We Produce the most AUTHENTIC replica helmets + Armour from the first starwars film.

[A New Hope 1976]

A Ainsworth 1976, outside Shepperton Design Studios.

A Ainsworth 1976, outside Shepperton Design Studios.

At SDS we are committed to producing the highest quality helmets, armour and props available. We originally created iconic characters such as the Stormtrooper in 1976 and use the legacy moulds from the first production to maintain an incredible level of accuracy. Our skilled craftsmen use the same materials and techniques used in 1976 to make todays replica. Every product we make is overseen by Andrew Ainsworth, the original creator.

 
 
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“I made no sketches, no models, no engineering drawings. I sculpted the production moulds directly, using my own blends of resins, fillers and metal dusts. The production moulds were the sculptures - they incorporated undercuts and tumblehomes and produced a moulded, finished article that caught the highlights and shadows of an organically formed being. It wrapped around the body as if it had grown.”
— Andrew Ainsworth
 
 
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1976 Imperial Gunner Prototype

1976 Imperial Gunner Prototype

1976 Imperial Navy Prototype

1976 Imperial Navy Prototype

1976 Rebel Fleet Prototype

1976 Rebel Fleet Prototype

1976 Imperial Guard Prototype

1976 Imperial Guard Prototype

1976 Stormtrooper Prototype

1976 Stormtrooper Prototype

1976 X-Wing Prototype

1976 X-Wing Prototype