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 Post subject: Makerofthings Ebay armour
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:48 pm 
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Guys,

Whats the storyon on Makerofthings budget Ebay armour?Id like a set for a static display-but is it worth it?

Any info/history would be good.

Lee


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 Post subject: Re: Makerofthings Ebay armour
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:53 pm 
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As i know his armor is a recast.. ( hate this word) .., a copy of a TE 2 armor.
He only make copy's of other guys stuff.Nothing selfmade.
I had bought a E 11 blaster kit from him 2 years back, which is a MR E 11 copy as i believe.
Only what i can say about this kit is ,that it is very good in shape and that he was very qick in shipping.
( At this moment i not know that he also copy armors, so please forgive me, that i bought from him.)


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 Post subject: Re: Makerofthings Ebay armour
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:22 pm 
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Lee27 wrote:
Guys,
Whats the storyon on Makerofthings budget Ebay armour?Id like a set for a static display-but is it worth it?
Any info/history would be good.
Lee

Got a link to this guy?

Turrican wrote:
As i know his armor is a recast.. ( hate this word)

Why do you hate the word? If he makes copies without permission of fan offerings, he's a recaster and should be shunned.


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 Post subject: Re: Makerofthings Ebay armour
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:00 pm 
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Too Much Garlic wrote:
Lee27 wrote:
Guys,
Whats the storyon on Makerofthings budget Ebay armour?Id like a set for a static display-but is it worth it?
Any info/history would be good.
Lee

Got a link to this guy?

Turrican wrote:
As i know his armor is a recast.. ( hate this word)

Why do you hate the word? If he makes copies without permission of fan offerings, he's a recaster and should be shunned.


Link:
http://shop.ebay.de/makerofthings!/m.ht ... ksid=p3686

I hate this word, 'cause i read to much disussions about recasting the last time.
Short, yes, you are right, to make a copy's of one others work without permission is shit.

But please, not a other discussion about recasting again in this thread.
I can't read it anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: Makerofthings Ebay armour
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:07 pm 
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We only talk about it so much because people keep sending their money to these people making them continue to leech on the hobby.


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 Post subject: Re: Makerofthings Ebay armour
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:25 pm 
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I would stick with TE2 armor.


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 Post subject: Re: Makerofthings Ebay armour
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:29 pm 
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Agreed. TE2, AP and TM are the ones worth recommending.

GINO armor is difficult to acquire and costs a lot.


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 Post subject: Re: Makerofthings Ebay armour
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:41 pm 
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Another problem other then being a recaste, is the armor is not going to be as sharp and will be slightly smaller.


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 Post subject: Re: Makerofthings Ebay armour
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:51 pm 
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Oh yeah, another thing. Not to knock AP stuff. The GF/AP helmets are a little smaller compared to the TE/TE2 helmets. When you compare and look at them both there is a big difference.


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 Post subject: Re: Makerofthings Ebay armour
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:04 pm 
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Here is a pic that shows the size difference.

DL, AP and TE

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 Post subject: Re: Makerofthings Ebay armour
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:07 pm 
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Hehe... hattrick. :blah :cheers


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 Post subject: Re: Makerofthings Ebay armour
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 3:00 am 
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wow! that laws helmet is purty! i just shudder when i think about his waiting list. thats the only thing that keeps me from buying his stuff. i like the side by side for comparison! AP is small!


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 Post subject: Re: Makerofthings Ebay armour
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 7:38 am 
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Anymore insight to themakerofthings?


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 Post subject: Re: Makerofthings Ebay armour
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 9:50 am 
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He's a neighbor of mine a few min. up the road from me. He's a huge prop collector and a very nice guy. Last time I visited, the dude was busy going full steam ahead vacuum forming like f$%king madman. He actually gave me a whole damn set of armor free w/ helmet which my lazy ass has yet tried to put together :rolleyes I guess I'm not a trooper guy at heart... His wares quality wise are decent to good but thin on the plastic, 0.60 thickness I believe..... Helmet /Armor looks are accurate though.


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 Post subject: Re: Makerofthings Ebay armour
PostPosted: Sun May 30, 2010 1:47 pm 
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I bought one of his helmet kit on ebay. I've been really surprised by the quality and the thickness. Hard to believe that it's 0.60 because all the parts are strong and not thin like paper!

Unfortunately I'm not able to make a comparison with a TE2.


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