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alright, finished plasti-dipping the shins and the thermal detonator, and cut out some in the back of the shins to allow for more movement like the screen used suits, but I took the pics before I did that.

 

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also masked off the white areas on thermal detonator to brush-paint the gray

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going to need to touch it up a bit, then add plastidip glossifier to it along with the shins, thighs, and some more on the dropboxes.

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I finished touching-up the thermal detonator, then added glossifier to it and the thighs, shins, and dropboxes.

I think I will remake the chest plate too, because the seams were horrible on it. this will be the third time I will have to make the chest...

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now I just need the fabric belt, some sort of holster, helmet, ab dots, neck seal, boots of a sort, and some strapping.

 

the end is near...

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Whoa definitely coming together. I see you. Have you started a strapping system yet to hold it all together nice and tight? Good job on attention to detail on those little pieces on ab and back plate by the way.

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28 minutes ago, tat2trooper said:

Whoa definitely coming together. I see you. Have you started a strapping system yet to hold it all together nice and tight? Good job on attention to detail on those little pieces on ab and back plate by the way.

thanks! I used velcro hand-sewn by me to elastic straps. pretty sturdy, although the cod to butt plat strap came off once. other than that, it works.

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I decided to get a rubies helmet instead of making the paper one cause that would be too much work.

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the blue frown gives me the icks

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those stickers scare me...

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those foam pads made it pop up so I couldn't wear it well. I took them out. they were fixed in with hot glue...

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but for whatever reason, the seller decided to ship it in this:

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yep, no box, no bubble wrap, nothing. just thin tissue-like wrapping paper. nothing else. it was half-torn open when it arrived.

the helmet itself was okay, thanks to the clamshell. I also foud it funny that there was not one, but TWO "fragile stickers :laugh1:

 

pros of helmet: shiny, resembles stormtrooper, fits okay after removal of foam pads. sticker on the front of the helmet are mostly okay. 

 

cons: big seam down the middle, blurry not dark enough eyes, earbuttons looks like marshmellow, back trapezoids are horrific, terrifying blue frown, vocoder is a blob, mic tips have weird silver drybrush, 

 

so yeah its mostly garbage. i'm gonna have to do some modding. I'm going to at least fix eyes, frown and back trapezoid stickers.

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ok sorry for lack of updates, been kinda procrastinating. 

I took the lenses out, then trimmed and sanded the leftover stuff under it.

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I need some opinions. i think the eye ridges around the lenses a could be more pronounced, so i was thinking of making the edge more pronounced with some epoxy clay. what do your guys think? should I do it?

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19 minutes ago, Cheeseballs said:

ok sorry for lack of updates, been kinda procrastinating. 

I took the lenses out, then trimmed and sanded the leftover stuff under it.

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I need some opinions. i think the eye ridges around the lenses a could be more pronounced, so i was thinking of making the edge more pronounced with some epoxy clay. what do your guys think? should I do it?

Use a piece of sandpaper smooth down the eye openings. And are you doing bubble lenses or regular? You could also get a small thing of model grey paint and paint the frown. And some blue for the tube stripes. Good to hear your back on it.

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57 minutes ago, tat2trooper said:

Use a piece of sandpaper smooth down the eye openings. And are you doing bubble lenses or regular? You could also get a small thing of model grey paint and paint the frown. And some blue for the tube stripes. Good to hear your back on it.

Im sanding the eyes as I type. I'm doing regular lenses. I'm planning on spraying the whole thing in plastidip so it matches the armor, and painting on the details. thanks!

 

 

I cut out the two front teeth that where filled in for whatever reason.

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I first used my exacto knife. I spun it so make holes so it would be easier to cut.

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then i just cut them out, and did some more cleaning up.

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1 hour ago, tat2trooper said:

Man you are going to kill it once you get your first ABS TK kit bud. :jc_doublethumbup: I did the same thing your doing with my Kylo Ren black series helmet. Keep up the good work.

 

thanks mate. I do hope to do a real kit someday, and join the 501st as a true stormtrooper... 

 

 

sanded the helmet seam, and it looks better and sits more flush. still need to do more filling though,

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My dad also found these little pyramids for me that will be perfect for the sniper knee plate. they're a litte big, but that's okay.

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my dad also got me the Black Series Archive Death Trooper re-release! thanks dad.

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