I've been working on a little armor stand Harry Potter vs Voldemort scene, just for fun, and I was trying to make the part where the two spells meet.

Harry Potter fighting Voldemort

I figured out a way to do it, but I can't seem to get a red or green stained glass on the armor stand's head.

I've tried a few things.

/entitydata @e[type=armor_stand,r=1] {Equipment:[{},{},{},{},{id:stained_glass,Damage:14}]}

/entitydata @e[type=armor_stand,r=1] {Equipment:[{},{},{},{},{id:stained_glass 1 14}]}

/summon armor_stand ~ ~ ~ {Invisible:1,Equipment:[{},{},{},{},{id:stained_glass,Damage:14}]}

All of them with the same outcome: it said it worked, but it didn't do anything. I checked and there was no invisible armor stand summoned, and there definitely wasn't any red stained glass. Can anyone figure out why this wasn't working?

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The Equipment list was updated in 1.9 to ArmorItems.

Your list also contains 4 empty brackets and then the item bracket. This is too many. The head slot is the 4th bracket set. This is probably because you were working with a pre 1.9 command to start with.

You are also missing Count to specify quantity.

I also specified data types by following the number value by the proper letter.

These commands have been tested and work properly in 1.12.2:

/entitydata @e[type=armor_stand,r=1] {Invisible:1b,ArmorItems:[{},{},{},{id:"minecraft:stained_glass",Damage:14b,Count:1b}]}

/summon armor_stand ~ ~ ~ {Invisible:1b,ArmorItems:[{},{},{},{id:"minecraft:stained_glass",Damage:14b,Count:1b}]}
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    Oh ok. People really need to put more updated tutorials on the internet.
    – hakalo
    Feb 17, 2018 at 20:16
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    Infact, I think I'm gonna do that. I'll make a "Updated Tutorial on Armor Stands" video.
    – hakalo
    Feb 17, 2018 at 20:19
  • There are tutorials on the subject. Always verify date or version of the page. I always trust the official wiki and DigMinecraft. Those links both go to armor stand pages. Official wiki is on the entity data values for the armor stand. DigMinecraft is a tutorial on summoning an armor stand with armor. It is because of these kinds of problems that I specified the current version above the commands in my answer. This makes it easier on future readers.
    – IronAnvil
    Feb 17, 2018 at 21:03

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