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Hausi

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About Hausi

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    SWAT
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    Urs

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  1. Cool, have fun building! @troopermaster, since when have you added those ridges to the ears, Paul? That's new.
  2. Hey Wayne, swift work on adding the required information and pics, thank you. Man your armor has already seen some tough times obviously. I'll be writing your review tomorrow, cheers mate.
  3. Hi Wayne, welcome to the sandpit and thank you for your interest in joining our deployed troops on Tatooine. I will be taking care of your review. I can already say that your gear looks good and suits you well. Nice job on that TK to TD conversion. Your application is tidy but I still have to ask for some additional imformation and pictures. Please edit your first post and add a link to your 501st profile. I will have to see some detail pics of the following things: -a pic in which you squeeze your handguards showing that they are flexible, either made of rubber or silicone. -a more detailed pic showing the six rivet connecting the ab and kidney. - a close-up of the chest bottom returnedge showing the six screws emulating the original bracket strapping. - a picture showing the strapping on the inside of your armor (don't worry, you do not need to have the screen-used bracket strapping). - a picture of the backside of the male snap on the abdomen on the right. - a picture of the rivets on your knee ammobelt. As soon as I have those, I can start the review, so way to go.
  4. Hey my dirty brothers and sisters, there´s not a lot going on here at the MEPD right now ...seems to be in lockdown mode as well. However, to keep myself and maybe some of you entertained, I revisited an old idea of mine: I have built a Sandtrooper dashboard hula doll about two years ago, I had ordered on of these cute hula dolls on amazon and wanted to modify it, so I also ordered one of these Lego Stormtrooper Commander figures. Sizewise this helmet matches the figure and it´s one of the best-looking miniature helmets out there in my opinion. I had to use my dremel to hollow out the helmet so it would fit on the hula doll´s head. I then just added some weathering to the helmet and glued it on the doll´s head using E6000 and this is what it looks like: Already from the beginning of this project, I noticed that the position of the arms as they are holding the guitar would probably be good to hold something different... so I got myself another figure, took my trusted dremel and got rid of the guitar...which wasn´t as easy as expected because it was reinforced with a little steel rod. I tried to remodel the parts that I had dremeled down and painted them: It was clear that I was going to glue a Black Series T-21 blaster to her hand. I have also put a little more effort into modifying the helmet this time by painting over the black stripes in the traps and tears with some humbrol grey and I then gave it the characteristic "flame" of the Davin Felth helmet, just because I had been building so many of these helmets at the time. The most difficult decision however was whether I should put the helmet on the doll´s head as I had previously done with the first doll... or just glue it down next to her feet? I decided to go for the second option and here´s the finished hula doll: It was a fun little project. Everybody stay safe and healthy, aloha my friends
  5. You are making good progress my friend... Great slippers too!
  6. Love the chipped paint and rusty look, amazing work Björn!
  7. Congrats David, well done! Great pics too, always looking mean and menacing (except for the one in which you are protecting your eyes) That's the way to go!
  8. Thank you Roger When I posted pics on FB, people believed I'd been lucky enough to get a real one... made me happy. But I have to admit I went a little overboard with the nerdism on this project. Back to helmets now.
  9. Thank you Roger and Vincent for the kind words! Roger, I know, I´m such a nerd, I can´t believe it myself... and I´m proud of it. As you were asking for my source of the pleather, got it from ebay, am quite happy with it as it´s only subtly structured. https://www.ebay.de/itm/Automobil-Kunstleder-Meterware-Sitzbezug-Polsterstoff-in-schwarz-150-cm-Breite/372665484347?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=641449882023&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2648 I put on the remaining stickers, assembled it and before weathering, I used Microsoft word to replicate the "220V" sticker and the "WARNING" sticker. original: mine: I just messed around with it until it looked about right, printed them and put a layer of self-adhesive film on top, so it would survive the following weathering. I tried to get the "MIC" and "EAR" stamps on the pleather surround as well but it didn´t work out as planned, so I´m not completely happy with this particular detail. This is what it looks like on Tony´s original: I decided against the techniques I regularly use for weathering, which is watered down black and earth acrylic paint dabbed off with paper towels and used some kind of sponge my wife uses to clean her leather winter boots and refresh the black colour. I just used it as it was and didn´t apply any more shoe polish. I wanted to achieve just a subtle used and greasy effect and I´m happy with it. Finally, for the first time ever, I have used fuller´s earth to do the weathering and while I would never use it on armor, it worked just fine on the radio, making it look dusty and old. And here´s the finished project: And now it´s on display with some of my favourite stuff... maybe one day I will attach it to a pack for some time. That would just add to the realism of having a screen-used radio... with even more holes in the back cover. Cheers mates
  10. Next up was painting. The original Sonix Radio faceplate has some metal edges left and right of the speaker in the middle and the metal shows a little where the paint has worn off, it also looks just a tad bit rusty: pics showing Tony´s radio: my replica: Tony supplies stickers and decals with his kit but I used a white wax crayon to get some paint into the recesses. As it can be seen on the original, I added mesh behind the speaker area:
  11. Hi everyone, I would like to show you some pics of my fake Sonix 75. As some of my friends have real Sonix Victory 75 or Northstar radios, I wanted one too for display purposes, but spending a grand was just not what I wanted to do and as I like to build stuff, I ordered one of Tony´s amazing Sonix World kits which is cast of a real Sonix Victory 75 radio which he owns. You can find him on FB by the way. The kit is top notch, a very high quality cast with all the important little details. This is what you get if you order a kit: With that solid and sturdy faceplate, the kit is heavier than other available kits but that didn´t matter at all as I decided to build this as realistic as possible for display purposes, just to showcase it. So what one has to build oneself is the box you will mount the faceplate to as well as the pleather suround. I´ve built the box from a 2mm black ABS sheet: If you look at the backside of a real radio, you will see that there is a cover made of cardboard covered in pleather too, which is hold in place by two snaps and hides the battery compartment as well as the cable. The following picture was kindly provided by bigwam/Thomas, it´s a screenshot taken from a video which shows him opening his Northstar radio: So this is what I wanted to replicate. It just had to look right, at no time did I plan to add any functional electronics to make it work like a real radio. Let me tell you that drilling all those holes was a pain in the ... I´ve made a template which made it slightly easier: I was at least lucky enough to find a suitable battery compartment for the four so-called mono-cell batteries but it was black and I had to paint it white. I also heat formed the sides of the backplate so I was able to use some tiny screws to attach that battery compartment. the cover had to have the matching holes in it too so it took me quite some time to punch those holes but I also added the stamped in the letters "HONG KONG" as seen on the original. I then build the pleather suround, also had to order a different kind of pleather as the one I had used for my radio builds so far didn´t match the looks of the real deal. Again I cut out cardboard pieces and covered them in pleather, then punched in some holes with the correct pattern and then just used a needle and some thread to emulate the sewing.
  12. Thanks Dan and Roger! Without your great reference pics, I wouldn't have been able to do this, so thanks again for providing them Roger. I'm sure your helmet will turn out great, good things are worth waiting for, cheers mate
  13. Great work Roger, love the duct tape! It seems to me that we truly are similar detail nuts.
  14. I had a Lego Stormtrooper Commander helmet lying around, those are in my opinion the best miniature helmet out there but the come with unpainted ears and the lines inside the traps and tears, so I painted the ears and also painted over the lives and finally used a toothpick to apply the specific weathering details for the "Look Sir, droids" helmet to have a "mini me" version. Final shot shows the two Anon Stormtrooper HDPE helmets I have built. Cheers mates
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