I know many of you have been waiting for this moment, and i'm pleased to FINALLY be typing this thread. I have been working very closely with a machinist to get little things here and there right, and I will continue to do so even with showing you this first round of "Masters" if you will. I want to highlight what I feel are any shortcomings that will be fixed before the parts actually make it to your doorstep, and I also want to set proper expectations for moving forward.
As many of you know, I have acquired the the pieces used for our drawings from Fettpride, and we will be working on more pieces in the near future that I will gauge interest on via this thread as well. As future projects come up I will be making new threads, but for now I think it will be much easier for me to maintain this one thread for both sales and interest.
I will warn you I'm not a professional photographer, nor do I have a professional studio to display these items, so a sheet on a (fairly) level chair had to work! This will be something I upgrade in the future. I am in the beginning stages of buying a house and will end up building a miniature studio to take more accurate pictures.
With that being said, lets get to the pieces! (Click item name for Pictures):
BOBA FETT KNEE DARTS (SET): $45
These darts use Fettpride's copy of the actual Michell part. I cannot tell you how much pictures don't do these justice, it's hard to compare darts that have been primered to ones that are raw aluminum, but I will tell you that the smaller dart is getting tweaked even further to be more accurate than the pictures show. This being said, I am curious how many of you would like to see more accurate Toe Spikes using this part, as the ones available now are a "Variant" and are sized completely differently.
JETPACK STABILIZER: $35
The main thing I want to point out on the stabilizer here is that the top is a screw-on piece with an accurate hole in the middle. The screw in piece will have the accurate tapering on the top and bottom so that it looks just like the Michell part. While the knurling may not be 100% accurate it will be as close as I can get it, and if a more accurate knurling is found locally I will offer a replacement screw-top to those who have purchased my stabilizer at an extremely discounted price.
JETPACK BEACON: $70 (ADD $5 FOR BRASS TOP)
[/SIZE]This here is my pride and joy. I fought tooth and nail to bring you guys a more accurate Beacon that not only looked better, but had better functionality as well. The MachineCraft Jetpack Beacon does both of these. Utilizing a screw on top and a long fastener, installing a Beacon and light setup will be easier than ever. By using a 'skinny' fastener with flat ends, you can easily thread the Beacon into place without fear of a nut eating into that great fiberglass job. This beacon is hollow to allow a small set of wires to run through the beacon and the beacon top is large enough to house most LED setups. Our very own JC27 will be working on a Beacon light that will be unlike anything we've seen. (I'll let him ring in on that one)
JETPACK COLLAR: $30
[/B][/SIZE]The Jetpack collar pictured here is actually a prototype which is why the two may have slight differences in the depth of the recess that the missile fits in, this will be addressed with the final production pieces. The main differences between the two is the knurling depth. I am going to be working hard with the machinist to determine if we can get an even more accurate knurling depth, but I assure you the difference is purely one that can only "feel" and not a noticeable one whatsoever even from small distances.
JETPACK EXHAUST VENTS: $25 (ROUND) OR $35 (EARS)
[/B][/SIZE]The Jetpack vents turned out great in general. These are made to fit the Fettpride jetpack. On the vent with "Ears" the MachineCraft piece has "shorter" ears. This has been fixed already and accurate ears will be on those who order them.
JETPACK THRUSTER SIDE GREEBLIES (PAIR): $25
[/B][/SIZE]This part is one of the couple that we got completely right on the first time, go us!
JETPACK THRUSTER DISCS "AFTERBURNERS" (PAIR): $25
[/B][/SIZE]I think these turned out great. We left a hole in the center of the discs to accommodate those who would like to add on the smoke effect to their jetpack!
HOLLOW FLAMETHROWER NOZZLES (PAIR): $40[/B][/SIZE]
These flamethrower nozzles are hollow to accommodate many of the LED/smoke systems that our awesome members come up with. In the future I will be working with Fettpride on a resin 'block' that can house these for accurate and easy gauntlet mounting.
HOW TO ORDER: To order, please email Machinecraftreplicas@gmail.com. By everyone using this email I will be able to have multiple people answer questions and help process the orders and things will get taken care of on a more timely basis. Once you have inquired about your order I will provide you with a template to put in Paypal so that I can easily keep track of your order and make sure it is delivered on a timely basis. All prices are AS GIFT, if sending as goods/services please include 3% Paypal Fee with your order.
Thanks for looking! Feel free to ask any questions you may have!,