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  1. What with the house moving and an event in neighboring Bulgaria, I had to pull away from the project for a little bit. That said, with a little help from Michael, I've checked out Trooperbay and found they might have the perfect solutions for my missing parts. Most notably, my missing spare ABS: https://www.trooperbay.com/products/star-wars-stormtrooper-white-abs-plastic-extension-strips-armor-abs-cosplay-costume-501st-1-pair And my missing helmet decals (ANH Hand painted): https://www.trooperbay.com/products/rs-props-replacement-stormtrooper-helmet-decal-set-star-wars-stunt-sandtrooper-or-empire-strikes-back-cosplay?variant=41798212157590 They have so many awesome things in here, I'm thinking of placing a bigger order, for gloves (with latext handguards), velcro, snaps, rivets, tools, glues... Would anyone possibly be available to help me with what I should grab from them? I got the lists, just gotta pair what I need in the lists with what TB has for sale. In the meantime, I should probably grab my E6000 and get back to work on the helmet.
  2. In this source, from starwarshelmets.com, I see a few helmets with 5 nose holes. Should I consider doing this, or nah?
  3. Cut out the eyes and the nose holes, also got imgur on my phone so I can upload directly
  4. That was all awesome, thank you! So, I can clear cut my eye sockets, or not, it should be fine either way. Since this is Stunt, it would seem to be more accurate most of the time, to leave it a little rough... but as personal preference, I'd go with the clean edge. Please advise if you think this would affect clearance levels. Also, I was wrong in my initial statement, RS do in fact do 4 cuts on each side, so that's what I'll go for, this also being stunt, it would make more sense, now that I've also gone through the provided refferences. Will hopefully post an update tomorrow, with my cutout progress.
  5. Do you think there will be a nasty difference if I try some random white ABS? Maybe give it some sun exposure, 1-2 days (probably not going to do much but still) TM SEEMS like a somewhat decent match to RS... might try that... In the mean time, I have started to cut the helmet holes. Not sure if I should be cutting right up to the edge on the eyes... I see in your helmet comparison that there are still some bits visible over the lens, would the absence of those prove a problem? Also, on the nose holes, in the RS video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYtykuA24wY I have seen they only cut out 3 holes on each side. Should I go for 4, or just paint the last tiny ones on the sides in black?
  6. Ok, here is my TK kit, through imgur, hopefully it works this time The film provided is dark green tint: I have a bit of dent on one of my shoulder bells, probably packing. Solvable with a heatgun?
  7. Resources are good, I'll sort through them. Ty! As for the ABS > I would like to see if anyone has RS ABS specifically. I think it's a shot, especially maybe someone from UKG or maybe even the German Garrison. Or if anyone decides to order another TK, maybe they can also ask for an extra ABS sheet and I'll pay them for it + shipping to ro? My only other shot, would be to ask one of my UK buddies to either show up at their door one day, or just buy/request an extra ABS sheet, and pay them to ship it to me. It's all borderline shady stuff, I know, but I'm not going to MacGyver another abs sheet. I don't know what I am doing, and I really don't want to mess up this armor.
  8. With a rather crowded work schedule so far, I've been slacking on photos. In the mean time, does anyone have: 1. The list of tools and extras I would need to buy? 2. Possibly a 1 stop shop for these? Whatever country it might be in. Otherwise, I'd have to source from a load of different places, and wonder if I got the right items in the right sizes (inches>mm) 3. A source for extra abs from RS Props, OTHER than RS Props, as for above mentioned reasons, they have my whole country on ignore it seems. In lieu of a single shop option, some links to the exact items in multiple stores would also work. It would take longer, but at least the sizes on things would work, and I wouldn't get stuck with off-brand knock-offs like the E6000 problems.
  9. That is just sad :)) Guess I'll have to try imgur...
  10. Can't do it from Google Drive, but you can do it from Google Photos. As posted above, all those are just links from gp Just copy & paste the image url in the post, and the forum auto-adds the bb code to make it a photo. Will use this system going forward.
  11. Hey Michael, thanks for the welcome man! Great to finally be here
  12. I will repost the images in the thread. Any specific resolutions that people prefer?
  13. Sadly, they are ignoring any messages from pretty much anyone in my country. They are probably great guys, but they've decided to completely embargo my country, on account of this one nasty recaster guy, somewhere in the west. Some of his helmets ended up on our stand at a con, for display, before we even knew what recasting was, and we've collectively been branded as supporters ever since. A sad affair, but as we are not allowed to defend ourselves in any way, there's nothing we can do about it. So my only chance for that sheet now, is to try to purchase it from someone else, or THROUGH someone else. Which still feels sort of shady. I'd rather pay RS directly, obvs.
  14. Awesome! I REALLY need the help, and do appreciate it! I've checked out the image posting thread, and understand the hosting limitations of the forum. That said, I DO use Google Drive a lot, so this should work... Here is my first image dump for now. Pulling the kit out of the box, and trying to understand things. Links here should work: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1fNN-letczZV9_wtEKt9XOezDopwJPWby I think I see what you mean by the "strips". I thought there would be an ABS sheet for me to cut the strips out of. I have no clean strips in my kit. Searching the kit box ... I found something rather distressing. A badly paint spilled ... cardboard-y sheet, with the same white base as the kit... I suspect this might have been the sheet for my strips. I got a couple of photos printed in the box as well, which might have been the initial kit this other guy probably put together (or just an example, to inventory everything). UPDATE: They are inventory photos indeed, not my kit. The kit in the prints has some snaps installed, mine does not. Previous owner had printed them just for orientation. In one of them, on the side of the kit, a white sheet/board can be seen. That's what gave me the thought of a board... There are some detailed close-ups of imperfections in the armor, and the certificate, that I hope might prove wether this is an actual RS kit or not. Not knowing what I should look for, I've just lopped it in. Hopefully you guys can tell if this is legit or not. More piece by piece images soon
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