It's alive! Alive!


I've been wanting to build a Stargate helmet for a very long time but there was no way I could spend the cash to sculpt one in clay and do a fiberglass casting in a silicone mold so I had to improvise by using cardstock, paper mache and foam. I really wasn't going for screen accuracy as this is intended to be a costume helmet instead of an accurate replica.

When I set out to build this I wanted it to be light weight, low cost and most importantly I wanted it to move. I still have quite a bit of work left to do- I still need to add the glowing eyes and do some filling, sanding and detail work plus paint. Watching it move for the first time was just awesome. :)


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Kiteman6 years ago
You announce this as a forum post?

Where's the instructable?? Even in this nominally-unfinished state, you're looking at a winner there!
Honus (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
I know, I know- I couldn't help it. I've been working on this for so long that I got super duper excited when it actually worked the way I planned. I'm writing the step by step right now. :)
Kiteman Honus6 years ago
Write quickly - the laser contest finishes on the 14th.

(I've got my big entry in)
Honus (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
Honus (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
I have to ask- did Kitewife actually see the smoking blender? I would be in big trouble...
Kiteman Honus6 years ago
Er... not exactly see the smoke, but she's demoted the blender to the shed, so it's OK.
Honus (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
That's not too bad- I remember when my boys decided to clean the fish tank by dumping the contents of the tank (sans fish thank goodness) down the kitchen disposal. KItchen disposal + gravel = new kitchen disposal. Then there was the time they tried to flush a candle down the toilet and cracked the toilet bowl...
Kiteman Honus6 years ago
It must have been a heck of a candle to crack the porcelain!
Honus (author)  Kiteman6 years ago
A heavy crystal snowball candle holder. I imagine when it first didn't go down they tried to force it. Then there was the time they thought it would be fun to stick a tree branch into the AC unit fan, quickly followed by packing mud into the furnace fresh air vent. They keep me on my toes! I've learned to keep them busy on crafts projects or having them help out in the garage. :)
Kiteman Honus6 years ago
Such .... active ... kiddies.

*cough* Duct tape them to the chairs *cough*
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