stormie question

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    stormie question

    I was wondering what color # testors i could use to paint the frown and the buttons on the abdomen. if i can get better paint some where else. like home depot or walmart and such, a recommendation would be nice

    any and all help is greatly appreciated

    also, finals are a pain in the you know where

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    Re: stormie question

    From what I remember, Testors # 1138 is the one.

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    Re: stormie question

    Also, Vader Dave on the stormtrooper board offers prepainted buttons in the correct colors and size for a nominal price

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    Re: stormie question

    I did some research before I repainted my MR CE Stormie bucket, and I guess the most widely "accepted" gray is Humbrol #5 (Admiralty Gray) followed very closely by Testors #1138.
    The Testors is probably much easier to find. At least it was for me!

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    Re: stormie question

    So, I finished the helmet, but i have a problem


    The helmet is way too small for me, i mean, i can corkscrew it on and thats hard enough.
    So what can i cut from the bottom, can someone do some fancy photoshoping/ms painting to show me whats ok.

    thanks again.

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    Re: stormie question

    nyoron said: View Post
    So, I finished the helmet, but i have a problem


    The helmet is way too small for me, i mean, i can corkscrew it on and thats hard enough.
    So what can i cut from the bottom, can someone do some fancy photoshoping/ms painting to show me whats ok.

    thanks again.

    Yeah, a lot of people have that problem with the AP bucket, myself included. The most that I've seen just put it on sideways, but you can trim it back. I suggest you go here and look around. http://forum.whitearmor.net/index.php? You'll find much more archived information on the subject than you would here.


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    Re: stormie question

    Testors #1138
    thats a funny coincedence

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    Re: stormie question

    one more question

    for the people that have AP armour and a CE helmet, is the color difference similar to this?

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    Re: stormie question

    I don't have either, but I do know a think about TKs.

    That looks correct. MR is bright white, where the raw AP has a bit of a "blue" to it. It's the ABS that has the tint. All ABS has some color variations, and it's never "true" white.

    You can either leave it as is or paint it to match your completed suit. It's next to impossible to match "white" plastic so most just pick a paint and paint everything to match.

    It's not just a problem for AP, it's all ABS armor that's unpainted.

    Another example is the FX kit. When you buy a complete kit, you don't need to paint (everything is from the same run of plastic). However, if you change buckets or get replacement parts, there will be slight variations to the shade/color of white. Odd I know, it's true. So your options then become paint the entire suit, get a new kit, or live with the slight color changes.

    Did you get the trim done on the neck? I would suggest you take a little more off the front (if you have not already done so). It's 100% normal to put your bucket on sideways.

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    Re: stormie question

    corkscrewing the helmet on is how most folks do it. i shaved a *tiny* bit out from under the chin on mine to make it more pleasant... less than 1/4". i wouldn't want to go any further for fear of looking like the new rubies stormie.

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    Re: stormie question

    well, the circumference of my head is about 62 centimeters, lol. =[

    But I shaved a bit all around and it fits if i corkscrew it on and shove it down, haha.

    Thanks for all the help so far gentlemen.

    William
    Last edited by nyoron; May 20, 2008 at 8:01 PM.

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