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Limited Run Range Trooper Helmet Kits from Solo

Discussion in 'Project Runs' started by thorssoli, Dec 13, 2018.

  1. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    A while back I started working on this beauty:
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    Here's a few earlier pictures that will give you a better idea of the proportions:
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    Here's an even earlier, blurry selfie showing the fit on my normal, human-sized head:
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    You can see more of my progress photos in this flickr album: Range Trooper Helmet

    Right now it's all shiny and smooth and ready for molding. It looks like so:
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    The color doesn't matter at this stage, so it's pink.

    The chin and nose greeblies will be molded and cast separately.

    My plan is to make a mold and offer raw cast kits at $200 plus shipping. A non-refundable deposit of $100 gets you on the list. The remaining $100 plus shipping will be due once the kit is boxed up and ready to ship.

    Post here if you'd like to get one of these kits.
     
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  2. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Bump for the day. Post here if you'd like to get one of these kits.
     
  3. pnag

    pnag Well-Known Member

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    Oooooh, tempted! Maybe after Xmas? My wallet has taken quite the battering!
     
  4. Ackbar16

    Ackbar16 Member

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    Gotta see how Christmas shakes out, but I'm definitely interested. I'll send you a message next week.
     
  5. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sounds good. I still need to finish polishing up the greebly add-ons, so you've got some time.

    If anyone else wants to get in on this run, please post here.
     
  6. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Bump for the day.

    If anyone else wants to get one of these kits, please post here.
     
  7. Ackbar16

    Ackbar16 Member

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    Please put me on the list for one!
     
  8. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    PMs sent.

    If anyone else wants to get in on this run, please post here and I'll PM you with payment details.
     
  9. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Moldmaking has begun:
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    If anyone else wants to get in on this run, please post here and I'll PM you with payment details.
     
  10. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Moldmaking continues:
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    If anyone else wants to get in on this run, please post here and I'll PM you with payment details.
     
  11. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Mothermold is done:
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    The first cast came out great. Here it is next to the prototype:
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    I couldn't resist the urge to trim out the eye hole and try it on with the visor in place:
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    This baby is going to look great with some weathering:
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    Now I just need to finish prototyping the chin greeblies so I can mold them and I'll be ready to ship out some kits:
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    Post here if you'd like one and I'll PM you with payment details.
     
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  12. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Was just about ready to mold the chin details, but I think I need to rework the bottom one a bit more:
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    In any case, these will be under rubber before I leave the shop tonight.

    If anyone else wants one of these kits, post here and I'll PM you with details.
     
  13. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Greeblie mold came out great:
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    So here's the complete kit:
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    And here's a closeup of the chin details all trimmed, primed, and dry-fit in place:
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    The visor I used in the earlier pics can be found here: https://amzn.to/2RJ9G4Z

    If anyone else wants a kit, please post here and I'll PM you with payment details.
     
  14. Ackbar16

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    Just a heads up, I got these lenses from the Von Zipper website for half price! They didn't even charge me for shipping.

    VonZipper - Searches

    Can't wait to see the bucket when it arrives!
     
  15. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Great find! Thanks for sharing.

    If anyone else wants a kit, please post here and I'll PM you with payment details.
     

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