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  1. Hey guys, small update here. I managed to mold the insert piece. My buddy polished the nose plate and helmet to perfection. We did not manage to mold the helmet itself. I found out that the area for the clip greeblies are 1 or 2 mm to small. Therefore I will mod these parts this week. I dont know if its possible to post videos here. This is my facebook page with the video update post. We are very close and I appreciate the patience of everyone, who pre ordered this helmet. I want to make everything as accurate and perfect as possible to make everyone happy
  2. Hey all! It has been very silent here but some stuff happened. I shipped the helmet to Luke for mold prepping. The original plan was, that I fly over to him and mold the project with him. Basically because he is a wizard in prop making and I wanted to look over his shoulders so to say. Unfortunately that didnt happen but still Luke prepped the helmet and closed the face front. Thanks buddy !! 2 days ago I got the helmet back and immediately started on some mods. As pointed out earlier, the vent slots on the sides were too small. Dan compared the helmet with the Gentle Giant helmet. Mine were 9mm in length, the Gentle Giant 12mm. So I decided to make them a little bigger. I opened the slots from the inside to make sanding easier with a file. The results are pretty good imho :-) I measured all slots and drew lines for reference. Result: I will sand down a little more material from the inside, because right now, the slots are too deep imho and it may affect the lifespan of the mold, if the slots are too deep. Also I will make the slots for the clip greeblies a little bigger. Molding is definetly planned for the next weekend. :-) All the best Dino
  3. Not. Hyped. At. All! They shipped the helmet on Thursday or Friday and it just got delivered!!! oO Thats service! Just a little clean up work and then its ready for molding! Remember that I have to add 19% VAT from the beginning of next year for all european customers. If you want to pre order, now is the time! :-D
  4. The SLA master is done. Now it just needs to get shipped to me :-)
  5. Hey guys, the resin print started and I hope to get it this month. This is also an information for the pre ordering. I totally understand that you want to wait until the final casts are done. Though I want to say, that I have to add 19% VAT on my stuff (at least for people within the EU). Again, its totally up to you, the resin master is paid but I thought that its a good idea to mention the VAT stuff. I hate it but Germany wants to cash as well. :-/ All the best Dino
  6. I had the opportunity to give Dan the prototype to compare it with his Anovos TFA and Sideshow TLJ helmet. It seems that my helmet is slightly bigger but proportionwise it is pretty good All the best Dino
  7. Thats totally fine! :-) Today I'll meet Dan and will compare my prototype with his Gentle Giant TLJ 1:1 helmet and will post comparison pictures :-)
  8. Got the PLA prototype. The model is absolutely great. Size and shape wise it is to me very very accurate. I may get the small ear greeblies a bit changed. (the bottom part a bit larger, the top greeblie a bit closer to the middle detail. But overall Im very happy with it. Next step is getting all parts SLA printed.
  9. Hey guys! I decided to open a pre-ordering. All the time I wanted to prevent pre-orderings. I simply dont like taking money when I dont have something in hand but sometimes it is necessary. For transpareny: I ordered the 3d print in PLA, which was a mistake. It would take me months to sand and prep for molding. I need to buy a new print in ABS which is a lot easier to sand and finish. Furthermore the insert piece need to be printed in SLA, which will cost me about 500 Euro alone. To cover these costs Im opening 10 spots in total for 175 Euro. For that, you'll receive a kit that includes the main helmet, insert, all greebs, visor and nose plate. If you want a finished helmet, you can order one for sure but the finishing fee will be collected once everything is done. If you want the kit only, shipping fees will be also collected once everything is done. I do take payments via PayPal invoices only, you're protected through PayPal but have to cover the PP fees. If you want to send via F&F, thats also possible, I will send out the invoice without PP fees, you'll have to send the money via friends manually and I will mark the invoice as paid. If you're interested, please send me a PM with your PayPal / EMail address, full name and shipping address. #1: #2: #3: #4: #5: #6: #7: #8: #9: #10: All the best Dino
  10. No, I won't share the files. The helmet will be available either as a kit or as a finished helmet
  11. Thank you guys. The print takes a bit longer than expected. But the goal is to have the main master done by the end of November since Im flying over the the UK to meet with Luke from JJ Industries and I'll bring the master for molding and some other stuff
  12. Good evening fellow builders :-) I want to share my latest project. I really love the TLJ Stormtrooper design and wanted to create my own version. But due to the fact that there are literally SO many out there already, I thought about what I can add to make it more unique. I thought about making it a 3 piece helmet. Main helmet, black insert and nose plate + the additional greeblies. This would result in very sharp lines between the black and white. The black insert will we SLA printed, molded and cast in deep black resin. I got the 3D model from Die 3D Schmide and want to share 2 pictures. :-) The parts are getting printed at the moment, I will post more pictures when I have the physical prop in hand All the best Dino
  13. Sano

    Thoughts on this helmet?

    I have finished a lot of Derreks helmets for costumers. His helmets are great quality and he's still making them :-)
  14. Done! Finally my helmet arrived and I was able to build the last parts. :-) More pics to come, when my Blaster is printed, painted and electronic installed. :-) Note: I chose the holster variant without the wedge so that I can put my blaster on the holster. :-) A big thanks to Axel Ligon, Dan Sczudlik, Markus Rau, Peter Nuthall and all the others, who were involved with this build and gave excellent tips! Without you I wouldnt be able to finish the costume like that
  15. Sano

    The Force Awakens Stormtrooper CRL

    Where do you see the active button for the lac-light? Just need to know for my blaster