Well, I've decided the time has come where I feel comfortable enough with my efforts on this project to the point where I feel I can now make these version 2 kits available to everyone here. These molds are the result of hundreds of hours of research and sculpting (not to mention some cursing, swearing, and throwing of things lol). Just like the thread title states, this is version 2...meaning a lot of these pieces have been sculpted TWICE (something I did not really much enjoy but it was a valuable lesson learned and I'm glad I had to go through it now that it's over). Thanks to the help of some knowledgeable 'Fett heads' here in the community, I have been able to refine these sculpts to make them much more accurate than before. Are these the most accurate that you can buy? No, they are not. Are they screen accurate? No, but fairly close (with the exception of the kidney plate). However, I feel that I have priced these kits at a reasonable price to make them affordable to just about anyone. I feel that these are excellent looking kits (of which I gladly wear myself) and provide another option to what's already available to the members here at an affordable price. That being said, I'd like to go over a few details before getting into the actual pricing and pics.
- These kits are based on the WOF large size templates. Pics with measurements are provided below.
- These kits will be pulled out of 1/8" inch ABS (with the exception of the gauntlets and some pieces of the knees, which will be pulled out of .060 black…whether you order a white or black set, it will come with these in black). You will have a choice of black or white ABS kits (white being available for the foreseeable future...there have been issues in the past of me sourcing the white, but I currently have a good amount of white stock on hand…sourcing black is not an issue at all). For the black kits, the chest sets only will be pulled out of .093 black boltaron (a very tough and durable kydex alternative) unless you request the black ABS (no difference in price)
- The white ABS is more expensive (not by much though) and that will be reflected in the price of the white kits.
- All kits will come rough trimmed. If you would like them finish trimmed please contact me for pricing as it will vary from piece to piece.
- These will be ongoing runs for the foreseeable future. I can pull any piece at any time (full kits or parts only, if you wish), you may mix colors (again white ABS being a bit more) and/or mix and match parts or buy multiples of parts only, if you wish.
- I prefer paypal, but will accept other forms of payment as well.
- I will ship international, but as expected it will cost extra and be determined by which country you live in.
- All shipping charges will include my handling, paypal fees, and shipping confirmation fees.
- I will do payment plans...HOWEVER, payments will be NON-REFUNDABLE. So please keep that in mind before deciding to go down that road.
- A quick word on shipping backplates. Because of their larger size, shipping will be more expensive unfortunately.
- To place an order, pm me with what you wish to purchase (parts or kits) as well as where you live, and I will provide you with a comprehensive price list and my pp info. Please be specific with which items you want in your order, thanks
Please feel free to pm me or post any other questions you may have that I might have missed in the above list.
Be sure and visit my build thread of my Version 1 of this armor here: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f25/r...t-armor-37100/
UPDATE: Version 2 knees (1 piece outer shells)
.090 outer shells (no inserts...weakest, no assembly) - $50 + S$H
.090 outer shells (V1 inserts with blanks...stronger, some assembly, but less than V1 shells pieces with V1 inserts) - $65
.090 outer shells (V2 inserts with blanks...strongest, least assembly) - $75
The blanks included in the kits are for sandwiching into the "F" sides to fill in the gap between the insert and the outer shell and will only be included with kits that come with the inserts (see pics below)
That being said, I will no longer be offering the V1 kits assembled (only in kit form). I will however, be offering the V2 kits assembled, finished, sanded, and primed for $120 +S&H
For those of you ordering the V2 knee kits unassembled, I have posted up a tutorial video which can be viewed here:
Here's pics! They are shown EXACTLY as you will receive them. Hit me up with any questions. I'll be updating the first post. Thanks again all for looking
UPDATE - ESB shoulders are now available with these kits. You will now be able to have your choice of a full ESB or ROTJ kit in either black or white. Shoulders will be priced the same for either kit and will not affect the price on either. Here's the pics:
Here is the price list for the black kits (prices do not include shipping on individual pieces):
Backplate - $70
Shoulder Bells (Pair) - $18
Collar Plate - $25
Chest Set (boltaron .090) - $37
Cod plate - $40
Kidney/Butt plate - $22
Gauntlets (clamshells .060) - $60
Flamethrower – (.060) - $12
Whipcord housing – (.060) - $7
Knee kits - Unassembled, rough trimmed kit (Version 1) - $35
Unassembled, rough trimmed kit (Version 2) - Please see pics at the bottom of this post for V2 kits
-.090 outer shells (no inserts...weakest, no assembly) - $50 + S$H
-.090 outer shells (V1 inserts with blanks...stronger, some assembly, less than V1 shells pieces with V1 inserts) - $65
-.090 outer shells (V2 inserts with blanks...strongest, least assembly) - $75
Assembled, finish trimmed, sanded and primed (ready to paint) kit Version 2 only - $120
For those purchasing an unassembled kit (Version 1), I have posted a video assembly tutorial here: YouTube - Knee.armor.tutorial.MOV
Total for a whole black kit (w/unassembled knees V1) - $319 + S&H (greeblies not included, see pics and prices at the bottom of this post) (add $188 for all greebs and knee darts)
Total for a whole black kit with (w/unassembled knees V2) - $359 + S&H (add $188 for all greebs and knee darts)
“ (w/assembled knees V2 only) - $ 404 + S&H (add $188 for all greebs and knee darts)
Here is the price list for the white kits (prices do not include shipping on individual pieces):
Backplate - $73
Shoulder Bells (Pair) - $20
Collar Plate - $27
Chest Set - $39
Cod plate - $42
Kidney/Butt plate - $23
Gauntlets (clamshells .060) - $60 (same, black)
Flamethrower – (.060) - $12 (same, black)
Whipcord housing – (.060) - $7 (same, black)
Knee kits - Unassembled, rough trimmed kit V1 - $35 (same, black)
For those purchasing an unassembled kit, I have posted a video assembly tutorial here:
YouTube - Knee.armor.tutorial.MOV
Total for a whole white kit (w/unassembled knees V1) - $336 + S&H (add $188 for all greebs and knee darts)
Total for a whole white kit with (w/unassembled knees V2) - $377 + S&H (add $188 for all greebs and knee darts)
“ (w/assembled knees V2) - $425 + S&H (add $188 for all greebs and knee darts)
Now on to the pics and measurements:
The complete black kit -
The complete white kit –
Close-ups and measurements of the individual pieces in corresponding order (colors may vary, but all parts and pieces are pulled from the same molds) –
This set is pulled in ABS
Just to give you all an idea of how tough this boltaron stuff is, here's some pics of the torture that a buddy of mine put these pieces through:
And the final 'after' shot:
Cod plate (images of this cod plate is pulled out of .090 white, detail may be slightly sharper on this particular piece):
Kidney/Butt plate. Based off Rafalfett's accurate RWA templates. I made this piece just a TAD bigger than the template cause I wanted a bit beefier look. It also matches up great with the cod. NOTE - Due to the nature of this particular piece and the size, height and shape of the mold needed to vac this (not to mention just the all around weirdness of it), I have to vac it by itself on the table...which unfortunately means more waste = more cost. But in the pursuit of accuracy, it's a necessary evil. That being said, this piece will cost $22 each.
It should be noted that I sculpted this a bit flatter than what you might be used to seeing from other makers. My reason is because of the size and height of the mold would be larger than what I wanted to work with. That being said, it might be necessary for you to shape it with a heat gun, but depending on one's body style and shape it might NOT be necessary. Either way it's an easy mod.
Size note - The absolute max size waist this will easily work with is right around 41"-42" inches (of course smaller waists need only cut off the excess material). Please also take into account soft parts like your flightsuit and anything else you might be wearing under it.
Here it is clamped up against my cod piece with NO extra heating
Gauntlets (clamshells pulled in .060):
- Left Gaunt: NOTE: Please ignore the bumpiness/wavyness on a few of these shots. I have since phased out the haircell texture plastic to smooth only...those pics were left in for measurement purposes only :
- Right Gaunt: NOTE: Please ignore the bumpiness/wavyness on a few of these shots. I have since phased out the haircell texture plastic to smooth only...those pics were left in for measurement purposes only :
Flamethrower (pulled in .060):
Whipcord housing (pulled in .060):
Knee kit V1:
Here's a list of the pieces you will receive with each set -
Left and right inner body shell (pulled in 1/8" inch)
Left and right kneecaps (your choice of smooth or ROTJ dents)
Left and right dart assembly housing (no darts or greeblies)
Left and right inner knee 'F' shape detail piece
6 ABS square blanks for use in assembly (2 in .060 thick and 4 in 1/8" thick) (see youtube video for instructions): YouTube - Knee.armor.tutorial.MOV
For the sake of measurements and to display what a primed and ready to paint set looks like, please check the following pictures (some pictures may show no dents, yours will have dents):
I will now be offering the collar, shoulders, and knee plate fronts with these sets in the super tough boltaron for an additional fee (due to the higher cost of this plastic).
Prices are as follows:
Collars - $30
Shoulders - $25
Knee kits V1 - (unassembled rough trimmed) - $40
(no longer available assembled, finish trimmed and primed)
Total for a whole black kit (w/unassembled knees V1) with the boltaron collar, shoulders and knees - $334 + S&H
(add $188 for all greebs and knee darts)
" (w/unassembled knees V2) - $388 + S&H (add $188 for all greebs and knee darts)
“ (w/assembled knees V2 only) - $426 + S&H (add $188 for all greebs and knee darts)
Here's the pics:
Greeblies currently available (more are planned for the future)
All pieces (for the foreseeable future) will be made in Smoothcast 305.
Some minor cleanup will be required, but most major cleanup will be completed by me before shipping out. Some minor bubbles on a few of the pieces are unavoidable for the time being (I'll be resolving that issue in the near future hopefully) but efforts have been made to cast them in areas that will remain hidden if you choose not to decide to fill them in with putty (or whatever).
Prices do not include shipping and handling
Prices and pics are as follows:
Left gauntlet rocket - PRESSURE CAST - $35+S&H
A quick word on these: These rockets are 100% bubble free (how often do you see that?) and cleanup is minimal. I hid the seamline as much as (and where) possible to minimize cleanup. These rockets are also almost perfectly round unlike many others I have seen which tend to have that wonky oval shape. These are tricky and time consuming to make, hence the higher price tag...but I think you'll find it worth every cent once you see one in person. Here's pics:
Left gaunt dental expander - $10. 2-sided and pressure cast! Excellent detail on these
Flamethrower nozzles (set of 2) - $15
Left gaunt calc pad - $12
Right gaunt darts (set of 4) - $10
MQ-1 circuit board PRESSURE CAST - $12 +S&H
Note - I have added mounting pegs in the corners for easier assembly inside the helmet
Right gaunt rear hose connector - $15
Right gaunt oval shape - $5
Note - I added a wedge to the bottom for easier installation and to allow for a more proper angle sticking out of the gauntlet
Right gaunt whipcord housing - $16 (comes with extra styrene tubing for 'box housing')
Fett style knee darts - Version 1 (smooth) - $22
Fett style knee darts - Version 2 (grooved) - $22
Aluminum knee darts (same size and dimensions as the resin versions)
Smooth - $45 a set
Grooved - $55 a set
And grooved (same measurements)
Foam knee dart installation kits - 2 pieces - $6 (darts and housing not included) Works with either the V1 or V2 knee kits. Note: Be sure to install these BEFORE assembling either your V1 or V2 kits. Here's the link to the youtube video on how to install these:
I have attempted, to the best of my abilities, to show you all the angles, measurements, fittings, etc of all the armor pieces and greeblies as well as any perceived flaws. Please feel free to post or pm me with any questions you may have regarding concerns in these areas. Thank you all for looking