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 Post subject: TE HDPE Stormtrooper Helmet
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:32 am 
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I was able to obtain this TE “Bumpy” HDPE stunt Stormtrooper helmet in October of 2008. It had been already been painted in the ESB style, however the eyes were left untrimmed and the 4th notch in the frown was left uncut so that it could be easily converted to an ANH style.

As my favorite look of the Stormtrooper helmet is in the ESB style I decided to trim the eyes and cut out the 4th notch. Since I didn’t care too much for the previous owner’s paintjob, I striped the helmet and repainted it myself. Then I was able to start adding the details such as the decals, lenses, padding, mic tips, rubber trim, etc. I was able to take some pictures today so I thought I’d share some of them.

I hope you all approve! :salut

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And the interior:
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Specifications:
Make: TE “Bumpy” HPDE
Paint: Humbrol Gloss White (22), Humbrol Matt Black (33), Humbrol Dark Admiral Grey (5), Humbrol Gloss Black (21)
Decals: TK-4510
Mic Tips: Keith

*As to stay within the high standards of the Den, all photographs were taken with a camera distance of 6 feet away and zoomed in*


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 Post subject: Re: TE HDPE Stormtrooper Helmet
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:55 am 
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You did a great job....


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 Post subject: Re: TE HDPE Stormtrooper Helmet
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:58 am 
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That's fantastic!

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 Post subject: Re: TE HDPE Stormtrooper Helmet
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:59 am 
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Great bucket!


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 Post subject: Re: TE HDPE Stormtrooper Helmet
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:36 pm 
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Awesome job on that lid :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: TE HDPE Stormtrooper Helmet
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:27 pm 
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Thats a totally stunning helmet all round ;)


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 Post subject: Re: TE HDPE Stormtrooper Helmet
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:29 pm 
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Had one of these... gave it away. You did splendid work on it! :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: TE HDPE Stormtrooper Helmet
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:55 pm 
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Wow, that's some really sharp detail on the rear of head - the horizontal ridge beneath the trapezoids. And that's in the plastic itself and not a mod?


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 Post subject: Re: TE HDPE Stormtrooper Helmet
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 9:32 pm 
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CSMacLaren wrote:
Wow, that's some really sharp detail on the rear of head - the horizontal ridge beneath the trapezoids. And that's in the plastic itself and not a mod?

Looks like one of the sharper pulls.


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 Post subject: Re: TE HDPE Stormtrooper Helmet
PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 10:56 pm 
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Thanks for all your kind words guys! :)

Mac, that ridgeline is in the plastic itself. There have been no modifications made.

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 Post subject: Re: TE HDPE Stormtrooper Helmet
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 6:52 am 
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Corbadda wrote:
Thanks for all your kind words guys! :)

Mac, that ridgeline is in the plastic itself. There have been no modifications made.

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I had one of these(ANH style) as well. You did a great job on this one, it really captures the ESB style, very nice! :thumbsup

Cheers

A


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 Post subject: Re: TE HDPE Stormtrooper Helmet
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 9:27 am 
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Very cool work.

I tell ya, in a few years time there are going to be some scratching of heads when something like this turns up at an auction house and people think its original

Cheers

Jez


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 Post subject: Re: TE HDPE Stormtrooper Helmet
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 1:48 pm 
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Really beautiful! :thumbsup


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 Post subject: Re: TE HDPE Stormtrooper Helmet
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 2:55 pm 
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WOW!!!! That is beautiful. I just purchased one of the MR ANH Helmets on the secondary market for my son. I am no expert and really liked it:)

Seriously now though....I want yours! LOL :thumbsup

Awesome!

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 Post subject: Re: TE HDPE Stormtrooper Helmet
PostPosted: Tue Dec 22, 2009 11:52 pm 
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Thanks guys! I’m glad you all like it! It was a fun project to work on. :cheers


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