Installed glasses in helmet

I wear glasses. For those of you contemplating wearing your storm trooper helmet with your glasses it can be done, but it’s definitely not comfortable. I found an old pair of glasses with the prescription being close enough that they were usable and proceeded to install them directly into my helmet. So now I have a prescription storm trooper helmet. 🙂

Armor Party!

We all get together with new members of the garrison to help answer questions as they build their armor to become full members of the 501st. The latest our party had a good turnout with a lot of extra work being done on the armor and a few full members who decided to get a second set of armor and put them together. Good people, good food, good conversation = an awesome time.

here’s were having two people helps to get the shoulder straps lined up correctly.
Great turn out for a great armor party.
Fred shows us how he builds his stormtrooper armor

Lining up the shin seams

It took a while but I was able to line up the seams on my shins. I have big calves and skinny ankles so fitment was a definite art not science. They definitely lol a ton better now that I fixed the mix up for the anovos numbering. They just didn’t look right when I was initially trying to piece them together. After swapping a left to a right it all fell into place. 

back view of the shins after fixing the seams. needed some help from the wife for this.
  1. I am currently using the anovos hook and loop to hold the calves together. I will be swapping it out for the elastic and bra hook set up you can find on . A lot of people went that route. I decided that since I was learning, what better way to learn but on a fastener system that I knew I could remove easily. 

Anovos belt modifications

I follower UKSWRATH’s initial build as I was not going for centurion. I will eventually swap out the belt for a Kittel special but I was approved with anovos with no issues. 


i hand sewed on the small velcro patch after removing it to get behind it.
front side of the velcro patch before removing it.
what it looks like now from further away
i removed the two top chicago rivet/screws. they simply unscrew btw. no need to “force” (no pun intended) them. once removed ,cut a section of cloth from behind the velcro area that is only thru a single side and then cut out two curcles just big enough to cover the holes from the removed screws. i used simple white cloth glue and clamped them after linkng up the cloth “grain”.
It was literally that easy. Approval can be yours for about two hours of sewing and cutting and gluing.