Scout Trooper Helmet Mod

Right, I know it’s not comic art but it was something I really wanted to do. I couldn’t really afford to buy a top quality Scout Trooper helmet and they are quite hard to get hold of. So I got a Rubies. These are renowned as being of poor shape and quality. I then modified the helmet as best I could.

This is what it started like. Bad I know.

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Then I removed the lenses, snout detail and ear detail and applied a basic reshape.

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Then added steel rods to hold it in shape, sanded the whole thing and sprayed it with primer ready for spraying.

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Then I spayed it with several coats of gloss white.

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Next I added the padding and lining with help from my wife.

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Next I finished it with details such as ear mesh, lenses, snout detail and decals.

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Comparisons from old to new and compared to the movie helmet.

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