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 Post subject: New armor =)
PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:52 am 
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Welcome back Prop Den!

Got my new SDS armor today and I must say I'm a happy camper :toothy

Couple things I think I need to do:
--Fix up the inside of the helmet to make it sit still on my damn head =(
--Cut the cod piece (can you say "can't bend over?")
--Get rid of the thick, rigid plastic belt and use wide elastic or something (help anyone?)

Overall, though, I'm pleased. :lol:

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next to my FX
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and I shall call him, "Mini-me"
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:19 am 
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Congrats on the new suit mate
most people make a belt from leather or leatherlike material i think even SDS sell a leather belt ?
if your wanting movie accurate though then they were some sort of canvas material i believe


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 1:34 am 
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Thanks I am elated!!! That was the first time I ever wore trooper armor in my life, just this afternoon.
and yessssir I do believe you are correct on the belt... i was just checkin out ANH a while ago...looks to be white canvas or 4" wide white elastic band of some kind....


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2007 8:34 am 
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Congrats mate! That armor looks tailor made for you! :thumbsup

I have a leather belt, but you're right it has to be some kind of canvas.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:49 am 
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Nice!

Is that the "Battle Spec" helmet?

BTW, your dog is looking at you like you're insane! :lol


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:29 am 
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lol yeah she was kinda freaked out. :pale

yep that's the Battle Spec. I like it quite a bit, but it needs some serious work to get it ready for trooping...feels like a plastic fruit bowl balancing on my head. I got most of the things i need to fixer up though...gonna follow this dude's lead I think...see about halfway down this page for what I'm up against.
http://www.dannychoo.com/gallery_theme/ ... per+Armor/

Need to redo the gray frown (they don't come very well-done), add the frown mesh, and add some more/ different padding. biggest thing is to modify the flimsy green film lens material and to add a chin strap.

overall, I love the look of the helmet (on me, anyways)--much better proportioned to my build IMHO.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:51 am 
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i use that green film in my lids because when it gets scuffed up its cheap to replace and takes a matter of a couple seconds to change it
you dont get many people walking up to you and poking you in the eye :lol


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 3:10 am 
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Defstartrooper wrote:
i use that green film in my lids because when it gets scuffed up its cheap to replace and takes a matter of a couple seconds to change it
you dont get many people walking up to you and poking you in the eye :lol


yes indeed. another advantage is, it seems to provide a source of ventilation, where glued-in lenses are more air-tight.

Hey, by chance have you got a source you can send me for that film??? I've been looking like crazy and I haven't found a local source yet. If you have a link or something that would be FANTASTIC....


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:36 am 
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ah hah, well ive since discovered that welding visors are the ticket.
found this on tk409's website:

You'll also need to replace your lenses with flat green ones. I got a dark green face shield at RJSafety.com scroll down for"HF4118-DRK - Dark Green Faceshield - $3.65". You can cut it with scissors. Works great for Boba Fett's T-visor too.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 5:26 am 
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Dont know anyone stateside im afraid im in the UK so pointless going that far for something so cheap but thats the right stuff you have found there


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That's looking like a real sweet looking set of armor. :thumbsup I would suggest installing a hard-hat liner with a chin cup or something for maximum stability and comfortability.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 05, 2007 11:05 pm 
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Awsome!.....Looks like it fits you perfect. :thumbsup


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:19 am 
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thanks very much
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I am very very happy with it!!!


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 8:20 pm 
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Mind if I use one of your suited-up pictures in the Stormtrooper Helmet & Armor list?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 01, 2007 10:29 pm 
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I really like the SDS lids, they are sweet :cool:

If you looking for movie accurate belts, canvas is the way forward, heres a couple i made for my tk.

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