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  2. What secret? The colour? Today i had the first fitting. Everything fits perfectly. Biceps, forearms are only fixed with tape, now I'll stick the rubber on. Then shorten the belt and the shims. Then I'll think about the helmet.
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  4. Impressive, most impressive. Amazing work on those shims, please, do tell us the secret Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk
  5. Nice job on blending those shims! It's one of the things that I'm not crazy about doing, but I'm impressed with the finished result! Can you tell us which colour and brand of paint you used for anyone wanting to do the same thing please?
  6. Today, a little work on the kidney. Yesterday glued, today filled, sanded and painted. But only in the grinding area. Found a color that exactly matches the ABS.
  7. I have one of these helmets on order (for about a year now I think) excited for when they finally ship, they look worth the wait for sure.
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  9. Just a little bit of work today. Prepared for widening: Sand down the ABS plate to 0.3mm so that the transition fits, bend and glue on the counterplate. Adjust Bells & Biceps:
  10. Congrats on landing this position bro!
  11. hello guys who can i get the pack #5 greeblie for top right side? looking to finish up my pack.
  12. Used a vacation day and continued working: Shoulder rubbers revised and a snap button sewn on: The rest is almost done: Tonight I sewed and glued hooks on the elastic: What is still to be done? - Adjusting the shoulder bells and biceps - Attach a widening to the kidney (i'm a little bigger ...) - Build a helmet. I have four kits here (DA, RWA, TM & RS). I still have to choose one.
  13. Some people specialize in retrieve files from drives, im just saying, there is hope. I noticed that, yes, the curve and thickness of the stripes vary even in the same line of stripes. The thickness seems to be something around 3mm, but as you said, that, for sure varies among the helmets. Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk
  14. They are not broken, but they are old. I am not computer savvy and don't know how to retrieve them. 15mm is a good size for the tube stripes, though some may be shorter or longer by 1mm or 2mm. They didn't use a stencil for the stripes but it's obvious they used tape to mask the edges, so that's where there will be a slight difference in stripe width from helmet to helmet. The amount of curve on the stripes vary too.
  15. Again, first time i see that one. And the drives, are they broken? By the way Paul, ┬┐are the tube stripes around 15mm tall? I read that in some thread that i cant find now Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk
  16. Here's another. Like I said, any others are on my old hard drive that I cannot access. In fact, I have 2 that date back 20 years - both have some rare photos of helmets and armour.
  17. omfg.... is the first time i see that one. Paul, if it is not too much to ask, can you please post the rest of the photos?
  18. I got this one and there are more out there. I have more on my old hard drive but cannot access them.
  19. Well, good to know that i can stop looking for more Sent from my GM1900 using Tapatalk
  20. There are no more reference pics of this helmet, at least none that I know of, I am sorry. But these should actually work fine.
  21. is somewhere in the net or someone hard drive more photos of that screen used helmet?, specifically the tube stripes
  22. Work for this day is done. Yesterday I removed all returnedges of the forearms (inner elbow curve and wrist), cut the forearms a bit and glued them together. Today I cut the coverstripes according to Paul's pictures. Thighs are also cropped and dry. Yes, my coverstripes are 15 mm on the biceps and forearms. Thighs are 20 mm. I had to do 24 mm on the lower legs because of my calves. I already had it with my old armor, you don't notice (the big boy in the front): And here my daily work:
  23. This is the way! The less precise you are when building the armour, especially when cutting the joining strips and finishing them, the more accurate your armour will look. I know it's hard for some people but in order to look like the troopers on screen, you have to build your armour the same way. You can still take great care and pay attention to what you are doing, but focus more on authenticity rather than ideally, and the end results will be much better in my opinion. Another thing that most people focus on too much (and I think you have too) is sticking to the 15mm width on the strips on the arms and 20mm on the legs. It's common for the strips on the arms to be 20mm and the legs 25mm, and these sizes look better when you are a bigger guy. Look at the strips on this guy. They look to be 18-20mm wide on both the biceps and forearms.
  24. Lars, this is a absolute great trooper. But note, you need a Backpack for Level 2. Regards, bigwam
  25. Name: Lars Boller Legion ID. TD-90874 https://www.501st.com/members/displaymember.php?userID=26563&costumeID=2 Forum Name: larsb Garrison: German Garrison I want to replicate the Docking Bay Capitan v2(Tuck and Roll). The Trooper wears only 2 Pouches on the belt and no pouch on the shoulder. Here 1-2 Reference pictures for full resolution, click on the pic Bucket Armor # Belt, Pouches Boots, Gloves,Ppauldron,neckseal fast upload service Blaster T-21 greetings lars
  26. The forearms were actually done. After Paul's post, I took everything apart again. Returnedges all cut off. Cut the forearms there like Paul said. When I found pictures on his FB page, it all made sense to me: This coverstripe gave me a headache. But now that I see it cut off, everything was clear. The shins are finished in front. I know they're a bit wider, but I have big calves. I had to do it like this with the Latvian. Based on the pictures I cut the stripes accordingly: Before that, I had shown German thoroughness. Everything exactly in the middle. The ends are nice and clean, rounded off, no sharp edges. Like my first trooper (photo below): Then I saw these pictures and the pictures of Paul and I thought F *** off. No more thoroughly. Let's make it accurate: corners, edges, sharp corners, crooked and crooked ... The day's work is done. Biceps ready, shins almost, forearms dry, thighs trimmed.
  27. Thanks. I have since repainted over the chipped off parts and will tone that back a bit. Interested to see your binoculars especially how you weathered them.
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