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PostPosted: Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:00 am 
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yep i know what you mean. I'll kick it around.
also- should the cut edge of the plastic be at a 90 degree angle to the face at all times do you think, or varied at an angle at times? (might be the most anal retentive question I've ever asked)


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I have absolutely NO clue what you're talking about... I just sanded mine to get the rough edges away and then said: "hey... finished... YAY!" :lol


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Looking good there man, i think the eye bulge looks just right. I keep thinking of trimming mine a little more, than part of me says, just leave it!

When i cut out my teeth (that sounds painful lol) I just drill a couple of small holes either end and then use a sharp knife and carefully trim the rest.

Look forwad to seeing more good work.


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lol thanks fbj! I'll try to get back to it today...
NHM I was talking about the edge of the plastic looking like one of these "section cuts" (where 'D' is sanded all around):

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The plastic is thick enough sometimes that it seems to make a difference how the edge is shaped.

But, like I said, I think that's too much worrying, so I'm moving past that! LOL


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more eye work...

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Congrats on getting the helmet crow. Really looking foreward to the progress.


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Thank you T...so far so good! We have teeth!

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Awesome work there on the eyes and teeth. Which version are you going with on this 1?


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I'll be going ANH all the way =)


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Very nice, crow! This is really neat! :wink:


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crow wrote:
I'll be going ANH all the way =)

Any particular screen identified helmet or just a generic ANH trooper?


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generic, most likely. if i had a TE2 or similar bumpy cap I might go specific, but no this one i don't think.


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Update:

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The decals begin...
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One of my reference pics...LOL
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Getting that god-awful white powder off of the Weber's trim. ugh.
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First coats of paint on the newly-trimmed earcaps and the frown...
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A couple of other things I've done along the way:
1- I trimmed the bottom 1/8" off the back trapezoids so they don't overlap all the edges like they did (still not perfect, but much better).
2- The anal side of me really wanted a bit of white space between the brow and the eyes. So I positioned it that way and drilled the ear holes. Problem was it slowly slid down till it was right on the eye line; I realized the rubber trim was holding slightly up. So, not to be defeated, I placed a small piece of ind strength velcro up near the forehead to tack it in place. Voila. I have my whitespace. That teeny weeny little detail is one of my favorite things about the stunt look, and I wasn't gonna give up! Truth be told, I'd like more of it--like a height equal to the height of the brow material--but I wasn't gonna push it. The AP doesn't seem to be made for that.


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Lookin sweet, wont be long now 'til your all done cool build up.


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Hey Crow, It is looking very nice. I do like the way you trimmed the eyes. Are you using the stickers that came with the helmet kit?

Keep the good job :thumbsup


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