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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. So I’m at the end of the helmet build road (I think). This has been a lot more difficult than anticipated but enjoyed the challenge. I certainly don’t think this is perfect (but then again where they in the film?) and there are a 101 things I’d change if/when I do this again but I’m pretty pleased with the end result considering I’ve never done anything like this before. FYI, I’ve ordered a spare set of decals as I’m not happy with the left tear. Because of the contours it kept creasing. After multiple attempts the decal started to get more creased so I’ll be replacing that. I welcome your feedback…be gentle [emoji846]
  2. Tell me about (difficult to remove). There isn’t a problem but thought I’d ask in case there was a way. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Hi all, Does anyone know if there is an effective way of reducing or clearing the old glue on my shins before I add the new straps? I’ve tried sanding it down but that didn’t really have an effect. I then thought I’d try and lightly dremel at a low speed but sensed that may for south so stopped so any other ideas would be great. Thanks, Tim
  4. Hi folks, Just picking up this thread again as I’m just in the middle of redoing my shin strapping due to wear and tear from trooping. When I redid them last time, I always found them a little tighter than the original fit that RS did for me. I wouldn’t consider myself as overweight but I’ve always had quite chunky legs. So, to ensure a more comfortable fit, am I right in assuming that if I glue up to the yellow line instead of the red line that will give the elastic more flex to stretch over to the hooks. Probably a silly question but from my experience doing this so far, what works on paper doesn’t always achieve the right results in practice. Thanks all, Tim
  5. Hi all, Helmet nearly complete(?) with just a little more painting to do. Whilst I wait for that to dry, can anyone point me in the right direction for any threads that covers the complete list of materials needed for strapping, poppers, hooks (and their sizes). Many thanks.
  6. 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?
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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?
  10. Brill. Thanks, Dan. Do you have a YouTube playlist for your RS content? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. 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
  12. 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?
  13. 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
  14. Thanks, fellas. Yes, Andrew, absolutely aiming for Centurion
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