My Attempt at a Rubies Bucket

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    My Attempt at a Rubies Bucket

    I realize that the general consensus is to stay away from a rubies and that you should just go with a better helmet from the beginning, but I am very stubburn and had my go at one. This is my helmet. I hope you like it. I used a 1/8" thick piece of rolled steel flat stock on the inside to keep the flare. It has a bobamaker T-visor and all the decals were made with a custom vinyl machine and are not painted on. I have an adjustable welders mask ring on the inside along with 2 mini computer fans.

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    RBF's Avatar
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    Jan 2005
    Same planet as you, in a country that is below sea-level... the Nether-realm.. Oh wait.. Netherlands

    Re: My Attempt at a Rubies Bucket

    looks ok to me!!

    maybe you could get the red a bit more dirtier and some thinner scratches, with a small... very small pencil or something.

    lookin good !

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    T-Bone's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jun 2003
    Lanett, AL

    Re: My Attempt at a Rubies Bucket

    Looks good. Here is the rubies latex crap that I tried shining up:

    It also looks like you had the same problems shaping it up that I had
    1) There is a squished area right above the ears that won't stay pushed out.
    2) Its impossible to keep the dome from flattening.

    Rubies really are a lot of work, and it still amazes me that Lucas lets these crappy things be made.

    All in all though, cheers for a job well done!

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    Jaiden's Avatar
    Member Since
    Apr 2005
    Titusville, FL

    Re: My Attempt at a Rubies Bucket

    Dang, FT. I remember that thread. It was uke at first, but thanks to you, I have hope that mine will be as as yours in the end.

    bneally, great job!

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