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    Apr 6, 2008, 11:08 AM - Ty Solo's First Boba-Lid #1

    Hi everyone! This is my first ever post on TDH. I decided to make my own bucket when i saw the amazing builds by antman and honus. They really do a great job with cardboard. But before i built a cardboard bucket, i decided to make a crappy practice one out of cheap poster board.
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    I'm gonna go start on the real deal now! Wish me luck!
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    Apr 6, 2008, 11:44 AM - Re: Ty Solo's First Boba-Lid #2

    Well it looks like you got the basics, now get some 2-3mm plastic and make this baby come to life
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    Apr 6, 2008, 11:59 AM - Re: Ty Solo's First Boba-Lid #3

    Hi TS,

    Now this is smart thinking IMO. Really!
    First do sort of a prototype so you get the hang of the process. This way you can learn what works and what doesn't. Great idea dude!

    Keep up the good work and let's see them "for real" pics!
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    Apr 6, 2008, 3:26 PM - Re: Ty Solo's First Boba-Lid #4

    Thanks Antman! i'm glad you think it was smart to make a practice one first. And, BTW, it definitely helps out!!! P.S. It is much easier to make a cardboard dome then a crappy poster-board one. Thanks again!
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    Apr 6, 2008, 10:04 PM - Re: Ty Solo's First Boba-Lid #5

    I cut out the templates for the dome and, I have to say, i am quite proud of it:
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    As you can see in the background, i am a messy teenager.
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    Apr 7, 2008, 6:59 PM - Re: Ty Solo's First Boba-Lid #6

    /emperor voice "at last we get to see the makings of the elusive 'onion fett'!"

    looking good so far, have fun with bondo!
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    Apr 7, 2008, 10:27 PM - Re: Ty Solo's First Boba-Lid #7

    That's funny, Saint N! I was gonna say it reminds me of a bloomin' onion from Outback steakhouse.
    Nice work so far, Tyler. I know I'd never have the patience to scratch my own bucket.
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    Apr 8, 2008, 11:12 PM - Re: Ty Solo's First Boba-Lid #8

    yeah, superjedi. it takes a lot of patience. But i think it will be much more rewarding then buying one. plus, i just want something to do as a hobby, Know what i mean? anyway, Keep you posted, I will.
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    Apr 9, 2008, 12:16 AM - Re: Ty Solo's First Boba-Lid #9

    is that how you make a dome out of sintra? (obviously i know thats not sintra)
    i need to make a mockup.... btw looking good solo
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    Apr 9, 2008, 8:45 AM - Re: Ty Solo's First Boba-Lid #10

    i have seen other people on TDH use sintra to make domes and this is probably the easiest way. I'm just not sure about cutting the surface to bend it brcause you might break the sintra when you bend it. Use a heat gun or be very careful!
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    Apr 9, 2008, 9:52 AM - Re: Ty Solo's First Boba-Lid #11

    once you have the dome puttied and smooth you can then vac some heated sintra over the dome.
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    Apr 11, 2008, 11:56 PM - Re: Ty Solo's First Boba-Lid #12

    Hey guys!
    I have been pretty busy with stuff lately, but have found the time to watch the Star Wars marathon on Spike TV, carve the keyslot piece out of 3 mm polystyrene, and start work on the ear pieces. My new pictures are basically about these things and i will have more soon! Thanks, Ty Solo
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  13. Apr 15, 2008, 11:09 PM - Re: Ty Solo's First Boba-Lid #13

    Lookin good solo! Im about to start on mine... in a few days. Too poor to buy one, and ran out of paperboard . one question, what kind are you using? anyway, keep it up.
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    Apr 16, 2008, 2:39 PM - Re: Ty Solo's First Boba-Lid #14

    Hey Frerr Shj'Edoc! Welcome to my thread and thanks for the comments! i went to a local hobby lobby and bought 2mm thick cardboard. It was in a big case with all kinds of picture framing paper and there were two different kinds. I bought both, but found that the hgarder, more rigid one was too difficult to maneuver. I recommend buying the softer type. Good luck and feel free to ask more questions! Keep you posted, I will.
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    Apr 23, 2008, 8:43 PM - Re: Ty Solo's First Boba-Lid #15

    Hello TDH!
    I have found some time to post a few new pics. They are of my finished keyslot piece, and of my puttying of the dome.
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    As i was cutting the pieces out for various parts, my fingers started to ache, so took the gel pad off of an old pen and put it on my exacto:
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    I will be working on mounting the keyslot and sanding the dome some more, plus i am working on filling in the mandibles right now, so keep checking for more updates.

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