Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Subscribe
  1. madmanmoe64's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    Posts
    71
    Sep 22, 2008, 8:44 AM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #26

    Right only a little bit of progress. I bought some Tesco value sandpaper for about 50p. Then started sanding away at the mass of polyfiller. Working down from 60grad to 100. I wrapped the sanding paper round a block of wood to try and get better control.

    After a lot of sanding here it is.






    I also started on the dent, This is where accuracy went out the window. I cut a random sized hole in roughly the right position. Glued a bit of card behind and filled it in with polyfiller (had to do this in layers)

    I then made the main lines using a small file. After that I've been slowly shaping it with 60 grad sandpaper.




    That's all for now I need to finish the dent and then when I get some supplies I'll work on the vent.









    Note: these are now camera phone images as the camera I used previously wasn't mine and I couldn't bring to Uni.






    Total spend is now 5.50.

    Large card for main helmet & mask : 2.00
    Pint o' PVA Glue: 3.00
    Sandpaper: 0.50
  2. madmanmoe64's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    Posts
    71
    Sep 23, 2008, 2:02 PM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #27

    This was taken with the webcam on my laptop, hopefully its a bit better.



  3. madmanmoe64's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    Posts
    71
    Oct 4, 2008, 3:15 PM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #28

    Tiny update, I still have none of the proper material at my new house but decided I wanted to carry on anyway.

    With no printer I had to construct the keyslot pieces using a pencil ruler and setsquare, It took forever.




    After that It took me ages cutting out the delicate vent piece. Going over each line several times very gently.

    Its worth doing this slowly to get those sharp, square edges.







    These are all the pieces necessary, the frame has an extra bit of trim so it will attach to the rest of the helmet.





    Unlike the rest of the build for this I had to use Uhu glue. It left the piece a bit scrappy, not generally how I like to do things. Hopefully with a bit more work I can tidy it up a bit.

    Note: remember when wetting and bending the vent, the good (best looking) side should be the inside curve.










    That's all for now
  4. formerly old_jedi_mind_trick Bobby Fett UK's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,453
    Oct 4, 2008, 3:29 PM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #29

    Looking good.
  5. future9er24's Avatar
    Member Since
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    53
    Oct 4, 2008, 3:52 PM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #30

    wow, nice job!
  6. Wildabeast's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    547
    Oct 4, 2008, 8:57 PM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #31

    Looking great
  7. SinisterFett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    313
    Oct 5, 2008, 5:30 AM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #32

    You sure can't beat building your own lid. It just feels so good to know it was all your own work. Nice going
  8. Muad'Dib's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2003
    Posts
    1,289
    Oct 5, 2008, 8:11 AM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #33

    ALL OF YOU GUYS with your "paper-template, from-scratch-cardboard-builds" amaze me.

    Awesome.
  9. maycol's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    226
    Oct 17, 2008, 7:14 PM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #34

    you've done a pretty god job.... my dome was all clamed up, but hopefully with some bondo, sanding and patience, all will turn good at the end ^_^
  10. madmanmoe64's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    Posts
    71
    Oct 26, 2008, 1:39 PM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #35

    Very small update, I wasn't happy with my dent. It was too deep and lacking in detail. It's probably in the wrong place too but I can't be bothered moving it.

    Ne who I filled it up with polyfiller and sketched a design onto it with pencil. I over exaggerated the shape because I knew I would loose some detail when sanding.





    Then using a small half round file I began to etch out the main lines.





    After that I filed out the main, depressed areas.







    Then with the file I began to round off the raised areas. After that I moved to sandpaper and ended up with this.











    Not perfect. But I think it's better than before What does everyone else think?
  11. I helped at SDCC '08 987654321a's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    760
    Oct 26, 2008, 2:13 PM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #36

    I think it looks beter than before. The whole thing also looks kickass.
  12. DarthEslit's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    3
    Oct 31, 2008, 8:01 PM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #37

    this is always amazing. paper templets. an im always loking for budget builds because they can alwas look just as good as anything else. all in all i am amazed and i think this is a project for me. keep up the great work
  13. Boba Leo's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2008
    Posts
    903
    Oct 31, 2008, 8:04 PM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #38

    Incredible that you can make, very good!!!!!
  14. adonian's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,882
    Nov 1, 2008, 3:26 PM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #39

    Ok, i've posted on several places, and I keep seeing how hard it is to make a scratch bucket, but now that I see yours, I KNOW I can do it, and I really like the cost... 6 pounds is like $12.00 US, I am gonna go get some card stock today and hopefully get started in a day or 2. (Gotta go the in-laws for b-day party). Cheers, and SUPERB WORK MATE!!!
  15. madmanmoe64's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    Posts
    71
    Nov 1, 2008, 4:29 PM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #40

    Thanks for all the comments,
    Since moving I've had a bit of trouble replacing some tools (e.g. clamps) but I've made do without buying loads of stuff.

    Still The biggest problem will be painting it. I don't think I've seen a bucket done entirely with brush work before. And spray paints or airbrushing end up really expensive.
  16. adonian's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,882
    Nov 2, 2008, 8:16 PM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #41

    started my bucket today, but my card stock is way too thin, I guess I gotta layer a few pages together and give it another go. That and my printer is cropping my prints. How do I post a pic of my work?
  17. adonian's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    1,882
    Nov 2, 2008, 10:55 PM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #42

    never mind on how to post pic, I see I need to get past the 14th day, thats cool, it'll give me time to get my bucket in better shape and to get a few build pics ready to post.
    I gotta say there are some really tallented people here, I hope I can live up to the standards.
  18. Member Since
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    9
    Nov 3, 2008, 1:27 AM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #43

    Nice built man. Cant wait to start mine.
  19. xfettx's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    541
    Nov 3, 2008, 8:36 AM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #44

    this is turning out great! keep up the good work. Wish I could pull something off like that.
  20. Member Since
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    42
    Nov 3, 2008, 10:24 AM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #45

    To me it is amazing that someone can scratch build something like Boba Fett's helmet with a little time, a lot of effort and patience and the help of this board. Great Job, I can't wait to see it more completed.
  21. Strife's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    101
    Nov 4, 2008, 8:16 PM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #46

    ....hmmmm, I don't know how many sketch books I have lying around. Where could I buy a large sheet of that kind of cardboard? I tried finding it before but opt'd for poster board since i was short on time.
  22. Member Since
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    43
    Nov 5, 2008, 7:48 PM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #47

    wow, nice job man
  23. markyt1's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    33
    Nov 7, 2008, 5:45 AM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #48

    That looks great so far, keep posting pics of your progress!!
  24. Strife's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    101
    Nov 7, 2008, 3:32 PM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #49

    Quote Strife said: View Post
    ....hmmmm, I don't know how many sketch books I have lying around. Where could I buy a large sheet of that kind of cardboard? I tried finding it before but opt'd for poster board since i was short on time.
    Anyone? Seriously, I'd like to know. O.o
  25. madmanmoe64's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 2008
    Posts
    71
    Nov 8, 2008, 12:15 PM - Re: Budget Scratch Build #50

    Your best bet is to look in an art or graphics shop.

    I've heard this stuff referred to by many names: Fibreboard, mattboard, my local shop calls it greyboard.

    it's also used for the backing of picture frames so lots of framing stores stock it.



    hope that helps,
    Tom

Similar Threads

  1. Budget Boba Build
    By fetts.Sobriquet in forum Boba Fett Costume
    Replies: 63
    Last Post: May 13, 2010, 7:19 PM
  2. scratch build...
    By slimguy379 in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Mar 17, 2009, 6:46 PM
  3. scratch build
    By slimguy379 in forum Jango Fett Costume
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Feb 12, 2009, 8:57 AM
  4. Starting a budget costume from scratch
    By Acebob in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 43
    Last Post: May 5, 2008, 1:02 AM
  5. Scratch build or buy?
    By tooclonecrazy in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: Sep 27, 2007, 1:25 PM