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 Xenotoes' bucket

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Xenotoes' bucket
« on: Nov 17, 2012, 04:36 PM »
Su'cuy! :)

I'll apologise in advance for the irregular updates this thread will get. My little student room is my 'workshop' at the moment, so progress is going to be slow! But I'll do my absolute best to work on this project as often as I can ;D

I bought a J2P helmet a few months back and loved the sizing. I think it fits me pretty well, if slightly roomy (nothing that a bit of well placed padding can't fix). It's a great helmet, and my mission is to make it as good as it can possibly be!

Here's a few images for sizing...what do you think?





I started working on it a few weeks ago. The dome is sanded (the rest will be sanded soon) and I'm really just waiting to get home so that I can fibreglass the inside and bondo the seam (unable to do that in halls). The curvy cheeks have been removed and replaced with straight ones - I'll be finishing them up with bondo as soon as I get home.

Here's a few pics of the straight cheeks:



(I've propped it up at the back with a towel here ^ so that you can get a better view, which is why the cheeks aren't touching the desk - it's not warped, I promise! :laugh: )



I also managed to get my hands on a nice new rangefinder:



I'll be remodeling the right earpiece into a two-part earpiece once the bucket is ready to paint. I've also got a shiny new visor waiting to be installed once everything's ready!

Anyway, I'll get some more progress to you as soon as I can - including the concept art for this helmet, which I'll post once I've finished it :)

Take care guys,
Beth  ;)

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Re: Xenotoes' bucket
« Reply #1 on: Nov 17, 2012, 05:32 PM »
YES.YES! I'm so excited to see this paint up.

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Re: Xenotoes' bucket
« Reply #2 on: Nov 17, 2012, 05:36 PM »
YES.YES! I'm so excited to see this paint up.

^^ this!  ;D as for helmet sizing, it looks good to me

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Re: Xenotoes' bucket
« Reply #3 on: Nov 17, 2012, 11:14 PM »
Sizing looks good to me. I cant wait to see more progress :D Hurry up :P No, seriously...

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Re: Xenotoes' bucket
« Reply #4 on: Nov 18, 2012, 12:24 AM »
Good starter bucket

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Re: Xenotoes' bucket
« Reply #5 on: Nov 18, 2012, 01:31 AM »
Looks awesome! ;D

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Re: Xenotoes' bucket
« Reply #6 on: Nov 18, 2012, 01:19 PM »
Wow, you've done a really nice job already. I love it when people replace the cheeks. ;)

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Re: Xenotoes' bucket
« Reply #7 on: Nov 18, 2012, 01:53 PM »
^^This! One of my pet peeves is when people do a really nice J2P mod, and paintjob, but dont fix the cheeks :D

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Re: Xenotoes' bucket
« Reply #8 on: Nov 19, 2012, 01:29 PM »
I loved working on my J2P. Watching to see how this goes :)

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Re: Xenotoes' bucket
« Reply #9 on: Nov 19, 2012, 06:16 PM »
Impressive start. Looking forward to seeing progress.

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Re: Xenotoes' bucket
« Reply #10 on: Nov 19, 2012, 09:04 PM »
OYA VOD! Nice bucket vod, looks like a great place to start!

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Re: Xenotoes' bucket
« Reply #11 on: Nov 19, 2012, 09:34 PM »
BTW What kind of sand paper did you use? And what grit was it?

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Re: Xenotoes' bucket
« Reply #12 on: Nov 20, 2012, 02:24 PM »
Watching with interest!  8)

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Re: Xenotoes' bucket
« Reply #13 on: Nov 23, 2012, 03:34 PM »
Size looks good ;D Do go on ;)

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Re: Xenotoes' bucket
« Reply #14 on: Nov 23, 2012, 06:59 PM »
I shall be watching with great interest. ;)

 


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