Topic: Scratch built helm

So I started building a helmet about a week ago from some mat board I found at AC Moore. I just started spray painting at the moment and I finally took some pictures. I am also working on the armor, but that is gunna have to wait until the helmet is done.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j49/lastspartan00/DSC03023.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j49/lastspartan00/DSC03028.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j49/lastspartan00/DSC03030-1.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j49/lastspartan00/DSC03025.jpg

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Re: Scratch built helm

Wow, thats cool! And now I must make mine because I feel that I'm being left behind with all the costumes tongue

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i have to say im impressed
great work!

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I agree, what is it made out of?

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Karson Fett wrote:

I agree, what is it made out of?

It's called mat board. It's like a stiffer, thicker version of poster board. That plus some hot glue and an x-acto knife.

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you got the shape down almost perfectly--better than some of the helmets you buy......

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7 (edited by Fetterthanyou Sunday, August 17, 2008 7:21 pm)

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WOOOO I finally got back to this and did some real work. It's finally in the final stages of completion. Just a few touch ups on the paint job and It's done. (I decided to create a non-damaged style helmet, mostly because I don't want to screw it all up with the crappy scarring job I'd probably do.)

Without further ado... pictures... not those kinds of pictures... get your mind out of the gutters... seriously though... here we go.

http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j49/lastspartan00/helm1.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j49/lastspartan00/helm7.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j49/lastspartan00/helm9.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j49/lastspartan00/helm12.jpg
http://i77.photobucket.com/albums/j49/lastspartan00/helm5.jpg

dang flash makes the lighter green look really pale, but whatever.

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8 (edited by Si Titran Sunday, August 17, 2008 8:11 pm)

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Wow. I am impressed. I am fully acquainted with mat board, use it all the time to mat my fiber prints and such. But I am in awe that a sheet of the stuff could ever be made to remote be the shape of a helm, let alone so well shaped. I am curious as to HOW with a excato and  mat board such a thing was made.

(I noticed you're a Jersey boy too tongue)

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your helmet is totally BA. now i need to make one too.

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Not a bad scratch build at all, especially if it's your first!  Good job.

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First off, thanks for the compliments. When I first started I wasn't expecting much, but I'm pretty proud of how it turned out...

Si Titran wrote:

I am curious as to HOW with a excato and  mat board such a thing was made.

Patience, excessive measuring, a lot of luck, and some finagling. Also a lot of time was spent on the Dented Helmet sifting through their topics.

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Fetterthanyou wrote:

First off, thanks for the compliments. When I first started I wasn't expecting much, but I'm pretty proud of how it turned out...

Si Titran wrote:

I am curious as to HOW with a excato and  mat board such a thing was made.

Patience, excessive measuring, a lot of luck, and some finagling. Also a lot of time was spent on the Dented Helmet sifting through their topics.

Even still..... did it requitre much glueing? And if it did, what type did you use?

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Si Titran wrote:
Fetterthanyou wrote:

First off, thanks for the compliments. When I first started I wasn't expecting much, but I'm pretty proud of how it turned out...

Si Titran wrote:

I am curious as to HOW with a excato and  mat board such a thing was made.

Patience, excessive measuring, a lot of luck, and some finagling. Also a lot of time was spent on the Dented Helmet sifting through their topics.

Even still..... did it requitre much glueing? And if it did, what type did you use?

A lot of gluing was done, and I used a hot glue gun. Pretty much each color is its own piece of mat board. The red part is all one piece, and the dome is strips of matboard covered in spackle. Then I used lightweight spackle and sandpaper to smooth out the edges.

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