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  1. superjedi's Avatar
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    Feb 23, 2008, 9:47 AM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #101

    Ah! I knew that was a phonograph the helmet was sitting on! Which speed makes it look the best? 33 RPM, or 45?

    That is seriously looking fantastic! Keep up the progress shots, they are excellent.
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    Feb 23, 2008, 9:32 PM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #102

    Oh bloody tauntaun! this be great. and the "paper" gives such a nice rugged feel to it
    .:thumbup
    you are one accurate crafter.
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    Feb 24, 2008, 3:55 PM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #103

    Quote Marcly said: View Post
    Close to the finish..., maybe you can finish it at work next week, haha, LOL!
    Hmm ..... painting up the bucket at the office..... don't get me started!

    Quote Vable Boba said: View Post
    wow *jaw drops* thet is AMAZING!!!!! great work. You want to paint my bucket???
    Thanks dude. Maybe one day when I gather enough experience and confidence.... and time!

    Quote superjedi said: View Post
    Ah! I knew that was a phonograph the helmet was sitting on! Which speed makes it look the best? 33 RPM, or 45?
    That is seriously looking fantastic! Keep up the progress shots, they are excellent.
    Thanks Supes! :thumbup Like I said, your threads about painting gave me a lot of inspiration. Amazing stuff!
    Glad you like this one

    Quote knuffe said: View Post
    Oh bloody tauntaun! this be great. and the "paper" gives such a nice rugged feel to it
    .:thumbup
    you are one accurate crafter.
    Thanx !



    UPDATE:

    I was supposed to start working on the back section, but somehow I felt more like doing the RF ear, and so I did.

    I think it was a thread from FarGazer painting up his Sgt Fang bucket which gave me the idea to paint it gold. I think it looks very nice, eventhough it isn't quite accurate to the real deal. But I chickened out on the thought quite soon and decided to do a paint mix containing gold and deck tan to flatten the colour. Because if I look at the various photo's taken from the AoSW exhibition, I noticed that the RF ear more or less has that goldish glow to it.... at least IMO.
    Anyway, here's what I came up with:



    Only at the rigth angle does the light reflect a hint of gold metallic in the paint. It is not apparent from this pic though:



    Also did the gray and silver damage:



    And I finally glued on the right ear to the helmet:









    Let's leave it to dry for a night:



    Wow! That bright silver really reflects the flash!8)

    Next I need to figure out a way to do the decals on the earcap. I'll have to do a wee bit of browsing TDH before I think of a method. Or maybe some of you can give me some pointers.


    Thanx 4 lookin'!
    May the force be with you!

    Peter 8)
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    Feb 25, 2008, 9:13 AM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #104

    With your skills I would paint it by hand! Wonderful work you do here!
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    Feb 25, 2008, 9:35 AM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #105

    Wow... it only gets better.... Almost finished i guess.
    What will be the next project?
    :thumbup
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    Feb 25, 2008, 10:50 AM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #106

    So when will you go back and make the "real deal?"
    One made from plastic, or better yet from metal.
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    Feb 25, 2008, 7:19 PM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #107

    Last minute update:







    Zzzzzzz........
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    Feb 25, 2008, 8:21 PM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #108

    CHEESE AND CRACKERS! That is impressive!

    Dude, you have me working up the courage to try my hand at scratch-building again. You, SD 68, Honus and some others have done some awesome scratch-builds!

    I'm going to have to drag out my old batting helmet, For Sale signs & super glue and have a go at it again.

    Nice idea on the wires inside the range-finder.

    Keep up the good work.

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    Feb 25, 2008, 8:48 PM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #109

    This isn't a helmet, it's a piece of art...awesome
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    Feb 26, 2008, 8:02 AM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #110

    I've been following this thread since it started, and have been increasingly more impressed every time I check it out again.

    Just curious... how strong is this construction? Will it stand up to gentle use? I assume because it's cardboard it wouldn't be very durable. But, wow, what a great piece for display.
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    Feb 26, 2008, 9:17 AM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #111

    Quote Southern hunter said: View Post
    CHEESE AND CRACKERS! That is impressive!

    Dude, you have me working up the courage to try my hand at scratch-building again [.....] and have a go at it again.
    YES! Go for it man! Let's see your scratch build come to life.

    Quote Wildabeast said: View Post
    This isn't a helmet, it's a piece of art...awesome
    Thanks bro! Means a lot to me!



    UPDATE 26 FEB:

    Today I had some spare time at hand so I took the opportunity to work on the right ear. Yesterday I already found a way to apply the "arch" decal on the ear cap. I did this by hand drawing the arch on a piece of paper with the help of the W:thumbupF template for the RF ear cap. I scanned it in and converted it to a bitmap so I could easily colour in the white arch and print it on my deskjet:



    Just like I did for the left ear with the Count Dookie template, I cut out the arch and glued it onto the cap.



    In the process I added some more gray and silver damage to the ear cap.



    Next I had to find a way to do the nine stripes on the metal part of the cap. This was tricky, cuz I couldn't find any rub-on transfers here in town. Then I thought of something a fellow TDH-er mentioned:

    Quote digifett said: View Post
    With your skills I would paint it by hand! Wonderful work you do here!
    Chris, thanks for the tip man! I decided to paint on the stripes by hand. I used a lot of references, as you can see from this desktop shot:



    Thanks to Superjedi for the reference pics! (I printed them from the forum thread) They proved to be quite invaluable, and a treat to look at!
    The result was this:









    As you can see I also painted on the dot and the T in a sort of weathered way (personal touch):



    For now I'll give the ear, and my eyes, a rest.

    Thanks for the positive input guys!


    To be continued... 8)
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    Feb 26, 2008, 4:34 PM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #112

    :thumbup

    That about says it.

    Keep it up!

    David.
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    Feb 27, 2008, 6:00 PM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #113

    Quote Gypsyboy said: View Post
    (.......)
    Just curious... how strong is this construction? Will it stand up to gentle use? I assume because it's cardboard it wouldn't be very durable.
    I guess it doesn't have the rigidness of fiberglass but for cardboard it is quite sturdy. Especially because of the two layers I used. The dome is the most vulnerable part I guess, since it would be prone to cracking if it would drop on the floor or something silly.... aaargh! Never speak of dropping one's dome! It be blasphemy! LOL Sorry, got a bit carried away there...
    This bucket would withstand the once every year Halloween party I guess. I could dress up my son as a Wookee and go trick or treatin' in the 'hood, no problemo!
    Thanks for the compliments bro

    Quote Jaiden said: View Post
    :thumbup

    That about says it.

    Keep it up!

    David.
    Thanks David!


    This evening I finally got around to mixing the PRR Maroon and got it onto the mandibles:












    Now I better get a good night's sleep, because I will have to get up early tomorrow as I will be visiting Star Wars - The Exhibition in Brussels! Got my camera batteries fully loaded. Hope to see the real Fett prop there!

    Back soon,
    Peter
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    Feb 28, 2008, 2:36 AM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #114

    enjoy the day. I'm sure you will pick up idea's for the next project(s?).
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    Feb 28, 2008, 4:29 AM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #115

    Almost time for Antman, coming closer & closer to Brussel as we 'speak' !

    I can only imagine you'll be disappointed seeing the real prop, 'cause yours looks better!

    Have fun at the X-bit!
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    Feb 28, 2008, 8:24 AM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #116

    This is amazing... I can't believe it's cardboard.
  17. Feb 28, 2008, 1:35 PM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #117

    you are like the king of cardbord or something, this bucket is amazing!
    I tell you, im working on one at the moment but it feels really ugly in comparison to yours

    Wonderful work man, i envy you so much!
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    Feb 28, 2008, 8:15 PM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #118

    Looks great Bro, You've done a wonderful job on it, and I'm still awe struck at your creation, now I can't wait to see the RF attatched.....lol
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    Feb 29, 2008, 10:03 AM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #119

    Incredible work of art! Very impressive!
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    Feb 29, 2008, 7:25 PM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #120

    Quote coennie said: View Post
    enjoy the day. I'm sure you will pick up idea's for the next project(s?).
    Quote Marcly said: View Post
    Almost time for Antman, coming closer & closer to Brussel as we 'speak' !

    I can only imagine you'll be disappointed seeing the real prop, 'cause yours looks better!

    Have fun at the X-bit!
    Thanks fellas! I did enjoy the xibit , eventhough I was sort of disappointed with the quality of some of the props, simply because I am spoiled by the very high quality standards delivered by the people of TDH!
    More about the SWE later...

    Quote Darth_Nickel said: View Post
    This is amazing... I can't believe it's cardboard.
    There are times I forget it as well Thanks man!

    Quote darmon_cornell said: View Post
    you are like the king of cardbord or something, this bucket is amazing!
    I tell you, im working on one at the moment but it feels really ugly in comparison to yours

    Wonderful work man, i envy you so much!
    Don't call it ugly if it ain't finished bro! Let's first see what you can do before we compare and decide! Go ahead and start that thread dude
    Quote Poschner said: View Post
    Looks great Bro, You've done a wonderful job on it, and I'm still awe struck at your creation, now I can't wait to see the RF attatched.....lol
    You mean, like this?:



    Quote webchief said: View Post
    Incredible work of art! Very impressive!
    Thanks Chief!

    UPDATE:

    Started working on the back section, including the rim (more Maroon and grey) and the keyslot area:







    Thanks for the encouragements guys

    Stay tuned for more...


    ZzzzZZzzzzzzZZzzzzzz.....
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    Feb 29, 2008, 9:26 PM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #121

    Hello,

    WOW! You have set the standard HIGH for scratch made helmets! This is the best scratch made helmet I have yet to see!

    EXCELLENT JOB!

    Alan
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    Mar 1, 2008, 4:18 PM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #122

    You mean, like this?:






    That looks freaking awesome bro, I hope you do a cast of this bucket because I'm pretty sure a lot of people here at TDH will want one.
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    Mar 1, 2008, 10:24 PM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #123

    This is fantastic! Wow. I always tell people it is amazing how far you can push cardboard.
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    Mar 2, 2008, 4:34 PM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #124

    Quote wizardofflight said: View Post
    Hello,

    WOW! You have set the standard HIGH for scratch made helmets!
    You made it possible! :thumbup Thank you very much Alan!
    Quote wizardofflight said: View Post
    This is the best scratch made helmet I have yet to see!

    EXCELLENT JOB!

    Alan
    You haven't seen my second build yet.....
    Quote Poschner said: View Post
    That looks freaking awesome bro, I hope you do a cast of this bucket because I'm pretty sure a lot of people here at TDH will want one.
    Hmm....maybe....just maybe...........
    Quote TransMando said: View Post
    This is fantastic! Wow. I always tell people it is amazing how far you can push cardboard.
    Yeah, cardboard rules! Cheap, easy to process and light weight baby!



    UPDATE:

    These few pics only. This one is me! Finally, it's me in the picture!! Everyone will recognise me now when I'm in public...



    I put in some very thin projector overhead sheet as a visor to get an idea of how the final helmet will look. This one's for you Coen!



    Now all I need is a real visor.
    In this next pic you can see that I "undeepificationised" the triangles a bit, as I found them to be cut out too deep:



    In this detail shot you can see the damage groove on the left mandible:



    Updated the grey sections on the left back area (not finished though):



    And last, I also painted on the Mando sign:




    To be continued.....
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    Mar 2, 2008, 4:51 PM - Re: First post, first WOF bukcet build - cardboard! #125

    Totally freakin awesome bro... seriously! watched this from the start and gob-smacked what can be done with cardboard and a *sprinkle* of pure talent... 8)

    Keep up the good work...

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