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Limited Run Star Wars Ep7 Flametrooper and Snowtrooper Helmet Kits

Discussion in 'Project Runs' started by thorssoli, Jun 20, 2015.

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  1. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    The molds are done and I'm taking orders.

    Here's the first finished helmet:
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    Here's an earlier photo of it:
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    The kits are rotocast in reinforced urethane resin and will include a formed acrylic piece for the eye slit.
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    Price for the raw cast kit is $220 plus shipping.

    If you're thinking you don't have the tools or the time to finish the kit, I'll also offer a few fully-finished, painted helmets with a foam pad in the top for $275 plus shipping.

    I'm also working on the snowtrooper add-ons for the cool kids:
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    Bear in mind that the snowtrooper add-ons will cost extra since it'll essentially be the same as making two full helmets.

    POST here if you'd like a kit and I'll PM you with PayPal info.

    Thanks for looking.
     
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  2. deserthunter

    deserthunter Well-Known Member

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    Re: EPVII Flametrooper Helmet Kits

    Deffinately interested in one of your kits. Would like it with the snowtrooper parts.
     
  3. deserthunter

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    Re: EPVII Flametrooper Helmet Kits

    You should post this on the blizzard force, I am sure there would be a lot of interest there.
     
  4. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: EPVII Flametrooper Helmet Kits

    Will do. But with the lack of interest so far, I'm not in much of a hurry on this project.
     
  5. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: EPVII Flametrooper Helmet Kits

    Looks like I'll have time to get back to work on these guys pretty soon. Does anybody else want one?
     
  6. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: EPVII Flametrooper and Snowtrooper Helmet Kits

    Looks like I'll finally have time to get back to work on this soon. Post here if you'd like a kit.
     
  7. deserthunter

    deserthunter Well-Known Member

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    Re: EPVII Flametrooper and Snowtrooper Helmet Kits

    Interested in a snowie
     
  8. Atlantis

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    Re: EPVII Flametrooper and Snowtrooper Helmet Kits

    I'm interested in a kit.
     
  9. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: EPVII Flametrooper and Snowtrooper Helmet Kits

    That's two. Anybody else?
     
  10. Saberbay

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    Re: EPVII Flametrooper and Snowtrooper Helmet Kits

    How did you score the Annocos First Order Bucket?

    Your Snowtrooper looks awesome!
     
  11. DaveF45122

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    Re: EPVII Flametrooper and Snowtrooper Helmet Kits

    I am down for a Snowtrooper...can you message me what it is going to take to finish the helmet?
     
  12. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: EPVII Flametrooper and Snowtrooper Helmet Kits

    Three,

    Two more and I'll get back to work on this.
     
  13. Toddo

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    Re: EPVII Flametrooper and Snowtrooper Helmet Kits

    I'm interested in a flametrooper.
     
  14. pnag

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    Re: EPVII Flametrooper and Snowtrooper Helmet Kits

    I'd love a flametrooper too!
     
  15. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: EPVII Flametrooper and Snowtrooper Helmet Kits

    That makes five, so here's a bit more progress as promised. I've started by filling and sanding some of the remaining minor imperfections:
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    Then I gave the whole thing another coat of primer to see where it stands:
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    There's still a little bit of fine tuning left to do, as well as getting rid of the drip under the right side of the eye slit:
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    But it's shaping up to be ready to mold by this weekend.

    I also dusted off the snowtrooper dome and did a bit more smoothing and sanding on it. Then I used it as an opportunity to teach a new assistant how to properly use a spray can:
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    Still quite a ways to go for that part to be ready.

    The 3D printed aerators are in progress too.

    So if you're interested in getting a kit, please post here and I'll add you to my list.
     
  16. griffinx1

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    Re: EPVII Flametrooper and Snowtrooper Helmet Kits

    Great work, the helmet is really coming along nicely.
     
  17. Darth Kenobi9

    Darth Kenobi9 New Member

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    Re: EPVII Flametrooper and Snowtrooper Helmet Kits

    Interested in a finished snowtrooper!
     
  18. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Thanks. I'm pretty happy with it. I should have more progress pics shortly. Just a few tiny bits left to polish up and the main body will be ready to go.

    Again, post here if you'd like to get on the list.
     
  19. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Re: EPVII Flametrooper and Snowtrooper Helmet Kits

    Still in progress:
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    Post here if you'd like to get in on the run.
     
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  20. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Bump for more interest.

    Post here if you'd like to be added to the run.

    If I can get five people to send an initial deposit for the flametrooper helmet, I'll go ahead and order the silicone.
     
  21. thorssoli

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    Almost ready for rubber:
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    First I'm going to wet sand it to about 600-grit and then wax the hell out of it so the castings will come out shiny.

    Post here if you'd like to be added to the list.
     
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  22. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Five coats of wax and the prototype is ready to mold.

    Any more takers?
     
  23. thorssoli

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    I still need a couple more deposits in order to have enough cash to buy the moldmaking materials.

    Post here if you'd like to get in on this run.
     
  24. pnag

    pnag Well-Known Member

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    Hi folks - I'm in, please tell me there are a few others? I'd love one of these...
     
  25. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Still awaiting deposits from a few more folks. I've sent PMs.

    If anyone else is interested in getting a kit, please post here and I'll PM you with payment info.
     
  26. pnag

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    Any further movement on this? Would love to know :)
     
  27. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Moldmaking has begun:
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    I'll be thickening the whole thing tomorrow (Thursday) and hopefully have time to do the mothermold by the weekend.

    In other news, I've got a build thread going with more details: LINK

    If anyone else is interested in getting a kit, please post here and I'll PM you with payment info.​
     
  28. pnag

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    Looking good! Can't wait to see more :D
     
  29. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Here's more:
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    That's the fiberglass mothermold. I should have the first copy of the helmet body out of the mold today. I still need to mold the aerators though, so if you're interested in getting in on this run at the reduced pre-order price, you've still got time.
     
  30. pnag

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    Can't wait, and with the movie only a few months away... :D

    Will you be putting up a list?

    Cheers!
     
  31. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Right now I've got six people on the interest list but only two have sent deposits. I've PM'ed the folks who haven't sent money yet.

    Again, bear in mind that the pre-order price will only be available until I've cast a complete kit. So far I've only cast the main bodies of the helmet:
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    I couldn't resist the urge to paint one of them right away:
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    That, and have the girlfriend test-fit it:
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    I should have the aerator prototypes finished shortly. Then I'll be pouring some silicone on them and I should have kits ready to ship as soon as tomorrow morning.

    If you're interested in getting in on the run, POST HERE and I'll PM you with payment info.
     
  32. Toddo

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    They look great. I can't wait!
     
  33. pnag

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    I see - just a list always makes me feel better :) You could list all those who said they wanted one but mark those who have paid?
     
  34. thorssoli

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    I didn't manage to get the aerators molded yesterday. I wanted to make sure that the paint would have plenty of time to dry:
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    I should be pouring the rubber this morning.
     
  35. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ...and then this happened:
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    Post here if you'd like a kit.

    They're coming out okay:
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  36. Toddo

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    Looks great. So exciting!
     
  37. pnag

    pnag Well-Known Member

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    Gorgeous!!! Love it
     
  38. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Bump for more interest.
     
  39. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I'll be back in the shop and casting more kits tomorrow.

    Post here if you'd like a helmet and I'll PM you with payment info.
     
  40. Imperiala5ylum

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    I'd be in for 1


    For the Empire
     
  41. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    PM sent.
     
  42. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Bump for the day.
     
  43. Sentry02

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    I was looking through the thread but didn't see it. Did you ever get the snowie finished?
     
  44. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Not yet. The dome is nearly smooth and the faceplate is not far behind, but there doesn't seem to be all that much interest in the snowtrooper. I've only had one person chime in and say they want one.
     
  45. Jowe52

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    I'm interested in a flametrooper helmet.
     
  46. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    PM Sent. Anybody else?
     
  47. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Bump for the day.
     
  48. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Good morning, bump.
     
  49. pnag

    pnag Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering if any are ready to ship? :)
     
  50. thorssoli

    thorssoli Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I've got the color coat on the next two helmets. I need to wet sand them, clearcoat them, and then pick out the black parts by hand before adding the aerators and the acrylic for the eye slit:
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    Soon...

    Post here if you'd like one.
     
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