Scratch built bucket. Pics....One ear....

Kripps

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Scratch built bucket. Off to the drawing board.

Hello all!
I must say, you are a bunch of very creative people. The amount of information I've gathered here in a week, far surpassed my expectations. I joined the forum to find out which Fett helmet to purchase, and after reading (yes used the search option as well, lol) I've decided to construct my own bucket. I have accurate measurements on all aspects of the helmet (decided to use the mystery helmet) except for the "backing plates" behind each of the ears and the depth of the front "teeth". I am already well on the way in construction and will post pics when I get my camera back from the shop. As far as the materials are concerned, I've found it's best to keep with one medium and styrene seems to be working beautifully. I am very anxious for some feedback....when ever that camera repairman gets off his but.
Again, you folks are awesome.
 
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slave1pilot

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Kripps wrote:

Hello all!
I must say, you are a bunch of very creative people. The amount of information I've gathered here in a week, far surpassed my expectations.
Again, you folks are awesome.
Suck-up.

Just kidding man, welcome aboard.
 
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carbonitekid

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Welcome to the boards mate. Look forward to seeing some photo's of your creation.
 
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thksdad

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HEY!!!! hows it going. welcome!!!! you'll enjoy this site..i gaurentee it. :)
Michael
 
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jarodpenn

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You're all amazing.

Glad to have you aboard. Keep us posted on your progress, and make good use of the Search engin!
 

Kripps

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yeah so the project is on going. I can't seem to figure out how to post pics in here (yeah sometimes I'm an idiot) so heres a link to a pic I have of whats going on now. The paint on the helmet is me getting bored with doing the technical stuff....it'll be sanded off and done once the bucket is done. I know the resolution is horrible but do you all think the mandibles look the right width, curve etc?? I dont know......haven't decided. input greatly appreciated.
thanks.

http://www.geocities.com/kripps00/fett_project.html
 
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lilburndiablo

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Dude! You'll be hooked.

Be prepared for this new obsession.

We live off of this place
 
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Kripps

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LOL....yeah. aready hooked. This has become a challenge to me and I'm enjoying it.
 
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Kripps

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Yeah..Don't laugh yet. My favorite auto body filler is next.

 
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thksdad

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well hey...it looks pretty good already. i would never have the skill to do something like that. well, i would never be able to make the helmet. i can do some simple stuff on the helmet. :)
Michael
 
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Kripps

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Gettin there. need to smooth out the dome a bit more.

 
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Kripps

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Thanks man. Yeah the dome was a blast (sarcasm)
Now that I have this thing mostly completed, I've noticed that the bucket is farrrrrr from perfect. I think the cheeks aren't sunken enough, the mandibles are a little too narrow under the eyeslit, and the "ear bases?" may be a little far to the rear. Oh well. I think I'll be able to hide these discrepencies with a good paint job. Guess we'll see. Perfect or not, I built it outa the plastic you line your shower with, and some bondo. lol.

Thanks again.
 
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E2K13

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I can imagine the pain and torment you are going through as you tweek and change this and that!
It looks great though.
Show us some pictures from the back keyslot detail.
Excellent progress buddy.
Cheers
 
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BelaLugosi

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damn, look at all of these scratch-builts! amazing. my creative genius feels like its being crushed underfoot.
 
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Kripps

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Macantosh station 1138 wrote:

what kinda plastic, what is the cost...?
Initially I was going to buy sheet styrene, but I was doing a demolition on a house and when I was ripping apart the bathroom I noticed the shower had been lined with.....yeah 3 1/2 by 6 foot sheets of styrene. Thought it was weird. But hey if it's for free, it's for me. Honestly, besides the six dollar can of bondo, I haven't spent a dime. I'll post some more pics tonight of the keyslot area and the dent.
 
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