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  1. Okay, that helps So I can work with the Imperial Surplus kit. Today I finished the shoulder bells and bicep. Will start working on the forearms this week. No black details on the forearm triggers so much in me. Im pretty sure they reused the Pyre molds for the stand alone figure from the Galaxys Edge 3er pack. Well, I wont add the black details without talking to the LMOs first but I feel for a true realistic version, they should be applied, otherwise it looks naked. But well. before it arrives back home chrome golded, it will take some more weeks, but definetly this year.
  2. HAvent the LMOs asked yet regarding the helmet. Need your imput tho. Im working on shoulders, bicep, forearm and handguards. Do you see anything not "regularly FO TK" style? Before I finish the parts and getting all to the paintshop I ask for opinions first I'm planning to post the next major update once parts are painted / chromed. Colorwise, what do you think is the bicep etc? To me it doesnt look just black, more like a blueish grey.
  3. So apparently this came up in the wild .. Still.. helmet has no brow but on the packaging the brow looks black. Looks like they just used the old mold or so ? Side details are also black on the artwork Dont worry, this build is just veeery long going. I trimmed all arm parts now and need to build. I'm just drowning in paint commissions and I dont find motivation
  4. Aye! Like Im in no rush, I need to loose 10kg of body mass anyhow for fitting nicely again in the Anovos suit so it will definetly by a long term project. Theres a rumor that there will be a Commander Pyre black series soon ( a newer one ), so fingers crossed, that they use the regular TFA molds with black markings. I personally would hate redoing the helmet. Not because its pricy, but I just think without the black bands and the brow it looks .. unfinished? But well.. if thats the ref.. For now I'll leave it like that. Having a golden TK helmet here on display is damn cool
  5. Hey everyone! Today I want to introduce a kinda different WIP. Realistic Commander Pyre I dont know yet, if this will ever be CRL ready, but I still want to do it. After doing a damn nice Captain Phasma last year, I need a chrome dome for myself. There is actually a „deeper“ meaning behind that project. I mean, a freakin gold chrome Stormtrooper is damn cool on its own. But when I found out, that Mr. Liam McIntyte voiced him, I NEEDED to do that costume. I’m a huge fan of Liam’s work, his role in Spartacus in particular. When we first back in 2013 and I had the luck to talk to him for like 30 minutes behind the stage. He told me there how much he’d love to do something for Star Wars. Which happened and I am really happy for him. Liam is definetly one of the nicest celebrities I ever met, he is super down to earth and just an amazing human being. And when I contacted him, if he’d like to see the costume project, he was amazed and wanted to see it. And well. He supports it with video messages. Like. WHAAAAT! In all seriousness, I’m hyped, super happy and super motivated to get this costume done. I used a Phoenix Props TFA style helmet as a base, got it painted in gloss black and got it gold chromed in the UK. The problem I have is mixed ref. In the animated series, Pyre has black bands around the helmet, but theres no black brow present (also not at the normal TFA TKs) . The realistic HASBRO figure has NO black brow and NO black bands. So thats kinda .. mixed. If necessary for CRL, I'll need to get it chromed again, but for now, I'll leave it like that. I actually like it with the black details as it gives more contrast. There's also a YouTube video of the making, including Liams message. I have an ANOVOS pauldron in red, but need it in black. Either I find someone, who's willing to trade or sell, or Im going to paint the red in black. Further, I have an old BETA Anovos First Order TK armor set. Pyre is technically a generic TFA TK, although there are some minor changes, like 2 bars at both lower leg armor. All the best Dino
  6. Good evening all! Good evening all! I am thinking about offering the TFA Stormtrooper helmets again. I have the opportunity to get the master model from Phoenix Props which is (from my point of view) one of the best fan made helmets out there. If there is enough interest, I will start collecting funds to get the project started asap. The good thing is, the master is already done and is basically ready to mold so that process shouldn't take too long. Anticipated price for the kit is 130 Euro + shipping. EU citizens will be charged additionally 19% VAT If you are interested, please fill out the google form :-) bit.ly/TFATKhelmet
  7. So the leaked promo pic indeed confirmed the look somehow. Good thing is, I probably just need a new black insert piece and a new nose plate to make the red E9 helmet
  8. Its done :-) Kit: How it looks roughly assembled (not painted) Pre Orders will ship out next week, as I am waiting on the first batch of lenses. To place an order click the link below, where we will collect your information, when we are ready we will raise a PayPal Invoice and get your order underway! www.bit.ly/TLJStormtrooper All the best, Dino
  9. Words cannot decribe how excited I am! After many setbacks, a lot of frustration, it is finally working! This is my personal cast with a test insert piece that I just did after I modified the mold Next week, I expect to get a lens test. If that fits, shipping out kits will follow immediately I learned a lot during this project, made (expensive) mistakes (note to myself: When Luke says "it will not work" , it will not work) but as always, the result matters in the end :) I want to thank @sni9er for the constant support, @Mr Mold Maker for giving tips as well and all the supporters who helped, bringing this project to life!
  10. Hey guys So I just finished the new nose mold and injection molding works perfectly on that part now. I just need to modify the mold for the insert piece, then everything is done on my end. Next week I will get a lens for fitting. If that fits, I will get more lenses and will ship the kits out. That being said, I will cast more helmets this weekend to have them in hand. Apologies that this project takes longer than expected. All the best Dino
  11. Hey guys. So the new support shell works and is rotating in the rotocaster. New problem occured. The noseplate support shell broke as well -.- Im going to order new silicone today and will simply to a block mold and injection mold the noseplate. I did that with the old mold and it was completly bubble free. So yea.. again a little step backwards but we are still close. :-)
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