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  1. mrgr8ness's Avatar
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    Aug 2, 2007, 4:33 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #26

    Awesome man, get that dome smooth and I think you will be just about there. Nice job!
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    Aug 2, 2007, 4:38 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #27

    That's looking sweet!! Like you said prepwork will be everything, especially on a Jango. Good luck and keep us posted.
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    Aug 8, 2007, 10:40 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #28

    Wow! This is a great looking helmet, the ears are fantastic, very nice work!! Do you have any in progress pic of those being built?

    Can't wait to see it painted up.

    Alan

    P.S. I am working on a set of templates for Jango's helmet, but they are a long way from being done. Just haven't had any time to devote to my Fett stuff.
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    Aug 8, 2007, 10:56 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #29

    I'm with Alan on the pics of the ear-build....
    Rob
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    Aug 8, 2007, 11:15 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #30

    I really wish that I had some "in progress pics" of the ears being made... but I don't.

    I kinda tend to get rolling on something, and forget to stop and snap a few pics. :o

    The ears themselves took me a few sessions of a couple hours each to make. It would've taken far less time, but I had to tweek all of the smaller side pieces to compensate for the different thickness of my plastic. ( the templates were designed with cereal box card in mind )

    The right ear still comes apart, so I can remove the stalk and range finder. I was waiting until after the painting was complete to glue it. I can snap a pic or two of those pieces if that'd help at all.

    As for the Jango version... it's pretty much the same as the Boba style but the top of T-visor extends further towards the ears and the minor angle to the back raised part right behind the ears. ( the part behind the ears won't be noticed by many, except the truly die-hards ) 8)
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    Aug 8, 2007, 11:32 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #31

    Jango...I'm having to use thinner card stock to make mine, also...the 1mm Sintra just doesn't make the 90 degree bends too easily, without snapping...the card stock is fibrous, therefore a little more bendable...I've got my left ear tutorial up over on the MMCC site now, and am presently going through the motions with the right ear and rangefinder...
    Rob
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    Aug 8, 2007, 11:42 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #32

    For my ears, I used three thicknesses of plastic card...

    1. 3mm for the ear base
    2. 0.5mm for the main structures
    3. 0.080mm for the curved piece

    I didn't leave the right angle bits attached, only the sloped parts. All of the right angle, or side parts were made to fit using off cuts and extra plastic card. I just placed the bit, marked it and then cut it a tad bigger than needed to allow for filing down, to give it that nice tight fit. 8)


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    Aug 9, 2007, 4:19 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #33

    Jango...those ears look awesome! What brand of glue are you using?
    Rob
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    Aug 9, 2007, 5:02 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #34

    For styrene, I use Humbrol plastic cement. It has this really cool needle applicator.



    For other parts of the helmet, I used Loctite brand cyano-acrylite super glue. ( the gel style )

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    Aug 9, 2007, 6:44 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #35

    I think you're doing a pretty good job! Keep up the good work!
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    Aug 9, 2007, 10:18 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #36

    Thanks, Jango...I've been using superglue, but not the gel...I think I'll try it out tomorrow! I wonder if Testors model cement will substitute for the Humbrol?
    Rob
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    Aug 9, 2007, 11:28 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #37

    Testors cement will work fine, but the Humbrol is a liquid where as the Testors is much thicker.

    I find the liquid much easier to work with as it can be applied more precisely, especially on those tiny bits/greeblies.
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    Aug 10, 2007, 4:29 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #38

    Nice! I'll be hittin' a hobby shop this weekend to pick up the Humbrol....
    Rob
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    Aug 12, 2007, 6:27 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #39

    Model Masters has a needle applicating liquid cement that I've been using on models for years. The past couple months I have use the humbrol glue like that it works just as good but I find the model masters glue more comfortable in my hand.

    BTW guys I saw this first hand last night and it's looking better in person, it's pretty close to terminal Fettlers helmet in size.
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    Aug 12, 2007, 6:40 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #40

    Except for the size of the ears. Don't forget to mention that part bud.

    You home already? Geez, that was fast.

    Hope your other halfs trip goes/went well. ( I'm assuming that you guys didn't get lost on your way back to your hotel last night. )

    Good to meet you and your wife, it's just too bad that we had such a short time to visit.
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    Aug 12, 2007, 10:20 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #41

    wow you amaze me GREAT job!

    Forcebewitya.
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    Aug 13, 2007, 7:31 AM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #42

    Thanks, I've got my visor cut and tinted. Now I've got to devise my mounting method, I'd really like to keepit easily removeable in case something happens to it and I wish to replace it later on. I've still got to make the rear keyslots and mount it, and the dome will require at least one more scratch coat and some sanding. I'll be sure to post up some more pics before the end of the week.
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    wow you amaze me GREAT job!

    Forcebewitya.
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    Aug 13, 2007, 9:21 AM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #43

    I see you are a 40K player too. Good paint on the kroot. The helmet is lookin pretty sweet too.

    -x
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    Aug 13, 2007, 11:51 AM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #44

    Yeah, I played 40K but I've been taking a very long break from it. I got tired of my local gaming groups, too much arguing. I decided to move from customizing and scratch building in 28mm scale to something that I can wear. Once you've done just about everything possible to convert/customize a Crisis suit, it's kinda time to move on to other things.
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    Aug 18, 2007, 2:20 AM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #45

    Those ears look really great.

    Keep the pics coming, GREAT looking helmet!

    Alan
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    Aug 25, 2007, 7:35 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #46

    Not much of an update I'm afraid as I've been quite busy at work lately.

    I've now got the key slots made and installed, but still need one final sand on the dome and to make the brow triangles. A buddy of mine has some poly urethane that I'm going to use to coat the dome for added protection.

    On to the pics...




    I almost forgot... I've got a temporary T-visor made, but I'm still planning to go the welding visor route.

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    Aug 27, 2007, 4:58 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #47

    i'd stay with that visor it looks realy good!
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    Aug 28, 2007, 10:38 AM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #48

    The visor looks way better in the pic than in real life. The tinting film that I used isn't designed for plastic, and there's always issues with applying it to curved surfaces... in other words, it still crinkled and my vision tends to be a tad fuzzy in spots. The pre-tinted visor will only run me $8, with only needing to cut it out to fit, which is easily done with a dremel tool. Well worth the expense for clear vision to me.
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    Aug 28, 2007, 12:53 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #49

    ohhhhh your right i cant even tell from the pic
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    Aug 29, 2007, 12:19 PM - Re: Another scratch made bucket #50

    I took a brief/short break from working on my helmet, and got some more done on my sons. I was spured on to finish his when I over heard him and his best friend talking about what they were going as for Halloween. His friend told him that he was dressing up as a cop, to which my son exclamed... "I'm going as a Star Wars dude!!" It brought tears of joy to my eyes. **sniff...**

    Anyways, this is what I've got done on his helmet so far. It still needs some more work on the dome, and the rear keyslots need to be made and installed.

    Now... on to the pics!!

    This is before the second coat of compound and before the earcaps were made/installed.


    With the earcaps installed and almost completed. ( still need to make the angled bits at the bottoms of both ears )


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