Saturday, July 24, 2004

The Long Road Out Of Hell

Well, I know it has been a long time since I updated this bugger but a lot has been going on. First things first.
-I just received my replacement key slot detail from Marrow_Sun the other day. I know a lot of you are thinking, "Hey! What took that guy so long to get it to Eddie?". In Marrow's defense, I inquired about a week and a half ago as to the whereabouts of the illusive keyslot detail. Ironically, he had received the package back from the postal service that same day. It was all torn up and had been damaged in a postal sorter. He showed me the pictures. It wasn't pretty. Anyway, Marrow and his exceptional customer service sent me a message that stated that he had sent me a new one plus a little something extra for all the trouble. When the package arrived I was very excited to see that the key slots had been already trimmed out and he also included a resin copy of the guts to an MQ-1 calculator that was behind the key slot detail on the original helmets from the movies. So now I will be able to make the bucket look even more screen accurate! Marrow, if you are reading this....Thank You again!

-In the meantime, I have been working on getting other parts of the costume together while I was waiting. I hunted down the girth belt that goes around Boba's waist under his ammo belt. It is an English Mohair Girth that they would use for the under side of a horse to help secure the saddle. They just so happened to have them at a local pet store that caters to horse owners. I read on a few threads at The Dented Helmet that they couldn't get the girth belts to hold dye. I have done a bit of fabric dying in the past and inquired a few different places. Needless to say, I was able to get the girth dyed after I picked it up. I had to dye it a couple different colors to get the correct hue I wanted but I think I have my formula down pat now. I already have orders from about 4 people that also want new girths in the correct color. A couple of them I am just going to trade one of their things for one of my girths. So far I have an ammo belt and a cape lined up so I am happy.

Anyway, enough of my ramblings for one evening. Keep your eye on the blog for updates coming more regularly now! :D