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    Nov 19, 2008, 1:41 PM - OK started my first bucket #1

    Hi everyone, I'm kind of new here, been lurking 4 a long time, then a few post's, now I'll put my $ where my mouth is... I have started my first bucket, it's gonna be a custom Metalic black dome, Dark purple mandables, silver cheeks, and maybe some really dark red. I used WOF's AWESOME templates, and FREE priority mail envelopes (thanks USPS), a lot of tape, and now began to 'glass it. So, here's a few progress pics... been working on this for about 2-3 weeks, should finish in another 2-3 before painting. Tell me what you think.
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    Nov 19, 2008, 1:43 PM - Re: OK started my first bucket #2

    Dremel died while cutting out the visor. Gonna finish cutting in a couple of hours then glass the edges of visor and interior, should be done with glassing today, and start bondo tomorrow.
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    Nov 19, 2008, 1:45 PM - Re: OK started my first bucket #3

    Good luck with your bucket, and have lots and lots of patience ^_^
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    Nov 19, 2008, 1:47 PM - Re: OK started my first bucket #4

    Thanks Amigo, Dremel is charged, going back outside to finish cutting now.
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    Nov 19, 2008, 1:48 PM - Re: OK started my first bucket #5

    No prob... hey i just saw your from SD... close friend huh? lol see you next year at comic con 09
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    Nov 19, 2008, 2:09 PM - Re: OK started my first bucket #6

    rough color scheme
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    Nov 19, 2008, 2:23 PM - Re: OK started my first bucket #7

    Kandosii!!! I love the colors!!!

    How are you going to get the red visor?
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    Nov 19, 2008, 2:39 PM - Re: OK started my first bucket #8

    Keep us posted!! I like your color choices!
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    Nov 19, 2008, 2:47 PM - Re: OK started my first bucket #9

    Quote A'den Kyramud said: View Post
    Kandosii!!! I love the colors!!!

    How are you going to get the red visor?

    saw a guy on flea-bay who sells them in red and green, gotta wait til next payday to get the visor. Gonna put mirror tint behind the red to make red mirror.
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    Nov 19, 2008, 2:57 PM - Re: OK started my first bucket #10

    300272725268 fleabay item # Just bought it anyway, hope it fits.
    on sale for $14.xx plus shipping.
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    Nov 19, 2008, 4:47 PM - Re: OK started my first bucket #11

    Cool visor! Can't wait to see the finished product!
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    Nov 19, 2008, 5:16 PM - Re: OK started my first bucket #12

    gonna make 1 for my 8 yr. old son too, I guess using WOF templates @ 80% size should work. Headed to pick him up from school right now, then off to wal*mart for Bondo and sandpaper... Anyone know if I can just use standard primer.... Never mind, it's like painting a car repair (isn't that what bondo is for ?!?! lol) I'll post pics of my trash can armor a little later today too.
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    Nov 19, 2008, 7:01 PM - Re: OK started my first bucket #13

    looks good
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    Nov 20, 2008, 12:19 AM - Re: OK started my first bucket #14

    Everyone take a look at A'den's bucket, I love it. http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...240#post383240
    If you dont mind, can I do an EL light like your's? I don't wanna' be a copy cat, but I like the idea, and cant wait to see it lit up.
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    Nov 20, 2008, 2:55 PM - Re: OK started my first bucket #15

    Okay, update: First layer of Bondo and 1 dead drimel later, and my begining stage of my trashcan armor. Gonna attempt to glass the armor too, anyone know if the glass is gonna stick?
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    Nov 20, 2008, 7:21 PM - Re: OK started my first bucket #16

    Looks great!!!

    I've fiberglassed onto sintra after roughing up the surface and it stick fine...I'd just take some course sand paper to the armour, then glass it.

    Also, totally go with the EL! I got mine from www.thatscoolwire.com. It's the 0.9mm kit (Item#WY-GH-86-3V). It's like $12 with shipping, I think...

    Hope that helps! Keep up the great work!!!
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    Nov 21, 2008, 12:06 AM - Re: OK started my first bucket #17

    Vor'e for the info, will rough up the armor first. I think I'm gonna use red EL wire around my t-visor to match the red visor. I'll keep ya' posted, but for now gotta sleep, working for the next 4 days, so wont have time to work on the bucket till tuesday.
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    Nov 21, 2008, 12:14 AM - Re: OK started my first bucket #18

    OH SNAP!!! I just looked at the site you directed me to, I'm gonna use a sound activated version, I think it'll be cool.
  19. Nov 21, 2008, 12:19 AM - Re: OK started my first bucket #19

    looks great man can't Waite to see it finished
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    Nov 23, 2008, 6:42 PM - Re: OK started my first bucket #20

    AAARRRGH Disaster strikes.............. It hit the floor from like 4 feet...
    Cracked the bondo on all sides around the T-Visor. Pics arent that good. The fiberglass didn't crack, I can just sand the bondo down to the glass around the visor and do it again. had to put the armor update too, this is just a color test, haven't glassed it yet.
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    Nov 25, 2008, 8:05 PM - Re: OK started my first bucket #21

    ok a little more... I painted it so I could sand to see how bad my bondo job is... Of course I did more bondo to fill in low spots, and added left ear which needs lots of work. You can see where I have marked the battle damage ( which were where the cracks happened when it dropped to the floor ), and my dent. My Mando is an older guy who has seen a lot of poodoo.
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    Nov 26, 2008, 12:53 PM - Re: OK started my first bucket #22

    Hey man, I am enjoying you WIP but could you please shrink your pictures?
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    Nov 28, 2008, 2:05 PM - Re: OK started my first bucket #23

    Adonian,

    1. Your work is awesome!!! Great idea to use the cracked area as battle damage.

    2. (this is part of your post on my helmet thread) "I'm gonna use red EL on my visor, and hopefully superbright LED lights like yours if you don't mind." OF COURSE I DON'T MIND!!! That is, as long as you post pics

    3. You mentioned something about an RF...vertical ones are cool, but tend to get in the way; I'd go with a curved one. Since I build my bucket I've been planning on designing one and putting it on, but haven't got around to it (I think my problem is called real life ) Anyways, I'd try a curved RF. If I get around to drafting a curved RF, I'll PM you the design if you want.

    Keep up the awesome work!!!
    A'den
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    Nov 28, 2008, 5:45 PM - Re: OK started my first bucket #24

    Ya know I got the same problem (real life) but I got the wife to take the kids to her mom's house, so I have some time to work today, just glassed the right ear caps, gonna use a curved flat piece of cardboard attached to the stalk as a Range Finder and conform it to the shape of the bucket, you'll see, and of course I will put up pics of the lights (hope they help me see in the dark
  25. Nov 29, 2008, 1:34 AM - Re: OK started my first bucket #25

    Very nice work. After creating the papercraft, did you bondo it off the bat or did you give it a coat of glass first?

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