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    OK started my first bucket

    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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    Re: OK started my first bucket

    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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    Re: OK started my first bucket

    Good luck with your bucket, and have lots and lots of patience ^_^

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    Thanks Amigo, Dremel is charged, going back outside to finish cutting now.

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    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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    Re: OK started my first bucket

    rough color scheme
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    Re: OK started my first bucket

    Kandosii!!! I love the colors!!!

    How are you going to get the red visor?

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    Keep us posted!! I like your color choices!

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    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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    300272725268 fleabay item # Just bought it anyway, hope it fits.
    on sale for $14.xx plus shipping.

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    Cool visor! Can't wait to see the finished product!

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    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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    Re: OK started my first bucket

    looks good

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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.

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    Re: OK started my first bucket

    looks great man can't Waite to see it finished

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    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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    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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    Re: OK started my first bucket

    Hey man, I am enjoying you WIP but could you please shrink your pictures?

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    Re: OK started my first bucket

    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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    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

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    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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