UPDATE!My new vintage HDPE trooper bucket UPDATE!!

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by gizmo, Feb 18, 2006.

  1. gizmo

    gizmo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  2. Art Andrews

    Art Andrews Community Owner Community Staff

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  3. Keith

    Keith Sr Member

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    Fantastic work Ben.
    I really like the inside of it :)

  4. Clutch

    Clutch Master Member

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    Nice bucket...
  5. TK-Fett

    TK-Fett Well-Known Member

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    I like it, not to overdone for a custom job and very authentic looking. Also love the detail on the inside. I would be proud to display a helmet like that.
  6. troopermaster

    troopermaster Well-Known Member

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    You've done a great job on that helmet Ben.

    I like all the paint runs and roughness,just like the originals.My only concern is those tube stripes seem a bit too thick and lack of them,other than that it's superb :thumbsup


    PS.Where did you get that foam from?We can only get blue stuff here in the UK.
  7. JoeR

    JoeR Sr Member

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    Great work. Looks really authentic.

    Where did you get the materials for the chin strap and the foam?

    Here is my attempt:

  8. troopermaster

    troopermaster Well-Known Member

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    Nice one Joe,I'm working on the same helmet ;)
  9. RKW

    RKW Sr Member

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    Looks like crap Gizmo.

    But in a nice way :thumbsup
  10. gizmo

    gizmo Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  11. troopermaster

    troopermaster Well-Known Member

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    The tube stripes can be a pain to get right but they are OK :)

    Do you know,I almost got some foam from an old sofa I saw at the tip (dump) the other week.I knew I should have got it :p

    I remember the guy at the haberdashery saying something like the yellow foam is no safe to use for upholstery anymore as it is not fire retardent,or something like that.All they sell now is this blue stuff which is no good for our trooper helmets :angry

    Oh well,back to the tip :unsure

  12. voice in the crowd

    voice in the crowd Sr Member

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    Very nice helmets guys

    The attention to detail is superb.

    :thumbsup :thumbsup :thumbsup

    Gizmo what paint did you use for the HDPE colour?

    Did you paint the helmet white below the ear caps or leave them HDPE (like the 'move along' and 'stop that ship' helmets)?

    Cheers Chris.
  13. JoeR

    JoeR Sr Member

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    Thanks for the info, I will be savaging some old chairs shortly. He He

  14. HDPE

    HDPE Well-Known Member

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    Looks craptaccurate.

    So what do you use for the neck trim? It looks dead on.

    Funny you mention the foam thing beacause the same story happened to me , I realized I had the perfect match right under my arrrse :lol

    I'm stabing all my friends old chairs now "hey can I have this. What for? You'll never believe me"

    The hardest thing 4 me is to get the right shape with the foam.

  15. brightmidnight

    brightmidnight New Member

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    Excellent work Ben, that looks super accurate.
  16. clancampbell

    clancampbell Sr Member

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    These weathered buckets are truly awesome.
    I get so tired of pristine shiny stuff...

  17. vaderdarth

    vaderdarth Master Member

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    Excellent work Gizmo, you captured the screen bucket nicely... :)

  18. Apollo

    Apollo Legendary Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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  19. Boba Frett

    Boba Frett Sr Member

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    Looks great :)
  20. OldKen

    OldKen Master Member

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    that is hillarious about the foam.

    hey she may not look like much but shes got it where it counts kid. ;)

    seriously did you steal that from the archives? :love looks great.

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