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  1. I was wondering if some of you experts could let me know the differences between HDPE and HIPS when it comes to helmets. I have an ABS helmet and thats the material I mainly have experience with with TK stuff. Recently though I've been thinking about different materials for ANH stunt helmets though. From what I can see it looks like that how paint sits on an HDPE helmet just makes it look so authentic and accurate to how the movie helmets look. Almost like it ads this extra glossy element to the paint. And I love how it chips for a weathered look. For HIPS it seems like the helmets I've seen with it are very sharp looking. Like it kind of shows the details better and isn't as soft as ABS. So HIPS kinda gets points for helmet in the sharpness and overall shape department. Can HDPE be as sharp looking as HIPS, or is a a bit softer then HIPS for the most part? Also if the HDPE comes too bumpy can you sand it? or will the ruin the extra gloss it kinda gives to the paint finish? Ive never seen the two different materials side by side though, so if someone has and can comment on any differences that would be helpful.
  2. Yea, thanks for the reply, but I've been on this board since 2007. Info was a lot more scarce back then lol, I wasn't really asking if we were "allowed to share", more questioning if RS didn't want to talk about it yet or if there was some drama. But the new RS hero helmet looks awesome. You should check it out if you haven't already. And yea, TM is legendary.
  3. Noticed you are the same height as me. Im interested to see how this turns out, as it seems to be fitting you well so far. This armor seemed to me to fit guys our height better than some of the others out there. Keep up the good work!
  4. So, I've been looking around and I don't see anyone talking about it. I was a bit confused to the point I'm like...I've been away for a while; are we not supposed to talk about it yet, or is something going on. But since I saw you were asking about it I figured I'd mention that RS is now doing a screen lineage hero helmet. You can check it out on their youtube channel. I was SOOOO excited when I saw it, don't know why more people aren't talking about it and getting excited.
  5. Getting better is doubtful. That's never something that happened to me before. Many of my issues are permanent. As for people recomenting rs and tm. I'm housebound due to my Body Dysmorphia so there's no way I'll have enough for any armor in the foreseeable future. If I ever did get new armor, I'd get ata or mtk since they are smaller, then maybe get some tm parts like shoulder bells or chest and back to make it a bit more accurate. I've seen guys my height with rs and tm. The helmets are big and it looks like they can just barely get it to look right. Might be the Body Dysmorphia talking. But anyway I was mainly looking at helmets. Rs to me looks odd. Like everything's cut to shallow and looks a little different from the movie somehow. Idk. Their biker scout kits look awesome though.
  6. Thanks man. Yea, my current armor is fx. After my weight loss it's huge on me. So it doesn't really fit on me. And I'm only 5'6" so it was big to begin with. My helmet is a t/mc I think, so the details are really soft. Also I wanted a painted bucket like the originals. I didn't pay them yet, I was ganna pay him when it was complete. I've had the money just sitting there for over a year. Being short limits what I can get. Like rs and tm look huge on me. I'll tell you, it really kind soured the whole thing. To wait like 5 or 6 years to be able to get something then have it fall apart last minute. Makes it seem unrealistic that I'll ever get a helmet I like. I was thinking about getting an rs biker scout instead, but it's euros, so I don't have enough for that unfortunately.
  7. Thanks so much. I might delete my first post, as I feel like it sounds whiny. Idk. But yea, thanks for the kind words.
  8. I'm sure lots of people will say this is a dumb post. I can't even beleive I'm making it, but I feel like I have to say something to someone. These past two years have been difficult. Having to stop two separate career paths due to two different injuries, health issues, trying to deal with some mental health issues. I tried to find an escape, but even they are going wrong somehow. I was on a weight loss journey for several years. I lost 55lbs, but instead of feeling proud of how I look my hairline started to recede (I'm in my late 20s). Saved a year for a PS4 Pro, but can not play it due to health reasons, so I tried to buy a high end transformer, it came broken, which leads me to the latest thing and reason I made this post. Obviously Star Wars has always been dear to me. I've been on this forum for a long time. I've always dreamed of having a helmet/armor that looked like it came straight out of the movie. For years I've been dreaming about getting a more accurate bucket. There was one particular maker who's helmets looked the best to me. I won't name names as I'm still a big fan of theirs, but after years of not having the money, I ordered a helmet from him over a year ago. When I was a child my parents got me this gold coin set, so it would grow in value, and I could have some money when I grew up and they were worth more. It finally came time to sell them, AND WHAT DO YOU KNOW! It was just enough for my dream helmet. Wow! Well 6 months ago he finished a helmet... only it was nothing like what I asked for (supposed to be a subtle chipper build). No big deal. He finally started a new one recently, and it looked so good!! Then I get an email that there was a mistake while working, helmet was ruined. It was hard enough getting the other ones made, so a third seems impossible/rebuild seems impossible. I wanted to make an awesome post about how I finally got the helmet I wanted after over a decade of being on this forum. But it's not happening now. I know it probably sounds dramatic, but I was already depressed and was so excited about this. Sorry to rant. I just had to tell someone that could relate. Also I don't want to sound like I'm bad mouthing this maker. Very talented, which is why I'm not mentioning names.
  9. Hey, what make is this armor? Is it TM?
  10. Christine and Bradley, what kind did you get? I have kind of a wide foot so I hope the don't make them too narrow.
  11. Thanks so much, ive gone back and forth on if I should get new armor or not, as I think TM armor would look big on me. My second choice would be ata, but it's not quite as accurate in my eyes. But It's nice to know I could get some extra height if I need it. And if it works the same for me that would probably make me almost 5'9" in armor. If anyone else has some pics please share them.
  12. I have been thinking about getting using shoe lifts in my boots. I am 5'6''-5'7'' and it would be nice to get up to 5'8''-5'9''. Anyone have any pictures of how they look with lifts on? Does it get tiring standing in them? I'm also curios what kind of lifts you use and if you had to order bigger boots.
  13. This isn't a lead or anything, but I was upgrading/doing maintenance on this early 70s receiver and it reminded me of this. Just thought it would be fun to share since I don't see things in a line like that very often. Not the same obv, but I was excited when I saw in nonetheless.
  14. That's not true. The ships looked more realistic in the original trilogy then the cg force awakens ones.
  15. Sorry if this has been posted already. And I don't want to start an argument, but I had to get this off my chest. Anyone else enfuriated by this guy?<br><br> "It won't stand up to HD treatment" but the originals are already in HD. As a huge lover of the ANH TKs all the bumps make it seem more real to me. If you got a real gun used in WWII I'm sure it wouldn't have some bumps, tape, and a repair or two. Just makes it seem more real. Feels like making a movie about Nirvana and saying "Yea Kurts real guitars were a little too beat up. So we made them better." Idk maybe I just care to much about small details.<a data-ipb='nomediaparse' href='<a data-ipb='nomediaparse' href='https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4hV-6I2nxGQ%27' class="bbc_url" title="External link">https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4hV-6I2nxGQ'>https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4hV-6I2nxGQ</a></a>
  16. No wonder it fits so wel haha. I'm so jealous of your height haha.
  17. Wow, that fits you really well. Really like how it looks. Mind me asking how tall you are?
  18. Whoa thanks so much! Your the man. And looks awesome. And man your bin to carry the armor in looks so good. Very neat orderly and professional looking.
  19. Man I feel like it's starting to get really hard to continue to be a part of these fan communities. I joined them to meet other fans and to have someone to talk to about the things I like, but it seems like it has just turned into a centralized place for people to complain. The transformers masterpiece collectors are all the same way. It's exhausting. I get it I really do. I couldn't stand the force awakens when I first saw it, but really I think everyone is being a bit rediculous with this new armor. Yea it's a lot different. So was return of the Jedi armor. Yea the helmet is a bit soft but it looks like a nice mix of the hero and stunt look. And I like the new armor, honestly if it were available I'd probably order it so I can actually move. The armor itself is a lot less wonky then the original which I like. So they look more military to me, which I think will add to the movie. But to me it's not different enough to justify hate. Can't we all just be glad that people aren't calling us clone troopers anymore? That was pretty much all I got for years haha. We are the main trooper again. And that's awesome
  20. As a shorter time trooper this redesign really looks heavenly. I'm always crazy uncomfortable in armor and this look so much more comfortable and better for trooping.
  21. Was just thinking. The ATA should be smaller then the anovos since the molds were cast over several generations. Please correct me if I'm wrong in this line of thinking though. But in my head that makes sense. So the ata might be better for a shorter trooper like me right?
  22. Awesome!! Thanks so much. There are so few hero buckets out there compared to stunt.
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