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 Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket

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Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« on: Feb 27, 2015, 06:45 PM »
Welp, managed to score some Sintra for cheap from a local sign shop. Finally decided to make my own scratchbuild bucket vs using a modified Hasbro bucket I was working on.

Items used:
Cardstock
Cardboard
3mm Sintra
WOF templates
Skateboard helmet

Progress so far

The visor and rest of the bucket were first formed over a large glass jar. Then taped around the form provided in the WOF templates and then further formed to match it with a heat gun.





Fitment was tested and a wee bit more tweaking took place.


Some minor tweakage was needed in order to allow my nose to not be squashed by the visor. I'm around 6'3" and wear an XL to XXL helmet. So maybe 104% wasnt the best sizing to choose... But I do like the fit so far.

The mandible was then formed a bit and tested with some cardstock.


Further test fitting


Next, I took a protec style childrens skateboarding helmet and lopped it in two. Holding it together temporarily with hot glue (as were the other pieces) to test fitting.





So far I'm very pleased with the results and fitment. Although it may look a wee bit off sizing wise with my arm supporting the back in photos, I'm super happy with the fitment and how much neck is exposed along with the sizing.

More to come!

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Re: Herz's first scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #1 on: Feb 27, 2015, 11:20 PM »
Small update. After using some glue to hold all of the current parts together. I've started to fiberglass the seams and most of the inside for now.

Currently heading to walmart here in a few to pick up some fiberglass resin as the jelly is overly annoying to work with.





Switching over the the actual resin should prove to be alot cleaner for the rest of the helmets interior. Then I can start with filler to fix the seams and smooth everything out.

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #2 on: Feb 28, 2015, 12:17 AM »
That's a great start vod!

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #3 on: Feb 28, 2015, 01:43 PM »
Thanks Ner Vod! Should have pics of more progress here today.

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #4 on: Feb 28, 2015, 02:03 PM »
If you have any questions I'm a plethora of knowledge with building helmets.

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #5 on: Feb 28, 2015, 04:01 PM »
If you have any questions I'm a plethora of knowledge with building helmets.
Will do and thanks, vod!

Few more updates.
Fiberglass is good enough on the inside to start the bondo work on the exterior.



Also picked up the start to my visor, aswell as the start to a nice lil trophy from a fallen jedi.  ;)

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #6 on: Feb 28, 2015, 05:40 PM »
Visor test fit is a success!



Once the rest of the helmet is fleshed out I'll remove the film and proceed with the mirror/tinting process.

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #7 on: Feb 28, 2015, 10:04 PM »
Started working in some bondo to start smoothing all the parts together and fill the holes in the helmet. Think I may be done with progress for today and start on the rest tomorrow. Once I get all the parts smoothed together I'll go back with a much smoother layer of bondo to get it all nice and clean looking.




Super pleased for now! Once I finally get this thing all nice and done I'll finally start on my armor and the rest of the suit.

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #8 on: Mar 01, 2015, 12:04 AM »
Nice helmet so far guys.

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #9 on: Mar 02, 2015, 11:41 AM »
Thanks again vod!

Currently needing to go pick up some 200 or lower grit sandpaper so I can shape this body filler a bit better.

Currently been stuck with files and 600 grit for now.

Currently debating on how I want to do my earcaps. I have been toying with the idea of my range finder being on the left side or not going with one at all.

(Mostly due to the fact I'm blind in my right eye and my Mando will be aswell.)

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #10 on: Mar 02, 2015, 11:50 AM »
Work with what you've got Vod you are your Mando your kit is just an extension of yourself!

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #11 on: Mar 03, 2015, 10:28 PM »
Slow progress. Got a new puppy and not much time to work on the bucket. But! Made some progress with finally getting some 80 grit sandpaper. Need to go back with some bondo after smoothing all of this out.





Really pleased with how its coming along. Hopefully I'll have this all smoothed out and finished up. Then I can finally start on the earcaps and other greeblies.

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #12 on: Mar 03, 2015, 11:12 PM »
It's coming along Vod!

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #13 on: Mar 05, 2015, 02:57 AM »
Quick visor test. Still loads of smoothing to do on the helmet and fitting issues to fix with the visor before I can start paint.

But, that didnt stop me from testing out the tint for my visor. I think I'm going to run this dark tint in the rear and a mirrored tint upfront.


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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #14 on: Mar 05, 2015, 02:59 AM »
Looking better each time I see it!

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #15 on: Mar 06, 2015, 09:49 PM »
Stay on target... Stay on taaaarget...


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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #16 on: Mar 07, 2015, 12:32 AM »
Hey I've got that cutting mat! The helmet looks pretty good Vod almost looks like a DW helmet.

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #17 on: Mar 07, 2015, 02:37 AM »
Thanks Vod!

Heres the bucket a few minutes after that last pic.



Since then Ive done some more gap filling, sanding and etc.

Now I can focus on the Earcaps, keyholes and visor tomorrow.

Then its time for alot of sanding, more priming, sanding, more priming and finally its paintwork time!

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #18 on: Mar 07, 2015, 02:41 AM »
I've been there! The sanding alone is enough to drive a crazy-person biblical!

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #19 on: Mar 07, 2015, 03:39 PM »
Aye, definetly tired of sanding xD



Better pic of how smooth it is now. Now to finish up other parts of the helm!

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #20 on: Mar 07, 2015, 03:48 PM »
It definitely looks very well put together Vod keep at it and you'll have an amazing helmet when you finish!

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #21 on: Mar 08, 2015, 12:37 AM »
Thanks Vod!

More progress today with the keyslots in the back.

From start to letting body filler dry before sanding.













Sanding and cleanup of the filler will be tomorrow, gonna hit the sack for now!

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #22 on: Mar 10, 2015, 03:57 AM »
Think I have the colors planned out for the helmet!



Although, the dome and cheeks will most likely have a stripe running down to match the stripes I have planned on my armor

Colors planned for my mando:

Primary: White
Secondary: Green (Not sure on the exact shade as of yet.) and Gray
This will all be worn over a tan/FDE flight suit which will be weathered to match the armor.

Also, sneak peek at the first layers of my armor. (Ignore the water drops as the pieces were still drying)



The first layer is a metallic/silver
the 2nd is black
3rd will be a gray

Then I can start laying down my Mando's colors and have the Silver/Black/Gray showing through the chips.

Granted, this is early in the stage of painting but shows the method I use to create my paint chips.




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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #23 on: Mar 10, 2015, 12:42 PM »
I'm really enjoying seeing this bucket come together! Looking VERY nice, Vod!

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Re: Herz's first WOF scratchbuild bucket
« Reply #24 on: Mar 10, 2015, 12:58 PM »
It's a very nice helmet and that armor is going to be crazy!

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