My friend told me about this Star Wars merchandising. It’s a miniature stormtrooper helmet filled with candy, stickers and a small toy. Honestly, I was more interested in the helmet itself because it seemed to be of perfect scale for my dolls. There was an obstacle in my way, of course – I had to go to a particular supermarket. Welcome to The Social Anxiety House of Horror! I hate supermarkets in the city centre, all the crowds of people, an ultimate mix of confused tourists, shopping citizens, screaming children, yelling parents, discount-hunting seniors, food-hoarding gypsies, everyone. But there was no choice. I bought two helmets because two stormtroopers are always better than just one (think: guard of honor), and to have a replacement in case of breaking.
The helmet has a perfect scale for a MSD doll. However, it’s about the same size as Erik’s head itself. It can only be worn instead of his head and not on it. I planned it anyway because I didn’t want to damage his face-up. The helmet looked a bit small to me first but Erik’s head is proportionally larger, compared to rest of his body, making him more doll-like.
Now it comes to cutting. The carving was about 1 cm deeper than marked on the picture below. I used an exacto knife – the plastic was thin and soft enough – and a smooth file to finish edges. The back part of this helmet got just a small round cut to finish the neck hole.
Well… please excuse a missing armor. (And a missing head but shhhh! Makes no difference!) I’ll may make it someday. The helmet could use some brushing and weathering too.
Lazy shore leave day…
With just a helmet, I can’t really photoshoot any Star Wars story (NO, there’s not going to be any porn! You have loads of other websites for that!). But, I might have a photoshoot idea anyway. It wouldn’t be that devious. Just a little.