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    Feb 18, 2007, 3:49 PM - Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #1

    I finally got my RS Ears attached to my Sgt Fang Bucket that I got from Micke. I squared the corners of the cheeks, changed the angle on the vanes behind the ears so that they are more screen accurate, and replaced the keyslot area with the MS keyslot that has the MQ-1 already molded in. I was going to paint this helmet up as the White Prepro but have changed my mind and decided to go with the RotJ scheme since I've never personally had that version myself.
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  2. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Feb 18, 2007, 3:51 PM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #2

    Wow incredible PERFECT!!!
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    Feb 18, 2007, 6:02 PM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #3

    VERY, VERY, VERY, VERY Niiiiiiiiice!

    BTW, those cold cast ears would be perfect to do a pre-pro version
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    Feb 18, 2007, 6:48 PM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #4

    I would have to agree that it'd be sweet to see it as a prepro paint up, but the RoTj helmet would be awesome too, because there don't seem to be that many around to tell you the truth.
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    Feb 18, 2007, 7:32 PM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #5

    Very nice! beautiful.
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    Feb 19, 2007, 12:43 AM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #6

    Looks excellent!
    Could you describe the mods you made to the right ear to get the RS ear to fit so well?
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    Feb 19, 2007, 1:02 AM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #7

    All I did to the right ear was grind down the 'molded on' earpiece so that the RS would fit flush with the helmet. I did not have to reshape the curvature of the remaining part of the SF earpiece that attaches to the helmet above the 'red' portion. If that makes any sense.
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    Feb 19, 2007, 8:34 AM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #8

    Yes, makes sense. Sounds pretty straightforward.
    Thanks!
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    Feb 19, 2007, 9:30 AM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #9

    Very cool, can't wait to watch the progress thread on this one
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    Feb 19, 2007, 11:59 AM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #10

    Looking good, man
  11. Feb 19, 2007, 1:34 PM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #11

    Wow, those ear pieces look really nice and sharp and should work especially well with a ROTJ paint scheme. Out of curiosity, is it much easier to paint ROTJ than ESB?

    Looking forward to see your progress on this. When it comes to paint jobs, you are the man!
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    Feb 19, 2007, 9:35 PM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #12

    That's looking pretty sweet. How did you square off the cheeks? Just by sanding? I was going to do the same with mine, just wasn't sure of the best way to do it.
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    Feb 19, 2007, 10:21 PM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #13

    Quote welsh_bounty_hunter said: View Post
    Wow, those ear pieces look really nice and sharp and should work especially well with a ROTJ paint scheme. Out of curiosity, is it much easier to paint ROTJ than ESB?
    It's really not any easier. The ROTJ has just as many 'signature' scratches as the ESB plus ALOT of little pinprick scratches all over the helmet. But it is a fun change of pace. I am currently painting up a MS3 for Cerillo in the RotJ scheme, so I decided to go ahead and get started on mine as well.

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    That's looking pretty sweet. How did you square off the cheeks? Just by sanding? I was going to do the same with mine, just wasn't sure of the best way to do it.
    I took a pencil and drew the squared cheeks on the helmet and then used a dremel to grind out the shape. Just follow the lines. A little fine tune sanding with some 400 grit sandpaper and 'voila'...you're done.
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    Feb 19, 2007, 10:43 PM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #14

    Whoa! Great lookin' helmet!!!
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    Feb 20, 2007, 7:17 PM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #15

    SLICK!!!

    -Sarge
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    Feb 20, 2007, 7:29 PM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #16

    awesome!
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    Feb 21, 2007, 1:14 PM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #17

    Got the base colors on the helmet. I'll have to set it aside while I finish Cerillo's RotJ bucket, but I'll post progress as it ensues.
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  18. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Feb 21, 2007, 1:20 PM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #18

    Looks really good AFFO$ And the RS ears ... :o
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    Feb 21, 2007, 1:23 PM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #19

    I was under the impresson those were RS ears not the MS Cold cast. ????
  20. KaanE is offline KaanE
    Feb 21, 2007, 1:42 PM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #20

    Ouch :o

    Sorry, me head went away, but... GREAT SILVER PAINT ON THE EARS!!! :o

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    Feb 22, 2007, 9:41 AM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #21

    She's already really pretty... can't wait to see the remaining paint and weathering put on her!
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    Feb 23, 2007, 6:51 PM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #22

    Very nice job. I have one of these helmets and you are making me want to get started on this one.

    Jeanne
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    Feb 23, 2007, 7:17 PM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #23

    That looks really nice glad to see that the lineage didn't lose anything either.

    Lee
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    Feb 23, 2007, 8:01 PM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #24

    Hey AFFO$, you still using rattlecans?
    If so, what did you use on the uppper checks?
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    Feb 23, 2007, 8:34 PM - Re: Sgt Fang Bucket W/ RS Ears #25

    Yep. Still rattlecannin' away. The upper cheeks are Krylon Navy Blue misted with Flat Black.

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