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 Homer bucket First Attempt WIP

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Re: Homer bucket First Attempt WIP
« Reply #75 on: Oct 30, 2018, 02:22 PM »
I just make it all up as I go along -- if it fails, we'll try another thing ;)

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Re: Homer bucket First Attempt WIP
« Reply #76 on: Oct 31, 2018, 05:43 PM »
So it's like a slight "fuzzy" feeling?

Would wet sanding with a fine grit help with that at all Sep?

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Re: Homer bucket First Attempt WIP
« Reply #77 on: Oct 31, 2018, 05:49 PM »
He said he's already tried it, so I don't know. There's a lot of trial and error, cause those hard hats aren't manufactured with the intent of someone painting them.

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Re: Homer bucket First Attempt WIP
« Reply #78 on: Oct 31, 2018, 05:58 PM »
I missed that part. Oops!

hmm...

I'm also wondering if hitting it with some Primer/filler, then light sanding, Primer/filler, light sanding (and repeat as necessary) would help? I've encountered the "fuzzy plastic" issue and done that with some really, really fine grade sandpaper and it's seemed to work out decently for me.

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Re: Homer bucket First Attempt WIP
« Reply #79 on: Nov 01, 2018, 04:54 PM »
Thanks for the idea Kurshi! I will be stripping the whole helmet probably on Monday. I will try the lighter trick first and if that doesn't work then I will try the prime and sand method.

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Re: Homer bucket First Attempt WIP
« Reply #81 on: Nov 04, 2018, 10:19 PM »
Thanks Kall! I still feel like I've got a really long way to go but I appreciate the encouragement

Re: Homer bucket First Attempt WIP
« Reply #82 on: Nov 09, 2018, 04:00 PM »
Alright well I knew this day was coming, I put it off almost a full week. I knew that I would be replacing the cheeks and I knew that I would be stripping the paint but it was really hard to actually do lol. But I've started and here is what I have in terms of photos.





I'm using nail polish remover to soften up and remove some of the paint and then using a metal scraper (razor blade) to remove the bulk of the paint. From what I read any real paint remover would be too strong and likely destroy the plastic underneath so it is a slow and steady process. I got half the dome done in about an hour.

Re: Homer bucket First Attempt WIP
« Reply #83 on: Dec 09, 2018, 09:22 AM »
A little bit of an update here I have modeled some custom Ear carps that I hope to print, we'll see how that all goes. And then I have stripped the rest of my helmet back down to plastic so I can sand it properly,  redo the cheeks, and paint it properly.

The right ear has some knobs and inserts for "antenna" (I plan on using Bic pens I stole from work):









And the stripped helmet, not much to look at:






Re: Homer bucket First Attempt WIP
« Reply #84 on: Mar 15, 2019, 03:37 PM »
Ha resurrecting to show some progress, winter did me in hard lol (yay for outdoor shop in cold weather).

I didn't get much done but I got things lined up and secured on the cheek in preparation of the big bend and complex curve.




 


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