Oh my GOD....jaw hits ground big time.fettcr said:
Man that bucket is
I feel as though i have really missed the boat with mine. I am sure all my dimensions are wrong and the b1oody thing aint going to fit on my head
well done man
Terminal fettler - your bucket is THE best scratch built i have ever seen, and i have seen quite a few. Please post some pics of the inside and some progress pics (those are a must see)
thanks for all the feedback and comments, firstly superjedi, you're right about the pronounced trim angle, but i kind of liked the way it looked! secondly its a real complement to be compaired with Bobamakers great helmet....the similarities are purely coincidental...to construct my potty ive used as many ref pics from this site as possible, but always referring back to screen images from ESB. i traced images from screen onto perspex, allowing me to line up my helmet by eye and check the shape during construction, crude but effective. the bmx potty was prised off a mates head( i promised him a finished helmet as payment!)all the vent holes were filled and basic trimming and sanding done( it made me wonder wether the original helmet was bike related as one of the vent holes was close to the dent?) i then curved 2mm plastic sheet to form the front and back. this formed a tube shape rather than flairing all the around, i had to fix a bar inside to produce desired ear flair. this pulled the back of the helmet inwards, forming an ideal starting point for the grill. once the frame work for the grill was in place i filled around this to the desired thickness....the rest followed on from there! heres some pictures:
Having the fore-thought to take progress pic's saves you alot of trouble, hence why they were asked for...
Great job and now sit back and bask in your glory!
It would be great to get some side by sides with other available buckets for comparisons of size etc...
I have to admit that I thought this thread was going to turn bad real fast. But great googly moogly that is one awesome idea, and a super awesome fett helmet you have there. The buddy that gave up the helmet will be very pleased that he did so, I wouldnt mind having one myself. Im still speechless that you got it that good on your first try, wish I could do the same.
Still needs a Boren connector on the cheek!
WOW! Definitely impressed, and the man hours It brings a tear to the eye.
Cast away, Commander....looks abso-freakin'-lutley fan-freakin'-tastic!!!! :thumbup
Just from the master-jedi pics I could tell it wasn't a recast, it seems to be a symmetrical sculpt. The MS2 is an A-symmetrical sculpt... behold!
I made them different colors to show the differences!
awsome work dude!!!!!!!!!!!!
whoa man! are you sure thats even a scratch-build?!?!? you got some mad skillz dude!
do you know what helmet you used as a base?
again, nice work
There you go all it took was some progress pics and the pitchforks and torches go away. Great looking helmet you got there.Very genius way to get it to work.
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the basic measurements pretty much follow the MSH dimensions, however, i cross referenced at all stages with off screen tracings from as many angles as poss. This may appear very crude ( from the poor photos below it does anyway) but i felt happier trusting my eye. In terms of scale , i think its marginally bigger than an MSH. Using my patented "back door computer screen" (Bill Gates feel free to....) the outlines do match, its just difficult to show through a digital camera lense!CombatBaby said:
nice method! your friend is gonna get one heck of a return on his investment
Er, not exactly my first attempt, this was a 2 month rush job for new years 05 (though not the paint job i used) its always valuble to learn from your mistakes, i think more ref material may have helped......I wish i had known of this site back then!( its not always a good idea being drunk in charge of a Boba Fett....)TK-Fett said:
That is still an awesome scratch build for a second try, especially since its based off a bicycle helmet. That paint job is awesome too man. You are gonna have an awesome Fett suit when you get finished. It will blow your O5 suit away.
Well there you go, just gotta spend that extra month No seriously, that is one sweet bucket, especially for 3 months. for you
thanks for the positive comments everyone. im just finishing the range finder and stalk, and am a little bit stumped on how to cast the stalk hollow? I want the three leds in the unit but all the gubbins tucked away in the helmet. Now, i do have a steady hand but drilling down 8" of resin doesnt seem doable! So any pointers?
Last edited by terminal fettler; Mar 17, 2006 at 10:30 AM.
I am sure someone can chime in with advise on casting a hollow stalk. I know that some have actually cast extruded metal pipe in them before, for strength, you may be able to use that to your advantage. Just an idea.
As for the cat's arse....couldn't tell ya, I don't look at them...
thanks for that, i've removed that last comment( didnt want people to get the wrong idea!)
i have no clue really, but i would think have some sort of rod covered in release agent woudl be placed in the middle, with the resin surrounding it, and once it has cured, the rod would slip out and it would be hollow.
that's just how i woudl imagine.
but i don't know for sure
thats a great idea, i may give that a go, cheers...
Another possibility would be to put the wires in the stalk while you are casting it.