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    Aug 24, 2008, 4:12 AM - problems with my AP lid #1

    so the front of my lid looks decent, but when i turn it, i see this

    A HORRIBLE GAP, D:

    this is only on the right side. is this normal? or should i try to fix it?

    thanks in advance

    also, forgive the horrible picture quality
  2. HeadlessHunter's Avatar
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    Aug 24, 2008, 4:18 AM - Re: problems with my AP lid #2

    That is normal, its a common misconception that the trooper helmets were pristine and tidy, in reality most of them were sloppily assembled and painted, I would leave it alone, I have 3 TE helmets and they are all similar
  3. Aug 24, 2008, 10:29 AM - Re: problems with my AP lid #3

    I agree, this is normal. Mines the same.
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    Aug 24, 2008, 11:31 AM - Re: problems with my AP lid #4

    Mines the same bro and i also have an AP. as long as the front is good your fine. Also If you look at old references the suits look like they were built with rusty spoons!.. dont sweat it.
  5. I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Aug 24, 2008, 1:45 PM - Re: problems with my AP lid #5

    Gaps on mine too.
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    Aug 24, 2008, 3:48 PM - Re: problems with my AP lid #6

    Quote gbeef said:
    the suits look like they were built with rusty spoons!


    sorry, I couldn't resist
  7. Aug 24, 2008, 5:27 PM - Re: problems with my AP lid #7

    I have an AP, mine doesnt have as much of a gap. But what i did was slowly trim the ear to fit the shape of the helmet. BUT, like was mentioned a few times before, the originals were sloppily assembled, so its not that big a deal. If it bugs you, you can get new ears and just trim them slowly, trial and error, trim a little, check fit, repeat until your happy. =)
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    Aug 24, 2008, 7:09 PM - Re: problems with my AP lid #8

    Yes, thats exactly how the helmets go. I got a TE helmet where Matt put it together before sending it to me. The gaps on that were just about the same, so you did good.
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    Aug 24, 2008, 10:44 PM - Re: problems with my AP lid #9

    just another voice on the "that's normal" front

    the real suits were a mess, and the AP kit carries over a lot of that.
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    Aug 24, 2008, 11:29 PM - Re: problems with my AP lid #10

    i have another question kind sirs, the tube stripes that came with the helmet have 13 stripes, but when i see the older helmets, they only have eleven. what is the correct number?

    this might be a really stupid question, but after spending some time painting/removing paint from the helmet made me a bit dizzy...
  11. Aug 24, 2008, 11:46 PM - Re: problems with my AP lid #11

    haha i believe 11 is correct, hence why thats what i put on mine. plus you may notice that 13 wont fit anyway =)
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    Aug 25, 2008, 12:08 AM - Re: problems with my AP lid #12

    Oh when you apply them make sure you have them the right way!... (from personal experince!!!!)
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    Aug 25, 2008, 12:53 AM - Re: problems with my AP lid #13

    lol, thanks guys. well, i messed up on one side, but its not that bad

    =/
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    Aug 26, 2008, 2:09 AM - Re: problems with my AP lid #14

    I ditched the decals and painted my stripes using automotive pinstripping as a mask. Worked GREAT as the real stripes are not all exactly identical. The number of tube stripes also varies by the way. Ah the beauty of asymmetry.
    Last edited by ShocKWavE; Aug 26, 2008 at 2:15 AM.
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    Aug 26, 2008, 9:17 AM - Re: problems with my AP lid #15

    asymmetry is the new symmetry lol. But really the gap is totally screen accurate and my AP had it as well. These helmets were thrown together pretty hastily for the movie.
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    Aug 28, 2008, 5:46 PM - Re: problems with my AP lid #16



    well here it is guys. thanks for all the help. i just need some nylon webbing to make a harness for the armor

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