Sergiu/Jkno's Imperial Command Center

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I just got the Shepperton Design Studios SDS Stormtrooper Hero helmet. I know about the controversy regarding Andrew Ainsworth, but this doens't take away a bit from the high quality product he makes.




 
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Spookymufu said:
thats bad ass! I want one but I'd have to take a loan out on my house!
Thanks. I know what you mean. My girlfriend made this birthday present. But it usually takes 3-4 weeks to be done, so it arrived just now.

dinix said:
stand looks great
Thanks. It is different from MR/eFX and I like it

And some more pics:









 
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Congrats,to your cool new helmet !!!
 
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Great new helmet Sergiu !
I have the SDS stunt, and regardless of the controversy..this piece holds its own cause its made by the original maker for the film ANH.
I know i'd rather have Andrews helmet over some random factory made one with no connection to the movie.
 
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catch said:
Congrats,to your cool new helmet !!!
Thanks my friend!

Herb said:
Great new helmet Sergiu !
I have the SDS stunt, and regardless of the controversy..this piece holds its own cause its made by the original maker for the film ANH.
I know i'd rather have Andrews helmet over some random factory made one with no connection to the movie.
I know what you mean. There might be problems with AA's ideas about the Stormtrooper sculpt etc., but still he does a great job. And he indeed pulled the moulds for the ANH helmets.

Darth_Finger said:
Dig the hero look. Nice score on the helmet
Thanks Johnny.

This and other things wouldn't have been possible without the help of my girlfriend.
 
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Love that helmet!!!
 
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Also the armor arrived, but waiting for the mannequin (already on its way to me) and boots (they will come after 10th April)




 
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Thank you. Stay tuned for pics with the Stormtrooper corner when ready.
 
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Oh how i envy you Sergiu !

Congratulations on the armour. I think AAs armour has to be my grail i'd love to own a set.
 
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Wow congrat's on the comlink,ST helmet and armour.Very awesome stuff you have Sergiu,all that added to your already cool collection.
 
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Sergiu, where do you live, exact address please, I want to come "visit" when your not home......


j/k of course, I cant even fathom buying something like that, I would really have to sell my car for that...congrats man, thats awesome, cant wait to see it on the mannequin.
 
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Herb said:
Oh how i envy you Sergiu !

Congratulations on the armour. I think AAs armour has to be my grail i'd love to own a set.
Thanks Herb. I know it was for me as well. I also know there might be others more accurate, but my girlfriend paying 2/3 of this for my birthday I couldn't say no.
And the quality is there nevertheless.


MasterAbsinthe said:
Wow congrat's on the comlink,ST helmet and armour.Very awesome stuff you have Sergiu,all that added to your already cool collection.
Thanks old buddy.
As you could see, I really slowed down lately, had a past year which was not that good, but at least started this one with a big step.


Spookymufu said:
Sergiu, where do you live, exact address please, I want to come "visit" when your not home......


j/k of course, I cant even fathom buying something like that, I would really have to sell my car for that...congrats man, thats awesome, cant wait to see it on the mannequin.
Thank you. I always dreamed of having a 1:1 Stormtooper in the house. A helmet was ok to have (eFX LE & MR CE) but never enough. My girlfriend knew this and thus decided to help me in buying the Stormie for my birthday. Thus in February I had my order in, but you have to waiut for 4 about weeks for the armor and helmet to be ready. BTW my neighbor is Dracula


Anyway please stay in touch for updates. Mannequin should arrive soon, then the boots and I also intend to get a display for him, but this will be later.
 
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Can't wait to see the finished Trooper Sergiu!!!
 
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Right on
Your going to love having a 1:1 stormtrooper standing around. Right now I am working on a 1:1 sandtrooper. Full size troopers rule
 
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Thanks Catch!
I know what you mean Johnny, 1:1 is great in any collection.
In fact getting this started when I read a Rebelscum thread. And seeing Johnny's armors made me think last year about this too. I always wanted a 1:1 Stormie, now he is here.

Now I need the boots and the neck seal because he is barefoot LOL. I even intend to remove the plaque from the SDS helmet stand, and put it on a separate plaque stand at the feet of Gigel (my Stormie's name is George or Gheorghe in Romanian - and the diminutive name is Gigel/Gigi)


It was hard as hell to assemble Gigel. The mannequin is excellent quality, came from Morplan UK, it is flexible, with moving hands and rotating neck. It has a solid wire inside it so I can pose him, but not for now. He is very heavy and made of strong foam covered in velvet or something similar.

It comes with a neck wire if I want to hang him from the ceiling (but wouldn't work with the helmet on too well), and with a sturdy metal square base and a metal rod that can be inserted in his back - you can adapt the height of the rod easily - really neat. I went with the metal rod option and it stays in the back between the 2 back armor parts.

The armor is really cool, and it is made professionally despite what anyone thinks. There might be others more accurate or so but this is a really high quality armor. It comes with all the velcros and connectors and fits almost all body sizes with minor adjustments.

Some initial pics later.
 
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1:1 Stormtroopers rock and I love that SDS helmet (not sure about that stand though). I know many aren't fans of his but I think he makes pretty cool helmets. Your trooper is going to look great and I can't wait to see him!!

By the by, what boots are you going for?
 
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Thanks FS and intwenothor. The SDS stand is quite cool, though unusual shaped. The good thing about it is that you can raise the pole as much as you want, thus you can even display a Royal Guard for example or an AT-AT Driver with chest box.



Two fast shots, more detailed ones soon - for now Gigel (my Stormie) is barefoot:




 
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Marvelous. Simply lovely. They take a while to get used to I remember. Having man sized items standing around sometimes makes you think there's someone in the house and can occasionally give you a little jump from time to time. He does look great though. Really happy for you comrade.

What boots did you order though? I'd like to know as mine is still barefoot. He only sports white socks. I've looked at a few different types but I'm not sure.

Congrats though. You're a lucky chap!
 
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intwenothor said:
Marvelous. Simply lovely. They take a while to get used to I remember. Having man sized items standing around sometimes makes you think there's someone in the house and can occasionally give you a little jump from time to time. He does look great though. Really happy for you comrade.

What boots did you order though? I'd like to know as mine is still barefoot. He only sports white socks. I've looked at a few different types but I'm not sure.

Congrats though. You're a lucky chap!
Trust me it happened, there were a few times when I got to bathroom and when returning I said "WTH?!!!" and a small shock
At least it is white, if having a Vader or Blackhole Stormie then even scarier. LOL I also intend to get him a blaster and a holster later, and to add an imperial insignia/logo on the square base. And maybe find a pose for him, though neutral standing pose like he is waiting for Vader or Emperor is quite impressive too. I also thought of having him hold a holo image of the Emperor (like Cmdr. Cody), but not sure if I want his hand so far in the front. Will think about this.

As for boots I chose Caboots at the advice of Andrew and another friend.
 
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Huge congrats!!! The helmet is great alone, but you went to the endzone! You must be smiling from ear to ear.
 
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Thanks for the first pics,it looks fantastic!!!!!!!
 
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Thanks guys. But the pics are just the first ones taken, more will come later.
 
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Darth_Finger said:
Awesome pics
looking good
Thanks old buddy. You know that your threads about armor build and also intwenothor's thread made me think of getting this. And my girlfriend really helped. Johnny I might send you a PM with some questions since you are a specialist in assembling Stormies and armors


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