Post by Tony Stark on Sept 17, 2012 12:37:31 GMT -5
i asked Kyle to help fix and upgrade my Darth Maul saber. what a gentleman and stud. not only is he a good looking guy. he knows how to fix things too. Ladies, sorry, this one is married, next time, next time. hahahahaha.
i asked Kyle to help fix and upgrade my Darth Bane saber. what a great job. i am so happy it was able to help me take care of this. for sure i will do more business with him again. this isnt the first time i worked with him. thanks for eveything bud, 10/10
Corran completed a rebuilt/rebirth of Black Majic Resurrection for me. Clear, consistent communication. Professional work. Fine attention to detail with a subtle aux switch and other unexpected goodies. Highly recommended. 10/10
Post by DarthAlice on May 29, 2013 18:07:21 GMT -5
Corran contacted me needing 3 hilts polished, some light machine work and powder coating, very prompt with a good trade, a pleasure to work with (I'm still waiting to see the pix of the sabers completed!) 10/10
Last Edit: May 29, 2013 18:08:17 GMT -5 by DarthAlice
Post by Lucien Kane on Jul 18, 2013 3:47:46 GMT -5
Have done a fair bit of business with Corran over the last couple months, excellent communication, awesome guy to work with, and he has helped me out with some techy supporty problems in the past. Absolutely fantastic, I'd give bigger numbers if I hadn't broken our last number system. 10/10 with hubris.
Just received the modified Yoda saber today. First, I can say communication was awesome, and the saber, shipping, everything was as stated, or better. I look forward to doing business with Corran again in the near future. 10/10
Post by darkjediknight on Sept 26, 2013 8:56:12 GMT -5
I was inquiring about an Obi "ROTS" version saber in the wanted section about 2 months ago when Corran Horn contacted me with a SF hilt he had laying around and sent the pictures. I told him I was definitely interested and he sent me the quotes with multiple options for board set ups and such. Gave him my deposit in August and today I picked up the finished product from USPS. His work is awesome! He was a great guy to communicate with as well and kept me up to speed with the progress. I'm thrilled with the saber and can honestly say it was a HUGE pleasure doing business with him! I would HIGHLY recommend his work to anyone out there looking for a great product and a great guy to work with in general! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!!!! 10/10!!!!!
Post by darkjediknight on Apr 16, 2014 11:09:25 GMT -5
Well, I have to say Kyle does not disappoint. I recently purchased a RussRep Luke V2 from him with the Igniter Mini. I picked up the saber today and it's big time awesome! I purchased another saber from Kyle back in the late summer of '13 and that on was top notch as well. Kyle's a great guy to work with. Excellent communication and his products rock! This was a collaboration between him and IA and this saber is gorgeous! Thanks again for another great transaction! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!
Participated in my Arc Light Reactor Plug Run and was the first person to do so. An extra big thank you for that one Kyle
Paid at every step he was suppose to and maintained great communication when needed (even when I confused him lol). Can't ask for any more than that from a buyer. Very much appreciated and an easy 10/10 Thanks
I am going to keep the original message below, but I feel that this deserves an update. Even after posting the negative review and through all the drama, Kyle remained very professional and easy to communicate with. He immediately shipped the saber to Lord Bane, free of charge, because he also agreed that this saber needed to be expedited and into my hands, and he was just much too backed up to get it out as quickly as possible. He followed up on the status of the saber to make sure I was happy with the end result as well.
After I came to terms with the situation, I realized that people get busy, backed up, and just plain side tracked. Yes, I was looking at it from purely a business perspective, but at times, since this is a community and Kyle and I speak regularly on Facebook, I should have given some deference to the situation since he wasn't taking my money and running, he was just very delayed at the time. Also, to be entirely fair, this build sort of plopped on his bench from someone else who was supposed to do it and left the community, and this may have added to the delay on Kyle's end.
In any case, I still maintain that he could have handled this situation better, but after looking at it again, I could have as well. He's a great guy to deal with, he very rarely takes more than a day to get back to you, and he has done many builds for many happy customers. So, I guess, let his work speak for itself and do not get deterred by this post. It was a bad situation that happened to take place at a very bad time. Also, for what it's worth, Kyle and I still speak and have no hard feelings towards each other.
Updating the rating to 6/10 (6 points for being a stand up guy. I took off 4 because, despite everything, the saber remained incomplete).
My russrep luke has been out of my hands since February of 2013. It was first in the hands of another member who then shipped it to Kyle. Kyle has had it for over a year now. He sent it back to me this summer and it came with either a blown speaker or malfunctioning sound board, I couldn't tell, but the sound was heavily compromised. I sent it back right away and he has made no movement on it since August. I ask that if it is not finished by the first week of December, that he send it back no later than December 10. I have been very understanding of whatever situations have arisen within the last year or more, but when you spend money, you expect something in return.
I understand that everyone is busy and has their things, but I am of the opinion that it is wrong to accept people's money and not deliver. Either delay in asking for the money and say it will be a while, or get the saber done in a reasonable timeframe.
Last Edit: Jan 28, 2015 18:19:58 GMT -5 by jedigrecz
profezzorn: hey ARKM, did you ever write a that tutorial on the toner transfer method?
Jun 23, 2017 15:50:15 GMT -5
ARKM: *waves hand* "I'm not the slacker you're looking for"
Jun 23, 2017 16:24:16 GMT -5
ARKM: Sadly no. Well, that's not entirely true. I did finish writing it but did not perform the steps and take pics of said steps.
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:30 GMT -5
ARKM: So it's like "Step 5: Using the high temperature temp, tape the paper with the design on it onto the metal part to be etched."
Jun 23, 2017 16:26:53 GMT -5
ARKM: ... but there's no Pic 4.
Jun 23, 2017 16:27:10 GMT -5
profezzorn: from other things I've read it's just PNP blue with some heat and pressure applied, right?
Jun 23, 2017 16:37:26 GMT -5
ARKM: Some use that. I could not get successful results with it but others have.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:16 GMT -5
profezzorn: so what do you use?
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:36 GMT -5
ARKM: I personally use glossy magazine pages. I just rip a page out of a magazine and put it in the printer. The pages have to be the right thickness for the printer though. Too thin and they rip in the printer.
Jun 23, 2017 16:47:42 GMT -5