Original Stormtrooper Eyes

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by rentonjosh, May 28, 2015.

  1. rentonjosh

    rentonjosh Active Member

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    In the nearly 40 years that star wars has been around I'm solution sure that somebody has noticed this but i just picked it up and thought I'd share if somebody hadn't. Stormtrooper yes are really dark green lenses, not just tinted grey. I dunno, I use thought it was kind of cool. Here's a picture. Who knows, I'll bet there were different versions made as well so there are royally other versions then just tinted green. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1432851898.868053.jpg
     
  2. Edwardowan

    Edwardowan Sr Member

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    yes. common knowledge among stormtrooper /501st community and most Star wars costuming fans.... has been for quite some time. glad you picked up on it.

     
  3. rentonjosh

    rentonjosh Active Member

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    Oh haha. Thanks Man. I'm sure you guys u would have known. Just a small detail I thought was cool :)
     
  4. mugatu

    mugatu Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    It is a very cool detail. Difficult to pick up from watching the movie.
     
  5. Mara Jade's Father

    Mara Jade's Father Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The EFX LE Stormtrooper helmet came with both gray and green lens that could be swapped out.
     
  6. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    So did the MR LE.The MR had the green lens installed, the EFX had the gray ones.
     
  7. wh1plash

    wh1plash Member

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    If you're not familiar with Stormtrooper helmet builds, you might like this pic. This is how the green lens materials is mounted in my helmet.

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  8. rentonjosh

    rentonjosh Active Member

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  9. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    Are those bubble lenses? Or acetate stunt flat ones?
     
  10. wh1plash

    wh1plash Member

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    It's just a flat piece that I bent in there, and piggy-backed off the screws I was already using to hold the ears on. I took this picture right after mounting the green lens:

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    Here's a good video tutorial from Trooperbay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_jB-zJZ_j_0
     
  11. Laspector

    Laspector Sr Member

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    While maybe screen accurate, bubble lenses are crap for trooping.
     
  12. eifion

    eifion Well-Known Member

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    Bubble lenses were only used on Hero ANH and the RotJ helmets so flat lenses are screen accurate too on ANH Stunt and ESB style.
     
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  13. jkno

    jkno Master Member

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    I know of trooperbay, dealt with him many times, but if you want true accuracy on your flat lenses then got for acetate lenses, they might be flimsy but are accurate.
     

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