They were a chore to cut through, but they ended up looking cool I thought. The decals were printed up on a laser printer, then clear coated with Testors decal fixative. After applying them to the helmet, i gave them another coat of Testors flat clear acryl. The backpack was made using a Battle droid backpack and blaster. I cut up the blaster and added a piece to each side of the pack and added the M-16 piece from a Target clearanced Elite Forces figure.