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 Bucket Time

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Re: Bucket Time
« Reply #15 on: Apr 07, 2020, 07:40 PM »
Today I jumped into the world of epoxy resin.  I think I like it so far.  I picked one that has a very forgiving 40 minute work time.  For me, that was not a problem.  If you're already experienced with this stuff then go with what you like.  I cut up some strips of fiberglass cloth, mixed my epoxy resin according to the instructions on the bottle, and applied it to the inside cheeks of both helmets.  I also added it to the inside of the dome of the second helmet.  Hot glue (even the high temp stuff is iffy) will not hold up to the heat here in FL in the middle of summer, so a bit of preventive maintenance now to avoid a disaster later.  I put the first layer on and waited the six hour cure time that my epoxy/resin required before I added my second layer.  It is now curing in the garage.  I'll have some pictures of the finished product tomorrow.


Re: Bucket Time
« Reply #16 on: Apr 09, 2020, 09:00 PM »
So here are the newly epoxy resined insides of my buckets.




I had a small accident with the one bucket right before I put the epoxy resin on.  I ended up taping it into the correct shape for the resin to cure.  Then I set about fixing it with bondo.  Almost back to workable.


Re: Bucket Time
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2020, 08:26 AM »
I realized that I hadn't posted my progress on this in a while, so, here's where I am at.
I got the three layers of primer and sanding done (500, 800, 1,000 grit sand paper) then I got my silver coat on both helmets.



Then I put on my light grey base paint. Taped and put the on white layer, changed the tape and added the black highlights (or lowlights?) to one of the buckets.  Because the two are different designs, the paint on the pair will be different.







Then I give a black then a brown wash to the one helmet.  The other is still sitting taped waiting for the black.







The next full day I have off I think I will try and insert my visor. 

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Re: Bucket Time
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2020, 06:22 PM »
love the paint scheme. Well done  :like:

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Re: Bucket Time
« Reply #19 on: Sep 29, 2020, 11:08 AM »
Update:  Finished painting the second helmet. Lots of painters tape and chalk to mark the lines where I wanted them.  Again I used toothpaste as a masking fluid to give my helmet the chipped paint look. 



I added some gold accents with an acrylic paint to both helmets.  I also did both brown and black washes for weathering.




I used Chicago screw posts as the method to hold the visor in place.



Then I made a paper template of the locations of the posts and the shape of the visor.  I made multiple paper templated until I was satisfied with the fit without any manipulation of the paper.  Then I traced it onto the painters tape I had put over the plastic protecting the clear visor material.  Then I cut it out using tin snips.  I sanded the edges to smooth them and make sure I wouldn't accidentally cut myself.  Then I put a tinted vinyl over the clear visor.  I had a gold one that I think came out pretty good.  I need to rework the application as I got some air bubbles but that is just practice until I get it right.



I still need to line them so that they fit more comfortably and maybe figure out how to add a fan.

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Re: Bucket Time
« Reply #20 on: Oct 07, 2020, 02:37 AM »
Great job on two scratchbuilds!! Iím feeling slightly nostalgic!

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Re: Bucket Time
« Reply #21 on: Dec 18, 2020, 03:22 PM »
Great job on two scratchbuilds!! Iím feeling slightly nostalgic!

Thanks you Bowfanny.  I may be addicted I am already planning another one.  First I am going to finish the two I already made.

So I got both visors reinstalled to removed the bubbles in the film.  I used a clear guard with a colored film to get my desired finish.



And the outside



And I got the padding into one of them.



I used a combination of permanently mounted foam and velcro foam pieces.  I put the hook side on the foam itself that way I don't always have to have all the pieces in the helmet if I decided to do my hair up under the bucket instead of down in a braid. 

All that is left for the one bucket is fans!

 


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