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    Jun 23, 2014, 6:34 AM - HIC and Control Boxes #1

    I will be doing a very thorough run. I will take and do as many as sign up. I am posting 5 partials and 5 full fronts at a time, and 10 sets of control boxes (In my Sellbuddy shopping cart).
    For those of you that don't know, Sellbuddy is a tool I created to help me facilitate sales on forums and social media. You don't need to register, but registering secures your name, and allows you to leave and receive feedback. If Sellbuddy takes off, and you find it on other forums, you will have the credibility you need to buy and sell without having to spend months getting to know people.
    With that said, here is my hic run. Once you pay you appear on the list.

    The timeline is as follows:

    Mold is new. It will be good for 10-20 casts. Once I have the first set of orders, I will order the rubber, The rubber will take 3-5 days to get here. I would hope it is here by the 28th.
    I will be pulling 1-2 a day from the 30th to july 14th. I will be traveling after that for a few weeks, but will continue when I return.

    I am making the control box mold this week (now). Expect 2-5 weeks for delivery tops. I almost always deliver way faster than promised, but I am managing expectations.

    PUT YOUR BOARD NAME IN THE DETAILS BOX and CHECK YOUR SHIPPING ADDRESS IN PAYPAL!

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    Jun 23, 2014, 3:22 PM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #2

    Hi Storm, I'm having a hard time accessing this link. Can you message me the URL? I need to get 8 side panels from ya.


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    Jun 23, 2014, 3:31 PM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #3

    Nevermind! I got in.


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    Jun 23, 2014, 3:36 PM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #4

    I just ordered the 5th set on Volvo panels and forgot to put my DH name on there. It's the order shipping to Ohio. Thanks Storm. - Warpcell.


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    Jun 24, 2014, 6:30 AM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #5

    Pm sent
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    Jun 24, 2014, 8:54 AM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #6

    I'll fix the link. Looks like editing it broke it.
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    Jul 1, 2014, 9:15 PM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #7

    Rubber just arrived. Starting pulls tomorrow. First 3-5 will ship Monday.
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    Jul 2, 2014, 2:21 PM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #8

    Any news on the control panels?


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    Jul 2, 2014, 5:26 PM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #9

    Control panel mold is being made right now, as we speak, so they should be able to go out along the same time as the HICS next week. I need two molds to be efficient (at least). The old mold is dead.

    Ill get pics up as soon as the molds etc are done.
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    Jul 3, 2014, 10:23 AM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #10

    Thanks for the update!


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    Jul 7, 2014, 9:59 AM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #11

    Han pulls are going. Have three. Doing more tonight and tomorrow. Should have the bulk of them done this week.

    The control boxes are slightly delayed. I had to order a thinner silicone, the brush on I had wasn't making a good paint coat. Once that's here (today) the new mold will get rolling and we will be on our way with the control boxes. The same silicone will also be for my ROTJ ee3, new ee3 molds, winter soldier arm and sidearm, so things should roll fast once its here.
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    Jul 7, 2014, 1:18 PM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #12

    Awesome!


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    Jul 13, 2014, 11:31 AM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #13

    All han solos are done. Working on control boxes today. made the first pull.... I have to say this mold is 10x better than the last, I think you could actually use this in a Volvo. inside and out.

    Will post some more full fronts soon. But have to get the ee3's rolling first.
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    Jul 13, 2014, 6:12 PM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #14

    Adding a few more HIC FULL FRONTS. Mold is still good, rubber can be ordered. but they will be AT LEAST 3-4 weeks before I ship them. I am heading to Michigan tomorrow morning and wont be back for a few weeks, but when I return the rubber will be ready to go and I will get them out in a week.

    First come first serve.
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    Jul 14, 2014, 9:34 AM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #15

    Great to hear! When do you expect to ship the Volvo panels?


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    Jul 21, 2014, 6:36 PM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #16

    All hics shipped, but frozen im times was destroyed (Hic). Never seen one do that. Had one tear a little once, but not tear like that. Im taking care of his hic, and pulling the control boxes the rest of the week. The boxes should go out in order of purchase and all ship in the next 7-10 days.

    The HICS with panels combined all shipped, and should be arriving.
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    Jul 21, 2014, 7:43 PM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #17

    Awesome!!!!!


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    Aug 5, 2014, 11:19 AM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #18

    Running the panels this week, just got home. Should get them all shipped by Friday.

    Im going to do the HICS without black dye from now on, and see if that alleviates the cracking. I had two crack that I know of because the black dye must have had some water in it (upon purchase).

    Ill be pulling lots of parts this week, stay tuned.

    Mike
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    Aug 6, 2014, 9:33 AM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #19

    Wooooooooot!!!!!!
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    Aug 7, 2014, 10:04 AM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #20

    Have three sets of control boxes finished, more plastic today, I think ill have them all done and shipped Friday as planned.

    Have to make room for the EE3's
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    Aug 11, 2014, 10:19 AM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #21

    Looks like control boxes will be done today. I have an order for two more HICS I didn't realize, ill get those moving, but I will be out of rubber, so ill have to order some.

    The HICS are going to be light gray, not black to avoid the issues with the dye. (Or flesh toned). But they will not tear.
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    Aug 11, 2014, 3:54 PM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #22

    Packaging up all control boxes now. Should go out this eve or tomorrow. Will only have 2-3 more sets once these are gone, mold is pretty beat up. Going to look at a cheaper option for the mold and then re-assess.

    One issue is that the mold being so thick is expensive, and with a part this thin, they have thin spots. I will wager that the original, real one had 1 hollow box, and 7 solid ones. That is why the lights were only one one panel. The others were solid.

    In my case, every panel is hollow, and the faces very very clean. There will be an occasional thin spot on the sides or possibly back, but easily reinforcable with bondo, aluminum tape, or just pant over-able. The hollow spot comes from the fact that the mold flexes a bit when squished AND the mold doesn't last long because of all the deep details.

    Regardless, out the door the first round goes, the molds are still pulling nice, but once they start to go, I wont be pouring any more.

    Ill be on to ee3 and sidearms and holsters for a bit.
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    Aug 11, 2014, 5:07 PM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #23

    Awesome!!!! Can't wait!
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    Aug 13, 2014, 1:42 AM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #24

    all control panel boxes packed paid for and ready to go.

    The last full HIC will be done soon, the partial HIC I have messaged the buyer to see if he wants the one I have that I cut down at a discount.
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    Aug 13, 2014, 4:02 AM - Re: HIC and Control Boxes #25

    Awesome thanks Stormrider I cant wait to get my control boxes and get this lil project moving along

    Any chance you will be sending us tracking numbers mate?

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