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    1 Week Ago  May 12, 2015, 12:45 PM - TFA Stormie Helmet #1

    Just sharing a homebrew project........

    I thought I'd attempt a TFA Stormtrooper helmet using an old anh stunt bucket as a base. My plan is to use cardboards in varying thickness to help in the transformation. When done, bondo will be applied and sanded to shape. With the various pics on the net, I embarked a few days ago and below are pics of what progress Im currently at the moment.
    I've gone thru a lot of changes - in fact, things get omitted and added on a daily basis due to the nuances and angles of how the pics were taken on google search. I could only hope Im nearing the stage of applying bondo and shaping.

    Mardon (MLC)

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    1 Week Ago  May 12, 2015, 12:49 PM - Re: TFA Stormie Helmet #2

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    1 Week Ago  May 13, 2015, 5:02 AM - Re: TFA Stormie Helmet #3

    Most intriguing! The shape looks very close.
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    1 Week Ago  May 13, 2015, 6:14 AM - Re: TFA Stormie Helmet #4

    Overall I like it. Should the top of the dome be rounder? That was one think that bothered me about the new design.
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    1 Week Ago  May 13, 2015, 9:04 AM - Re: TFA Stormie Helmet #5

    Thank you for your replies, I appreciate it.

    I spend about a few hours daily to work on it but surely it aint a walk in the park. There are details that I add, then remove the next day........only to add it back on the 3rd day. Trying to get that "look" more closely to the pics on the net. Thou at different camera angles, you do see them differently as well - so the addition and omission still continues.
    Even seeing the 'teeth' of the anh stunt was throwing me off, so I had to use black card and cover it.

    Cavx - you are right on the dome, it needs to be rounder and a bit higher on TFA. The anh stunt is more of an elliptical shape and I didnt bother with adding card as I thought it best to add the bondo directly and sand to shape.
    I did add card on the back side of the helmet to reduce bondo material 'coz it seems TFA has a sloping curve going up compared to the anh that has more of a prominent "bump" in the nape area. Cant wait to add bondo.
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    2 Days Ago  May 23, 2015, 3:00 PM - Re: TFA Stormie Helmet #6

    Not much done but I got to bondo the chin area and sanded to shape. Hopefully more time next week to bondo the dome and make it rounder.

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    1 Day Ago  May 25, 2015, 5:17 AM - Re: TFA Stormie Helmet #7

    I had the chance to bondo the top, back and the lower surrounds........

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