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Author:  HDPE [ Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:01 pm ]
Post subject:  WIP Couple of TESB stormtrooper helmets (and group shot....)

My first thread :cool:


Been working on finishing these two with not much time on my hands.
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Nothing special about them (and not as good as what Keith does) but I've tried experimenting different paint technics on them.

The first one is almost finished, it's an ABS kit (AP) with styrene ear caps, leftovers from another helmet kit(the one I used to make my ESB hero).
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First thing I did was to apply the decals (from Jeesycreesy) on the raw ABS and applied liquid mask on them.
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I completely hand painted the helmet using gloss white dulux paint (acrylic) directly on the raw ABS
(I didn't use any primer). ( humbrol enamels for the details)

I applied several very thin coats of white paint with a very good brush.

Using my fingernail I scratched the paint in a few spots, to get a minor chipped/ weathered effect and painted the kahki HDPE color.
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Still need to paint the hovi mic tips and the brow is just a stand in.

The other one is a CO with ABS earcaps leftover from my AP kit.
Not the best helmet(fiberglass) but one of the first that was made available.

This one is spray painted, I primered the entire helmet with a kahki color, applied maskol, and then spray painted the whole thing using two cans of paint. Still needs a lot of work.(decals from trooperdecals)
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More to come.

And here is a group shot of almost all my helmets (also have a GF not pictured).
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Cheers.

Author:  No Humor Man [ Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:16 pm ]
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I must admit that I am jealous... very nice job on those helmets! :thumbsup

And that's quite a collection you got there. :eek

Author:  Darth Fetty [ Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:37 pm ]
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Great job and amazing collection!!

Author:  No Humor Man [ Wed Sep 13, 2006 10:44 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: WIP Couple of TESB stormtrooper helmets (and group shot.

HDPE wrote:
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Would it be possible to get helmet maker names attached to all these helmets? That would just be so cool! :thumbsup

Author:  Pantheragem [ Thu Sep 14, 2006 12:24 am ]
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Amazing collection! I still need to get at least one....

Author:  HDPE [ Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:45 am ]
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Thanks guys, much appreciated.


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Would it be possible to get helmet maker names attached to all these helmets? That would just be so cool!


From left to right (when looking at the pic):

GINO ANH.
TE,
TE (2nd quality pull) both will be ESB.
AP with styrene earcapss.
CO with AP earcaps.
Troopermaster.
Meatstock :pale .
Hybrid ESB hero (MS, CO and german ROTJ).
And a very rare: TE ROTJ, 3rd ever made :blah

Author:  StarWars Collector [ Thu Sep 14, 2006 7:59 pm ]
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I forgive you for having that Meatsock.... :wink:

Man, what a collection!! Image Image

Always love to see lids with those HDPE spots (great effect!) :thumbsup

Author:  StarWars Collector [ Sat Jan 20, 2007 2:03 pm ]
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How about this WIP? Any updates?

BTW: lots of Image in your first posting.

Author:  HDPE [ Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:16 pm ]
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StarWars Collector wrote:
How about this WIP? Any updates?

BTW: lots of Image in your first posting.


Hi SWC,

Sorry about the red x , I do not have these pics anymore.

Since that thread I completely took apart the CO and turned it into an Ewok tambourine :lol

I have been too busy with my own business to work on anything but I'll be taking some new pics of the collection very soon, just waiting for my new Gino hero helmet to arrive.

It would be nice to see everyone's trooper collection, too many Vader threads these days, stormtroopers need to strike back :protest :toothy

Author:  No Humor Man [ Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:21 pm ]
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HDPE wrote:
It would be nice to see everyone's trooper collection, too many Vader threads these days, stormtroopers need to strike back :protest :toothy

Well, I only got my AP helmet and it's still unfinished! Thinking of redoing it in ESB style: anything other than the frown that is different? :lol

Author:  StarWars Collector [ Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:25 pm ]
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I'll post some pics in a few days. I just bought Joe's (The Dark Side on the RPF) TE Sandtrooper helmet and I ordered an SFS TE which should arrive in a few weeks.

Author:  StarWars Collector [ Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:27 pm ]
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NoHumorMan wrote:
anything other than the frown that is different? :lol


Yep, the eyes are slightly larger.

Author:  No Humor Man [ Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:29 pm ]
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StarWars Collector wrote:
I'll post some pics in a few days. I just bought Joe's (The Dark Side on the RPF) TE Sandtrooper helmet and I ordered an SFS TE which should arrive in a few weeks.

WOAW... 2 TE helmets... :eek Nice score! :thumbsup

StarWars Collector wrote:
NoHumorMan wrote:
anything other than the frown that is different? :lol

Yep, the eyes are slightly larger.

But... no need to change the decals?

Author:  StarWars Collector [ Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:40 pm ]
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NoHumorMan wrote:
StarWars Collector wrote:
I'll post some pics in a few days. I just bought Joe's (The Dark Side on the RPF) TE Sandtrooper helmet and I ordered an SFS TE which should arrive in a few weeks.

WOAW... 2 TE helmets... :eek Nice score! :thumbsup


Yep, and yet another MR Clone (Utapau) I just couldn't resist....and then there's still the RotS Vader......I know, I'm a freak... :pale

NoHumorMan wrote:
But... no need to change the decals?


No, although there are some who will tell you the ESB has some blue-ish color in the decals, but I think that's just a trick of light in certain pics.

Author:  HDPE [ Sat Jan 20, 2007 11:49 pm ]
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NoHumorMan wrote:
StarWars Collector wrote:
I'll post some pics in a few days. I just bought Joe's (The Dark Side on the RPF) TE Sandtrooper helmet and I ordered an SFS TE which should arrive in a few weeks.

WOAW... 2 TE helmets... :eek Nice score! :thumbsup

StarWars Collector wrote:
NoHumorMan wrote:
anything other than the frown that is different? :lol

Yep, the eyes are slightly larger.

But... no need to change the decals?


Hey so you got Joe's helmet, TE2 nice score, I've dealt with Joe in the past he 's a top bloke.

NHM
Is your AP painted or is it raw abs?

Here's what I would do: paint it using gloss white dulux paint, for the frown, earcaps detailings and vocoder I use satin black humbrol enamels, too often we see people using gloss black enamels but I think satin black works much better, order some new brow and neck trim and for the decals I use trooperdecals.com ; Jeezycreesy (spell) use to make good decals but I don't think he is making them anymore (at least he doesn't reply to my pms anymore :lol )

Also as mentioned most ESB helmets had their eyes trimmed more.

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