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    Massively into movies and a big cinema-goer. Also involved in amateur dramatics. And Stormtroopers of course.


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  1. RS provided my decals which they said was printed from an actual helmet. I was given 2 sets and in each set there was one side with more even spacing between the lines and the other side not so much. I chose to use the decals from each set with the more even spacing as I didn’t think it mattered which side they went on. Is this not the case?
  2. Just checking the position of the tube stripes before I stick them on properly. I can only fit 12 stripes on but I understand this is passable The placement shown is a pencil width from the side of the cheek as per the CRL but let me know if there are any adjustments I need to make.
  3. My decals were provided by RS (for their own helmet) so hopefully mine will be ok. I do need to cut them out myself though so my next question is whether there black outlines need to be a certain thickness?
  4. I’m struggling find anything in regards to the stick in on decals for ESB stunt helmet. Is anyone aware of any threads around this?
  5. Brill. Thanks, Dan. Do you have a YouTube playlist for your RS content? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Hi all, Helmet is nearly finished (finally). Please could someone point me in the right direction of tutorials covering sticking on the decals and painting the frown and mouth. Thanks, Tim
  7. Hi Glen, Thanks for reshaping this. I did follow this tutorial and found it really useful. Forgive the angle and taped up ears, it gives the impression that the gaps are bigger than what they are but when held in place securely it does sit much more nicely. Just as an additional question, is it common to have more space on one cheek than the other, therefore allowing less/more blue stripes?
  8. Hi folks, So new set of ears done and feel this is looking much better. Below are some pictures to give you an idea and if you look closely you should just be able to make-out where I’ve pencilled in where I’ll drill the screw holes. Obviously, the ears are just taped on so some of the gaps won’t be as big when the screws tighten everything up. I would also like some additional advice before I screw these on. Should I anticipate any ‘shifting’ from the position I’ve marked/trimmed them to? I’m conscious this may cause ears to not sit in the position and angle I intend. Thanks all, Tim Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Thanks, fellas. Yes, Andrew, absolutely aiming for Centurion
  10. Hi everyone, It’s been a while since I last posted so thought I’d provide an update. I had issues with the ears and needed order a new set. I’m getting these along with my full armour kit which is why there is a delay while they work through these orders. I’m hoping to have both by the end of the month so 2022 will be all about completing this build. Keep with me people
  11. Hi all, I need to make an adjustment to the elastic strapping that connects the back and chest armour (see image). Looking at the image, you can see the back armour is dropping down my shoulder a little so I going to shorten the elastic that connects them. The elastic also has a tendency to slip off the edge of the flap completely (no matter how much I tighten) possibly because the back/chest pieces are a little too far apart. Just in case I make a mistake, I want to order some new elastic (it won’t hurt to have some spare) so wanted to check I get the right kind. I was looking at the below but please correct me if this is the wrong kind. The Bead Shop - Wide White Elastic Band | 38mm 6 metres | Stretch Webbing https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BCJWY81/ref=cm_sw_r_awdo_navT_a_HWBNYNDT90WN46WS9MHT Thanks, Tim Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Hi Dan, That’s looking like a really nice build. I’ve ended up ordering a new set of ears because I feel I can do a lot better with the build. Luckily not been charged so I get another shot to get it the way I want. Because I got my helmet from RS it made sense to me to follow their tutorial but I’m assuming this doesn’t really matter? Thanks, Tim
  13. Helpful as always, Glenn. I don’t think I’m far off. One of the reasons it’s taken me this long is the fact I’m doing it bit by bit. It’s hard to tell on the reference images I’ve been looking at and on your photos but am I correct in saying that the edge of the bottom part of the ear is likely to sit at a slight angle and not necessarily ‘flush’ with edge of the face/back plate?
  14. Hi all, I’m currently near complete with the left ear. Before I sand anything down further, I wanted to check positioning and fitting. I’ve taped the ears in position to give you all the best idea. Couple of areas I wanted to check with you all… 1. Because of the ‘ridge’ created by the face/back plate overlap, the top of the ear rocks a little. Should I expect this? 2. The front of the bottom part of the ear doesn’t fully ‘sit’ under the cheek. Again, is this normal and likely to rectify when screwed in place? Thanks everyone. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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