1/3 Scale Stormtrooper Helmet

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TK 4702

Active Member
Mini helmets came!

They are resin casted pieces filled with spray foam. I plan on making these look like real lids so I'll have to hollow it out first ...

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I filled all the little air bubbles with Bondo ... And started carving the insides out ... The front of the lid was pretty thick ... I just have it started here...

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It took forever, but I was able to grind out most of the foam and resin in there. I have the eyes and teeth looking pretty decent (I think). I gave it an under coat for HDPE look... I'm having fun with this one.

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As you can see here, I'll have to fix the front tooth a bit... shouldn't be a problem.

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Here I have the paint chips all masked off ... I thought about putting in real screws in the ear pieces ... but I can't find them slotted, only Phillips head screws at that size.

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I also gave the inside a coat of resin to strengthen it a bit. Once I carved out all the spray-foam... it's was pretty thin, so ...

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I decided to spray-paint the mini-lid white ... I'll give it 3-4 days before I touch it again. But the paint is thick enough to cover all that resin grain, that you often get with 3D printed pieces. You do lose some of the sharp edges though. Anyhow, after a few days, I'll paint all the details ... And I'll probably wait another few days for the white to harden up before chipping.

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TK 4702

Active Member
Re: 1/6 Scale Stormtrooper Helmet

Hey guys!

So, I started detailing this guy last night ... As usual I stayed up way too late. But the only time I can get anything done, is when all the girls go to sleep! Anyhow, it's coming along nicely (I think) ... Some cleaning up to do on the brow, and I plan on using a super fine sand paper to make it look duller. Then I'm on to the notches and tube stripes ... Need to find some thin foam to make a maple leaf for this bad boy! And, oh yes... chin straps with snaps! The mic tips will have to be made out of some sort of pipe that I can bevel. I'll probably use a real fine screen mesh for the tips as well. Probably find something in the sink faucet section? I have plenty of lens material ... I'm going all the way people!

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tk1608

Sr Member
Re: 1/6 Scale Stormtrooper Helmet

That looks great !..just a thought about the screws..you might find some small counter sunk slotted ones in a model shop that stocks radio controlled stuff...

Cheers

Phil
 

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TK 4702

Active Member
Re: 1/6 Scale Stormtrooper Helmet

That looks great !..just a thought about the screws..you might find some small counter sunk slotted ones in a model shop that stocks radio controlled stuff...

Cheers

Phil

I'm actually looking for eyeglass screws. But that might be a good idea too.
 

TK 4702

Active Member
Re: 1/6 Scale Stormtrooper Helmet

I was able to clean up the brow trim some. And started hand painting the tear notches.

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TK 4702

Active Member
Re: 1/6 Scale Stormtrooper Helmet

Hey gang!

I applied some additional weathering to the mini lid today...
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I did a light acrylic wash and rubbed some black crayon on the corners.
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More details added
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neck trim installed ... I took an old MIDI cable, and split it with an X-acto knife along the one side.
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Mini mic tip test
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New Dave M helmet details
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Lens material installed
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Chin straps in progress
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A size comparison to a full scale SiMan lid.
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TK 4702

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THANK YOU MIKE AT TROOPERBAY!!

... For these awesome tube stripe decals! They came in the mail today, and I can't wait to try them out!

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TK 4702

Active Member
Also to come ...

My original 1/3 Scale HOVI Mic Tips are being printed, and ship out 10/10!

A HUGE Thanks to Mark (CFO) for his help in getting me photo reference of his ANH Style Mic Tips ... And to Carsten, for his input ... I couldn't have made this 3D model right without your help!

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