Friday, June 10, 2011

Vader Helmet

Had the dome seamed and ready for paint and as usual it was to narrow. I added a strip across the Mohawk  to widen it. It seemed to have done the trick. It is amazing how disproportionate a child's head is to a adults.

Primed and ready to paint.  with the normal width Mohawk

Face plate with mouth installed

Dome with widened Mohawk by .125  and a flat Black base for wet sanding

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

How out of line am I

So I'm sitting here working dilegently and I get an email, Stating how out of line I am, and what makes one charitable recipant more deservad than another and who am I to judge how the money is spent. Come on, Really!!!!!

Here's the deal so I am clear, I don't care what you do with the money that comes from a charitable donation. But, how can one person say that spending money on car parts and computer parts is a worthy expenditure when you are claiming you are in debt to the eyeballs. I mean if you sell your car to pay bills then need to purchase a new car, OK. But if that car is a Ferrari and you sold a Yugo. Well, lets just say that I don't know if that's a "Get out of debt" move. Sell your 26" TV, Buy a 70" plasma, again not a smart business move. We could do this all day.

Now knowing what I know, I am very hesitant to donate anything, anywhere.

All's I'm saying is be cautious when donating, unless its liquid cash that you don't care about an I know we all have that laying around. And if your asking for a receipt to deduct it, are you doing it for the right reasons???? I'm sure that will spark another politically motivated email

Let me know what you think.

Just so there are no confusions, I am not speaking of the Baby Leah fund listed below. That is about as worthy cause as I can see.

Ultimate Vader

Ok enough of this Hacking nonsense. I will be back to that later.

I have been really busy at work, but have still managed to work on
"The Ultimate Vader" It is the most screen accurate Vader helmet for children. Really, No Not really.

It is vacuumed formed and has a 2 piece dome, That's not very accurate. However, It is accurate in the sense that the child I'm making it for, doesn't know the subtitles of accuracy and it will make him the happiest boy in the world.

It will fit roughly a 10-14 year old. Once I get the armor modeled and molded I will know a better Height range. My daughters will be the Boba/Vader Combo from ESB this winter and am thinking about doing a small HIC for them to pull around on a wagon. Still contemplating though

Monday, June 6, 2011

By the way

947.0125(g) Knowingly permits or directs another person to send a message
prohibited by this section from any computer terminal or
other device that is used to send messages on an electronic mail
or other computerized communication system and that is under his
or her control.

I believe this applies to the owner of a LLC bulletin board that allows it users to obtain private information with the intent to intimidate or threaten. Wow, the criminals just keep mounding up. I believe this is what we refer to as a "slam dunk" in the legal world. I may be mistaken though. We will have to see if  Mr. Caleb feels the same way.

Sleep tight all.

IPhone and

The funny part about the "" when used on an Iphone and Ipad, like my little hacker friends here are doing. Is it not only gives the IP address that was used, However useless that is, but it also gives the TAG Id of the device. So court here we come. Just keep making this easier and easier and it wont even cost me a dime in attournies fees. The FBI will do it for me.

NOW OFFICIALLY I FEEL THREATENED! Please cease this behavior.

947.0125 (e) With intent to frighten, intimidate, threaten or abuse
another person, sends a message to the person on an electronic
mail or other computerized communication system while intentionally
preventing or attempting to prevent the disclosure of his
or her own identity.

I will be contacting the authorities in the morning.

We just cant stay away

It appears that our little hackers just can't take the hint. I guess doesn't work here huh! Probably should have checked it out on your page before trying it out on mine. Well tomorrow is another day, better luck.

It is unfortunate that the evil are so darn stupid when it comes to covering up their messes. Kinda takes the fun out of it.

Keep trying guys, you'll figure it out. You should try the password that I used on TDH. I'm sure I would have used the same. Oh wait you already tried didn't you. Clever, clever. Just keep racking up the misdemeanors 3 and its a felony.

Help Baby Leah

Please Take A minute to Follow this link to read about Baby Leah

Link to Donations Page, All proceeds go directly to her parents papal, No Charity trims

Her parents are two of the most stand up people I have had the pleasure of working with. Please do what you can to help. Even if its just dropping a line to wish them well and let them know your prayers are with them


Before I start right in, I should probably fill you in on more ,so your not left in the dark.

In Dec '09  I posted a comment on that one of its members, who received large sums of money from the prop community as donations, should start paying some of it back as he had a sudden windfall of money from helmet sales. I also stated that I didn't think it was right that while he was collecting the money, he was spending away on eBay. Not just nickle and dime stuff here either, Purchased were made for computer parts, truck accessories, IPads, Mac Books, etc...

So a flame war ensues,  I get banned for a week to "think about what I may have done". ????? What I may have done!!! Oh well. So this intrigues me to investigate further, I mean why is the blame being put on me. During my ban I start collection information on the charity organization that was used to funnel the money. Low and behold it is an open .org- So, I purchase it.(more about that later). All of the posts pertaining to the donations are gone and the community is none the wiser. Most of the people are relatively new to the scene, less than a year so they would have no knowledge of the goings on. However, I have been active over there since  2005. And anyone with a join date older that 2007 seamed to agree with the "pay it back" idea. I mean we all came together when he needed it. Maybe, he should have returned the favor.

I return from my ban to find an in-box full of hate mail. Now normally I would just dismiss this as "par for the course" but these are some hateful things, Few were even directed at me, most were at my children and wife. Wow, How did they get involved. So jokingly I say to my wife, what did you do to P!ss these people off and show her the messages.

She helps me to realize that these people are nuts and the things they are saying don't just pop up in normal peoples heads. and that I should stay clear of this individual and his entourage. I agree.

So flash forward to Friday ,June 3. I am reading a post about a recasted helmet and the community belives it to be one of this individuals helmets that was copied. I read a bit, finally posting, "What's the difference if someone recasted his or the company he recasted from. Same=Same"

Well big mistake, Out of the woodwork comes the mob, led by the leader of the pack.

Stating I am a "deplorable person", "The lowest form on the planet".  I retort with, kind, but stern words to the community, and state that the individual who is making the defamatory remarks has stolen from the community in large sums, on several different occasions. I also state that I have contacted the authorities about his misuse of funds from the charity and failure to pay taxes on them.

Well, To say the least, I am banned for "Life". Oh, well I say! Do I want to be affiliated with people that will cover up and defend a conspiracy. NOPE!!!

So we leave for the weekend to enjoy our summer home! I check my email, and there is a slurry of hate mail again mostly sent to my wife and children. Why are these people so hateful to my children? I guess its the same mentality as terrorism, pick on the weak and unsuspecting to intimidate the strong and prepared.

This gets me to thinking about my families safety a bit. My wife is a pretty handy person and can handle herself if called upon. But  if something were to happen to my children, would not want to be the individuals perpetrating the crime.

I begin Locking my web pages down and come across hits from the leaders home town, followed by hits from all over the country. Now, here's the thing. I get 2-3 hits a day if the sun is shining, and the government is running well. Sat and Sun I get 40-50 hits a day. HMMM!!!! I wonder what could have caused this mad rush to see my children in Star Wars costumes. Could it be the charitable donation I made to another member. Yep, that's it. 4 hits from there. The rest are coming from trollers, trying to figure out who I am and what I'm about. Again, big deal. I have unlimited band width and a lot of space. I get to pondering the great question. WHY?

Is it to collect information about me. I have none posted, but am a very public person. I will not hide behind a false name. I  openly post my name,age and location. People that receive PM,Emails or posts from me get a signature that has my full name, at least the first time. I send and receive payments using a paypal account from my personal email account, with my full name. Not a handle. So I conclude that what ever the reasons are. They are not to help me promote safety and well being in my household. I Mean there were not tips on how to keep my youngest from sticking keys it wall outlets, if you catch my drift.

So as a concerned parent. I send an email to the leader. As follows.
"I would appreciate it you would keep away from my site and the pictures of my children, On June 4 at 1:49:22 PM you had a 44 Min 27 Sec jaunt through my pages. There is nothing for you to see here as you have no children, and I can only speculate why you would be spending that much time on pages with my children on it. I have your IP address and will report this to the Child Protection Agency if it continues.

Thank you for your time  and consider this matter closed unless further aggravated."

Nope, That didn't do it. get a reply in a very weird fashion. I guess typical of someone doing something shady. Warning me about "unsolicited threats" and  that he has 3 specific instances of me harassing him and that he will be contacting an attorney and the police. That kinda makes me chuckle, why do people think that you can steal from others, not pay taxes, threaten children, and when called on it to stop. THEY WERE WRONGED IN SOME WAY!

I would welcome the call from the local police dept as it would allow me to turn all the collected evidence over to them and then they can deal with it and it's no longer my burden.  However, I also contacted my attorney last night at home. Boy was he happy to hear from in the middle of a Sunday evening. No senseless chatting going on. I don't think I even got out "how's the family?" before he states"What can I do for you in the middle of the night". After explaining to him the situation, The tone of the conversation changed from "put out" to"Very Concerned". I mean this guy and his partners came to my wedding for darn sake. They know my children and have come to christening and birthday parties. I was told again by people in the know, that I should not take these things lightly, and that my families safety is in fact in jeopardy and that peoples lives have been ruined by things like this, people like this are unpredictable at best.

I guess that's where we are at. It is a more in depth story than this, however I am new to this blogging thing and haven't figured out how to attach pics and screen shots. So you will have to bare with me for the moment until I get better accoladed with this form of communications.