First Bucket: The Dreaded Rubies

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    First Bucket: The Dreaded Rubies

    Hello all!
    For several years now, I have been watching this site and planning on making my very own Boba Fett costume. This year I finally took the initiative to join the site and begin working on an ESB/ AoSW costume.
    Unfortunately, like most people my age, I have so many things to buy, yet not very much money. I found this Rubies for $20 and thought it would be worth using as a starter bucket.
    Please feel free to comment!
    Thank You!

    It started life out like this (with visor attached):



    And I have gotten it to here so far:






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    Re: First Bucket: The Dreaded Rubies

    Looking good for you first(of many) builds.I would say you have done well with yuor $20 investment.
    One suggestion and I am sure you have thought of this is replace your RF stalk.And it looks like you need some "weathering" for a ESB helmet.It still looks clean.
    again it is looking GREAT

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    Re: First Bucket: The Dreaded Rubies

    Looking good for a Rubies! The paint job is especially good.

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    Re: First Bucket: The Dreaded Rubies

    Forgive the lame question but is the Rubies helmet vinyl/plastic or fiberglass? A local costuming store has a helmet but its fiberglass. Anyway, great start! Keep us updated with progress.

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    Re: First Bucket: The Dreaded Rubies

    Thank you for your comments! Keep them coming!
    The Rubies is a vinyl/plastic/resin material that is incredibly malleable. IMO fiberglass would be a much nicer build!
    I am going to paint on the kill stripes sometime this month (busy traveling) and see if I can get some grey paint to do the various marks on the helmet before i start weathering it. As for the RF, I was originally planning on scratch building an aluminum RF with the LED's and so on, but I think my time would be better spent finishing off the paint work of this helmet, and then scratch building a new, much more accurate bucket.

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    Re: First Bucket: The Dreaded Rubies

    AncientFett said: View Post
    Forgive the lame question but is the Rubies helmet vinyl/plastic or fiberglass? A local costuming store has a helmet but its fiberglass. Anyway, great start! Keep us updated with progress.
    That might be the Don Post Deluxe.. that was made in fibreglass if my memory serves me well...

    Other than that, all Rubies and DP's were made of vinyl... never leave them in a car:P

    Btw nice paintjob you have going there Next step would be to order a new Visor for i guess, and replace the RF... but great work so far

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