RS Propmasters Stormtrooper build.

Discussion in 'Star Wars Costumes and Props' started by CatfoodRob, Aug 22, 2015.

  1. CatfoodRob

    CatfoodRob Well-Known Member

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    I recently picked up this helmet from the guys at RS Propmasters , it's absolutely perfect in every detail, and prompted me to take the plunge and replace all my armour with the screen accurate Propmasters version .

    So this arrived today !!

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    You certainly can't complain about the packing , a forest full of tissue paper and bubble wrap ( although I'm not sure bubble wrap comes from trees )
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  2. Al May

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    Can't go wrong with the RS armour, love my pvc set and trooped in it at C7 ,is yours ABS ?
     
  3. CatfoodRob

    CatfoodRob Well-Known Member

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    Hi Al , I've no idea ..it's just plastic to me !!


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    It's certainly well packaged !


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  5. CatfoodRob

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    Here's the unpacked bits

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    And the very professional fastening kit .

    Everything about this armour is well thought out and well presented .



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    To help save time, I've got my old FX suit out . It's already sized and fits me like a glove, so I will use it to help cut the new costume to fit me.
    Theoretically the new suit should fit fairly well anyway , as I'm the correct height and weight for a classic stormtrooper .

    Not wishing to jump on the Ainsworth bashing wagon , but this shot compares an Ainsworth " built form the original moulds" helmet with the RS " really cast from an actual helmet " one . They are totally different , once again proving that Ainsworth doesn't have real moulds .
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  7. halliwax

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    we finally get some unboxed pics! you were torturing me yesterday! lol
     
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    Could you photograph that one again, standing about 8 feet back, zoomed in?
     
  9. CatfoodRob

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    I had just two weeks from opening the box to my first event in the suit . If I hadn't given myself a deadline , it would have dragged on ....
    First job was to cut a load of fixing strips in two widths , wide for legs, narrow for arms . I used a pair of small tin shears ( metalworking tools) as they trim plastic very well
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    Then I started building , I used superglue throughout the build . Here's an arm ...

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    And here it is : the REAL reason stormtroopers have an ammo box on the bottom of their tight thigh armour !

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    Remember , this armour is a recast of an original ANH suit ... Maybe Brian Moore was having a bad day when he sculpted the two half of the right thigh !

    All the torso armour on the real suits were held together by very fiddly little wire hoops, with elastic wrapped through them . I decided on the non screen accurate route of strengthening the armour where the little bolts go through it , by glueing on small double thickness plates , as this photo shows. Hopefully no one will notice and mark me down !
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    There are plenty pictures of how the real suits were joined together out there on the Internet , so this is how the torso parts ended up

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    Yes , it's simple yet difficult , if you. Know what I mean !!!
     
  10. CatfoodRob

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    The whole build went together easily . The plastic that RS Propmasters use is a delight to work with , cuts clean and seems very robust .
    First pic of the torso

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    Does my bum look big in this ??
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    Gilbert the cat showed a slight interest, but not much

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    This is the belt getting attached , it's made by Clothears Costumes in the UK and is an exact replica of the belt on the Simon suit .

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    Getting arm parts glued , trimming was simply an exercise in holding the half around the relevant body part , and marking with a biro, then trimming .

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    Legs getting there

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    And , I doubt anyone is really interested in my crotch ...but if they are , here it is !

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