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    Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    I really liked the look and paint schemes of the Mando buckets in the group shot of the Mandalorians in the Clone Wars trailer. So I started playing around with a damaged BKBT Jango bucket I had. At first my plans were to use an old motorcycle benie helmet as the dome to give me a narrower look, but it was too small. I ended up spliting the BKBT dome to decrease the circumference by about 1". I also narrowed the front visor, shaved the unwanted ear areas off the rf side, and will extened the bottom of the helmet by about 1/2"-5/8". Today I'll begin working on the two ear pieces and then start smoothing everything out with body filler. Here's the progress so far.

    Enjoy,
    Cruzer
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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    Nice ! Your off to a good start on this. I was thinking of doing this to my bucket , I was just going to make it longer. You have taken this to the next level. I don't know if I have the patients for what your doing.

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    Looks pretty cool Cruzer.

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    cant wait to see the finished product

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    Thanks guys. I wasn't happy with the cheek areas being a standard Jango shape, so I've begun modifying those as well to try and replicate the cartoon version cheeks. Just waiting for a flat sheet of fiberglass to dry on a board, then I'll trim and glue in the cheeks. I also finished each earpieces. Each one required having to glue three similar pieces to get the needed length. The one on the right in the pic has the channel similar to that seen in the trailer.

    Other than the sharp corners on the visor, let me know if anyone see something else that needs tweeking.
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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    Looking good! Keep up the good work. Should the helmet be lying flat on the table? I'm just wondering cos I know that Clone helmets have a different rim shape than Mando.

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    nice, cant wait to see it finished.

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    Thanks guys.

    Ordeyn, the bottoms of BKBT's Jango helmets aren't flat, so I'll continue that detail for this helmet.

    I couldn't leave the cheeks alone because they were still looking too much like standard Jango cheeks, so I spent the morning working on them and have finally come up with a cheek shape I like. I'm hoping the high cheek area will help emphasize the elongated feel of the helmet and bring it closer to the look of the animated version. Here are some before/after shots comparing the check areas.

    Also included the ref. pic I'm primarily using for design cues, borrowed with thanks from the Mandalorian Mercs site.
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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    NIce work! I've been wanting someone to attempt one of these, and your work is always top notch! The bar is being set very high, people.

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    Thanks bro. One more update. The earpieces are temporarily being held in place with t-nuts and bolts. I'm not sure if I'm happy with the cheeks.
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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    Giving it a light coat of rattle can primer allowed me to see some of the imperfections I need to change, as well as some of the design features:
    1. Reduce the cheek area about 1/4".
    2. Area around the visor bottom is narrower on the left hand side when looking at it.
    3. Enlarge the bottom angled areas on both ear pieces.
    I'll start there. I thought about the possibility of narrowing the entire helmet more, but I'm afraid it might make it uncomfortable/unwearable. Right now it has a good general feel as far as the size is concerned. I'd compare it to the size of a screen cast Jango...but longer.

    Let me know if anyone sees anything else that could be adjusted to give it more of that "animated" look/feel.

    Thanks,
    Cruzer
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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    Looking great so far bruv...

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    looks great

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    pretty good lookin so far

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    you are the Master of Helmet
    Good Job

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    Tonight I finally finished all of the adjustments.
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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    That looks awesome Cruzer!!! Are you going to paint it? mold it? sell it? ???

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    Thanks. I'd like to be able to make a cast where the silver parts are cold cast, so this weekend I'll be picking up supplies to begin making a molding of it.

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    Awesome work Cruzer...

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    I wasn't happy with the symetry of the cheeks, so I spent quite a few more hours working on them, as well as making the areas more level/flat where the earpieces go so they'll sit flat when glued in place. I then painted everything early this morning with a coat of professional auto primer and will post pics when it's dry and I've had a chance to sand on it.
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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    that looking really good cruzer =)

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    i'm loving this! looking fantastic. i want

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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    Initially this project was just going to be a Jango helmet repainted animated version!
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    Re: Clone Wars Mando Bucket

    Awesome work Cruzer!!!

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    wow, i just joined and i am amazed at how much skill and patients you guys have!

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