ESB Boba WIP - Sintra Armor, Painting, Scratch building

Eythor20

Hunter
Some progress, slight, but still progress!

i got my package from imperial boots and i love it! So good.

Painted and weathered the shoes

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I also got the Alu-Pack for 79$ what a steal! Knee darts, both the jet pack beacon and the other piece, range finder, gauntlet darts and 6 studs!

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and i put the gauntlets together, hinge and magnets.


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I need toe spikes but basically the only one offering them is Machinecraftreplicas for 70$, considering i got the Alu-Pack for 79$ i think that is a little overprised. The shipping will also probably be 50$ over-seas like everything else plus 24% taxes getting the item out of the post so that adds up to around 140$..... 140$ for just the toe spikes is a tough pill to swallow.

Is there anyone selling aluminum spikes for cheaper?
 
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Eythor20

Hunter
cheaper boot spikes

thanks :) I’ve seen that one and definitely a more fair price, unfortunantly he doesn’t ship to Iceland! I think it has something to do with the outrageus price the canadian post charges for international shipping.
 
Eythor20 - Totally feel bad on your MoW Gauntlets, looks like you got them in good order though. That sucks that he wasn't willing to offer some kind of discount on that condition. For me.....I woulda had buyers remorse, BIG time!

Concerning your Toe Spikes. They are from Imperial Boots yeah? I got a set of them last year (Black Friday Deal) and mine came with the Toe Spikes. I'd reach out to Imperial Boots to see if they we're meant to be included. If not, I know there are some really good ones around, Machine Craft as you know make really premium stuff, and a bit spendy. I've had REALLY good luck with QDC (QuestDesignCanda's) stuff. He's ("Brett" is his name) incredibly helpful and usually responds hella fast to questions about his products. I know he has a set too going for $59.00 (Before S&H)

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Here's the link:

I've purchased a multitude of things from him and have been very happy with his products and responses.

Thanks,
-Iron
 

Eythor20

Hunter
Eythor20 - Totally feel bad on your MoW Gauntlets, looks like you got them in good order though. That sucks that he wasn't willing to offer some kind of discount on that condition. For me.....I woulda had buyers remorse, BIG time!

Concerning your Toe Spikes. They are from Imperial Boots yeah? I got a set of them last year (Black Friday Deal) and mine came with the Toe Spikes. I'd reach out to Imperial Boots to see if they we're meant to be included. If not, I know there are some really good ones around, Machine Craft as you know make really premium stuff, and a bit spendy. I've had REALLY good luck with QDC (QuestDesignCanda's) stuff. He's ("Brett" is his name) incredibly helpful and usually responds hella fast to questions about his products. I know he has a set too going for $59.00 (Before S&H)

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Here's the link:

I've purchased a multitude of things from him and have been very happy with his products and responses.

Thanks,
-Iron
Thanks man, that seller doesn't offer shipping to Iceland though and i couldn't see toe spikes on IB's site when i ordered, guess they weren't available :( I will probably just end up with ordering from MCR
 

droidbait

Active Hunter
Man of Wars molds are old and basically deteriorated. That's why the quality is like that. My jetpack said it needed light sanding and buffing. When I got it, it was like I got a piece of a asteroid lol. It had so many craters. I sent it back. Still waiting on my replacement. Should be soon.
 

Eythor20

Hunter
Dark-Side is no longer making metal parts? He's from Italy.
I have to check him out! Haven't heard of him before.

Man of Wars molds are old and basically deteriorated. That's why the quality is like that. My jetpack said it needed light sanding and buffing. When I got it, it was like I got a piece of a asteroid lol. It had so many craters. I sent it back. Still waiting on my replacement. Should be soon.
Sucks with your jetpack, yeah that's what he told me in the email, just super strange not to specify that on the website for the buyers of the castings from the deteriorated molds. He has the gauntlets on sale but doesn't mention anywhere that the castings are going to be terrible, to the point that they are unsalvageable in some cases for example the casio cast, not one of the numbers below the buttons are visible, and no matter what i do that is not fixable.

He should have done one of two things

A. Close down orders on the JP and gauntlets for a month and remold the jetpack and the gauntlets (totally doable in a month) causing no one to leave with a bad taste in their mouth after ordering from him.
B. Put them on sale with highlighted red letters (Molds are deteriorating, castings will require lots of finishing. New molds will arrive in ????)

I even told him twice in two separate emails that the right thing to do for future buyers from these molds would be to put this information on the website, he has not done that. But he is in the process of remolding.

If he would have taken 10 seconds out of his time to put this info online i wouldn't have any problems with the gauntlets since i would have known what i was buying before hand.

This just hurts his reputation selling items in these conditions without letting the buyer know before hand that this would be the case.

Also almost everything on the website is out of stock and has been for like 6 months.. That can't be good for business, how hard is it to restock items? And if he doesn't plan on restocking he should just remove the items from the site.
 
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Eythor20

Hunter
Just gauging interest, would anyone be interested in taking this off my hands for 550$ + shipping? I still have to clear coat and weather it. Fiberglass, aluminum stalk and borden. Resin cast ears and a mercury switch lighting kit for the RF.

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