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    re-hash bucket

    Hi Guys,

    I was never entirely happy with my old scratch built bucket, that I planned to cast (see the attached pic with the silicone mold). The dimensions were very slightly out and a few other bits just didnít hit the mark (and as I built it, I always noticed them). Anyways, I decided to start again using Alanís templates as a base point. I have the basic base shape sorted and I am in the process of cleaning it up and filling the gaps. I have a skateboard helmet on order for the dome and plan to quarter and extend it.

    Sorry to those of you who are waiting for me to pull some fibreglass copies out but just bare with me a little longer, the wait will be worth it I promise.
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    Re: re-hash bucket

    Looks like a good start dude on your next scratch build!

    -tubachris

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    Great start Jon... last one was pretty cool, look forward to the updates..

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    Cheers Chris and Gav.

    One of the main things i think i will do differently on this one is that i won't make the 'T' visor aperture on the male mold. I plan to score the shape into the bucket but that is it. This way when i make the fibreglass copies, all i have to do is trim the visor shape out, and it will hopefully leave a nice flat, thin edge to the visor aperture (something ppl with a DP will hopefully appreciate)

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    Cool, can't wait to see how this turns out. I am thinking of getting another bucket to paint this winter, might have to wait for one of yours

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    Re: re-hash bucket

    *Thread on hold until i speak to WofF*

    Everythings back on

    progress pics to follow
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    Re: re-hash bucket

    Im definately in the line for one of these

    Looking forward to getting my hands on one, cant wait

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    FettSniper... Jon is just making a few small mods and will be back on course v.soon...

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    Well i have almost finished tidying up the bucket and will hopefully have some pics soon (might be a slight delay as my wife is currently in hospital after suffering a very nasty fall)

    In the mean time Mojo Fett has offered to supply me with the ears and RF to cast. So these bad boys will be supplied with the finished bucket. I really can't enough about these items, they are stunning. I think i have my work cut out to get the bucket up to the same quality Thanks Gav spread the good karma

    anyways people watch this space.
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    Re: re-hash bucket

    Hi Guys,

    a quick update. I will have the 'finished' pictures of the bucket by the end of the week. I have been playing nurse to my wife over the last few days and will have to carry on with that duty for the next few months. However she understands that i want to get this bucket into production ASAP and is being very understandable in the circumstances. I will post the pictures on Tuesday the 4th September (thats when i am back at work and have access to the net again).

    only a matter of days guys, sorry for the delay

    jeez, i hope its worth the wait

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    I thought your first one was amazing, this new one should be awesome

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    Great work mate! Can't wait to see this one done!

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    Well its come along a little bit more. it is still very rough and needs a bit more filling and a lot of sanding but i am quite happy with it. I would have goten further with it but playing nurse to my wife at the mo, seems to be taking up more of my time than i anticiptated

    Anyways, i will be taking a silicone mold of this sucker this week (all going well), and then hopefully be able to pull a couple of buckets during the next fortnight.
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    Great work mate!

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    Cheers Dan

    its looks really messy at the moment, but once it has been sanded a little more and has got a lick of primer over it, i think it will be a bit more pleasing to the eye

    i also have to put the dent in it (thats one of the last things i plan to do though).

    Its approximately the same size as my mystery bucket, so has tons of room inside

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    Looking really good Jon... despite your nursing, you seem to have progressed allot over the weekend?

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    Hi guys and gals,

    i have reworked the dome on my bucket a little. Before it was slightly too high and pointed. So i have reduced the top of the dome by about 10mm and i am in the process of sanding and shaping (i plan to shave an extra 3-4mm off the apex of the dome at the back of the lid as well). Any critism is welcome so i can get this sucker right.
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    That's looking a lot better mate. Good call on trimming it down

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    Re: re-hash bucket

    Looking really good! I hope your wife is doing well.

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    GCNgamer128 said: View Post
    I hope your wife is doing well.
    Thanks for asking Andy. She is doing a lot better now, although she still has a long way to go. She will be starting treatment in about 4 weeks time to start walking again. She is not looking forward to it as there isn't much of her original ankle left now and we are hoping that the ankle will still move as it should but there is so much metal in there now we are not holding our breath. thanks for the asking though

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    Hey fella, glad to hear your wife is kind of on the mend so to speak! That must of hurt!

    The lid is lookiong great mate, really looking forward to seeing the finished product....and trying one of those bad boys on 8)

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    Ronin, the bucket is looking great...and I hope your wife gets better soon.

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    Spent last night building the dent. Will attempt to place it on the lid tonight. Not long till i cast this baby now . just a little more sanding and then hopefully this weekend i will silicone it
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    Looking good mate... not long!
    Keep up the good work...

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    Love it! Keep up the great work

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