Meat_Hat Posted August 15, 2017 Report Share Posted August 15, 2017 Hey friends, I am starting an adventure with this First Order Stormtrooper build and am going to document the progress along the way. I have been lurking for a few years, put up an intro when I purchased my kit came a while back, and now finally ready to start the work. I think. Little background on prop making/costuming. I have done quite a lot of work making fiber glass props (Halo armor, swords/shields) and have a completely home made ROTJ Boba Fett using Pepakura and Smooth Cast. However, this is the first time I have worked with ABS and aiming for a 501st approved kit. My kit and helmet comes from KB props. I have not thought about under suite/gaskets/blaster/accessories/shoes yet but I will update my list as the unknown details are in my possession. Any way here we go: There it is, the amalgamation of white plastic. I have been sorting and researching since my intro post, quite a while now, until I had some free time. I chose to start with the helmet: I am very impressed with the quality of the helmet from KB, I had very minor Bondo work to fill in imperfections. Helmet primed ready for First Order...of coat of paint. I opted to cut out the slots in the jaw. Paints used where Rust-oleum High performance enamel black/white as well as specialty reflective silver. Attaching finishing parts. "Finished" product. Unfortunately a friend was inspecting the helmet and dropped it which caused the lens to split along the bridge of the nose. I do plan on ordering a second lens to bubble out the eyes and thinking I might repaint the helmet with an airbrush when it comes time to paint the armor. On to the trimming. I am going to do an over estimate on what should remain and hold off on the fitting and sanding until I can do a more in depth placement of the armor on my self. I decided to start with the chest and work my way out and down. Upper shoulder view. Sternum view. I left extra space up towards the collar, chest/shoulder intersection, as well as the sternum just to see how the piece lies on the the back and yoke. Yoke. Back. Back again, showing rear shoulder. Trying to put the three pieces together as flush as possible with one hand to snap a pic. Seeing how it all fits so far with some selfies. Jorts are standard issue right? I am going to take off about half of the excess on the outside shoulder yoke so it will lie a little more flat but still retain the "floating" look. I also plan to split and reattach the chest plate along the seams to have a more pronounced detail. Any way, if you see something I missed I would be grateful for the criticism. Next up is the biceps and thermal detonator/back/abdomen/chest region. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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