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    Nov 10, 2015, 11:55 PM - BUCKET Bucket Build #1

    Well it should say Mandalorian Merc Hopeful.... And so it begins. This will be my first attempt at costume building. I decided to go for a custom Modern Era Mandalorian based on Rafal Works template for Boba Fett. I decided to use the bucket method.



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    Nov 11, 2015, 10:52 AM - Re: BUCKET Bucket Build #2

    Looking forward to seeing this!
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    Nov 13, 2015, 11:50 AM - Re: BUCKET Bucket Build #3

    watching this
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    Nov 13, 2015, 10:07 PM - Re: BUCKET Bucket Build #4

    The buckets that I'm using are sturdier than Home Depot or Lowes buckets, but slightly less rigid that a standard 5 gallon paint bucket.

    Step two:
    Transfered the inner bucket templates as one long template to the bucket. I don't have a dremel yet, so hand tools for cutting.
    Tools I used so far:
    Hand saw, to cut roughly 2 inches around template.
    Utility knife, to score CAREFULLY along the template outline.
    Crafting heavy duty scissors, to cut perpendicular lines up to scoring line... creating smaller squares that will snap right out.
    Hot glue, to glue tabs from bucket scraps to hold the back closed. (temporarily)

    I am undecided on the hard hat. I may just use the dome templates... we'll see.



    All advice is welcome.
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    Nov 14, 2015, 6:30 PM - Re: BUCKET Bucket Build #5

    Today I found an old square cat litter bucket, perfect for cutting the cheeks and mandibles. Next step was to sand off the printing. Otherwise, the apoxy will peel off easily. And then I traced out the outer template on bucket #2. Ready to cut it out.



    All advice and comments welcome.
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    Nov 15, 2015, 9:03 PM - Re: BUCKET Bucket Build #6

    So today I cut out 90% of the outer layer, still need to cut out the visor slot on both buckets and the cheek area on the base bucket. I test fit it to see how it looks so far... The cheek parts are formed and ready. I also cut out the main parts to the rear key slot... I scored the slots to make it easier tomorrow.

    Not bad for using a utility razor and scissors. Hahaha



    Advice and comments welcome.
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    Nov 19, 2015, 6:30 PM - Re: BUCKET Bucket Build #7

    I decided against the hard hat this time around. I used the dome template on a cereal box. I will use fiber glass and resin to give it strength. So off to the hardware store for bondo, fiber glass, and resin. I still have to cut out the visor slot and cheeks. If anyone wants to donate some earcaps and rf... I won't get mad. Hahaha.



    Advice and comments welcome.
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    Nov 22, 2015, 8:26 PM - Re: BUCKET Bucket Build #8

    I did a tape job mock up on the cheeks, I need to pick up some 2 part apoxy and then it's on to sanding, bondo, and paint
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    Mar 1, 2016, 1:46 PM - Re: BUCKET Bucket Build #9

    Looking good!
  11. Mar 1, 2016, 5:47 PM - Re: BUCKET Bucket Build #10

    Can't wait to see more, keep up the good work


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    Mar 16, 2016, 9:47 PM - Re: BUCKET Bucket Build #11

    I'm gearing up for my first build, thanks for the ideas, looks sweet so far
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    1 Week Ago - May 21, 2016, 12:07 AM - Re: BUCKET Bucket Build #12

    Very cool

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