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  1. wthrgssr75's Avatar
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    Jan 26, 2012, 10:49 PM - Jango metal bucket WIP #1

    This is a little WIP that I've been working on lately. Since I don't do plastic work, I said to heck with it and started building a metal helmet utilizing WOF templates and a metal hardhat dome.

    http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/...124_150551.jpg
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    Jan 27, 2012, 12:43 AM - Re: Jango metal bucket WIP #2

    good start there! i really like the dome.
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    Jan 27, 2012, 1:07 AM - Re: Jango metal bucket WIP #3

    The paint that I picked up is darn close to the colors used on the original kit. I picked up valspar aerosol sea blue and deep sea blue. I'm not big on mixing paint brands. In that pic, the dome is just sitting on the helmet body. After it is riveted and sealed in place, it will look better. I also got the metal strip to strengthen the lower section of the helmet.
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    Jan 27, 2012, 7:44 AM - Re: Jango metal bucket WIP #4

    Nice job there! I began a metal helmet once but I didn't like the dome I made. Nice idea you had there. Where did you get that dome?
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    Jan 27, 2012, 6:54 PM - Re: Jango metal bucket WIP #5

    The dome is an old metal hardhat that I bought. I just cut the brim off. The nice thing is that it has the head webbing in it still and it is at the right height. The WOF templates saved my bacon on the body of the helmet. The dome on this one is steel and I originally wanted an aluminum one, but you gotta take what you can get though.
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    Feb 10, 2012, 7:33 AM - Re: Jango metal bucket WIP #6

    I LOVE IT! It looks great so far
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    Feb 15, 2012, 3:24 PM - Re: Jango metal bucket WIP #7

    1: where did you get the hardhat for the dome, and 2: how did you cut of the brim of the hardhat?
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    Feb 16, 2012, 12:04 PM - Re: Jango metal bucket WIP #8

    Helo. Any one home? echo echo echo echo echo....

    What hapend here a mass slaughter? No, couldn't be. WAIT! What was that? (Intense blaster fire) Man, I don't know about you guys, but I'm outa here. (Jetpack noises and then silence)
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    Feb 17, 2012, 6:40 PM - Re: Jango metal bucket WIP #9

    I found the steel hardhat on craigslist (seen a few on ebay also). I used a dremel with the heavy duty cut off wheel to cutoff the brim.It took a while to cut it out because I had to keep letting the dremel cool down (smoked up twice). Sanding the steel to a shine was a pain (took about 5 hours of sanding by hand). I applied the pin stripes and let it sit for a day before putting the clearcoat to it.
    http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/...214_141148.jpg
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    Feb 17, 2012, 6:55 PM - Re: Jango metal bucket WIP #10

    Sweet!
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    Feb 18, 2012, 8:58 AM - Re: Jango metal bucket WIP #11

    Oh, I see looks sweet. I'm planing on doing my own metal bucket, but I haven't found a dome yet.
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    Feb 18, 2012, 6:16 PM - Re: Jango metal bucket WIP #12

    Check ebay and craigslist. Might be able to find one for a fair price.
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    Feb 22, 2012, 2:38 PM - Re: Jango metal bucket WIP #13

    Yeah, I might look for one there or... I could try this: http://translate.google.com/translat...43-610670.html

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