Rebel Trooper Helmet

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by HB1098S, Feb 9, 2019.

  1. HB1098S

    HB1098S Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I picked this up off Etsy and it's a really nice kit. Came with a heavy duty helmet liner, com box, antenna, and all the vacuum formed pieces. Thought this would be an easy, quick, and fun build!

    As it came out of the box -

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    Even had directions...

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    Star Wars Costumes Book for accuracy

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    Trimmed and sanded the edges

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    Made sure the black overlapped the white front

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    Cleaned up the chin cup

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    Com box

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    Helmet liner

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    Masked off the insides for paint

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    It's raining here and I decided to wait a bit for it to warm up here in California to shoot primer, LOL! Hope to have this done by Monday or Tuesday!
     
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  2. PropReplicator2

    PropReplicator2 Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Looks nice! I remember seeing something a while back saying the original "visor" material was a smoked grey see-thtough plastic.
     
  3. 3DImpact

    3DImpact Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Yes, looks like a good kit. I found that Montana Gold brand "Marble" white is just about the exact 'not quite pure white' color to match the ANH versions. Not necessarily that it is the best actual paint to use texture/finish-wise, but the color looks like a near-perfect match to my SDS copy...

    Dan
     
  4. TazMan2000

    TazMan2000 Sr Member

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    I've purchased two kits from the same guy. I had a lot of fun building them. I believe costuming requirements say that you need to have the visor smoke or opaque, but since mine won't be used for trooping and sitting on a shelf, I just painted mine gloss black. It looks fine.

    TazMan2000
     
  5. HB1098S

    HB1098S Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    True, Star Wars Costumes book says this and that the visor was moveable....never seen on screen
     
  6. HB1098S

    HB1098S Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Got a little paint work done today - main helmet

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    Visors

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    Rear

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  7. Mara Jade's Father

    Mara Jade's Father Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    There is some info here: New Page 1
     
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  8. HB1098S

    HB1098S Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hey very cool, thank you for the info. I will put this in motion. I know the com box of this “kit” isn’t accurate, so I will modify it or make a new one. Thanks again Mara Jade’s Father, I really appreciate the info!

    Chad
     
  9. baptizer

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    you've been killing it with these build threads! Thanks for posting all the details, etc. Can't wait to see your progress.
     
  10. HB1098S

    HB1098S Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here's some photos of an original helmet that Mara Jade's Father provided a link to off of Star Wars Helmets and he's 100% correct on the visor. I have also shaped the rear section a little differently based on these photos. Thanks again MJF!

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    The disc appears to be a vac formed dishwasher thermostat like on the Snowtrooper Commander and nubs on the com box are easy. Visor and com box need attention!
     
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  11. geordietrooper

    geordietrooper Well-Known Member

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    i think that would be classed as a replica & i don't think it's the snow trooper disk part
    it always reminded me of a hand line fishing weight ( not saying that's the part )
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    this is a real helmet RFT

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  12. Darth Lars

    Darth Lars Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Indeed. I've heard somewhere that the original RFT helmets would actually have been a light grey but they looked white on screen. (Similar to AT-AT drivers)

    I would also not be happy with how SDS had trimmed that helmet.
     
  13. russellsch

    russellsch Sr Member

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    This is a dangerous thread. You all are making want one of these! :cautious:
     

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