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    Metal Bucket

    Here it is I posted before and got a lot of feedback on building a boba bucket and thanx to all, now I am building a new one. The previous one has been put on hold for this one.I have finally bought a new welder after years of needing a new one and this is my first project with it. Hope you like it I know it is rough but that is what the grinder is for. I will keep posting with my progress as I go.
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    Re: Metal Bucket

    Next I will be making the ears and fibreglassing over the remaining holes in the top of the helmet. In the last pics you can see that I have ground down some of the welds and started piecing the helmet together. I got all the dimentions from Sarge's mystery helmet so I am trying to make my own mystery bucket. Thanks for all.

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    I helped at SDCC '08 Jango 5204's Avatar
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    Re: Metal Bucket

    You using a MIG welder? Got gas hooked up to it? What gauge steel you using?

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    Re: Metal Bucket

    This should be interesting, keep us posted...no attempt at a bad pun

    -=QuinN!

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    Re: Metal Bucket

    I bet that thing is heavy! Cant wait to see it done.

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    Re: Metal Bucket



    I AM KING FETT!!! ALL HAIL ME!!!

    J/K!

    This looks like a really cool idea. Will you be using this for a display only piece?

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    Re: Metal Bucket

    shortimer52 said: View Post
    I bet that thing is heavy!
    Ya took the words right outta my mouth. Nonetheless, it's a great idea.

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    I bet it is pretty darn light... depending on the welds of course. Although cast alluminum, my helmet weighs in at 5 lbs. which is actually quite comfortable...

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    Re: Metal Bucket

    Iam using 18 gauge steel and I am welding with a gassless arc/mig welder. It is starting to get a little heavy but I'm used to heavy with a my paintball gear. No I won't be using this for paintball...just for show I think. And thanx for that King Fett thing that was funny.

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    Nice job. I love these metal helmets.

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    Re: Metal Bucket

    Here is the left ear. Next I will do the right ear
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    Re: Metal Bucket

    Ok here is the right ear with the left.
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    Re: Metal Bucket

    This thing is going to look pretty nifty when it is a finished display piece

    -=QuinN!

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    Re: Metal Bucket

    i just finished welding the corners of all the ear pieces. whew.now to put them together and do a mock up to see how its looks. but that will have to wait till tomorrow. night all

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    Re: Metal Bucket

    Ok here is a general mock up of what it could look like with the ears on. I know they aren't in the right place but they will be fixed into the metal. enjoy
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    Re: Metal Bucket

    DAMN... THATS awsome, I WANT ONE

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    Re: Metal Bucket

    Last night I finished putting on the fibreglass on the top to seal the holes. Now it is dried and here are the pics of the finished fibreglass portion.
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    Re: Metal Bucket

    Ok everybody here is the moment of triumph. I have just finished welding the ears onto the sides and finished grinding down the edges and corners. You can start to see how it will look once complete. It is now in the primer stage and will receive a few coats of body filler to smooth it out, then it will be ready to paint. So far this has taken me 5 days to get to the body filler part. I hope this is worth the time and effort and money.
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    Re: Metal Bucket

    Here is the first stage of the body filler. This part will take a while so it might be a while before I post any more pics past the filler stage. Ttyl
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    Re: Metal Bucket

    Thats awesome, how heavy is that sucker?

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    Re: Metal Bucket

    wow, good progress there bro!

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    Re: Metal Bucket

    So far this bucket weighs 4 pounds and I am getting on with the sanding of the filler. Here you can see that it is primered again after sanding the first layer off, so the metal that's exposed won't rust. You can also see that I've started to form the ears properly, still a lot more work to do on those though.
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    Re: Metal Bucket

    dang that looks sweet. I've been tryingto convince one of my welding friends to help me make something like that.

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    Re: Metal Bucket

    The dome is certainly getting there. Stick with it

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    Re: Metal Bucket

    I think I am going to build a couple more of these, so far it's been a lot of fun and I have a few different ideas about paint shemes and designs I want to try, maybe sell a few, I don't know. But it has been FUN.

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