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 Bucket Time

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Re: Bucket Time
« Reply #25 on: Feb 26, 2021, 04:22 PM »
Yes!! Bowfanny That is my hold up. 

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This is my face. But I also want it to be comfortable when it gets toasty. Sigh. Guess I am going cord down the back. Good news is the battery pack fits easily into the pouches I made and I can hide the cord under my bandolier and cape that I am adding to my kit.
Im honestly considering creating a fan system that fits inside a chest box similar to how the Pilots wear theirs. I wear a hepa filter fan system at work that is super quiet that I am able to get replacement hoses for for around $10 each that would be easy enough to attach to my helmet with a 3d part. Plus the fan system can actually be greeblied up and attached to a helmet (potentially) and look in universe!

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Re: Bucket Time
« Reply #26 on: Mar 12, 2021, 08:22 AM »
Im honestly considering creating a fan system that fits inside a chest box similar to how the Pilots wear theirs. I wear a hepa filter fan system at work that is super quiet that I am able to get replacement hoses for for around $10 each that would be easy enough to attach to my helmet with a 3d part. Plus the fan system can actually be greeblied up and attached to a helmet (potentially) and look in universe!

Sounds interesting. If you do it let me know how it works. Might be interested in a rig like that.

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Re: Bucket Time
« Reply #27 on: Mar 12, 2021, 10:35 PM »
Sounds interesting. If you do it let me know how it works. Might be interested in a rig like that.
I have a set of Henrys helmwt fans Im gonna make a box for that houses the filters and basically recreate the system I have because after my last post I decided I liked the idea enough that I bought a couple spare hoses and the helmet fans can easily be mounted with a rechargeable usb cell phone battery charger and used for a couple hours. If I plan out the battery system well enough all Id need to do would be to make a cable changeable to switch to another battery lol

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Re: Bucket Time
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2021, 07:40 AM »
So I finally got to do another troop in my bucket.  The cord down the back works but I have to detach it every time I take my bucket off.  So Not a good long term solution.  Going to have to keep looking for a better way.  Oh and here's some pictures from the troop.




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Re: Bucket Time
« Reply #29 on: Jun 06, 2021, 02:48 PM »
I found a battery pack that fits into my bucket!!! No more cord!  I still need to give it a permanent mount (tape worked for the con but not a good long term solution). 








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Re: Bucket Time
« Reply #30 on: Dec 20, 2022, 07:26 PM »
Just in case anyone was wondering I am at it again and I have learned more stuff!!!

I got to this point following almost all the same steps as I did for the first three.  I don't think I ever posted bucket 3 here.  Might have to do a post about that one later.



The biggest difference that I finally realized I had been doing wrong was trying to curve the cheeks that straight cheek line (I think) looks better and leaves more room for your face in the bucket!

I also sanded the dome slightly before adding bondo, which I had not done with any of my previous builds.  This helped me cut down on how much bondo I needed to add as well as helping keep the weight of the bucket down.  Can't speak for durability yet as it hasn't made it to the final stages.








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Re: Bucket Time
« Reply #31 on: Dec 24, 2022, 03:14 PM »
As someone doing a scratch build similar to your first one (skate helmet instead of safety helmet), serious respect on what great results you're getting. Looks amazing!

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