star fortress productions, are they any good?

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star fortress productions, are they any good?

Post by 32669 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 11:42 am

I'm looking to start a phase II clone trooper and stumbled upon this out fit. I would like to know if any one has used them, and are they any good?
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Re: star fortress productions, are they any good?

Post by KyrJorso » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:17 pm

Absolutely not! Just do a Google search on the place and you'll see...
Basically the guy fled the country for being a scumbag AND his costumes are crap.

You'll spend more money fixing them than buying them and his junk isn't cheap.
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Re: star fortress productions, are they any good?

Post by 32669 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:58 pm

Thanks for the heads up, any suggestions on were I should start?
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Re: star fortress productions, are they any good?

Post by xJudgex314 » Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:44 pm

First...I'd start by registering at clonetroopers.net

They do have many, many, WIPs and build threads (mine included) that will help you get a foundation for what is involved in building the kits. In addition, there are for sale threads of people offering armor kits and the like.

Be advised, you will likely not find a "one shop fits all" source, as I got my kit from BTC, helmet from E3, straps and belt from SB, blaster from another source, had DTR1 make by boots, etc...

That being said...welcome!!
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Re: star fortress productions, are they any good?

Post by Dwootan » Mon Feb 10, 2014 6:07 pm

xJudgex314 wrote:First...I'd start by registering at clonetroopers.net
I agree. Before posting over there, make sure you read the posting guidelines on CT.net. They frown upon WTB in the general sections. You'll want to request access to the 501st area of the board, too.

You might keep in eye on the for sale section on the 501st Forum, too. Every now and then, there is a kit, suit, or clone item out there.
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Re: star fortress productions, are they any good?

Post by xJudgex314 » Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:28 am

Dwootan wrote: They frown upon WTB in the general sections. You'll want to request access to the 501st area of the board, too.

Good call Mr. W! WTB is allowed in the 501st section however. FWIW, both Dallas and I have Bozo The Clone suits, although Kev's suit seems to be the go-to now a days.
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Post by merrick » Tue Feb 11, 2014 10:18 am

KyrJorso wrote:Absolutely not! Just do a Google search on the place and you'll see...
Basically the guy fled the country for being a scumbag AND his costumes are crap.

You'll spend more money fixing them than buying them and his junk isn't cheap.
I agree with everything stated above with one exception. Not all of his costumes are crap. The armor for my TI is ALL Star Fortress and has held up great to almost 8 years of trooping with only minor modifications so he can do great work IF he wants to. Having said that I would still advise against ordering anything from him. His kits are pricey, his communication skills are non existent, it took 6 months to get my kit, he has a history of taking orders and customers receiving nothing for their money and since he is based overseas there is nothing they can do the recoup their losses and the most serious one to me anyway is he fled the country to escape criminal charges. If I had known all this before hand I never would have ordered no matter how much I like my kit.
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Re: star fortress productions, are they any good?

Post by 32669 » Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:42 pm

Thanks for the info, after a quick Google search I wouldn't give that man a dollar.
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Post by KyrJorso » Wed Feb 12, 2014 4:08 pm

I just wish I'd gotten the warning from someone back in 2004... just glad to help someone else avoid the pit of doom.
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