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ATA Works Stormtrooper Helmet Kit Build

ATA Works Stormtrooper Helmet Kit Build

Postby Spack » Sat May 02, 2015 10:04 am

I've just had confirmation that my latest project has been despatched from Miami and is on its way to me. Might be a couple of weeks before it arrives, but that will give me a chance to pick up the appropriate paints and watch plenty of build videos to try to make sure I don't mess up the kit.

Will post pics when it arrives, but for now I'll leave a little teaser. Move along, there's one set for stun, look sir droids.

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Re: My next modeling project ...

Postby estarriol » Sat May 02, 2015 1:56 pm

These are not the droids you are looking for....
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Re: My next modeling project ...

Postby Spack » Sat May 02, 2015 4:07 pm

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Re: My next modeling project ...

Postby Taumaul » Sat May 02, 2015 4:09 pm

Sorry Dan but "Aren't you a little short to be a Storm Trooper?"
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Re: My next modeling project ...

Postby Spack » Sat May 02, 2015 4:47 pm

Apparently I'm just right at 5' 9". I will also state now for the record that I not getting a suit of stormtrooper armour.
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Re: My next modeling project ...

Postby Taumaul » Sat May 02, 2015 5:04 pm

Lol, bet you wish you were! :P
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Re: My next modeling project ...

Postby estarriol » Sat May 02, 2015 5:27 pm

He could get Barneys suit, it is cheap but the amount of disinfectant needed to make it safe is astronomic!
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Re: My next modeling project ...

Postby Spack » Sat May 02, 2015 5:38 pm

I think I'd need to lose a little weight before I could get into a suit. Also a lot of work to build, or very expensive for a pre built suit. There is a company doing a special price if $350 on a full suit kit if ordered by Monday, but I don't have that much to spare and the suit wouldn't ship Tull the end if the year.

I do however have an ATA Works ABS stormtrooper stunt helmet kit on the way. When it arrives I'll post up a build blog. Been wanting to get a helmet since I was a kid, finally decided to get one and hopefully picked up a decent one for a good price.

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Re: My next modeling project ...

Postby Spack » Sun May 03, 2015 2:46 pm

The package has left Chicago. With luck the next stop will be here in the UK :)
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Re: My next modeling project ...

Postby Angelwing » Mon May 04, 2015 8:22 am

Chicago? I hope you have a smuggler in a fast ship to get it past Elliot Ness.
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Re: My next modeling project ...

Postby Spack » Mon May 04, 2015 11:38 am

Yesterday I popped into my local Hobby Craft store to buy the correct Humbrol paints (all the local model shops have gone out of business, so no other shops carry Humbrol paints :( ) and found that both #85 Coal Black (vocoder, mics, traps/tears lining) and #14 French Blue (tube stripes) were out of stock (and no other colours were), I suspect there could be a large number of Stormtroopers in the area 8O Have ordered the required paints online from Wonderland Models (used them before for Tamiya paints, very quick delivery and cheap) along with various tools ready for the build, now just need the helmet - which is currently sat at O'Hare International airport in Chicago according to USPS. Hopefully it'll arrive later this week, assuming customs don't hold onto it for a while.
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Re: My next modeling project ...

Postby Spack » Wed May 06, 2015 7:02 pm

First package for this build has arrived, unfortunately not the helmet though (looks to be stuck in customs at Heathrow for 2 days, probably going to be there a while knowing my luck).

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Also ended up ordering a foam pad and elastic straps that match the original movie versions, as well as a vinyl template for the tube stripes, all from Trooperbay the US. Should now have everything I need to build the helmet true to the original movie version.


EDIT: Woo, just got email confirmation that the helmet kit has been processed through Heathrow, hopefully I'll have it in hand Monday or Tuesday. The Trooperbay order hasn't left the US yet though.
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Re: My next modeling project ...

Postby Spack » Tue May 12, 2015 11:01 am

After being held up in customs for a few days, I finally received a large box today :)

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Will post more pics later. Should be able to start trimming and sanding tonight or tomorrow.
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Re: My next modeling project ...

Postby Talus » Wed May 13, 2015 12:02 am

must... contain... jokes...
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Re: My next modeling project ...

Postby estarriol » Wed May 13, 2015 10:12 am

Yea Talus, I thought he might be a little short for a stormtrooper too....
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