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  1. This time, the gray is much better! I taped up the inner section now, in an attempt to get as clean a black outline as possible. Lots of scissor work involved to get the right lines. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Thanks! You’re the best. Cheers! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Got it. Here’s what my white looks like, but somehow it’s more yellow than the abs. That’s not quite right either...? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Ok, thanks for the tip! Does that mean putting a white edge down before the gray? I thought I’d put the gray down first. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Paint is stripped and used painters tape to get better lines. The gray was too dark, likely from mixing with the black that I put down first. I used Castrol Super Clean to take off the paint. Each section soaked for about an hour, then used a toothbrush and running water to remove the paint. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. In doing some research, I found a great build that might be an excellent resource to fellow Imperials.
  7. Some updates: Most parts are roughly trimmed. Per TM’s suggestion, the edge of the canister is beveled and the end caps are trimmed to 20mm. I went ahead and started painting the helmet, using CableDan’s videos as a reference (thanks!!). The grey seems dark to me, but it is Humbrol #5, especially when compared to the canister. There is a handy color code floating around the forums I also ordered some screen mesh for the frown and stencils for the other painted areas from Trooperbay and have arrived.
  8. Updated the ears. Are the screws still not flush enough? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Hi folks, Ears are attached and completed thanks to the tutorials posted earlier. I’m pretty happy with the contour of the ears. It took a few hours, I’d say, just going back and forth with the Dremel and a pencil. The screws are in, although they protrude slightly. Should the holes be drilled slightly larger than they currently are to allow it to be flush? In starting to trim up the underside, I noticed a small stress crack. Any suggestions on how to reinforce this? I’ve ordered mesh for the frown and painting stencils from trooperbay. Thanks all! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Thanks! Adjustments have been made... do you recall if you trimmed much off of where the brow trim will be? If I line up the yellow lines, it pushes the eyes pretty close to the brow.
  11. So potentially a small snag in the build... There seems to be quite a large gap between the faceplate and the dome, where the ears would cover. In attempting to rivet the bottom (with some slight tug to try to close the gap), the plastic has torn on me twice. I feel I am losing space to connect the rivet The side by side is the Anovos helmet which was approved at Centurion a few years back. Thoughts? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Excellent!! thanks - that's very well done. I deeply appreciate your help and work documenting that process!
  13. Wow, perfect. Not sure how I couldn’t find these. Thanks a million! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Wondering if anyone has any ear-trimming advice? I’ve made some basic cuts, but I’m afraid to work too quickly! It’s my understanding that they should be angled slightly downward to the front of the helmet? This ATA video shows a neat way to achieve that. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Helmet marked for trimming - I used a dry erase marker. Spent a good deal of time on the eyes tonight, using a combination of sandpaper and exacto-knife. I’ll probably try the ears next... a tad intimidated about not cutting too much off of them. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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