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Newbie Boba Bucket

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    Re: Newbie Boba Bucket

    Well, it was a long night and a busy morning but here it is with the liquid mask removed... I didn't lose much if any of the layering do to the "Frog" tape.
    It's really not as shiny as it looks in the pictures but I can't figure out how to get the flash off. I may take it out side for some pics when I finish the visor.
    Hopefully I get my Lucksy31 decals soon!

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    Now I'm working on the visor and waiting for the glue to dry on the ear piece that holds the magnets in place. I think I'm going to hold off on the servo for a bit as I don't have the gauntlets built yet and thus no place for the remote.

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    Re: Newbie Boba Bucket

    While you are talking about rangefinder electronics, I have a similar question/idea:

    Has anyone messed around with "voice changers" as a sound alternative? If anyone has, what are you using that can hide a mike under the bucket?

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    Orionuse- I haven't got there just yet, but in building my list of "Fett" things to be on the look out for, I found a descent one at RadioShack for about $40. It was a head set with mic boom and looked like it was low profile enough to work. Check out www.tk409.com for a few examples. My next 2 electronic purchases are the Fettronics light board and then the servo for the RF.
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    That is Petty cool... I want to find a 20 bucks helmet too hehe

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    Thanks HGBobe! It turned out better than expected for sure.

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    Re: Newbie Boba Bucket

    Hey mate, any chance you can post your pics the right way up? Every one is sideways and my neck is hurting.

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    Bill- sorry bud, I'm new to the pic posting. I will try to get them straightened up! Sorry the neck hurts!

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    I finally recieved my Lucksy31 decals and got them on the lid. Here's a couple pics of them.
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    And here I've finally attached the RF. Now I need to find a battery to solder in so I can get that awesome Salamander light working!
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    Anybody had any luck with T-visor.com??? The visor is giving me fits! I have messed up 2 so far (I'm almost embarrassed to admit that). On the first one, I had epoxy all over the place. On the second one, I decided to bolt it in. Same result... I drilled the holes in the visor for the Chicago screws, inserted them and dabbed the backs with epoxy. Then I inserted it in the helmet and had dreams of being able to remove the visor so that the epoxy could set up.
    I think maybe the curvature is off on my template. Anyway, thoughts and opinions welcome!

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    Re: Newbie Boba Bucket

    nice looking lid, you are doing well especially with Rafal as a guide, yet to discover the visor situation, as I just got a DP 96 in box on Evil bay for $30 bucks, just got to wait for it to arrive,great effort!

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    Thanks Robafett. Rafal's stencils are worth their weight in gold! They really make the process manageable. I think the visor problem was the result of 2 maybe 3 things.
    1. Inaccurate visor template
    2. Wrong Epoxy
    3. Rushing it
    It really can't be said enough... You can't rush a good Fett!
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    Re: Newbie Boba Bucket

    dechels said: View Post
    Orionuse- I haven't got there just yet, but in building my list of "Fett" things to be on the look out for, I found a descent one at RadioShack for about $40. It was a head set with mic boom and looked like it was low profile enough to work. Check out TK409.com Do-It-Yourself Star Wars Props for a few examples. My next 2 electronic purchases are the Fettronics light board and then the servo for the RF.
    Thanks, dechels. I'll go run down the street this week and see what they might have. I'm still not in too much of a rush for it, as I'm still shaping up my bucket. Getting the right bondo shape in my cheekbones is a bit of a challenge, atm. The rest of my bucket contour is looking pretty good, atm. I've got to find my camera, so I can post some pics and get some feedback

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    Orionruse,
    Definitely post some pics, I'd love to see what you got going on. I just ordered a visor from T-visor.com and am going to move on to scratch build a jet pack. Hopefully that'll go somewhat smooth...

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    Got my visor in from T-Visor.com the other day and got installed yesterday. I just hot glued it in for the time being until I can pick up the neccessary hardware for the chicago screw method. I am very pleased with visor and these ease of installation.
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    Today I got the RF installed and the finally feel like I am nearing the end!
    Please let me know what you guys think. I know I have some weathering to do, but comments are welcome.
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    Those Don Post 96-97 lids really change when painted properly, you are a pro, somday I'll have the guts to post pics of my DP 97 first painting job.....Keep up the great work....

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    Pistolpete- Thank you for the kind words. Raf's stencils make it possible to tackle and the TDH community really make it all come together. You should definitely post the pics of your DP97. I'd love to see them. I'm tackling the armor at the moment. Got another thread going in the armor section. Feed back is appreciated!

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    Re: Newbie Boba Bucket

    You've done a great job mate. Thanks for sorting the pics out too. Much easier to look at now

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    Re: Newbie Boba Bucket

    Thanks Bill. Definitely easier to see right side up!

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