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Daryl's AT-ST Driver build [IGS]
« on: March 17, 2019, 04:30:51 PM »
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My goal is to complete by June 1 to wear in Starlight Parade.
« Last Edit: April 13, 2019, 08:33:05 AM by daryldoak »
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Re: Daryl's AT-ST Driver build
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 04:32:44 PM »
Flight suit from AT-AT Driver:



Krylon helmet paint:

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Re: Daryl's AT-ST Driver build
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2019, 01:56:43 PM »
Picked up my belt and buckle from Brian Pfau today.  They look fantastic!



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Re: Daryl's AT-ST Driver build
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2019, 08:52:35 PM »
looks great so far...can't wait to see what is next.
Look sir,droids!!!!
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Re: Daryl's AT-ST Driver build
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2019, 08:01:42 PM »
BBB day from Intergalactic Supply.

Helmet:






Goggles, greeblies, trim, and chin cup:
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Re: Daryl's AT-ST Driver build
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2019, 03:33:08 PM »
Did a little helmet trimming, removing most of the return edge on the helmet so the trim fits better.

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After:


I also did some sanding on the rangefinder, and added some contour so it fits the shape of the helmet.



Rough fit:


Got my gloves today:


And my boots:


Both fit really well.



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Re: Daryl's AT-ST Driver build
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2019, 04:07:30 PM »
Looking good, Daryl! I still think you should allow me to store a few of my bins in your garage!
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Re: Daryl's AT-ST Driver build
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2019, 05:57:29 PM »
Looking good, Daryl! I still think you should allow me to store a few of my bins in your garage!

Thanks and absolutely (security deposit and first & last month's rent required. No checks or credit cards accepted)
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Re: Daryl's AT-ST Driver build
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2019, 06:27:57 PM »
Trimmed the chin cup.

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After:



And added the cut-outs for the elastic strap (temporary elastic shown in picture):



Continued work on the helmet.

Drilled holes and test fit the back greeblie:



Test with the trim:



Then worked on placement of the rangefinder, disk, and screw cap (trim is there just for visual placement of greeblies):



I'm going to attach the rangefinder before painting (rangefinder is olive, but antenna remains metal), but I have a couple of decisions to make:

Q1.  How to attach the hollow-back rangefinder?  Use screws from behind or just glue the edges? 

A1. To ensure it's secure, I think I'm going to do a combination of both.

Q2. Do I attach the metal antenna before or after painting? 

A2.  I don't think it will be feasible to paint the rangefinder while the antenna is attached, so I was thinking of cutting a little access hole, on the helmet dome, behind the rangefinder.  This will allow me access to the screw to attach the antenna.
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Re: Daryl's AT-ST Driver build [IGS]
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2019, 04:45:00 PM »
I +1 the idea of making the antenna removable. Great work so far!
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Re: Daryl's AT-ST Driver build [IGS]
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2019, 08:24:12 PM »
Made quite a bit of progress since my last update.

I decided to E6000 some bolts into the back of the four corners of the rangefinder. I also decided to not attach the rangefinder before painting.  This made the painting easier since the metal antenna wasn't attached. 

Drilled the holes to attach the rangefinder and screw caps.



IGS suggested that I attach the imperial disks using rivets, so I drilled the holes in those.



Next, I lightly sanded the helmet and the weather improved, so I was able to finally do some painting.  After a few iterations of painting and sanding (to remove runs), I finally got it done.







Today I attached the rangefinder, imperial disks, spine greeblie, and trim.  I'm happy with how it turned out.











Next steps are to add helmet padding (arrives Monday) and the chin strap/cup.
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Re: Daryl's AT-ST Driver build [IGS]
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2019, 07:13:53 AM »
Great looking paint job! Good work!
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Re: Daryl's AT-ST Driver build [IGS]
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2019, 08:07:42 PM »
Received my helmet pads and installed my chin strap/cup.



Helmet is complete.

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