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#1 2015-08-05 13:24:19

MJ313
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Feets for charity

I am ready to say the reproduction Quadra 700 feets, as well as the cloned IIci/IIcx feets are a reality.  The path to achieving this was a long, fun one that you can read about here:
http://thinkclassic.org/viewtopic.php?id=559

A big Thank You goes out to contributors of information, ideas, historical knowledge, pictures, measurements, scan files, prototypes and cheerleading. Acknowledgement specifically goes out to our admins mcdermd and bbraun who went the extra mile to make these a reality.

Some information about the feets:
1.    They are made from a high-grade, flexible rubber. Yes, they are flexible. They have a slight plastic-y feel to them because they aren’t textured. Pictures posted below.
2.    They are available in a handful of colors at the moment (Original off-White, Black, Amber, Grey, Red). That line-up could be expanded.
3.    They are imperfect. Casting is an art I haven’t mastered at the moment which requires timely cast material mixing and pouring. Once parts A and B are mixed, you only have a few minutes to mix and pour them before the liquid starts to solidify. Agitation, through mixing can create tiny air bubbles. That coupled with the very small molds and model appendages make the entrapment of some bubbles unavoidable. I do the best I can with the time I have.
4.    They are susceptible to discoloration if they are exposed to high volumes of UV light.
5.    The Q700 feets are not exact clones of the originals. I built the model out of styrene, so the fit and appearance will be different. If you put them on and tug on them, they will come out easily. If you put them on and turn the machine over they stay in place without falling out. And when you place the machine on a flat surface, they will continue to stay in place. wink
6.    The Q700 feets are really a usable fun/novelty item. I doubt they will increase the value of your Q700, but who knows.
7.    The IIci/IIcx feets are exact clones of the originals. The feel is different, but the size and shape are very much the same. I have found that they feel a little loose in one of my machines (a Q700) and tight in another (a IIcx). Fit will probably depend on your specific machine so no promises.

Some information about the sales of said feets:
1.    All proceeds, less shipping costs, will be donated to charity. Specifically, David’s House, which you can read about here: http://www.davids-house.org/why
2.    There are no returns and there is no warranty. If you aren’t happy with them, I am sorry. But know that the money you spent on them went to a great cause.
3.    Q700 feets will cost $18/set (that's 4 feet total) + shipping (US shipping 5.95). When you buy these, you will get a FREE set of IIci/cx feets of the same color.
4.    IIci/IIcx feets will cost $10/set (that's 4 feet total) + shipping (US shipping 3.00)
5.    Yes, I will ship internationally.
6.    I accept PayPal.
7.    This is a hobby for me, not a business. I don’t have an inventory at the moment and most of these will be built-to-order. So a maximum of 3 sets can be purchased by a person at one time. I don’t do wholesale and there is no volume discount.
8.    These feets will only be for sale on ThinkClassic. If interest diminishes I might consider selling them on eBay with a linkback to the site. But that’s down the road.
9.    I have two small kids and a lot of responsibilities, so shipping might not be immediate, but I will do the best I can and will let you know if there will be a delay.

If you want to order them, just email me via the link on the left, under my avatar. If you don't see a link, it's because you aren't signed in.

Cheers!

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#2 2015-08-05 15:05:55

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Re: Feets for charity

awesome this friday after all the bills are paid, I should be able to order a set of q700 feets, (stock color)


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#3 2015-08-05 19:49:38

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Re: Feets for charity

I might be in for a set of Q700 feet (that's 4 feet to a set?) and maybe a set or two of the IIcx/IIci clone feet (has an odd ring to it).

That is, once I get some money hmm

c


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#4 2015-08-05 21:05:27

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Re: Feets for charity

Thanks you guys, I appreciate it! Whenever it works out is fine. Correct - 4 feet in a set.

Here are the feets.

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#5 2015-08-06 01:36:21

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I made up ScutBoy's Q700 feets tonight. What I learned is that with the cure time I have, I am able to do both a Q700 set and IIci/cx set at the same time. That's a big win. What it means is that if you buy a set of Q700 feet, I will happily throw in a set of IIci/IIcx feet (of the exact same color) for FREE.

smile

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#6 2015-08-06 02:29:39

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Re: Feets for charity

they look totally the same as the original.


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#7 2015-08-06 06:31:54

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Re: Feets for charity

MJ313 wrote:

if you buy a set of Q700 feet, I will happily throw in a set of IIci/IIcx feet (of the exact same color) for FREE.

Which is awesome because the ci/cx feet fit the Q700 nicely for horizontal configuration.


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#8 2015-08-06 08:08:33

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Re: Feets for charity

Should I move this over into the Buy, Sell & Trade forum? That forum is accessible to view by those that aren't logged in. (They still need to login to email though.) Or is it better that we keep this one exclusive for a while?


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#9 2015-08-06 12:36:07

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Hey iMic, that would be great if you could just move it over to the For Sale section. I think I've probably heard from everyone on TC who wanted first crack at them.

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#10 2015-08-06 16:58:29

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Re: Feets for charity

Just want to say this thread is cool


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#11 2015-08-06 20:07:42

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Re: Feets for charity

cool


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#12 2015-08-07 02:56:53

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Re: Feets for charity

mcdermd wrote:

Just want to say this thread is cool

Nah, more like....
...macaddict.gif

-J


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#13 2015-08-07 13:54:20

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Re: Feets for charity

^___ OOOH YEAH!!!!!!!! cool If this is moved to BST, only members will be able to see it?



p.s. MJ, your achievements are dwarfed by your thoughtful generosity. The story of David's house moved me to tears.

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#14 2015-08-08 02:41:04

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David's House is an incredible place- the staff and volunteers do a wonderful job in helping families going through extremely tough times. I get emotional reading the story as well, even when I've heard it so many times. I've lived/worked near it pretty much my entire life and it has a huge presence in our community.

I needed a break from beige. Beige Beige Beige everyone wants beige.... so here's something different.

These went off to Cali...

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And these are going to be leaving for Germany.

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#15 2015-08-08 07:44:26

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You know what's rad? Nobody has repro'd these before. You're the first. Debuted at ThinkClassic.

In the last year or so, I've learned that you see a lot of repro stuff in the arcade game collecting community. Lots of artwork. Some buttons. Even coin doors and one-off controller input devices. It made me wonder why we don't see more of the sort in the vintage computer collecting community. I'm glad to see that MJ took the mantle and ran with it to make a viable reproduction part that hasn't been done before.


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#16 2015-08-08 15:05:45

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Re: Feets for charity

Now we need to reproduce all the SpindlerPlastics (especially bezels), and we'll be all set!

c


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#17 2015-08-08 15:51:24

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Some "LeBraun I's" in formation... tongue

These are the most popular version by far.

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#18 2015-08-08 18:59:25

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My feet arrived this morning, and they look fantastic! I won't get a chance to put them on until later this weekend, but I'm sure they'll be fine.

Nice work my MJ313 - if you're "on the fence" about getting some, don't wait.

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#19 2015-08-08 20:57:03

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haha RED!!!!!!   awesome...  i wonder why the desire for RED?    lol 

Dylan is right, MJ - thank you for the feets reproduction,  also thanks to Dylan,  and thanks to Rob as well!!


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#20 2015-08-08 21:08:48

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Hey also,  my kids love this movie, ' into the storm '
and my son loves the 'Titus'

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if you ever get around to making one of those let me know :-)  HAHA.


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#21 2015-08-11 01:55:25

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Id rather have the REAL one. The one the movie was based off of. The TIV...

Too bad they canceled stormchasers, AND that samaras was killed "in the line of duty"

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#22 2015-08-16 02:39:20

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Re: Feets for charity

Got my sets for my IIci (one will go on the LispMac and the other on thule, the server, when it's down for repair). Excellent workmanship.

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#23 2015-08-16 10:52:59

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Re: Feets for charity

awesome! smile

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#24 2015-08-23 12:27:17

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Re: Feets for charity

MJ313 wrote:

And these are going to be leaving for Germany.

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They arrived this week. Colour is a bit different but still gorgeous:
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Thanks MJ313.

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#25 2015-08-23 20:37:37

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You are most welcome sir; I am glad they made it all the way in such a short amount of time. I really like the red ones.  smile

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