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    Sep 4, 2008, 1:08 PM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #76

    Awesome i will make sure to check this out constantly and forge an epic how to manual with everything i can, can't wait to see more and more of your work and i hope to start building this weekend
    being in college doesn't allow much time or money to acquire these things
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    Sep 13, 2008, 10:55 AM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #77

    Hey, first off I thought I'd add to the endless flow of well deserved complements and say "WOW AntMan you are the greatest cardboard craftsman on earth" lol. Ok on to the point... I've looked around this site for a month or two, never joined an online forum, so I figured this would be the best place to ask my question... being a 14 year old and rather small fett i have had to scratch build EVERYTHING I currently have almost everything done but my DP 97 which i got years ago is now a pile of deformed vinyl, and I plan on starting my first scratch build helmet (using your tuetorial of course) but my DP is the perfect size and I don't particulary care to look like a boble-head, anyone know about/close enough how to size down the WOF templates? thx
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    Sep 18, 2008, 5:32 AM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #78

    well... it's been ages... but I cannot possibly let this slip by me.

    man, this absolutly rocks, your the best!!!

    I don't know what I find more overwhelming, the fact you build one heck of a helmet out cardboard... or the fact that you work so incredibly neat. Your work is really clean, compact and spot on. You definitly take your time to create a master piece of art.

    absolutly fantastique!!!
    keep up the good work!!!
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    Sep 18, 2008, 6:53 AM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #79

    Hey Ant,

    i am soo curious what the progress of the last 2 weeks is?
    Keep us updated PLS!
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    Sep 18, 2008, 12:55 PM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #80

    Is it pretty sturdy with the bondo over it? What would happen to the helmet if you applied pressure to both sides of the bucket? Would the bondo just crack away? I need to see this thing.

    Great job Ant... I've been inspired and have started making one with cardstock. Working on getting some 2mm Sintra to make one really sturdy.
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    Sep 21, 2008, 8:25 AM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #81

    Quote null13 said: View Post
    ...being in college doesn't allow much time or money...
    Been there, but it pays off in the end!

    Quote ARC3582 said: View Post
    ... how to size down the WOF templates? thx
    Just print them out at a smaller percentage of the original size. Please ask around or try asking Jango72. He made some awesome kids-size Jango Fett buckets.

    Quote RBF said: View Post
    ...You definitly take your time to create a master piece of art.
    Sure do! Thanks man!

    Quote Nomit said: View Post
    Hey Ant,
    i am soo curious what the progress of the last 2 weeks is? Keep us updated PLS!
    Has it been two weeks already?! Time flies!

    Quote Brent Nelson said: View Post
    Is it pretty sturdy with the bondo over it? What would happen to the helmet if you applied pressure to both sides of the bucket?
    The inner base ring glued to the inside of the bucket supports the structure pretty well. If you would double layer this ring, it probably would give even more support for structural integrity. Ofcourse I don't need to tell you that you shouldn't go football practice with this bucket , but otherwise it is sturdy enough to go Trick or Treating.


    UPDATE:
    Sorry to keep you waiting for so long , but you know the works. Plus I've been breaking my head over this RF stalk and how to create a way of
    wiring that wouldn't involve plugging in and out each time the stalk is removed for e.g. transportation. As is the case with my first bucket.
    After some idea's and tryouts, most of them unsuccessful brainstorm sessions, this is the best I came up with:

    I start off with transferring the template on page 10 of the WOF templates:



    Placing it on a adequate sized piece of cardboard:



    I decided to add an extended piece to the top of the stalk for easier and sturdier connection to the topper later on.



    Here you can see the transfer in the cardboard. I did it by just cutting the template into the carboard lightly:



    More detail:



    Cutting the outline:



    Detail shot. The way to get a smooth curve is by cutting several times through the board. Don't try to cut through it using to much force.



    Drawing out the other two layers using the firstly created piece:



    And presto. The center piece is already prepped for wiring as you can see here. A small gutter has been cut out.



    In this pic I glued the center piece and the bottom piece together:



    And I cut out the hinge hole on the top part:



    And the other parts as well:



    I also prepped the ear piece to which the stalk will be hinged:



    And here comes the tricky part. I cut two small pieces from a paper clip which will function as connectors. With a needle, I punched two small holes in both stalk parts in which the paperclip sticks will fit.



    I soldered the two electricity wires to each of the paperclip sticks. The sticks are pushed through the holes as such:



    This picture shows what I was aiming for (and trying to explain, but pictures say more than words):



    The merely glueing the top layer to the rest and pressing it firmly....



    ....gave this result:



    Better visibility in sunlight:



    Notice only the center layer carries the extended support piece (it will all be clear once I connect it to the topper):



    Side shot:



    And also notice the supportive "dot"of cardboard glued in between the two extruding paperclip sticks:



    Holy macaroni! That was quite some detailed trickery. If you don't want it fussy like this, I guess you could also make a stalk without the wiring and electronics haha .

    But you know me: if it ain't hard to make, it hardly is worth making.

    That's it for now and many, many thanks for all the comps and patience guys (and gals?)!
    Until next time!8)
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    Sep 21, 2008, 11:05 AM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #82

    Truly awesome work Peter!
    Sometimes I have to remind myself that it's made from card stock...
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    Sep 21, 2008, 1:02 PM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #83

    this just keeps getting better and better!! absolutly amazing!!
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    Sep 21, 2008, 2:53 PM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #84

    Just to emphasize:

    When the stalk will be in place (right ear) the two sticks will serve as power on/off switch.



    Inside the bucket I will construct points of contact which will be conducting the current when the stalk is lowered:







    Perhaps this all will be a lot more clear once final construction has been done.

    Just that.

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    Sep 22, 2008, 1:50 AM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #85

    WOW!!! Taking this to another level! This is fantastic!!!!
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    Sep 22, 2008, 11:04 AM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #86

    Amazing stuff, I think I'm gonna have to rebuild my stalk. I made a hollowed out one following your first progress thread but this is so cool I'm gonna have to try it. Plus I want to have my stalk powered.

    Ever considered how you would put a motor into the assembly, I experimented with gearing systems but in the small space it seems it would be easiest to just stick the motor directly into the base of the stalk???


    ty
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    Sep 22, 2008, 1:39 PM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #87

    This is to kool, you got skills bro!!!!
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    Sep 22, 2008, 1:46 PM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #88

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    Thanks xbrotherx! Can we see some pics of your progress? You've got two lucky kids!
    They are lucky....if I get the sizing right So I found out a bit late (right before putting the dome strips on) that BOTH helmets are too small for them. Ugh! I told my youngest son (3 years old) it was a trashcan and I wanted to put it on his head. Since, to him, it didn't look like a helmet yet he thought it would be funny to wear a "trash can". So I tried putting it on...and behold...it didn't fit. NOOOO!!


    Here are the "trash cans" my son tested.

    And here is one of the mini-helmets I will be using for build tests. Dome is a bit off but for two little boys, I am not picky about screen accuracy.




    So what I finally realized is I downloaded the wrong templates for US...I think. I downloaded the A4 templates and resized to 95%. Too small. Printed out as 100%. Still too small. I then downloaded the other set of templates for 8.5"x11" paper (which I thought was A4..oh well), cut them out and fashioned a quick paper version (like WOF did when he was making the templates) to test sizing and they fit great. I guess I should have made a quick paper version for sizing on the first two. Yikes.

    So now I have two partially done helmets. I guess I can hang them from my truck's rear view mirror like dice. I will be starting on two correctly-sized helmets soon. I am going to finish the current mini-helmets both out eventually. One is being finished out now for testing the building process, what materials to use, etc.

    Oh well, I am still absolutely loving this project and my wife still has patience with me for doing it

    I will post some pics soon of the completed "bigger" helmets later on.

    Sorry to hijack this post. Feel free to delete or move to a seperate post
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    Nov 8, 2008, 3:47 AM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #89

    This is absolutely amazing! I have made this one of my favs in my browser. Does anyone know when antman might get back to finishing this tutorial? I desperately need this type of info, as I don't have much money to back my love of all things mandalorian. I plan on using this to help me with my first build.
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    Nov 8, 2008, 3:50 AM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #90

    oops, I forgot to ask. I have downloaded WOF's templates, but the ones I have don't seperate the dome into "triangles" the way antman shows. Is this something that is just interpereted, or is there another template that I have missed somewhere?
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    Nov 8, 2008, 4:32 AM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #91

    If I remember rightly, in the original WOF template thread, someone else posted templates for the dome?? Then WOF posted hs own set, read through the whole thread, I'm sure it's there.
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    Nov 8, 2008, 10:02 AM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #92

    Holy crud this is amazing! How did I miss this thread?
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    Nov 8, 2008, 11:39 AM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #93

    Quote Bubba Fett said: View Post
    Holy crud this is amazing! How did I miss this thread?

    Don't know, but I add my vote in that it should be stickied! It's absolutely friggin amazing! Was going to use for sale signs, but now it's that cardboard all the way.
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    Nov 8, 2008, 2:51 PM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #94

    Quote Bubba Fett said: View Post
    Holy crud this is amazing! How did I miss this thread?
    I didn't know I was missing it until I saw it.

    This is superb, AntMan! I had a pretty good idea of how the templates were meant to go together, but seeing them actually assembled has taken away any doubt. I'm going to do a bit of prototyping with some thinner material, but if it goes well I may just 'glass that up and skip the thicker cardboard.

    Thanks a million for the fantastic tutorial!
  20. Nov 8, 2008, 4:10 PM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #95

    Mad skills! Keep up the good work

    Dan
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    Nov 8, 2008, 6:40 PM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #96

    Wow, just simply amazing. Keep up the good work!
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    Nov 8, 2008, 10:05 PM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #97

    So as I understand it, you using the two protruding wires to complete the circuit when the RF is in the down position? That sounds freaking awesome! This build is incredible, and I applaud your ability to not only construct the helmet, but to make it so easy to understand. Thanks much, it's helping me alot with my first bucket!!
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    Nov 9, 2008, 7:54 PM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #98

    I'm here soaking up wisdom for my very first armor build... I'd already decided it's going to be custom trash can armor all the way, but then hit a snag on what to do about the bucket. This thread has restored my hope! Looks absolutely great, and seems like something I could handle myself. Way to go!
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    Nov 11, 2008, 8:14 PM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #99

    I printed the A4 templates I think...because I had a hard time understanding what was what. Could someone PM me the link to the US version? (My halloween helmet was tight! Ouch, bent my nose sideways all night)
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    Nov 14, 2008, 2:23 AM - Re: AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build #100

    WHich thread?! I'm new here and still trying to nav all of this. If I remember right, I just went straight to the download for WOF templates. Skulp, if you can help or antman, I would really appreciate this. Also, how strong and/or durable will this cardboard be. I have children who constantly explore daddy's "cool" stuff.

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