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    Scratch built bucket. Off to the drawing board.

    Hello all!
    I must say, you are a bunch of very creative people. The amount of information I've gathered here in a week, far surpassed my expectations. I joined the forum to find out which Fett helmet to purchase, and after reading (yes used the search option as well, lol) I've decided to construct my own bucket. I have accurate measurements on all aspects of the helmet (decided to use the mystery helmet) except for the "backing plates" behind each of the ears and the depth of the front "teeth". I am already well on the way in construction and will post pics when I get my camera back from the shop. As far as the materials are concerned, I've found it's best to keep with one medium and styrene seems to be working beautifully. I am very anxious for some feedback....when ever that camera repairman gets off his but.
    Again, you folks are awesome.
    Last edited by Kripps; Jan 19, 2005 at 7:36 PM.

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    Re: You're all amazing.


    Kripps wrote:

    Hello all!
    I must say, you are a bunch of very creative people. The amount of information I've gathered here in a week, far surpassed my expectations.
    Again, you folks are awesome.
    Suck-up.

    Just kidding man, welcome aboard.




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    Re: You're all amazing.

    Welcome to the boards mate. Look forward to seeing some photo's of your creation.

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    Re: You're all amazing.

    Welcome Kripps!
    Can't wait to see how it progresses. Keep us posted.

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    Re: You're all amazing.

    HEY!!!! hows it going. welcome!!!! you'll enjoy this site..i gaurentee it.
    Michael

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    You're all amazing.

    Glad to have you aboard. Keep us posted on your progress, and make good use of the Search engin!

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    Re: You're all amazing.

    Well, everything is going well, working out dome issues now.......should have the camera back this week so stay tuned.
    You guys see this by the way ? Hillarious to say the least.
    http://www.shockwave.com/sw/content/jedi_hunter

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    Re: You're all amazing.

    yeah so the project is on going. I can't seem to figure out how to post pics in here (yeah sometimes I'm an idiot) so heres a link to a pic I have of whats going on now. The paint on the helmet is me getting bored with doing the technical stuff....it'll be sanded off and done once the bucket is done. I know the resolution is horrible but do you all think the mandibles look the right width, curve etc?? I dont know......haven't decided. input greatly appreciated.
    thanks.

    http://www.geocities.com/kripps00/fett_project.html

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    Re: You're all amazing.

    Dude! You'll be hooked.

    Be prepared for this new obsession.

    We live off of this place

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    Re: You're all amazing.

    LOL....yeah. aready hooked. This has become a challenge to me and I'm enjoying it.

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    Re: You're all amazing. Updated pics.

    Yeah..Don't laugh yet. My favorite auto body filler is next.


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    Re: You're all amazing. Updated pics.

    well hey...it looks pretty good already. i would never have the skill to do something like that. well, i would never be able to make the helmet. i can do some simple stuff on the helmet.
    Michael

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    Re: You're all amazing. Updated pics.

    Gettin there. need to smooth out the dome a bit more.


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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics

    Wow !! that looks cool, I like the way you did the dome part


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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics

    Thanks man. Yeah the dome was a blast (sarcasm)
    Now that I have this thing mostly completed, I've noticed that the bucket is farrrrrr from perfect. I think the cheeks aren't sunken enough, the mandibles are a little too narrow under the eyeslit, and the "ear bases?" may be a little far to the rear. Oh well. I think I'll be able to hide these discrepencies with a good paint job. Guess we'll see. Perfect or not, I built it outa the plastic you line your shower with, and some bondo. lol.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics

    I can imagine the pain and torment you are going through as you tweek and change this and that!
    It looks great though.
    Show us some pictures from the back keyslot detail.
    Excellent progress buddy.
    Cheers

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics

    what kinda plastic, what is the cost...?

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics

    That is awesome work man keep us posted!

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    damn, look at all of these scratch-builts! amazing. my creative genius feels like its being crushed underfoot.

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics


    Macantosh station 1138 wrote:

    what kinda plastic, what is the cost...?
    Initially I was going to buy sheet styrene, but I was doing a demolition on a house and when I was ripping apart the bathroom I noticed the shower had been lined with.....yeah 3 1/2 by 6 foot sheets of styrene. Thought it was weird. But hey if it's for free, it's for me. Honestly, besides the six dollar can of bondo, I haven't spent a dime. I'll post some more pics tonight of the keyslot area and the dent.


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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics

    That is truly sweet, I love making stuff like that, so I'll probably make a boba helmet, is the helmet durable or flimsy...?

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics

    Well, the plastic is about 3-4 mm thick. With the curves and the epoxy all put together....i would say very strong. The Dome has a skeleton if you will, of this same plastic cut into thin strips, glued from the inside of the bucket..then about a 1/4 inch of bondo. I thought it would be heavier, but compared to my old kevlar, it's like nothing.

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics

    that's promissing, did you heat up the plastic before you bent it?

    and what did you use to fill in the gaps in the dome, in between the strips?

    - Thanks.

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics

    Little progress. Got base coats down. Excuse the pics, camera is such a piece of trash now. Believe me, these colors aren't that bold.




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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics

    saaaaaaawwwwwwwwwwwweeeeeeeeeeeet!

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