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Hello mates
 
Yesterday was my first Big Brown Box Day, I'm starting the build today, as you can read in the title is a troopermaster armor and guys, is a very nice armor, with very defined lines and a notable organic look, the abs that Paul uses feels well made, flexible but fairly sturdy.
 
Is amazing how asymmetric some pieces are, specially the ear caps, you will see in the pics.
 
I'm so happy with this armor, i herad that Paul sculps the molds for his armors and i have to say, he is a true artist and i feel that is an honor have the opportunity to own one of his armors.
 
As usual in this threads, all your recommendations, advices and suggestions are espected and more than welcome.e2cc5772464409453471f2e46a33be00.jpg
 
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I already cut the teeth out, and part of the eyes84ee601e6070c8adc9518418b1ba7397.jpgc35caeec50e9fe4f590b7825b3a85b22.jpg7e580fd15839aceddff98cc18170f62c.jpg

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Cool, have fun building! :duim:

@troopermaster, since when have you added those ridges to the ears, Paul? That's new. 

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3 hours ago, Hausi said:

Cool, have fun building! :duim:

@troopermaster, since when have you added those ridges to the ears, Paul? That's new. 

Since I finally got my @$$ in gear and modded the moulds. I know a lot of people struggle with the ears so I added the trim lines  :)

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Nice to see you started a build thread, Daniel.

Let's see some new photos of your progress

Yeah it is necessary, i will show as muh as possible of the build.

 

By the way@troopermaster, do you still recommend this measurements? Not 25 on the back of the thighs?(Pic below)

 

And what is the difference between the humbrol 14 blue and the 221? Why do you use the 221 and the 14 for the legion?d6a112209e7b21cc90e75c19e5e08643.jpg

 

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Cool, have fun building! :duim:
[mention=110]troopermaster[/mention], since when have you added those ridges to the ears, Paul? That's new. 
I think is great the add of cutting lines as a guide.

Building the helmet took me like 4 days, and is not painted yet, it was super difficult for me as a newbie. I know, i shouldn't start for the helmet but... Rookie mistake.

Pictures coming soon

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Oh don't worry, starting with the helmet is actually a good idea, I always did it that way. Looking forward to seeing your progress. :duim:

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I don't know where you got that quote from but I don't ever remember stating those measurements. Here is what I do recommend:

Arms - 15-17mm wide

Legs - 20-22mm wide

Calf backs - 25mm wide

 

For the tube stripes:

#14 501st

#221 screen accurate

I would prefer to use #221 on all my 1.5mm gloss ABS builds but the 501st like you to use #14 which is not the correct colour.

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I don't know where you got that quote from but I don't ever remember stating those measurements. Here is what I do recommend:
Arms - 15-17mm wide
Legs - 20-22mm wide
Calf backs - 25mm wide
 
For the tube stripes:
#14 501st
#221 screen accurate
I would prefer to use #221 on all my 1.5mm gloss ABS builds but the 501st like you to use #14 which is not the correct colour.
Lol, Is a quote from 2006, That is exactly why i wanted to ask you that again, maybe, in that time you thought it was correct, but as more things we learn about the production of the movies, specifically about the tk/td armors, we change some things about the way we make the builds.  

In regards to the colours, #221 is for both? TK and TD?

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Oh don't worry, starting with the helmet is actually a good idea, I always did it that way. Looking forward to seeing your progress. :duim:
Well i say that because i have read here many saying that the helmet is one of the most difficult parts of the entire build.

In fact i almost damage the whole thing, i cutted a chunk from sides of the sides and top of faceplate and later notice that it will be a nightmare align the helmet properly, which it was, if not for Paul's help, i don't know how that helmet would have looked, or, if i would have ever been able to put it together at all.

Now i know that, at least, TM helmets dont need trimming on the faceplate, except down in the neck rim after verifying with the s-trim.

Take a look to this photos of my helmet from almost all angles, tell me what do you think?bcb2d56b1487f5cf582d0e39123ac64c.jpgde8932d8767ba66b4cb57e1b0308f17e.jpg5725e388546b2dba4282c8f7d256ef2a.jpga5257aa76103b6fec7879b8a554c2378.jpg929871c243d4ebf1d123ad9147bb73d3.jpga42da44516fc299fbf70ef5a6f794a8e.jpg

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Yeah, first cut's the most difficult. But hey, you and Paul have done a great job saving it, looks great! :duim:

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