Machined Aluminum Tusken Raider Parts

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by RacerX45, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. RacerX45

    RacerX45 Well-Known Member

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    I'm working on making my own Tusken Raider mask and am wondering what a fair price is to have the aluminum parts (4 horns, 2 tusks and the eyes) machined? My neighbor works at a machine shop and tells me that they can do it for between $150 and $200 a set (depends on the amount of time a set takes to make). Since I've never done this before, I'm just wondering if anyone can chime in as to whether that's a fair price? Thanks.

    Randy
     
  2. SaberFreak

    SaberFreak Sr Member

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    I can probably get them done for you cheaper, if you can trust me enough to send me the blueprints to get a quote.

    Or you can turn this into an interest thread and get like 10 sets or more made, so that the price per set will go down.
     
  3. RacerX45

    RacerX45 Well-Known Member

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    SaberFreak,

    Thanks for the offer but for now I think I'm going to try to get him to lower his price. I'm only planning to make one mask right now and since he's my neighbor I'd like to give him a shot at making these first. If he can't do them cheaper, I'll let you know since I might make more masks in the future. Thanks.

    Randy
     
  4. SaberFreak

    SaberFreak Sr Member

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    Ok no problem, I'm here if you need an alternative quote :)
     
  5. blufive

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    I think I paid roughly $125 for a set a few years ago but it was a set from a run so the price was a little cheaper. When one set is being made, the price is always higher.

    I'd ask him to make 10 sets and sell the rest here or on eBay. You might even cover the cost of your own personal set of parts.
     

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