So, over Thanksgiving break, I decided to try and do something about it because Hasbro isn't budging and their recent presentation photos show they are still using a bulky helmet for Phase 2 clones, which I feel is beyond ridiculous.
Here's what I did... and what you need if you want to try this yourself.
Step 1 - Gather the following:
- Clone VC # 45 body
- ROTS style non-removable helmet
- Hot glue gun
Step 2 - Insert hot glue into the non-removable helmet
Step 3 - Allow glue to dry, then dremel a small hole into the dried glue
Step 4 - Place non-removable helmet onto the body
Step 5 - Repeat as desired
Step 6 - Take photos of what Hasbro SHOULD have made, which probably would have resulted in much greater success for TVC
...so, there you go. So easy, even Hasbro can do it (but I have a feeling they won't).
...and after a while, I painted these guys, giving them a bit of weathering. I actually painted these guys extensively, but it really doesn't show up too much in the pics.