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First bucket
« on: Feb 17, 2016, 10:19 PM »
So, I was going to stick with an easy build on my bucket and just keep the build notes in my main WIP thread.  But, my bucket's keyholes are offset, and I think cutting them out and replacing with something interesting is the way to go, as suggested by Evaarla.

Also, if I'm going to spend the time on super custom, i want to stray from the normal Boba style bucket.

First off, I have a Forgeprops Bobble-head free bucket.  Other than the key holes being slightly off, it seems to be a pretty good form.  I have some bondo on now to smooth out the lumpy dome.

Before bondo:


Offset keys >.<


With first layer of bondo, and general idea of change to the T:


If I can get the dremel to cooperate, I will leave the diamonds.  If not, I will fill them also.

My concept with some really bad MS Paint, updates as I find something to replace the keyholes - maybe fill it in completely and do something girly.
The silvery face color will actually be a pearl, but otherwise this is what I am aiming for



I really want HEAVY damage to my bucket, so any input is greatly appreciated!  I will find the bucket that has caused me to stray a bit away from my 501st, so that everyone can understand my thoughts.

Thank you all very much!

Edited to add info on Visor area - Evaarla noted that the visor needs to be 75% exposed.   I bondo'd in the bottom two inches, which will leave 3.5 inches open.  It's 5.5 inches, not including the top of the T.  With the T, its just over 6 inches.

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #2 on: Feb 17, 2016, 11:45 PM »
Well just so you know the keyslots are actually canon being off center. Boba's are. Mod away if you want though.

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #3 on: Feb 17, 2016, 11:58 PM »
Well just so you know the keyslots are actually canon being off center. Boba's are. Mod away if you want though.

Thank you!  I'll see how much a pain in the -censored- the front alteration is, and IF I can find an amazing piece to go back there.

Should I only use bondo for the front or hit it with resin also?

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #4 on: Feb 18, 2016, 12:06 AM »
Thank you!  I'll see how much a pain in the shebs the front alteration is, and IF I can find an amazing piece to go back there.

Should I only use bondo for the front or hit it with resin also?

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if you can afford it you can use apoxie sculpt which allows about 45 minutes of work time and its sandable and you can use it in the house while watching tv. but if youre comfortable with bondo sure you can! as its already a cast helmet adding extra resin will only add weight to the whole thing. I actually had a Biker Dude say my helmet weighed a  lot compared to his hog helmet. My helmet weighs 3 to 4 pounds lol

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #5 on: Feb 27, 2016, 09:28 PM »
Bucket update!
Had an amazing day hanging out with Orlando and Tampa Merc!  Phil Juarez of Tampa helped me a ton on my bucket, and gave me much more needed info on how to go about smoothing it out.





I'll post more pics once I get the filler primer laid, and Phil thinks I'm smooth enough to keep going :D

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #6 on: Feb 27, 2016, 09:49 PM »
Bucket update!
Had an amazing day hanging out with Orlando and Tampa Merc!  Phil Juarez of Tampa helped me a ton on my bucket, and gave me much more needed info on how to go about smoothing it out.





I'll post more pics once I get the filler primer laid, and Phil thinks I'm smooth enough to keep going :D

Awesome Vod! Also love the  masquerade  Stormtrooper vinyl helmet in the background.

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #7 on: Feb 27, 2016, 11:14 PM »
Haha!  The little guy's mask is to test how that non-fiberglass epoxy works on cloth with a structure.  I was going to attempt coating a corset in it to make my armor.  After some discussion with others, I found it would most likely be very tedious and difficult,  and then possibly not heavy duty enough to withstand FL heat. 
I will instead be inquiring about Terraflex.  It's supposed to be hardier than Worbla and easier to handle than Sintra.


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Re: First bucket
« Reply #8 on: Mar 12, 2016, 06:03 PM »
Could I pester one or more of you to give my bucket a once over before I paint?  I want to make sure I'm not missing anything.  I also have my local Mandos helping out.

Thank you and let me know if more pics are needed.  Some of the pics might seem off because of bondo coloring, sanding, and/or lighting.








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Re: First bucket
« Reply #9 on: Mar 12, 2016, 06:54 PM »
This is looking awesome! I love heavy damage and the colors, as well as the augmented t-visor. Looking great so far!

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #11 on: Mar 12, 2016, 10:01 PM »
I can't wait to have you out trooping with us. :)

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #12 on: Mar 13, 2016, 04:12 AM »
I don't like that my left ear is a bit straighter across the bottom than the right, so I'll fix that.  Also, Kamino Outpost threw up a few pics of a helm that has killer diamonds.  This has me considering adding a bit of flair to my almost non-existent diamonds.



Sunday is going to be exciting! 

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #13 on: Mar 13, 2016, 09:54 AM »
Looks like you are in good hands and well on your way!

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Re: First bucket
« Reply #14 on: Mar 13, 2016, 10:45 PM »
Some more pics for record keeping purposes!

Mar 13 progress - adjusted ear mounting and lower lines; initial base metallic bronze on inside and out.  My thoughts are to hit the outside with very light coat of metallic black and metallic silver for authentic metal damage.  Coat of khaki afterwards, and some type of design in a off-white pearl.  The inside will stay bronze with possible brown pearlized coat.  Then, weathering and damage.

http://imgur.com/a/ikLzm

I then harassed Sir Phil at Kamino Outpost for how to go about mounting the ears.  We both agree the ears are kinda thin, so I am going to sink in Chicago screws and glue them.  I hope to not have any screws showing but the possibility exists.

Phil and Michael can be found at https://www.facebook.com/Kaminooutpost/?fref=ts&ref=br_tf



 


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