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DAFT PUNK TRON HELMET (GUY-MANUEL)

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Hi Guys

I am going to attempt to show you how I made my Daft Punk Helmet and suit from the film Tron.

We go to a festival each year that is mainly fancy dress and this year we had an epic task of making these suits. My helmet was fashioned from a Boba Fett Helmet from start wars and 8 months and about £250 quids worth of modelling gear.

The main materials used for this were:
  • Black sticky back vinyl
  • 2 x light strips for eyes
  • 4mm plasti card for face sculpting and ear pieces and head band across the top
  • Asetate sheet for eye visor
  • blue cable for rear of head
  • lots of araldite
  • Silcion, silver
  • sand paper for sanding edges down, wet n dry
  • sticky back mirror sheet - vinyl
  • Modelling foam for ear pieces (first attempt)
  • LED's for ear pieces, single hi power blue 3V
  • Filler spray (melted the foam, spray lightly and build up)
  • Black and Silver spray paint
 
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Step 1: The original Helmet

The helmet was made from a Boba Fett helmet which i cut to pieces and added some things to change its appearance.

I cut away a lot of the front and replaced it with plasticard and aluminium sheet.

Step 2: Installing Eye LED strips and Chrome on top of helmet

Picture of Installing Eye LED strips and Chrome on top of helmet
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i started by adding the lights to the main eye section as we needed to make sure things fit properly.

I then started to add some chrome sheeting to the top of the helmet to change its colour and texture. I tried to put it straight on to the helmet and it didn't work too well, i had to cut them into triangles and lay them over one another to make them fit better and not overlap so much.

As you can see from creases in this photo, i didn't get it right first time...
carlpogi_112 years ago
COOL
GOOD WORK
^_^
domtrofski (author)  carlpogi_112 years ago
cheers pal...

happy new year
nerd122 years ago
how can you see with blinding LEDs in front of your eyes and between you and the visor surface?
domtrofski (author)  nerd122 years ago
The back of the lights are heavily masked with duct tape to block out any light, however the glare from the visor is quite bad at night, daytime is fine.

Cheers
scarr562 years ago
Who was the eBay vendor who made the eye (lights) piece?
domtrofski (author)  scarr562 years ago
Hi

Search for 'LED light strips 12v'

There is two strips, each folded once to make four layers. It's like a rubber strip that some people stick to their cars lights...

Hope that helps

Dom
LucDaRocka12 years ago
hey man, u know that in alot of songs where they make a robot voice? its a talkbox, like they use for guitar except for a keyboard..... u should get a talkbox, hook it inside the helmet, and have a keyboard with a strap on..... it would give a goood effect....
domtrofski (author)  LucDaRocka12 years ago
I will defo look into mate, thanks for the advice!

Keep it daft.........punk
Mr_Gone9 months ago
How did you make the visor?
Heat gun? Over and form casting of sorts?
ibrown610 months ago
Can make a video of this
You could sell these for a living... :p
o__o1 year ago
What did you use for the visor?
sd2kool4u2 years ago
where did you get the plasti card?
sd2kool4u2 years ago
i chromed the helmet and removed all the screws i could find but just can't get it apart did you use a dremel to get the the face apart?
LucDaRocka12 years ago
yeah the cheapest one is this one in america: getting one used can save some money, just change the tube.......
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rekaks2 years ago
what? you destroyed the fett? :(
domtrofski (author)  rekaks2 years ago
Its fetts fault for having such a lovely 'daft punk' shaped head.

oh poor fett, nice job though!
rkeyzer2 years ago
Why why must you do this to the fett man
domtrofski (author)  rkeyzer2 years ago
Needs must dude, needs must...
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