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  1. Mar 14, 2009, 9:27 PM - DVH Fett bucket scratch build #1

    So ive decided to scratch build a Fett bucket, for a few reasons. 1 It seemed like a fun inexpensive project. 2 i want to do a custom mando after i finishmy ESB fett, without having to buy another bucket, and 3, if this comes out as good as im hoping, i can offer some for sale (or trade)to help me finance other costumes.
    i have a bobamaker helmet which i just recently picked up from 7654321a, which will be my ESB fett helmet for trooping, and that will also serve as an excellent reference for size and angles and such.

    So i started with the WOF templates and some heavyweight posterboard...heres where im at right now...





    Once i get this shaped out for the most part, i will glass the inside to sturdy it up and then use bondo to smooth the seams and any imperfections, and also fine tune the details.
    Last edited by Darth Voorhees; Nov 14, 2010 at 10:42 PM.
  2. Mar 15, 2009, 1:39 AM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #2

    Ok heres an update..then off to bed i go...will work on the dome tomorrow

    I added some of the main detail with layers of posterboard. i also noticed itdidnt have that "swoop" tothe front if you look at itfrom theside....so i measured my bobamaker bucket and low and behold the sides and back were about 1/2" too long on this posterboard beauty. Not sure if that was me or the template sizing, but i marked off where i will trim it once i fiberglass the inside. theres a coat of primer on it just to get a feel for what it will look like.





    more tomorrow!
  3. Mar 15, 2009, 10:22 PM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #3

    heres an update:
    I added the dome,which will need alot of adjusting to get it right



    then i coated the inside with resin...and some bondo on the cheek areas for added strength:


    then i glassed the entire inside,and trimmed off the bottom edge:


    andhere it is now after applying bondo to most of the outside:




    still lots of work to do!
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    Mar 16, 2009, 4:18 AM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #4

    Looks great so far bro!
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    Mar 16, 2009, 9:44 PM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #5

    Looking good man!
  6. Mar 16, 2009, 11:28 PM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #6

    thanks guys!

    heres a comparison shot next to my Bobamaker helmet



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    Mar 17, 2009, 12:02 AM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #7

    Sexy BM haha!
  8. Mar 21, 2009, 7:27 PM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #8

    ok i have some updates... i started building onto the dome...and itrimmed the upper part of the mandibles right above the cheekbone as it was a bit too tall.
    Soit then looked like this:




    i then further refined the dome and noticed the cheekareas wereabit tooshort,soi attended to that as well.




  9. Mar 21, 2009, 7:33 PM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #9

    Then i sanded and put on someglazing spot putty


    heres a couple more shots next to my BM helmet



    and here it is as it is now...i shot a coat of primer to see where else this needs work. I still need to refine the dome a bit more in the rear portion,and attend to the ear areas, butother than that,i think this is coming along nicely



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    Mar 21, 2009, 9:33 PM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #10

    Looks good!!! great shape on the dome!!!

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    Mar 21, 2009, 11:26 PM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #11

    Sweet man! The dome shape is looking good!
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    Mar 22, 2009, 12:49 AM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #12

    Kind of makes me want to do a scratch build....
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    Mar 22, 2009, 8:49 AM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #13

    Smoooth work on the dome man! Looks great!
  14. Mar 22, 2009, 1:18 PM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #14

    Thanks guys! i guess doing autobody work in my younger years has finally helped me in this hobby lol.

    And while im here,another BIG HUGE thanks to WOF for the templates that served as the base for this. This was made a lot easier with those templates. A priceless asset to this forum!
    Last edited by Darth Voorhees; Oct 28, 2013 at 9:34 AM. Reason: spelling!
  15. Mar 22, 2009, 8:41 PM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #15

    Heres my update for this weekend!

    So looking at the helmet i noticed that the strip that goes all the way around separating the dome from the bottom half of the helmet, was a little tilted downward towards the back. So i decided to tackle that next...

    I marked off with tape where it should be..




    I then used the cutting wheelon my trusty dremel and trimmed it away.Since it was stillthe posterboard,it was easy to remove. the white strip is where the posterboard i removed was.



    i then added on bondo to form the strip, carved ita bit with a box cutter blade before it was fully cured,and sanded it to shape. I also angled upward the bottom rear edge of the cheekbone area,as it was going straight outandit should have the angle like the bottom of the cheek. i alsoadded the triangle detail to the for head. i stillthink i wanna take down the front of the dome a little bit more though.


    next to my BM again



    and heres a couple of just mine alone




    Im hoping ill have the main helmet done by the end of next weekend. Everything will still need to be cleaned up and straightened out perfect before i even think about taking a mold from this. It is still a tad rough in spots. But once i fix all that, i will then make the keyslot area and the ears.
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    Mar 22, 2009, 11:02 PM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #16

    very well done
  17. Mar 28, 2009, 3:59 PM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #17

    Quote slimguy379 said: View Post
    very well done
    Thanks!

    Im going to start on the ear parts soon. Got alot of stuff goin on this weekend so not sure how much ill get done. Still need to clean up the main helmet more and add the key slots to the back as well
  18. Apr 19, 2009, 8:34 PM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #18

    Havent updated this in a bit...had another project going on..

    ive now almost completed the left ear, and the rangefinder stalk Mounting area on the actual helmet. I also have started the lower right ear. I will be starting on the rangefinder this week as well. These should be done within the next couple of weeks, then i just need to do the keyslots on the back and then do final clean up. I will then post an interest thread in the cargohold.

    Illpost pics of the ears this week,right now im too tired and lazy to upload them
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    Apr 19, 2009, 9:39 PM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #19

    That looks great, well done!
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    Apr 21, 2009, 9:14 PM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #20

    how much would one have to pay to get you to make a couple of these?

    Kal'ika
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    Apr 23, 2009, 9:42 PM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #21

    Amazing build so far,I'm also in the middle of a scratchbuild.
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    Apr 27, 2009, 11:09 PM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #22

    Amazing piece! I didn't even know you could do that.(wow i really just sounded stupid lol)
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    Apr 29, 2009, 7:32 PM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #23

    looks really good, cant wait to see her finished
  24. Jul 12, 2009, 3:23 PM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #24

    Quote kal'ika said: View Post
    how much would one have to pay to get you to make a couple of these?

    Kal'ika

    Dont worry about that!! ...i had planned to offer some once im done to support my costuming habit LOL im going to be starting a custom Mando soon!


    Thanks for all the support everyone! thisproject went on the backburner while i finished upmy fett. But im planning by August/Sept i will get this going again!
  25. Jul 28, 2009, 7:06 PM - Re: SCRATCH BUILDING FETT BUCKET #25

    just thought id post an update...

    Did a little more work on this in May but never posted it. I was going to add the wavy brow,but decided against it, so i was in the process of un-waving the brow lol I will continue on this once all my Vaders are done





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