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 Post subject: My Set for fun Trooper helmet project
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 4:00 pm 
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Hi,

I thought it was about time to finish or at least start my Mini SFS Trooper helmet.
I got this from the first run Carsten did a while back.

Anyhoo, I wasn't really happy that the helmet came filled with expanded foam as I wanted to make a mini replica with green flat lenses and a piece of star foam etc as per the original used helmets.

I managed to hollow out the foam then spent the afternoon today sanding the inside as it was quite thick resin and as I am cutting the eyes out I wanted it to be more like it was vac formed than cast.I also cut the teeth out which was a bit scary and I used a very small drill bit and a file.....

So without further ado here's where I'm at so far......

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I still have a way to go yet and after priming I can see the bubbles that need to be filled better.....:D


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 Post subject: Re: My Set for fun Trooper helmet project
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 6:24 pm 
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Excellent idea!

I've done similar mods to marmits, but this SFS helmet way cooler!


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 Post subject: Re: My Set for fun Trooper helmet project
PostPosted: Wed Sep 21, 2011 10:23 pm 
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Awesome job so far. This will be a cool little project. Your braver than I am. I'm to scared to mess with mine. :lol :cheers


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 Post subject: Re: My Set for fun Trooper helmet project
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:51 am 
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Looks awesome. Can't wait to see more. That really is one detailed little helmet. Nice.

A thought could be to try and replace the ear screw with real ones!?


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 Post subject: Re: My Set for fun Trooper helmet project
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:11 am 
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Too Much Garlic wrote:
Looks awesome. Can't wait to see more. That really is one detailed little helmet. Nice.

A thought could be to try and replace the ear screw with real ones!?



Funny you should say that I just received some screws this morning but they are phillips head not flat head screws. I may just fill the head with filler and file the flat head in?..... They are the right size and should be long enough to poke through the inside and attach the green gel lens.....


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 Post subject: Re: My Set for fun Trooper helmet project
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:03 pm 
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Looking forward to the finished product!

Man it'd be cool to see this size done in thin vac formed plastic. Somebody get on it!



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 Post subject: Re: My Set for fun Trooper helmet project
PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 9:57 pm 
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If someone wants to send me another casting then I could cut it up and make vac tools and try and vac form it.... That would be fun to try.......

I have just ordered some small screws with the flat slotted head and some tiny little nuts to screw on the inside so I can fix the green gel lenses in as per the originals. I will drill out the resin screws and replace them with real ones so it looks like the real deal from the inside. :D


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 Post subject: Re: My Set for fun Trooper helmet project
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2011 8:16 am 
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Here's a comparison shot next to a full size helmet.....


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 Post subject: Re: My Set for fun Trooper helmet project
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 8:27 am 
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That's really cool! I'd love a couple in 1/6 scale as the Sideshow helmet just doesn't cut it for me. Would love to see it finished !


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 Post subject: Re: My Set for fun Trooper helmet project
PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2012 10:35 am 
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Indeed. The SS helmet looks odd... Some people were using Marmit castings to replace the SS


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 Post subject: Re: My Set for fun Trooper helmet project
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:21 am 
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Did you ever get the chance to work on this at all ?


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 Post subject: Re: My Set for fun Trooper helmet project
PostPosted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:22 am 
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Was there ever a possibility that this would be reproduced in 1/6 ? There are a few figures that i could use them for .


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