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« Reply #100 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 07:53:55 »
Hiiii guys.

So I'm increase the number of spots in this gb. We're currently at 56. Andddddd Ill be putting up 12 spots of SINGA R2 with the polished inner weight. They'll be priced slightly higher as the weights are both machined and hand polished which is time consuming but a lot of people are asking me to do this so here we go.

Colours will be 2 of each of the 6 colours. Meaning 2x Blacks, 2x Velvets, 2x Jets, 2x Oranges, 2x Navys and 2x Champagne.

Always FCFS. Unless you'd like a raffle? Please let me know your thoughts.

What about for those who already purchased a singa?  Can we switch to the polished inner weight by paying the difference?   ;D

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« Reply #101 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 07:59:08 »
What about for those who already purchased a singa?  Can we switch to the polished inner weight by paying the difference?   ;D

Same question from me.

I'd probably also be in for a polished inner weight.  :)
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« Reply #102 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 08:43:47 »
I thought all come with the polished inner weight like the proto. Lol
Nevertheless if you only offer the polished to the addition order i think thats not a wise decision.
Because what the point of FCFS if the late order got the privilege to get the polished one. I think it should be open to everyone who join.
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« Reply #103 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 08:47:35 »
Hiiii guys.

So I'm increase the number of spots in this gb. We're currently at 56. Andddddd Ill be putting up 12 spots of SINGA R2 with the polished inner weight. They'll be priced slightly higher as the weights are both machined and hand polished which is time consuming but a lot of people are asking me to do this so here we go.

Colours will be 2 of each of the 6 colours. Meaning 2x Blacks, 2x Velvets, 2x Jets, 2x Oranges, 2x Navys and 2x Champagne.

Always FCFS. Unless you'd like a raffle? Please let me know your thoughts.
In my opinion, it should be available only to the original 50, not newer entrants. The original supporters should feel rewarded rather than forced to get this benefit. I think a raffle for these six spots weights is in order.

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« Reply #104 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 09:38:44 »
I would love to get the polished weight even if it means paying more or waiting slightly longer. Why not just offer it to everyone?

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« Reply #105 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 09:48:53 »
FC means the original buyers

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« Reply #106 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 10:23:16 »
I second that the polished weight options should only be made available to the original 55 buyers.

With that said, it should be an add-on option to the existing buyers of R2. Instead of having to place another Singa order. This would be rewarding to the 55 who did join in the GB.

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« Reply #107 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 11:25:03 »
I agree with the previous responses that it should be a raffle for those interested in the original group buy and regular version for those extra slots that you want to create. I am interested in the polished weight.

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« Reply #108 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 13:39:03 »
I'd love one with the weight polished. Either in my current order or a new one. An option to add it to existing would be great, or just randomly pick interested people Raffle style..

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« Reply #109 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 13:53:52 »
I'd also very much like a polished weight, raffle or some organized FCFS where people know a time/date to fill out a form would work for me.  Preference being raffle.
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« Reply #110 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 14:52:18 »
same, I was one of the first few, would like polished weight

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« Reply #111 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 17:55:26 »
Hi guys, please do note that it was just a thought. Because the weights in the prototype were done by mistake. It takes up alot of time and labour cost as the weights are dual polished, with one of them being by hand.


To make it simple, I think itíd be best scrap the idea.

All SINGA R2 weights will be sandblasted as with the original plan.
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« Reply #112 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 18:48:30 »
Gonna be honest... since all of the photos show the weights as polished, I always assumed that's how they were going to be delivered. A bit disappointed.

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« Reply #113 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 18:55:58 »
To make it simple, I think itíd be best scrap the idea.

All SINGA R2 weights will be sandblasted as with the original plan.

This is getting complicated, so best to just move on from it.

Polishing not only is time-consuming, but the OP did say that the weights would be sandblasted. I saw that the polished weights were in the prototype album, but made sure to ask catweewee about it. Let's just carry on and move ahead with sandblasted.

Gonna be honest... since all of the photos show the weights as polished, I always assumed that's how they were going to be delivered. A bit disappointed.

See below for part in OP that mentions it would be sandblasted:

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« Reply #114 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 19:02:33 »
Gonna be honest... since all of the photos show the weights as polished, I always assumed that's how they were going to be delivered. A bit disappointed.

The prototypes were supposed to be sandblasted but my factory polished them by mistake.

It took a lot of time and money to get just these 2 done, handpolished and all.

Sorry about this
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« Reply #115 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 19:18:07 »
Understand it's more expensive, and I'll love it either way... but honestly, it was shown advertised one way and not clearly noted that this was not what was being purchased. It's misleading, plain and simple. That's the last I'll say. Still looking forward to my board. Thanks for the update.

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« Reply #116 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 19:21:00 »
Understand it's more expensive, and I'll love it either way... but honestly, it was shown advertised one way and not clearly noted that this was not what was being purchased. It's misleading, plain and simple. That's the last I'll say. Still looking forward to my board. Thanks for the update.

Sorry :/

It was stated in the IC that weights were sandblasted but I think how it couldve been missed easily.


Id be happy to offer a refund on anyone who isnt keen on the weight issue. My apologies again.
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« Reply #117 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 19:24:36 »
Understand it's more expensive, and I'll love it either way... but honestly, it was shown advertised one way and not clearly noted that this was not what was being purchased. It's misleading, plain and simple. That's the last I'll say. Still looking forward to my board. Thanks for the update.

Sorry :/

It was stated in the IC that weights were sandblasted but I think how it couldve been missed easily.


Id be happy to offer a refund on anyone who isnt keen on the weight issue. My apologies again.

No refund required (for me at least). Just adjusting my expectations at this point. Thanks for the communication.

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« Reply #118 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 19:26:19 »
Iím still keen on getting a polished at extra cost of thatís viable.


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« Reply #119 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 19:26:29 »
Just placed an order for the velvet. I'm not sure if I got in the extra spots, but if it let me put through the order I assume so?

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« Reply #120 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 19:28:00 »
Iím still keen on getting a polished at extra cost of thatís viable.


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Unfortunately no it isnt. Spoke to my factory that it was a mistake on their part, took too much time and cost to finish up even these 2 proto weights cause there were machined polished first then hand polished.




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« Reply #121 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 19:28:47 »
Iím still keen on getting a polished at extra cost of thatís viable.


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Unfortunately no it isnt. Spoke to my factory that it was a mistake on their part, took too much time and cost to finish up even these 2 proto weights cause there were machined polished first then hand polished.

Oof. Thatís a bummer.
Still looking forward to R2!


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« Reply #122 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 19:30:00 »
Just placed an order for the velvet. I'm not sure if I got in the extra spots, but if it let me put through the order I assume so?


Yep youre good. Im opening about 10 more spots.

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« Reply #123 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 20:09:52 »
Woo! Considering how there has been a lot of prep for production since the IC phase, I can't wait to see soon how this turns out! So excited.

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« Reply #124 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 20:32:42 »
just jumped in for a blue one. looking forward to this!
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« Reply #125 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 21:16:39 »
I just got a second one coming. Now I have a Champagne winkey and a Blue WKL. I am/my savings are hopeless.

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« Reply #126 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 22:04:40 »
You said the polished weights were hand-polished.  Given that would it be possible for individual buyers to polish their own weights once they get them?  Do you have any suggestions with regards to what to use, techniques, etc?

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« Reply #127 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 22:20:40 »
Thanks Elaine for the update.

Don't complicate yourself with the polished weight.  I am still excited for the Singa with the sandblasted weight.

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« Reply #128 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 22:28:12 »
don't worry. you are among friends.

I just got a second one coming. Now I have a Champagne winkey and a Blue WKL. I am/my savings are hopeless.
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« Reply #129 on: Sun, 15 April 2018, 22:38:46 »
Thanks Elaine for the update.

Don't complicate yourself with the polished weight.  I am still excited for the Singa with the sandblasted weight.

+1, very exicited as well

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« Reply #130 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 00:52:56 »
You said the polished weights were hand-polished.  Given that would it be possible for individual buyers to polish their own weights once they get them?  Do you have any suggestions with regards to what to use, techniques, etc?

Hi! the weights are sandblasted and coated.

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« Reply #131 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 04:29:46 »
I'm good with either option, still looking forward to this.  :)
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« Reply #132 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 04:43:53 »
You said the polished weights were hand-polished.  Given that would it be possible for individual buyers to polish their own weights once they get them?  Do you have any suggestions with regards to what to use, techniques, etc?


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« Reply #133 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 08:13:45 »
You said the polished weights were hand-polished.  Given that would it be possible for individual buyers to polish their own weights once they get them?  Do you have any suggestions with regards to what to use, techniques, etc?

Polishing stainless steel is very straight forward. First you degrease the metal, then you start with rougher grit like 600 and work your way to like 1500-3000. Maybe even higher.  Eventually you switch to a polishing compound like diamond paste to get that perfect mirror.

That said Iím not sure Iíd do it on the weight after itís already finished as to do it you remove material and thus you would make parts not flush (many factories will finish parts assembled to get cleaner seams).

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« Reply #134 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 09:55:18 »
You said the polished weights were hand-polished.  Given that would it be possible for individual buyers to polish their own weights once they get them?  Do you have any suggestions with regards to what to use, techniques, etc?

Polishing stainless steel is very straight forward. First you degrease the metal, then you start with rougher grit like 600 and work your way to like 1500-3000. Maybe even higher.  Eventually you switch to a polishing compound like diamond paste to get that perfect mirror.

That said Iím not sure Iíd do it on the weight after itís already finished as to do it you remove material and thus you would make parts not flush (many factories will finish parts assembled to get cleaner seams).


That's right. The weight finishes that I have chosen are sandblasted and coated to prevent corrosiveness. It would defeat the purpose of this matte look.

Also, the 2 weights that were mistakenly polish went through an extensive and hard procedure. It would be difficult to replicate without the right tools

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« Reply #135 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 17:59:28 »
In for a polycarbonate!

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« Reply #136 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 18:03:07 »
In for a polycarbonate!

I canít find reference to the layouts supported by the PCB?


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« Reply #137 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 18:23:31 »
In for a polycarbonate!

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« Reply #138 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 22:25:04 »
In for a polycarbonate!

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« Reply #139 on: Mon, 16 April 2018, 23:11:08 »
In for a polycarbonate!

wat

when did the polycarb version show up? WKL only I assume since no options on the order page?


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« Reply #140 on: Tue, 17 April 2018, 01:15:16 »
In for a polycarbonate!

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Hi, I'm interested in the polycarbonate singa. Any chance there are images of the completed product? :D Thanks again!

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Hi, I'm interested in the polycarbonate singa. Any chance there are images of the completed product? :D Thanks again!

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With 1 month to go, I'd like to ask if everything is still on schedule?  ;D

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With 1 month to go, I'd like to ask if everything is still on schedule?  ;D

Give or take 4-6 weeks would be safe :)

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Ah, how I wish I could switch to the polycarbonate version.

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Hi, I'm interested in the polycarbonate singa. Any chance there are images of the completed product? :D Thanks again!

I am also interested in details about the Polycarb version. Website says it will go live in beginning of May, but no pictures or details. Is this a full case/kit or is it replacement pieces for people who already have Singa? Is it already being sold or is it a separate groupbuy?
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Hi, I'm interested in the polycarbonate singa. Any chance there are images of the completed product? :D Thanks again!

I am also interested in details about the Polycarb version. Website says it will go live in beginning of May, but no pictures or details. Is this a full case/kit or is it replacement pieces for people who already have Singa? Is it already being sold or is it a separate groupbuy?

I believe the ones that will be for sale are the extras

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Hi, I'm interested in the polycarbonate singa. Any chance there are images of the completed product? :D Thanks again!

I am also interested in details about the Polycarb version. Website says it will go live in beginning of May, but no pictures or details. Is this a full case/kit or is it replacement pieces for people who already have Singa? Is it already being sold or is it a separate groupbuy?

I believe the ones that will be for sale are the extras

Yeah, they are extras. The PC is the R2 design with brass plate/weight/lion. It is a whole kit, not just a shell.

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