Monday, February 9, 2009

EZ Visor Mod™

So, like I mentioned before, I wanted to take the Hasbro bucket and make it just a tad bit less kiddy-looking.

Therefore after much trial and error (read: about an hour of measuring and cutting while watching Scrubs reruns on WGN), I was able to create the EZ Visor Mod™.

I'll soon post a .PDF template so anyone can download and use for their own enjoyment.

Basically, at this point, I've cut out the mod using a garage sale sign I got for $1.00 at Home Depot (thanks to StormtrooperGuy for the sign idea). Then, using some of my wife's scrapbooking adhesive (Zots), I stuck them in place and viola!

Instant almost-screen accuracy in about an hour!

As you can see, I made them to simply cover the upper cheek area, from the frown up to the upper corners by the ear. It's a way easy way to reduce the overall size of the visor and make it slightly more screen accurate.

The particular sign I used has a slightly yellow tint, but regular hobby styrene is much closer to the Hasbro white. However, if you're going to give the whole thing a paint job, it doesn't really matter.

Also, I didn't bother to fill in any seams or bondo anything, as I didn't want to spend that much time or go to that much effort. I'm not trooping with this and I don't belong to the 501. I tend to only complete projects that I know I can realistically finish in less than a day.

In fact, I'm maybe I'll just form my own fan club - the Legion of Target Troopers. Haha.

-Bardo Fett


  1. Nicely done!! I really liked the paint scheme too on the dome. Keep it up buddy!

  2. Hey dude! Awsome job, really awsome, but could you put here that pdf template for us please? Thanks a lot.