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It has been years ago since I posted a build thread here or any other forum, now I feel it’s time again... The ones that know me for longer know that i’m not a trooping member but mostly a Star Wars collector. Normally I have more than one project going on and most are long-time projects as i’m always trying to be as accurate as possible and I won’t show pictures until I’m happy with the result. After a long absence from prop building it looks like i’m Back in business and started working on TD stuff again... There will be a backpack build thread sooner or later but I decided to start with my Davin Helmet #1. Davin Helmet #1 because this might be the first of at least 3-4 Davin helmet builds. In the last past years I packed various helmets into storage while I took a break from prop building. In storage right now: Gino V2, Gino HDPE, RS Propmasters First run and a RS Propmasters HDPE helmet... I highly prefer Davin’s Helmet to all other TD helmets, mostly because of its more bright look, please let me know the correct english word for it! You know: And I have to admit that I fell in love on first sight when I found Art Andrews breathtaking Davin Felth replica over a decade ago. Heads up, Art! I’m still in love when I look at his old pictures and I really hope he will build a even better TD somewhen as he has sold this beauty years ago... For those who haven’t seen (where have you been?) here’s the https://tk386.com/backpacks/ I know we have new specs after all that was found in the last years but hey, it’s a Beauty nonetheless, right? Sooooo, I decided to start with the Gino V2 helmet, RS First run will be next.... ( and before you ask, I actually flipped a coin for this decision.... HDPE’s will be coming later...) Not too many pictures, but just a few sneak preview shots... Assembly was a real pain in the afterpart... don’t know if it was me or the cap and face were cut a little to tiny but it took me hours to get a look I can live with. Like I said I can be very anal about small details that matter to me, which might be completely irrelevant to others... MONK! I then started working on the eyes which are very specific on the Davin helmet.... Not completely finished yet but I think it’s a good start... what do you think? Frown cutting will be next before painting! I’m going for HDPE base color followed by red primer and finally paint chipped white... Keeping it as accurate as possible for now. (It hurts a little bit to even think of painting Gino’s helmets, they are just too gorgeous even without accurate paint! I have always been a fanboy for Gino’s helmets and armor... ) I hope to get back soon with updates.... (meanwhile keep an eye open for my upcoming backpack parts research or maybe backpack build thread - of course long-time project)
Hey all! Hope you are fine. I wanted to start this thread for some time now, but never had enough time. So... I have noticed, and I am sure that most of you have too, that Sadtrooper armor and helmet looks very different from Stromtrooper one. Not talking about the finish ang accesories, but about the armor and how it fits the actors. I think Sandtroopers actors might have been a bit shorter than Stormtrooper actors, and that is why it looks different, but also have another theory. So we can see that TDs in ANH look a bit more, "wide", looks like if armor was assembled to fit larger people than TK. But if actors were shorter, armor would appear wider, cause parts would sit closer to each other due to lesser height of actors. Yes, that sounds right... but... Have you noticed how the helmets practically sit over the actors shoulders? Check this two shots: We can clearly see that the TK is thinner and the TD looks wider, but also that the helmet sits lower on the TK. So, appart from the height, which should not be more than an inch or maybe two, could it be that the Sandtrooper insides had no Foam??? I mean, we have seen this and accept it as the interior of screen used armor. But, can anyone confirm that TD buckets had it too? Maybe yes, and this will end in one reply and we will only stick to the different build of actors theory... but could it be that Screen Used Sandtroopers helmets had no foam??? I can only say, interesting. What do you guys think. And more important, what do you know. Hope to have some experts in the matter thowing some light on this matter! Saludos Juan.