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Bociwen

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  1. I did too, and thats why I freaked out when I saw how much gap it started with. I was fully expecting to have to do some cutting. I really like that rivet Idea Jajj. I think I will give that a go first, as it is much easier to drill a rivet out than it is to undo a glue job. No'l I will also take your idea into consideration should I be unsatisfied with the first go
  2. Not sure how helpful this will be to you, but I have been messing with a hardhat liner (the goofy suspension system, whatever you wanna call it) to see how itll work. In order to sit low enough on my head that I actually see out of the eye wholes, the holding clips are about 1/3 deep into the skull cap. At that point, the top of my head is basically touching the top of the skull cap, so I think in the near future I may just swap to a simple pad on the top, with a few heftier along the wall to keep it from turning.
  3. I was messing around this evening after fencing class to see if the ears will do it, particularly the right side, as it has the largest gap. It seems that it will *just* do it, with enough firm conversation and a well placed rivet. At least I hope so, as I cant really think of anything that will make up for short material that wont be glaringly obvious. Thank you very much for your input
  4. Of course I wasn't going to just use tape =D (that was just a rig up to see if i needed to trim anything) My concern was the large gap that you can see. If I rig it so that the front & back touch each other anywhere, the dome does not go in at all, even with some...vigorous encouragement I do appreciate the input
  5. This is a cross post, as I am not sure what section it really belongs in; I apologize in advance. _________ Ok all. First, thank you for taking the time to look at my post. Second, thank you in advance for any advice you can give. I have been (slowly) getting my armor together, with the grand plan of unveiling it at my birthday/halloween party. I save the helmet for last, mostly out of fear of screwing things up. So today I decide to test fit the pieces together to try and see what, if anything, I should trim. Here is what I discovered: Now, it seems that once the earpiece and headband are on (earpiece will take some reshaping ), the gap wont be visible, but based on other pictures I have seen and things I have read thus far, is most people have to take material away...not be worried about having too little. This has not been cut by me yet, so I am hoping that I am simply lining things up incorrectly or something. Maybe its supposed to be edge glued and not overlapped like I have it now? Any and all ideas/suggestions are welcome. Thank you again, Also..a few more pictures I took, doubt theyll be any help.
  6. This is a cross post, and for that I apologize. Wasn't sure if here or the armor section was the better place, so please be forgiving. _______________________________________________ Ok all. First, thank you for taking the time to look at my post. Second, thank you in advance for any advice you can give. I have been (slowly) getting my armor together, with the grand plan of unveiling it at my birthday/halloween party. I save the helmet for last, mostly out of fear of screwing things up. So today I decide to test fit the pieces together to try and see what, if anything, I should trim. Here is what I discovered: Now, it seems that once the earpiece and headband are on (earpiece will take some reshaping ), the gap wont be visible, but based on other pictures I have seen and things I have read thus far, is most people have to take material away...not be worried about having too little. This has not been cut by me yet, so I am hoping that I am simply lining things up incorrectly or something. Maybe its supposed to be edge glued and not overlapped like I have it now? Any and all ideas/suggestions are welcome. Thank you again, Also..a few more pictures I took, doubt theyll be any help.
  7. Weird..pix showed up when I did preview post...anyway, here is my drop box link they are all in: http://www.getdropbox.com/gallery/271573/1...Helmet?h=2d1170 EDIT: fixed pics in first post...
  8. Ok all. First, thank you for taking the time to look at my post. Second, thank you in advance for any advice you can give. I have been (slowly) getting my armor together, with the grand plan of unveiling it at my birthday/halloween party. I save the helmet for last, mostly out of fear of screwing things up. So today I decide to test fit the pieces together to try and see what, if anything, I should trim. Here is what I discovered: Now, it seems that once the earpiece and headband are on (earpiece will take some reshaping ), the gap wont be visible, but based on other pictures I have seen and things I have read thus far, is most people have to take material away...not be worried about having too little. This has not been cut by me yet, so I am hoping that I am simply lining things up incorrectly or something. Maybe its supposed to be edge glued and not overlapped like I have it now? Any and all ideas/suggestions are welcome. Thank you again, Also..a few more pictures I took, doubt theyll be any help.
  9. Thanks for the welcome everyone! Just a little background on me: I spent almost five years in the US Army as a scout in the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, including almost a year in Iraq in 2003. After my stop loss was lifted and I was allowed to finally ETS, I began to attend Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) from which I will graduate this spring. Currently most of my free time is eaten up by class/lab work, as well as being on a team working directly with the Marshall Space Flight Center (one of NASAs developement facilities) developing ways to provide thermal control for the upcoming Orion and Ares spacecraft/landers (for the upcoming moon missions) I was introduced to Star Wars when I was two apparantly (my parents took me with them when they saw ROTJ), and until I was in high school, I wasn't aware that it was not the only movie! I instantly fell in love with Vader, and the *idea* of Vader, and who didnt love jedi!? But for me, it was the troopers. I still don't know why, but there was something about how they looked that made me want to grow up and be one. So here I am, 24 years later, still working towards being a trooper, serving the Empire =D
  10. Cant view 501st forums yet, my current endeavors are aimed at assembling a suit worthy to join the ranks =D
  11. We plan to, just trying to track down crafters, I have most of the knowhow to get into production myself (engineering degree etc) just not the time So far the only obvious seller I have found is that CostumeJunkie guy, and research on him is showing mixed opinions. Not yet found anyone for the others (except TM which isnt an option for us), other then RT-MOD who I guess you can email directly? Thanks again for taking the time to confirm the info I have found, as well as correcting me on the height/weight issue, I am glad that more accurate replicas are not out of the running for us! Since I have not seen any information regarding glasses under the helmet, what kind of clearance would you guys estimate you have between your eyes and your lenses? Depending on that clearance, it would be possible to use those "sport" glasses that use elastic around the skull rather then wireframes that would require more side clearance to fit properly. I wonder if I could take my old Army issue gas mask inserts and mount them inside the helmet....
  12. Wanted to take a moment and say hello to everyone here. Stumbled across FISD while trying to research trooper armor for myself and some friends. It has been a huge help to me information wise, so thank you to everyone here! I look forward to talking about our armor projects once they get started, as well as any thing else Star Wars! Thomas/Boci
  13. Greetings all! Let me begin by saying thank goodness I found this site in my research, its been a great resource! Long story short, I am researching Trooper armor for myself and two friends, and I wanted to make sure I had some things correct. FX Armor - Most common, and generally cheapest suits. Helmets usually too large. AP Armor - Copy of originals? More expensive, harder to find, and not suited for "larger" people RT Mod - More accurate then FX TE/TE2 - Stands for trooperexpert, casts possibly made from originals, hard to find? TM - Troopermaster from this forum! Excellent accuracy, but located in UK (cost barrier for US citizens) Assuming this is correct, I wanted to confirm some other impressions I have gotten thus far. First, that AP and other super screen accurate versions are not well suited to heavier/taller folks. I am 5ft 11 and 185lbs while my friend Adam is 6ft 1 at 215 or so. From my understanding, we would want to stick to FX for the armor side of things, and then something more accurate for the helmet. Second is simply a question. I wear glasses, as well as Adam; any fellow four-eyes out there run into issues with the smaller, more accurate helmets while sporting your glasses underneath? Thank you for your time, whoever elects to respond =) Thomas/Boci
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