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  1. Devilstar2k2's Avatar
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    Dec 19, 2006, 1:04 PM - Rubies before and after... #1

    Just wanted to post a pic of my sons new bucket... The top pic is not the actual helmet, but its exactly how it looked out of the box.


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    Dec 19, 2006, 1:29 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #2

    WOW!!! That is awesome! Well done, well done indeed!
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    Dec 19, 2006, 1:38 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #3

    Nice work! It amazes me every time I see a rubies get turned into something so great.
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    Dec 19, 2006, 4:01 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #4

    Wow! I can't believe that's actually a Rubies modified ... ya did an awesome job. Oh yeah ... glad to see ya chose an ROTJ scheme!
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    Dec 19, 2006, 5:21 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #5

    Very nice work!!!

    You have any progress pics?
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    Dec 19, 2006, 6:08 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #6

    Nope... No progress pics... I didn't think anyone would be interested in seeing them. There was no real modding done to it besides the shaping. All I did was sand off the Rubies logo, wet-sand the old paint, and reform it with a blow drier.

    The only tip that I can give for anyone else that wants to do one is to over form it when you reshape it. I mean REALLY over form it... The opening should look like a skinny football. Toss it in the freezer to cool, then take it out and as you handle it to cut the visor out, it'll work itself into the shape that you see in the pic. Since it was over formed, it won't go all the way back to its original shape... It also won't need a craft ring.
  7. Wes is offline Wes
    Dec 19, 2006, 9:05 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #7

    Yea thats what I was curious about, the re-shaping. Thanks D2K2
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    Dec 19, 2006, 9:18 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #8

    No problem... I forgot to mention though... Wedge something in there when you put it in the freezer. I used a flip-flop, but anything will work as long as its about the right length. A paper towel roll would probably do the job just fine.
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    Dec 20, 2006, 3:25 AM - Re: Rubies before and after... #9

    What the...... Wow! Show us how you made it!
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    Dec 20, 2006, 5:15 AM - Re: Rubies before and after... #10

    Very impressive Devilstar2k2.
    You've made fine work of that Rubies ....
    Congrats and well done !
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    Jan 4, 2007, 11:22 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #11

    Holy cow! That is a GREAT rework of a Rubies!
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    Jan 14, 2007, 3:32 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #12

    I think im getting one of the rubies today, then follow what your doing. Is it sturdy? Like will it eventually warp?
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    Jan 14, 2007, 3:38 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #13

    Warp how? Left in the sun? Probably. Just on display, or used for costuming? Probably not.
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    Jan 16, 2007, 3:55 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #14

    Quote Devilstar2k2 said: View Post
    Warp how? Left in the sun? Probably. Just on display, or used for costuming? Probably not.
    okay, thanks.
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    Jan 16, 2007, 5:00 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #15

    were you able to make the dome more rounded or is it still flat? It's hard to tell in that pic. I had one of these and tried to modify it but in the end I just ended up breaking it.
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    Jan 16, 2007, 5:56 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #16

    looks great!
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    Jan 16, 2007, 7:08 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #17

    Quote zombierepellent said: View Post
    were you able to make the dome more rounded or is it still flat? It's hard to tell in that pic. I had one of these and tried to modify it but in the end I just ended up breaking it.
    I didn't really do anything to the dome because I like the way that it looks... Once the sides are pulled out, it doesn't look too shabby at all.
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    Jan 16, 2007, 7:34 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #18

    Well done... You definately got skills.
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    Jan 16, 2007, 10:00 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #19

    Beautiful transformation!!
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    Jan 16, 2007, 10:29 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #20

    Wow, that's amazing. Is it the hard plastic or the rigid latex version?

    BTW,
    Since you're so good at fixing a Rubies, would you be my hero and tell me how to fix this? It's the rigid latex version.




    I've tried everything and got squat accomplished.

    Thanks,
    ZK
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    Jan 16, 2007, 10:34 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #21

    Thats the standard Rubies... I've never even seen one in person, so I can't really help. The one I have in the pic is the deluxe. Sorry.
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    Jan 16, 2007, 10:38 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #22

    The tag on my helemt said it was deluxe.

    Ah well, you tried.

    Seriously, you did a great job. Wish I had the same skills
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    Jan 16, 2007, 10:52 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #23

    Maybe its just a matter of how the vendor labled it. Sorry if I spoke out of turn there. When I was shopping for mine, I saw yours labled as 'standard', and mine labled as 'deluxe'. My bad, I guess mine would be the 'collectors' one then?
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    Jan 16, 2007, 10:53 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #24

    Quote Zurath Kodul said: View Post
    Wow, that's amazing. Is it the hard plastic or the rigid latex version?

    BTW,
    Since you're so good at fixing a Rubies, would you be my hero and tell me how to fix this? It's the rigid latex version.




    I've tried everything and got squat accomplished.

    Thanks,
    ZK
    ... you may want to hide that somewhere... How did it get that deformed?
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    Jan 16, 2007, 11:04 PM - Re: Rubies before and after... #25

    I think they are like the latex/vinyl Halloween masks... At least thats how it looks... They pop up on here all the time. His is the 3rd that I've seen so far (outside of sale pics) and they all look like that.

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