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Hi all,

 

Thanks to an early birthday present from my wife, my next build is a TM Stunt kit.

 

It arrived beautifully packaged and is a really nice mold. As per the video, I’m very impressed with the detail.

 

 

 

I’ll be starting the build soon and am thoroughly looking forward to this one. As I love the look of a fully spray painted helmet (just like the originals), I’m planning to fully spray this one, also.

 

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More to come. :-)

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Hi Dan, Congratulations for your birthday and such an amazing present !!  Enjoy and looking fordward for you build trhead.

 

Cheers  :th_AnimatedBravoSmiley:

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Belated Happy Birthday, an awesome present, looking forward to the progress 

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11 hours ago, CableGuy said:

 

Hi all,

 

Thanks to an early birthday present from my wife, my next build is a TM Stunt kit.

 

It arrived beautifully packaged and is a really nice mold. As per the video, I’m very impressed with the detail.

 

 

 

 

I’ll be starting the build soon and am thoroughly looking forward to this one. As I love the look of a fully spray painted helmet (just like the originals), I’m planning to fully spray this one, also.

 

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More to come. :-)

 

Is that real pale ale? I want some :')

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Sweet bucket, Dan.  Looking forward to seeing some progress pics!  :jc_doublethumbup:

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Next update, folks. :-)

 

 

Found some time for a little progress.

 

Rough trim on the ears to test the helmet alignment (faceplate/back and cap) prior to trimming the helmet itself. In my opinion, alignment of the two parts is key, so being sure that you’re not trimming too much off of the faceplate or back cap is important. Trim to much and you might not have the material left for overlapping and riveting the two parts together.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Using natural light shon through the helmet to check how the parts are aligning and how much of an overlap there is.

 

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We have eye sockets...
I’m around 90% happy with these. As per the originals, the lines are quite straight and sharp, cut with a blade rather than a Dremel, for example. I used a Stanley knife for these.

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We have ears. :-)

Lots of the usual trim, hold to helmet, mark with pencil, trim, hold to helmet etc...

Dremel was my primary tool for the ears.

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More to come. :-)

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Nice work Dan.


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Hi folks,

Slow but steady progress on this build. Thanks to an amazing Christmas surprise from my wife, this helmet is now accompanied by a full set of TM armour to match!! :-)

Back to the lid. I’m pursuing a screen used look so have applied two coats of paint to represent the HDPE plastic used for the originals. This will allow for what looks like small “chips” in the final helmet.

Here’s some pics.

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4 minutes ago, CableGuy said:

(...)   Thanks to an amazing Christmas surprise from my wife, this helmet is now accompanied by a full set of TM armour to match!! :-)   (...)

Wow! :shok: You're a lucky man. :D

Oh, and great progress. These photos bring back memories of modding my ANH Sandtrooper helmet. Was such fun. Hope you will enjoy your build, too.

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Wow! :shok: You're a lucky man.
Oh, and great progress. These photos bring back memories of modding my ANH Sandtrooper helmet. Was such fun. Hope you will enjoy your build, too.


Haha. Yes, incredibly lucky. :-)

Thanks, Tino. I’ll be looking over your thread again when it add my light weathering. Yours is still one of my favourite finished suits out there. Kudos. :-)
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[mention=31976]CableGuy[/mention] what brand/color of paint did you choose for that undercoat on your helmet?
 
-Dana

Hi Dana,

This was Rust-Oleum Fossil Satin. :-)

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19 minutes ago, CableGuy said:


Hi Dana,

This was Rust-Oleum Fossil Satin. :-)

Awesome thanks! Fossil and Putty were both on my radar. I still plan to see them in person, but glad to know you also thought they looked good for this purpose ;)

 

-Dana

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Hi troopers,

 

Little update now and more to follow later.

 

The helmet is now prepared for primer. Just need to find a suitable time to do it.

 

For now, I’ve now painted the hovi tips.


https://youtu.be/LpRcLsvbg-I

 

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Hey folks

 

More updates to share. Slightly out of sequence due to editing time and some camera issues, however, we’re looking at the helmet construction and ear trimming/fitting.

 

 

CableGuy Builds: (Part 4) Troopermaster- helmet construction

https://youtu.be/odSd9UXwPUs

 

CableGuy Builds: (Part 5) Troopermaster build - ear caps

https://youtu.be/0kMGLrFilcc

 

More to come soon. :-)

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5 hours ago, CableGuy said:


For now, I’ve now painted the hovi tips.

 

 

 

 

 

Looking good! Question - you mention the Hovi's are white inside, but didn't paint yours. Colours might be a bit different on computer - are the TM Hovi's 'white' enough to pass do you think?

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2 hours ago, CableGuy said:

More to come soon. :-)

Yeah Dan !  Great Build, thanks for sharing, .  :jc_doublethumbup:

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