Loads of ANH Stormtrooper buckets - my "outside Shepperton studios" replica ;)

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by R2Dan, Mar 7, 2012.

  1. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hi guys!

    Some of you know it already, I'm building 15 (yep, fifteen) RS Propmasters ANH Stormtrooper suits right now (no, they're NOT all for me... although that would be quite a display :D).

    I have a "picture diary" of the build marathon on Facebook, but this pic is just too awesome not to share on here as well:

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    I know, it's not quite as many lids as on the Elstree shot, but it's still quite a sight :D Especially with the crowning glory on top!

    If you want to check out the other pics, here is the link to the gallery (it's open and public, you don't need to befriend me - although you're welcome to! In fact, you don't even need a Facebook account! ;)):

    Dan's RS Prop Masters build marathon | Facebook
     
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2012
  2. avianoguitarist

    avianoguitarist Active Member

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    That's an impressive pile!
     
  3. MClass

    MClass Active Member

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    Amazing!
     
  4. wannab

    wannab Sr Member

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    Very cool!




    Doug
     
  5. xmr1

    xmr1 Well-Known Member

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    I'd take the green one, it has the wrong colour. No need to throw it away
     
  6. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sorry, but this one stays right were it is. I know it's all green and bumpy, but it was a present... you know you have to honour a present, no matter how crappy it might be ;)
     
  7. jedimaster

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    Nice pic mate.... Can't wait to see the shop front!....The trick is to have just the right amount of used chewing gum stuck to the pavement... But I'm sure you'll pull it off.
     
  8. DeLucks Designs

    DeLucks Designs Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    AN unbelievable photo as it is, and then you add a SWEET "Rick" in the background to boot?? Awesome.
     
  9. Rikarus

    Rikarus Well-Known Member

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    You need a boba fett picture with those piled and bloody!!
     
  10. Zenwalker

    Zenwalker Sr Member

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    All I can say is OMG!
     
  11. Stormy320

    Stormy320 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very cool. Could someone pm me about RS?

    Thanks
     
  12. Dirty

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    Something inside me wants to run towards them like a wild bull and crash in to them...:rolleyes Awesome pic BTW
     
  13. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Stormtroopers, Rickenbacker, they did have some awesome design ideas back in the 70s :)
     
  14. Funky

    Funky Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    That is just a sexy picture! :love

    Only on the RPF would you ever read a comment like that about a pile of trooper buckets. :lol
     
  15. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here's another sexy shot with the real beauty taking centre stage:
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  16. Zenwalker

    Zenwalker Sr Member

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    Is that one HDPE or painted?
     
  17. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    neither.

    It is PPE, and it looks and feels like the real lid Simon has (the green shade is just like the one of the lighter faceplate on the real lid as well). HDPE test pulls have a very different haptic quality compared to the real deal, they feel very greasy.

    This stuff also is a new old stock, and it's similar to HDPE in the way it forms. I wouldn't be surprised if the popular belief that the original ones were HDPE is just a little off, as this stuff is similar, but came in the right colour and gauge off the shelf, while noone has been able to find HDPE matching these criteria.

    To me, this is the ultimate replica. And I'm very honoured Rob and Si brought me one of these beauties! I'm still torn whether I should paint it at all or just leave it as is.
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2012
  18. neon2102

    neon2102 New Member

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    Impressive
     
  19. ave4uevoli

    ave4uevoli Sr Member

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    Incredible sight. Thanks for sharing. Those suits will take up a lot of room. If you need to unload a r2 or two to make space let me know =) haha

    I love the PPE helmet. Always wanted a HDPE or similar helmet.
     
  20. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Why is everyone asking me to send them my stuff? LOL
     
  21. ave4uevoli

    ave4uevoli Sr Member

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    because your stuff is awesome :thumbsup... I mean ... *ahem* we're just trying to be helpful :)
     
  22. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well thanks for the offer, but I'll be moving very soon, so R2 won't be buried beneath all that white plastic. Oh and the future owners won't leave the stuff with me very long once I'm done assembling it I'm sure ;)
     
  23. JediJayne

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    You could make a pretty sweet Ewok drum kit with those!
     
  24. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Nice!

    Love your taste In Ricks, Mine is on a stand as I post
     
  25. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I used to play an "Imperial Rick" live (it was a Rickenfaker actually, but I still loved it):

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    I still have it here, but without pickups and probably a little dusty :D
     
  26. Keith

    Keith Sr Member

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    Very nice!
    I called in on Si and Rob today and picked up two green kits for myself. The detail on them is fantastic!!!

    Keith.
     
  27. R2Dan

    R2Dan Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    two kits... maybe that's the way to go. Have one finished and leave the other in it's green glory. I'll have to talk to Rob :D
     
  28. Keith

    Keith Sr Member

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    Yeah, i'm going to leave one green and paint/finish the other.

    Keith.
     
  29. OdiWan72

    OdiWan72 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Cool :thumbsup

    Markus
     
  30. RoCKo

    RoCKo Sr Member

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    THAT IS SOOOO COOL! :eek

    I´m really looking forward to see all those sets finished, Dan!
    Keep us posted as often as possible, thread bookmarked...
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012
  31. Zenwalker

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    You mean they are offering them in green now?

    And nobody told me! :angry:lol
     
  32. R2Dan

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    Don't worry, I don't think they're officially available just yet. Last thing I've heard was they still haven't decided on what price tag to put on them ;)
     

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