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Hi.

 

As the title sugjests, I'm making my own TFA stormtrooper armour :)

I've vanted a stormtrooper armour for as long as i can remember, and seeing TFA was the inspirational push i needed :) although my wife says I cant keep it in the living room, this is where it's beeing made :) I need a man Cave :) lol.

 

 

Since i have no experience in making anything at all like this, i desided to try the pepakura route.

 

So i found a file on the pepakura vault, by a guy caled fiefek and started researching paperkraft :)

 

So far, I've asembeld the helmet - a few details like the Clips wich i can not for the life of me manage to make :( will need to find some that are pre made, if anyone knows where to get some, I'd realy apreciate it :)

 

I have coverd it in resin, and reinforced it With fibreglass, and started the bondo/sanding proses.

 

I wil post pics, as soon as i figure out how :)

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Update.

It turns out I have made a mistake somewhere in the process, and now the helmet is slightly crooked

It's werry subtle, but now I can't se anything else then this flaw

 

Oh well, so no I've started over ☺

 

I also discovered that the sizing of the armour itself is way off, as the chest plate looks to be way to smal, almost child size. Hopefully I can figure out how to resize it properly

 

If anyone knows the right dimensions of the armour pieces I would really appreciate it

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Uppdated with pictures.

Sadly this helmet won't be finished....

 

If I dear to ask, Does anyone know the dimensions of the warious parts of the armour? I.E. the with and height of the chest plate, and so on??

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Uppdate :)

 

So i was getting on quite well whit my new helmet build, when i realized that the helmet i wasnow making didn't quite look right.

 

so long storry short, I have started yet a nother new helmet :/ Progres is slow, I'we been sick this weekend, and I'm stil not quite there, althoug I'm atleast at work :)

I'm having trouble whit the tiny detais, my hands are to big :) lol

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Thanx troopscoop ☺

Here is an uppdate.

Covered it in resin today

 

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Nice work so far!

 

I got about half way through making a TK from pepakura but the helmet was far too hard.

 

I ended up scrapping it and just buying a kit. My ultimate goal was to join the 501st though so I really had no choice.

 

Pepakura is very fun though! Keep it up I'm gonna follow this thread!

 

PS: Before applying the resin to the helmet make foam inserts to place inside to hold its shape. You may not have made a mistake, the wet resin may have just warped the helmet slightly while drying.

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Thanx for the tip C0bra_m3nace :)

 

I did use tape on the inside to help keep the shape this time :) but foam would probably hawe been way better :)

 

It looks like it's kept it's shape pretty well this time :)

 

I'm hoping to join the 501st myselfe, but we will se how well it goes :)

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After cuting out the eyes :)

 

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I'm thinking of using these gloves, just modefy them sligtly to fitt the crl.

 

what do you guys think??

 

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Hi :)

 

If an admin reeds this,

 

I think I might have missplaced this tread, Am I right in saying it would fitt better in the costuming / TFA section?? or is it ok here :)

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Added some filler, and did some sanding today.

 

will, need more, but I need to finish the fiberglass reinforcement on the inside first.

 

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Smal uppdate, 

 

done most of the fiberglass now, but ran out of ressin, (typichal :) )

 

cut out the mouth, in preperatin for the mesh I'we orderd.

 

I'm dealing whit some symetri issues, at the moment, and I hope I can correct the remaining problems whit bondo/filler.

 

BTW.

if anyone who actualy owns a first order helmet reads this, how big is it?? I'm constanly in doubt if I have made it to big, or to smal :/

 

 

 

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Uppdate :)

 

OMG!!! I'm so sick of sanding....... :/ bahhh :)

 

If the remaining peices of the armour require as much sanding and bondo as the helmet, I'll never finish it :( atleast not in time for episode 8 :(

 

Perhaps I can sell a few copies of the helmet, if it meets the standards of the 501st :) and maby ern enough to buy one :)

 

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Uppdate.

 

 

MOre sanding and bondo done :)

 

trying to get it as symetrical as possible, but I'm strugeling :/ what do you guys think??

 

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