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Mandalorian Armor => Helmets => Topic started by: tgeorge007 on May 10, 2020, 05:18 PM

Title: New build of a fiberglass bucket
Post by: tgeorge007 on May 10, 2020, 05:18 PM
Thank you for welcoming me into the community. I bought a fiberglass bucket from a friend. I am honing my dremel skills but know I need to fix a few dings of my doing. I have noticed the top has a small ridge in it. Is this normal or do I fill it in? Also, the vents on the back were a mess do to the casting. Are the slots supposed to be all exact? And how wide should the top notch be compared to the lower half? Thank you in advanced!
Title: Re: New build of a fiberglass bucket
Post by: Roundtop_98 on May 20, 2020, 08:12 AM
As for your dremel damage, once you paint it, it's battle damage.  As for the other issues, a picture would help visualize what you're talking about.
Title: Re: New build of a fiberglass bucket
Post by: tgeorge007 on May 20, 2020, 09:52 AM
I can't seem to get the attach picture button to work. it just places img in the text box.
Title: Re: New build of a fiberglass bucket
Post by: Wolfin Sylvermane on May 20, 2020, 10:22 AM
Take a look through this link. It will explain how to post pictures. 

Happy building. Can't wait to see the bucket.

http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=73613.msg1622030#msg1622030 (http://mandalorianmercs.org/forum/index.php?topic=73613.msg1622030#msg1622030)
Title: Re: New build of a fiberglass bucket
Post by: tgeorge007 on May 20, 2020, 11:52 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/uFN4wvr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/yJyDNtr.jpg)

(https://i.imgur.com/ywGLlZK.jpg)
Title: Re: New build of a fiberglass bucket
Post by: Wolfin Sylvermane on May 21, 2020, 10:36 AM
Not a bad bucket.  You will need to fill in the dent unless you're going for a canon Boba build.
Title: Re: New build of a fiberglass bucket
Post by: tgeorge007 on May 21, 2020, 02:50 PM
I have the putty to fix the dent, but ask about the the non-symmetrical shape on the top and the dip that goes front to back in the middle. is this ok. or do I need to fix it?
Title: Re: New build of a fiberglass bucket
Post by: Wolfin Sylvermane on May 22, 2020, 06:53 AM
Smooth it as best you can without sanding through it.   My fiberglass helmet has a bit of a hump on one side.   Cleaning up the key holes in the back will help give the helmet a cleaner look.   I can also see some small pin holes around the visor opening on the mandibles.   

All in all it's a good looking helmet.  Just a few things to clean up. 
Title: Re: New build of a fiberglass bucket
Post by: tgeorge007 on May 23, 2020, 10:08 AM
Here are the greebles and range finder parts that came with it. The stalk seems too short and the eyepiece doesn't have a hole for the stalk.
(https://i.imgur.com/nmnFGU0.jpg)
Title: Re: New build of a fiberglass bucket
Post by: tgeorge007 on May 24, 2020, 04:54 PM
Here are the greebles and range finder parts that came with it. The stalk seems too small at the top and the green base for the eyepiece doesn't have a hole for the stalk.
(https://i.imgur.com/nmnFGU0.jpg)
Title: Re: New build of a fiberglass bucket
Post by: Wolfin Sylvermane on May 24, 2020, 05:32 PM
I can't see whats going on.   I need to see the otherside of the range finder to figure it out
Title: Re: New build of a fiberglass bucket
Post by: tgeorge007 on May 25, 2020, 01:25 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/QfCr4Cg.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/iISSOO3.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/vKVUeDG.jpg)

Here are the parts...hoping O got a Good side!
Title: Re: New build of a fiberglass bucket
Post by: twistedxknights on May 25, 2020, 02:19 AM
 :o  :o :o :o man that's a nostalgic pic...  a lot of the helmets came like that a decade ago .. the key slots looks like they could be replaced.

over all the helmet looks decent and would make for a good custom merc once the dent was filled in

as for the range finder I believe part of the stalk goes into it and the eye piece goes up against the stalk..