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 Pulse's Desert Mando (Helmet WIP)

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Pulse's Desert Mando (Helmet WIP)
« on: Feb 03, 2016, 03:37 PM »
So, I've been updating my Armor Planning WIP with my first scratch bucket. I thought I'd post it over here for input and tips as I go. Niko Krudo WIP


















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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #1 on: Feb 03, 2016, 03:42 PM »
Did you resin before coating it with bondoglass?

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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #2 on: Feb 03, 2016, 03:44 PM »
Did you resin before coating it with bondoglass?

No I did not. Is it a must?

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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #3 on: Feb 03, 2016, 04:33 PM »
No I did not. Is it a must?
No but it's a good idea on most builds for structure when bondoing. ;D

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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #4 on: Feb 03, 2016, 10:53 PM »
Oops!!! Ok, noted. Thanks!

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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #5 on: Feb 10, 2016, 02:12 AM »
Here's my latest updates to my bucket. Sanded and added Spot Putty but I don't have that pic yet. More to come!






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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #6 on: Feb 10, 2016, 02:45 AM »
From the beginning and from your clan thread I saw this build (hi I'm Bowfanny I'm a Luurker) and I can honestly say your progress is amazing Vod. Seriously, your build will be something to hold pride in your kit. Seriously the only piece of my original kit that I couldn't let go when I sold my kit due to my weight loss was my scratch built. It's a glorious experience when you tell people that you made your helmet starting with paper, some cardboard and lots of love and sanding.

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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #7 on: Feb 10, 2016, 10:20 AM »
From the beginning and from your clan thread I saw this build (hi I'm Bowfanny I'm a Luurker) and I can honestly say your progress is amazing Vod. Seriously, your build will be something to hold pride in your kit. Seriously the only piece of my original kit that I couldn't let go when I sold my kit due to my weight loss was my scratch built. It's a glorious experience when you tell people that you made your helmet starting with paper, some cardboard and lots of love and sanding.

Thanks! I'm Jake and I appreciate your kind words. Honestly, I'm actually quite surprised myself at how I only started with paper. My kids are amazed as well. I never knew building could be done in my garage or I would've started long ago. hahahaha I'm only about 40% done with my bucket but you're right, I already have a since of pride in my work. Thanks again!

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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #8 on: Feb 11, 2016, 04:17 PM »
More updates... Finished Spot Putty and sanding. Then I just cut out the visor.






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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #9 on: Feb 12, 2016, 04:51 AM »
Looking good Vod, the lines on your helmet are looking nice and clean, certainly better than mine was at this stage.

If mine turned out as good as it did (modesty is one of my strong points), then I think yours will turn out looking amazing.

Excited to see some updates once its painted.

Keep it up.

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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #10 on: Feb 15, 2016, 11:34 AM »
Here are a few updates. I cut out my T visor and edged everything. I also started on my ear caps out of styrofoam, sounds strange but I tested the bondo on it and I believe it will hold up nicely. The styrofoam is really light and cheap on my wallet since I already have some on hand. Anyways here are some pics...






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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #11 on: Feb 15, 2016, 01:46 PM »
Wonder if the resin I use would melt that or make a nice shell on the outside of it.

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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #12 on: Mar 27, 2016, 05:30 PM »
It's been a bit since I've shared updates for my bucket due to being busy. Here's a few pics, added my rangefinder electronics. Nothing crazy special, but as a electronics noob, I'm very proud of my work thus far.  ;D

BTW... Don't mind the star patterned strap, use one of my daughter's old shoes. hahahaha






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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #13 on: Mar 27, 2016, 05:57 PM »
Nice work, looks like its coming along awesomely.

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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #14 on: Apr 02, 2016, 12:55 PM »
Alright! Here is my latest update. I kinda had a major set back as the base of my rangefinder broke. I had to do emergency repairs, but I did get it fixed. I know my bucket isn't perfect and I'm okay with that since it's a completely scratch build.

It isn't painted yet, but I believe I'm finally ready to start. Everything is sanded and ready to go. Whatcha guys think??






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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #15 on: Apr 03, 2016, 02:51 AM »
Looks good to me man. Get some paint on there.

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« Reply #16 on: Apr 03, 2016, 03:39 AM »
Alright! Here is my latest update. I kinda had a major set back as the base of my rangefinder broke. I had to do emergency repairs, but I did get it fixed. I know my bucket isn't perfect and I'm okay with that since it's a completely scratch build.

It isn't painted yet, but I believe I'm finally ready to start. Everything is sanded and ready to go. Whatcha guys think??



What's wrong with it, looks great. That's awesome work, now what's the paint scheme you have for it






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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #17 on: Apr 03, 2016, 11:57 AM »
Thanks, guys! I'm going to try and get it started tomorrow. My paint will be a brown, tan, and red. Going for a desert mando ops.

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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #18 on: Apr 03, 2016, 12:04 PM »
Sounds good, look forward to seeing your progress

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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #19 on: Apr 04, 2016, 04:41 PM »
Primer is on!




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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #20 on: Apr 04, 2016, 05:23 PM »
Very nicely done vod!!  I love everything about it, it's definitely something to be proud of.  :)

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Re: Pulse's First Scratch Bucket
« Reply #21 on: Apr 04, 2016, 05:34 PM »
Very nicely done vod!!  I love everything about it, it's definitely something to be proud of.  :)

Thank you, sir!  ;D

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando (Helmet WIP)
« Reply #22 on: Apr 15, 2016, 04:29 PM »
 Very nicely done!
Always love to see a scratch build that has this much put into it.
How is the fit?

Can't wait to see more

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando (Helmet WIP)
« Reply #23 on: Apr 15, 2016, 06:21 PM »
Very nicely done!
Always love to see a scratch build that has this much put into it.
How is the fit?

Can't wait to see more

It fits pretty much perfectly. A little tight to get on over my big head, but the size seems right. I'll post a pic soon, I started focusing a lot on my armor.

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Re: Pulse's Desert Mando (Helmet WIP)
« Reply #24 on: Sep 05, 2016, 10:56 PM »
Looking good bro! Keep going! :D

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