My new bucket

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My new bucket

Post by Tubby Tusken » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:05 pm

Hello, I've been in the 501st for over a year now and said that I found out after 30 troops it was time for a new helmet. The thing I hated most about my old helmet was it was so hard to take it off to get a quick breather. I didn't have a self contain power source I had to run a wire down to my bandolier and the way I had it wrap around my neck I had trouble moving my head which would give me a heck of a stiff neck. It was just to cumbersome and in need of a change. I trooped with some Scout Troopers and liked how the the front of the helmet flipped up and then it hit me like a million voices screaming all at once :idea: that's what I want. So to the drawing board I went and needless to say I had a lot of trial and error. It was hard to make it look as one piece and not have a noticeable seem but I finally got it. So I thought I would share some pics with you all I hope you like it. So far I wore it for 3 troops and let me tell you it is awesome everything is self contain no more wires and I also added some see-thru side vents to give me peripheral vision. So far I have had a lot of people tell me they want one maybe if more are interested I'll start making some.

So enough of my rambling on to the pics.

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Thanks for your time.
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Re: My new bucket

Post by Hyper » Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:20 pm

Very nice thinking :thumbs:

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Re: My new bucket

Post by tk1440 » Sat Feb 25, 2012 4:47 pm

Yes I saw you wearing it during the piston star wars 3d night :D
sweet bucket you got thier :twisted:

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Re: My new bucket

Post by Mr Fett » Sun Feb 26, 2012 9:52 pm

That's the first Tusken I've EVER seen to use the Biker Scout flip-up method. Wow, I like your approach on this.

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Re: My new bucket

Post by Silverfox » Sun Feb 26, 2012 11:02 pm

That's pretty cool! What size fan did you use in there? I'm working on putting a one in mine, and I'm trying to figure out the best size to put in while keeping the battery pack to a minimum.
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Re: My new bucket

Post by DeafTrooper » Mon Feb 27, 2012 12:27 am

the smallest ones i found were at radio shack.
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... Id=2102824

i put a couple of them in my clone and just used a 9 volt battery for each fan. i also put these on each corner so they wouldn't vibrate against the bucket.
http://www.radioshack.com/product/index ... Id=2103342

hope this helps! :D
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Re: My new bucket

Post by Jaster » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:02 am

Personally, I like this site for getting fans. They're much cheaper than Radio Shack.

http://www.allelectronics.com/make-a-st ... FAN/1.html
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Re: My new bucket

Post by dirty tusken » Tue Feb 28, 2012 1:21 am

freakin awesome! :thumbs:
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