I was a member back in '06-07 and was real gung-ho on doing a Fett costume. I ordered a bucket from a member here. I don't remember who it was or what helmet, just that the cost was ~$350. Member had a good rep, but took my money and ran. Got pretty pissed and discouraged, and lost the desire to do the costume. I ended up going back to school and the last year or so have been working on a custom Imperial R2, and my TK. I should be done with both around Christmas and I am looking for my next project. I dislike the politics that can crop up in prop forums; I would like to know which bucket I should look at for an ESB build and who to get it from. I am not looking to purchase it until after the holiday's, and would not be able to start until I am done with my other projects. I'm just going to do a bucket for now and I would like to get 2 kits. I use the same handle for all the prop-related boards, so if you see me on White Armor or R2 builders well HI!
Things have changed since `07 and there are new options for buckets. [I looked for stickies, used the search, and went back several months in posts, didn't see what I was looking for]. I have seen a number of buckets in person, some look really small, the visor looks too big, or the proportions look off. I know enough to stay away from eBay and Don Post stuff. Which bucket do I want and why? I am less concerned about price as I am about the shape looking right. If I decide to do a full suit I am 5'11 and 170# basically good TK size and the ATA TK armour works great for me, so I'm not looking for a larger than normal bucket. Just a decently accurate replica. So which and why, and who is reliable and won't take my money and run?