments and making deliveries.
Got the lights today shackman!! INCREDIBLE work! Thanks Allot, man!
Eagerly awaits a PM.....
Customer appreciation is what it's all about.
Get mine today! Execellent work!
Thanks for doing this for us
Just got back from work (Wee!), and all PMs have been replied to. Here's the update for this week:
I didn't make it out to the post office this week, but I'm still on track for my last target ... which is to have ALL orders done next week. I have 7 or 8 sets sitting here ready for boxing, and only a few more orders left to build. It'll be Monday before I can work on them again, but should be able to finish those remaining orders within a couple of days "free time".
Thanks again to all who ordered, and to all who have let me know theirs arrived. The end is near ...
Hey guys i was hopeing you could help me out I am almost postitive I want to get one of these, but can someone post a pic of just one chest light and the most resent version that he curently makes? And does anone know how thick it is?
There's a video at the top of this page..
Mine arrived a while back, forgot to post; sorry.
It's excellent and I'm very glad I bought one - thanks Shackman!
You got yours a while back Paul? wow my postie is slow....
Thanks for the heads-up/notice Paul.
Sorry about yours being delayed Mojo ...
OK guys, last update before the final "Whew, I'm ready for a break" post. As usual, I have good and bad news, but you should be used to that by now.
Bad first: I didn't wrap up the last sets of lights in-time, so the trip to the post office didn't happen this week. If you'll recall, I was holding the last sets I had done to ship at one time with the last batch. Well, 5 o'clock came and went WAy too fast ...
Good news: ALL orders are DONE! While I didn't make it to the PO, I did take that last bit of time to finish assembling the last of the paid orders. So, if you've sent payment, rest assured your lights are done and either boxed/ready for shipping, or waiting to BE boxed for shipping. For that matter, I spent a little time this evening and wrapped up a couple of extras, just in case.
I'm sending this today because I work Thursday - Sunday, 5AM - 5PM, which means no time to make it to the Post Office before they close. My next trip will be on Monday, my next day off. Sorry for the delay (to those whose lights were done, although you don't know who you are). But this way, I don't have just a few people feeling like they were left behind while all others have theirs ... there are about 11 sets sitting here ready to go out, so all of you will be seeing your lights in about a week (maybe just a bit longer for those overseas).
Thanks again all, it's been ... fun? :P I'll post again when they're all on their way.
Yay I received my lights today and they are simply awesome !!!
Fantastic workmanship Shackman, I couldn't be happier.
Thanks again mate
I'll just sit tight.... and wait for my PM.
Are you waiting too?
Oh yes, i'm sat on the same bench as you my freind, look to your right, i'm the one with the grey beard...!
Excuse me sir, have you got a light?
Nah mate... don't smoke!
Are we bored?
I HAVE to get these lights out Monday ... so y'all have something to do! :P
*cough* Did you make it to the posty??
*pulls out blaster*
I am sure he did.
*peers over at Slackman*
Sorry for the delay in posting (internet woes at home!)
Got my lights just over a week ago, I'm so impressed!!!
Top work mate, youdaman!!!
PS, what can I use to cover the PCBs to protect them? Would it be ok if I wrap them in electrical tape?
First note, ShackMan has very little "slack" time. :P What little I did have for this week was spent meeting a few of our fellow board members at the DFW dinner tonight.
Second, yes, I made it to the post office today, as I had intended. So all paid orders have shipped ... the run is done! If you haven't received a PM from me yet, it's because I'm just about to send them out ... it's just after midnight here, and I just got home about 20 minutes ago, give me time.
As for covering the circuit DP, electrical tape won't hurt the circuit at all, although once you mount it between your armor and vest, I don't think you'll have anything to worry about.
Now, if anyone has paid for lights and NOT received a PM from me by tomorrow (10/2), contact me to make sure I haven't forgotten anyone. I tried to keep good records, but there's always human error ...
I just got mine....awesome work there Mr. Slacker
I can't wait to get this finished.
I received my lights yesterday and they are awesome! Well worth the investment! It was hard to stop staring at the blinking sequence . Thanks again, ShackMan!
Thanks for the "receipt" notice, and the kind words guys. I've received a few PMs, all replied to (I hope).
Last edited by shackman; 10-05-2007 at 04:24 PM.
woohoo..... eagerly awaits the postman knocking...
I got mine yesterday, and it was very much worth the wait! Thanks for the great work!
Got mine today. My eyes are starting to hurt from staring at it too much. Excellent work. Thank you .
We got a bl@@dy postal strike here....
I'm jinxed.... but it's so gonna be worth the wait!
Thanks for the kind words guys. And sorry about the strike Mojo ...
Still no sign...
I *think* after my wife called me... that my lights may have turned up ATM? I will post on Friday when I get home to confirm this...
Thanks for the update. Sorry about the long wait ... hoping this means the postal strike is over.
Received mine yesterday, and well worth the wait!
I think i've figured out the best way to mount them, but what is every one else doing?
(Doing the illuminated Fett-Dance)
Cheers ATM worth the wait! now to get FP to sell me some armour...
Thanks for letting me know they've arrived guys (more than one of you). And it's about time your lights arrived Mojo! Glad you got AND like them!
Thanks again all,