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Scratch built bucket. Pics....One ear....

  1. #26

    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics

    Very impressive man! I wish I could find that much styrene in my shower!

  2. #27

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    Wow . . . .I think you are miles away from being a Novice.

    You are in the right place man!

    Outstanding job on the bucket!

  3. #28
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    Re: Scratch built bucket. color question.

    I decided to take a break from the fabrication process and paint. I'll do the ear pieces later. Anyhow, I washed the bucket with the accryllic black wash prior to doing all this and I think I may have to do it again to tone everything down, But I'm not sure. Once again, a terrible pic....suggestions on the tones greatly appreciated.


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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics..Color advice?

    uh...dude...THAT SCRATCH-BUILT BUCKET LOOKS BETTER THAN MOST STORE BOUGHT ONES!

    THAT looks awesome! I can't wait to see it with the ears on!

    ~Darren

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics..Color advice?

    Thanks man, appreciate it. I still have a lot of paint to put on it, and the ears of course, Maybe I'm being a little picky on the color but i think it's real important to get this part right.

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics..Color advice?

    Very impressive! You're really moving along on that thing!
    And I agree, it's really hard to believe that's scratch built. Can't wait to see the ears


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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics..Color advice?

    Some people have a talent for this stuff, very nice!

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics..Color advice?

    Very impressive!

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics..Color advice?

    I like...

    Think I may send you a pm...

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics..Color advice?

    Wow, there's some damn fine hand-made buckets showing up lately. What an awesome paintjob as well.

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics..One ear.

    K Did the left one.


    Anybody wanna really bad digital camera by the way???

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics....One ear....

    NICE!

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics....One ear....

    Very nice! Can't wait to see it finished.

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Off to the drawing board

    Well, after all that work it seems my design has a fatal flaw with the dome construction. The layer of Bondo over the styrene skeleton just isn't going to cut the mustard. While installing the RF ear piece I noticed a small crack that will inherantly become a big crack and so on and so forth. Im going to start over again with a hard version and cast it. I'm still in the research stages and this seems to be the best route for a durable bucket that's wearable. I wasn't entirely satisfied with some of the dimensions anyways so ....off to work I go.
    I think I'll give the one I made to the lady and she can make a nice planter out of it for the garden. lol.

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics....One ear....

    Bummer...

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics....One ear....

    well sorry to hear bout the flaw, but people learn from their mistakes, and besides practice makes perfect. just keep going and you'll have a helmet that has extrodinary powers, powers my friend that people are willing to give their lives for. just kidding was kinda out of the loop there, any way awsome helmet. it is truley remarkable i'll be sure if i make a helmet i'll use your pictures for reference.

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics....One ear....

    wow...just wow.


    Why dont you glass the inside?

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics....One ear....

    Actually, I gave this one to a friend........he liked it and the more I looked at it, the more I began to dislike it. I've been working on a second one for some time and it should be done within the week. I didn't want to keep posting the same ole' pics over and over again as the construction is so similar, but this second attempt is really alot better. When it's done I'll throw up some images. Thank you for the compliments though........I've learned that taking your time is soooooo very important.

  19. #44

    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics....One ear....

    Glad to read that your working on another helmet,

  20. #45

    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics....One ear....

    Ripped my shower off the wall to see if I had any Styrene behind it. None durn it! Anyone know of any tutorials for building a helmet out of 6 inch ceramic tiles?

    EDIT: They're white; maybe I could do a pre-production Fett?

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    Re: Scratch built bucket. Pics....One ear....

    That's some great work.

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