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  1. A'den Kyramud's Avatar
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    Aug 6, 2008, 2:31 AM - Custom Bucket #1

    Well, I'm finally a member of TDH, and I'm starting a build on a helmet using the WOF tempates. I'm going to try to post a ton of pictures, but we'll see.
    I need all the help I can get, so anybody who knows ANYTHING, please tell me so I get this right!
    I'm starting off with a posterboard helmet, and then going to sintra (man, that stuff's expensive!).
    Hopefully soon I'll post some pics of my posterboard helmet's progress.
    One more thing; does anybody have a better way to glue the posterboard than a hot glue gun? I can't get any precision with that thing!
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    Aug 6, 2008, 11:05 AM - Re: Custom Bucket #2

    here's some threads to look through
    http://www.instructables.com/id/How-...ostume-helmet/
    http://mercs.firespray.net/forum/index.php?topic=1456.0
    http://mercs.firespray.net/forum/index.php?topic=320.0
    as for sintra you could try getting offcuts from your local sign writers
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    Aug 6, 2008, 4:46 PM - Re: Custom Bucket #3

    How do you post pics on this thing???
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    Aug 6, 2008, 4:50 PM - Re: Custom Bucket #4

    Quote A'den Kyramud said: View Post
    How do you post pics on this thing???
    When you post a comment (not quick reply)
    look at the bottom of the screen
    there is a button for you to add attachments
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    Aug 6, 2008, 6:48 PM - Re: Custom Bucket #5

    or you could just use the appropriate BBcode i.e. [IMG][/IMG]

    BB works much like html.....put the url of the image between the code. Just google BB code
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    Aug 7, 2008, 5:16 AM - Re: Custom Bucket #6

    just create a http://www.photobucket.com/ account
    upload your photos onto it and copy the IGM code to your post
    hope that helps
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    Aug 7, 2008, 3:53 PM - Re: Custom Bucket #7

    Thanks guys for all the help!
    So here are some pictures of my progress:
    1. This is a classic me moment. I just started cutting and glueing without thinking.:o Then I relized, Oh, duh, somethings wrong! So I put the cardboard strips on the top and gave it to my little brother to wear.



    2. Here's my paper cut out of Alan's wonderful tempates.



    3. And lastly, here is my progress on the posterboard bucket.





    The dome isn't finished, and I jumped ahead a little to paint it (I just couldn't wait to see what my colors looked like!). I'm working on the dome right now; I used WOF dome tempates, taped posterboard over the seams, and reinforced the inside. Next I'm going to use spackling to coat over the outside...we'll see how it turns out.
    Does anybody know where I can get a cheap visor?
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    Aug 7, 2008, 5:47 PM - Re: Custom Bucket #8

    The spackling didn't work correctly; it was too dry and hard (Probably had something to do with sitting out in the shed in 115+ degree weather. lol) I'm going to have to get a lightweight spackling paste, or try something else. Any ideas?
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    Aug 8, 2008, 2:34 AM - Re: Custom Bucket #9

    Fibreglss from the inside of the dome. That's what I'm doing to mine later today. If you're happy with the shape of your dome, then apply pre cut fibreglass to the interior, when it hardens, it'll give a good solid dome. Then car body filler to the outside to smooth it all out.
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    Dec 1, 2008, 11:23 PM - Re: Custom Bucket #10

    thats a good looking dome
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    Dec 4, 2008, 4:17 PM - Re: Custom Bucket #11

    That looks awesome A'den! I like the one you gave to your brother lol!

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