DVH Fett bucket scratch build


Darth Voorhees

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So ive decided to scratch build a Fett bucket, for a few reasons. 1 It seemed like a fun inexpensive project. 2 i want to do a custom mando after i finishmy ESB fett, without having to buy another bucket, and 3, if this comes out as good as im hoping, i can offer some for sale (or trade)to help me finance other costumes.
i have a bobamaker helmet which i just recently picked up from 7654321a, which will be my ESB fett helmet for trooping, and that will also serve as an excellent reference for size and angles and such.

So i started with the WOF templates and some heavyweight posterboard...heres where im at right now...

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Once i get this shaped out for the most part, i will glass the inside to sturdy it up and then use bondo to smooth the seams and any imperfections, and also fine tune the details.
 

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Darth Voorhees

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Ok heres an update..then off to bed i go...will work on the dome tomorrow

I added some of the main detail with layers of posterboard. i also noticed itdidnt have that "swoop" tothe front if you look at itfrom theside....so i measured my bobamaker bucket and low and behold the sides and back were about 1/2" too long on this posterboard beauty. Not sure if that was me or the template sizing, but i marked off where i will trim it once i fiberglass the inside. theres a coat of primer on it just to get a feel for what it will look like.
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more tomorrow!

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Darth Voorhees

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heres an update:
I added the dome,which will need alot of adjusting to get it right
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then i coated the inside with resin...and some bondo on the cheek areas for added strength:
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then i glassed the entire inside,and trimmed off the bottom edge:
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andhere it is now after applying bondo to most of the outside:
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still lots of work to do!

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Darth Voorhees

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ok i have some updates... i started building onto the dome...and itrimmed the upper part of the mandibles right above the cheekbone as it was a bit too tall.
Soit then looked like this:
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i then further refined the dome and noticed the cheekareas wereabit tooshort,soi attended to that as well.
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Darth Voorhees

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Then i sanded and put on someglazing spot putty
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heres a couple more shots next to my BM helmet
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and here it is as it is now...i shot a coat of primer to see where else this needs work. I still need to refine the dome a bit more in the rear portion,and attend to the ear areas, butother than that,i think this is coming along nicely
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Darth Voorhees

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Thanks guys! i guess doing autobody work in my younger years has finally helped me in this hobby lol.

And while im here,another BIG HUGE thanks to WOF for the templates that served as the base for this. This was made a lot easier with those templates. A priceless asset to this forum!
 
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Heres my update for this weekend!

So looking at the helmet i noticed that the strip that goes all the way around separating the dome from the bottom half of the helmet, was a little tilted downward towards the back. So i decided to tackle that next...

I marked off with tape where it should be..
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I then used the cutting wheelon my trusty dremel and trimmed it away.Since it was stillthe posterboard,it was easy to remove. the white strip is where the posterboard i removed was.
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i then added on bondo to form the strip, carved ita bit with a box cutter blade before it was fully cured,and sanded it to shape. I also angled upward the bottom rear edge of the cheekbone area,as it was going straight outandit should have the angle like the bottom of the cheek. i alsoadded the triangle detail to the for head. i stillthink i wanna take down the front of the dome a little bit more though.
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next to my BM again
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and heres a couple of just mine alone
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Im hoping ill have the main helmet done by the end of next weekend. Everything will still need to be cleaned up and straightened out perfect before i even think about taking a mold from this. It is still a tad rough in spots. But once i fix all that, i will then make the keyslot area and the ears.

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Darth Voorhees

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very well done

Thanks! :)

Im going to start on the ear parts soon. Got alot of stuff goin on this weekend so not sure how much ill get done. Still need to clean up the main helmet more and add the key slots to the back as well
 
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Darth Voorhees

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Havent updated this in a bit...had another project going on..

ive now almost completed the left ear, and the rangefinder stalk Mounting area on the actual helmet. I also have started the lower right ear. I will be starting on the rangefinder this week as well. These should be done within the next couple of weeks, then i just need to do the keyslots on the back and then do final clean up. I will then post an interest thread in the cargohold.

Illpost pics of the ears this week,right now im too tired and lazy to upload them:lol:
 
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kalika

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how much would one have to pay to get you to make a couple of these?

Kal'ika
 
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