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Lynn TXP 0369


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New Mandalorian bucket build thread
« on: Nov 08, 2017, 04:41 PM »
I got my new Mandalorian Protector bucket today.
It is an FPH2 ESB


Surprisingly it is not a lot bigger then my Target helmet, It is more accurate and shaped correctly, but size wise, it is not much bigger.







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Re: New Mandalorian bucket build thread
« Reply #1 on: Nov 08, 2017, 04:43 PM »
Nice!

That's what my new one is!   :D 

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Re: New Mandalorian bucket build thread
« Reply #2 on: Nov 08, 2017, 08:09 PM »
Nice!

That's what my new one is!   :D
Thanks!! it is pretty awesome!!
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Re: New Mandalorian bucket build thread
« Reply #3 on: Nov 08, 2017, 08:23 PM »
Well, I had to jump right into this bad boy!! LOL!!

Visor cut out.


Holes drilled


Started with a square file to open them up.



Next a rectangle file to get the skinny spots.






Visor ready to install.
Template made.

Visor cut out

Visor area marked for Chicago screw install.


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Re: New Mandalorian bucket build thread
« Reply #4 on: Nov 08, 2017, 09:03 PM »
Visor install parts.

Mirror hangers, Chicago screw screw part, brass thumb screw to fit Chicago screw.
I may have to bend and test mirror hangers to fit, but this is my tried and true method of visor installs.
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Re: New Mandalorian bucket build thread
« Reply #5 on: Nov 08, 2017, 10:45 PM »
You work fast, sir!

I'm having nightmarish flashbacks to filing my own keyslots out!

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Re: New Mandalorian bucket build thread
« Reply #6 on: Nov 09, 2017, 09:23 PM »
A little more done today.
Visor Chicago screw bolts epoxied in place. I won't bolt the visor in place until I let the epoxie sit for 24 hours.


Ear holes marked and drilled.



Helmet ear holes drilled. For some reason I had a heck of a time drilling the right ear cap top locations.



Ear cap installed. I put too long a screw in the ear top and I dimpled the ear out a bit, I'll have to sand that flat.



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Re: New Mandalorian bucket build thread
« Reply #7 on: Nov 10, 2017, 07:45 AM »
More done.
Visor is in place with Chicago screws and mirror hangers.


Ears bolts are epoxied in. I put in three bolts each as they had a slight bow to them not allowing them to lay flat and I tried several times to heat them up and get them to lay flat without success  so I decided this was the better way to go.



I had too much mandible movement for my liking, so I redid the bottom visor bracing.

Ears are mounted,I used a longer bolt on the bottom to hold my chin strap.




Lynn

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Re: New Mandalorian bucket build thread
« Reply #8 on: Nov 11, 2017, 08:48 PM »
Calculator mounted to the back of helmet.



Trying to install servo, but failing, it is binding and not even mounted yet, I need to get some kind of coupler to extend it a bit.



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Re: New Mandalorian bucket build thread
« Reply #9 on: Nov 12, 2017, 08:24 AM »
Body work has commenced.
Dent filled.

Bordon connector hole drilled and test fit.


Ears base coat paint.

Ears are more detailed.

Weathering base coat painted, black and off white paint done.



Lynn

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Re: New Mandalorian bucket build thread
« Reply #10 on: Nov 12, 2017, 11:09 PM »
Nice work, looks a quality bucket

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Re: New Mandalorian bucket build thread
« Reply #11 on: Nov 13, 2017, 10:50 AM »
Love the gold, Lynn.

I've got two range finder servo kits that I have yet to install, both on my Protector and Boba.

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Re: New Mandalorian bucket build thread
« Reply #12 on: Nov 13, 2017, 12:24 PM »
Love the gold, Lynn.

I've got two range finder servo kits that I have yet to install, both on my Protector and Boba.
Thanks!!  I love the look on my present MP bucket as I wanted to replicate the "orange look" on the comic pic but I don't want the ears a true orange like the visor top brim like on my present MP bucket. I can't justify the cost of $160 JC27 kits when I'm into RC cars have extra radios and gear around and use a bit of ingenuity yo make it work. I want to get a new RF topper kit from Shapeways that will be able to have the electronics in the top. Mine won't be movie accurate as far as the blinking,, but it should work OK for the effect.
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Re: New Mandalorian bucket build thread
« Reply #13 on: Nov 13, 2017, 01:06 PM »
Ears are done.

Green started on dome and rear insert. I used the olden day paint of Moss green that used to be used BITD and was the must have for Boba Fett paint. I still have to pull off the liquid mask of the rear insert.




Slow, but steady progress.
Lynn

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Re: New Mandalorian bucket build thread
« Reply #14 on: Nov 14, 2017, 10:26 AM »
Battle scar added. I got most of the main colors done, I still got to do the red front and back. Main design details are done and I can then start to weather it up.





Rock Island maroon painted. Now I can start to weather up this bad boy.






I'll give you one in three guess's as too which Mandalorian Protector helmet I wanted to style after! LOL!!!

My eyes are going screwy and I'm forgetting where I'm at and what stage.. LOL!
It is time to call it a day and hit back at it tomorrow after work.






Enjoy for now.

Lynn

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