Redeyepunks scratch build Boba bucket using cardboard!Subscribe
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    Jul 31, 2013, 8:09 PM - Redeyepunks scratch build Boba bucket using cardboard! #1

    It's begun. I've been planning this for a little over a week now and today I began the long journey in creating a full set of Boba armour, starting with the helmet! Boy was I in for a treat, using finger muscles I didn't know existed and getting cramp in my elbow while cutting the pieces with imense concentration. It took me a couple of attempts to get my foot off the ground but things are coming along now.

    As a reference for anyone who may be interested, I will try and explain what I can about the process I followed. I've been using these two threads by Antman among others as a rough guide to get my scratch build going. They can be found here; Truly inspirational!

    And the templates I am using are the WOF blueprints;


    I started by cutting out the inner surface part (long section on the right), then I proceeded to cut out the top base that will ultimately be used to support the 'dome'.


    I then used a misting bottle to spray the inner side of the buckets shape and then spent around 45 minutes gently shaping and bending my inner surface into shape. As you can see, I then clipped it, top and bottom, and let it dry in place.


    This next bit was quite tricky. Once my inner surface dried, I then glued it around my top base (not very well mind). I used normal white glue then a glue gun to re-enforce the inside and like antman I added extra support shown in this photo.


    A bit messy inside but it is setting nicely, yipee! I then went on to cut the outer piece out (more finger and arm cramp) and bent that piece into shape. I will then glue this to the inner surface you see above once dried. I took a photo of the 'mask' but the lighting was bad so I'll take one tomorrow.

    So! I'm sure many of you are a familiar with this process but I wanted to share and document my progress for my reference and others if it is at all useful. Not a lot to show yet but I've made a healthy start

    More updates in the coming days!
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    Aug 2, 2013, 2:11 PM - Re: Redeyepunks scratch build Boba bucket using cardboard! #2

    Back again with some more progress. I spent the majority of the time I had yesterday to cut out the top part of the helmet to leave a 1 cm wide ledge for the support struts to sit on. And I also fixed the mask in place. I would say it was mostly a success! I'm pleased with the results, but there are a few issues with the mask not fitting the entire way round the inner surface.




    Anywho, any techniques, criticism, or general advice are very welcome. This is my first attempt at anything like this so its not going to look like the better craftsman's efforts but I'm happy so far.

    Thanks for looking!
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    Aug 3, 2013, 10:07 AM - Re: Redeyepunks scratch build Boba bucket using cardboard! #3

    It looks good so far! ...But, there are some inner parts (the 'helmet form Rt/Lt' and the 'helmet form Frt/Bk') that you didn't used which helps to form the oval shape of the helmet (similar to the ones you put for the dome). I know you use AntMan's great build thread(s), but the way he glued (and you too) the dome arches is not the correct method: the arch is not supposed to touch the outer layer, but it has to leave a 2mm gap to allow the dome slices to be sandwiched between the outer layer and the dome arches:


    It is not too late to correct these. Keep up the awesome work!
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    Aug 3, 2013, 4:19 PM - Re: Redeyepunks scratch build Boba bucket using cardboard! #4

    Yep, I'm with you. And you know what the annoying thing is? I had it that way to begin with! but I switched it thinking the the dome pieces actually didn't go right over the top of the struts and cover them, if you know what I mean. Thank you for pointing this out, much appreciated Raf. I've been using your build as a reference as well and must've skipped that part.

    I'll correct it tonight for drying tomorrow. Already started cutting out the dome so should have an update soon .

    Thanks dude.
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    Sep 30, 2013, 1:47 PM - Re: Redeyepunks scratch build Boba bucket using cardboard! #5

    Hey guys! just finished my first bucket, and am wondering a few opinions on how to proceed, resin and fiberglass? vacuform? Sintra? ive heard a lot, but just want the best outcome, id love to hear your guys' opinions, thanks!photo.JPG
    Last edited by DeathWatch1000; Oct 3, 2013 at 6:49 PM.

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