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    Re: Cold Cast Boba Helmets

    Yeah that sucks....its repairable but it would **** me off.

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    Re: Cold Cast Boba Helmets

    Would you be interested in doing a non-cold cast copy? I'm rather interested in one.

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    Re: Cold Cast Boba Helmets

    I second that GCNgamer128! I would be more than happy with a standard resin cast, especially since I am going to be painting it.

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    Re: Cold Cast Boba Helmets

    The cold cast means you don't have to paint the helmet silver first which is what is typically done. A plain resin cast would be fine, but you would just have to paint more.

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    Re: Cold Cast Boba Helmets

    FettFanatic said: View Post
    The cold cast means you don't have to paint the helmet silver first which is what is typically done. A plain resin cast would be fine, but you would just have to paint more.
    I am fine with that. I honestly am going to paint the silver myself anyway, cold cast or not, so it will match the rest of my armor.

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    Re: Cold Cast Boba Helmets

    asok said: View Post
    What the heck is up with them! Please let me know how you would like it fixed. New helmet or partial refund.
    If the damage weren't exactly on the most visible part of the helmet, I'd probably take on repairing it, but I think I'd be happier sending it back and getting a new one. I don't wanna hijack your sales thread any more than I have already, though, so shoot me a PM and we'll figure it out that way.

    BTW everyone, I just wanted to point out that I'm in no way calling out lesser workmanship or anything like that. This is a great looking helmet and I love the cold cast!

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    Re: Cold Cast Boba Helmets

    All resin helmet with no cold cast. I could do that, never tired. Would need to do a test helmet

    Markus, soon as I get new shipping supplies I will have a new helmet out to you. Also, no worries on the hijack. To me it is fun to where we get hijacked to.

    To everybody, I talked with a guy who worked for UPS in the claims section. He gave me some pointers on what packing to get and how to better pack it.

    Party on!

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    Party on Wayne...er asok!

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    Re: Cold Cast Boba Helmets

    Ive heard it better not to mark it fragile, as they all get handled the same , exept if it does say fragile its like having a kick me sign on it

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    Re: Cold Cast Boba Helmets

    jinto said: View Post
    Ive heard it better not to mark it fragile, as they all get handled the same , exept if it does say fragile its like having a kick me sign on it
    As a UPS worker (who does not participate in such acts of box kicking) this is about 99% true. But as a word of wisdom if it is shipped via air, the package will quite possibly have a couple hundred pounds on top of it, as packages are shoved in "cans" for transport

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    Re: Cold Cast Boba Helmets

    So whats your verdict Primal, mark as or not to mark as fragile?

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    Re: Cold Cast Boba Helmets

    PM Sent

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    Re: Cold Cast Boba Helmets

    jinto said: View Post
    So whats your verdict Primal, mark as or not to mark as fragile?
    Note: The main UPS Air Hub (In Louisville) where most packages go no matter where their destination, is employed mostly by college kids (they pay out tuition) so packages.

    Note 2: About 85% of our packages are marked "FRGILE" so it's kinda normal to see, therefore special attention is usually out of the question, (and college kids handle your packages) So, marking the package will probably not help much.

    My verdict would be to ensure that the helmets are heavily packed in the boxes (Styrofoam, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, etc) and make sure the package has room to give incase there is weight put on top of it, so don't let the helmet touch the actual box but leave some (not to much) room inside. But that is just my opinion, if a "professional" told you different then go with them.

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    Re: Cold Cast Boba Helmets

    Almost done painting the ROTJ version pics this week sometime

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    Re: Cold Cast Boba Helmets

    PrimalScream91 said: View Post
    Note: The main UPS Air Hub (In Louisville) where most packages go no matter where their destination, is employed mostly by college kids (they pay out tuition) so packages.

    Note 2: About 85% of our packages are marked "FRGILE" so it's kinda normal to see, therefore special attention is usually out of the question, (and college kids handle your packages) So, marking the package will probably not help much.

    My verdict would be to ensure that the helmets are heavily packed in the boxes (Styrofoam, packing peanuts, bubble wrap, etc) and make sure the package has room to give incase there is weight put on top of it, so don't let the helmet touch the actual box but leave some (not to much) room inside. But that is just my opinion, if a "professional" told you different then go with them.
    Thanks for the info. Sounds like what happens here in Indy. Also, thanks for the ideas on shipping the helmets as well. Means a lot. That is one of the reasons I love this board.


    Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    Almost done painting the ROTJ version pics this week sometime
    Photos? Where are the photos? I would love to see one of these helmet done!

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    Re: Cold Cast Boba Helmets

    On my FB haha...pics coming soon though of a completed one...doing the ears then the kill stripes and final assembly I like what you did with the right ear cap

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    Re: Cold Cast Boba Helmets

    So who wants to see it all done?

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    Well post it already and lets see the right ear cap!!!

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    Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    So who wants to see it all done?
    Ok, just as FYI, F4R is a tease.

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    Just saw his finished product and yup, it's a no brainer now....you got e-mail, Asok

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    Re: Cold Cast Boba Helmets

    Hey now...I was fitting the T-visor when I posted, its done NOW...I think ?! Some quick pics




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    Verbal21 said: View Post
    you got e-mail, Asok
    Biting the bullet are you?

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    Fett 4 Real said: View Post
    Biting the bullet are you?
    If mine can look anywhere near that good, then definitely

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    Re: Cold Cast Boba Helmets

    Asok, did you raise the price based on shipping materials? The old post still has the old price, so I wondered!

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    Re: Cold Cast Boba Helmets

    F4R, that is sweet!


    DarthVeach said: View Post
    Asok, did you raise the price based on shipping materials? The old post still has the old price, so I wondered!
    Yes and no. The extra $5 is to cover shipping and the stuff I use to make the helmets went up at least 5%.

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