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In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a helmet based on the Brotherhood of Steel from Fallout 3
The finished helmet is comprised of a main body and a series of numerous attached accessories.
This guide will take you through the process of:
  1. Planning
  2. Helmet Modeling
  3. Helmet Molding
  4. Helmet Casting
  5. Accessories
  6. Painting
  7. Assembly
  8. Recycling your silicone
Please note that the Materials and Tools listed at the beginning of each chapter will only pertain to that particular phase of the project.  Keep this in mind as you budget your expenses since this can become very expensive if you buy too much at once.


 
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Step 1: Chapter 1- Planning- 1: Measurements


Tools and Materials
OPTIONAL
  • Fallout 3 (PC) w/ G.E.C.K.
  • NifSkope
  • 3D software package of choice *

* I used 3DStudio Max 2010 (which can be expensive) but there are cheaper and even free software options like Blender

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To begin, you are going to need to know how big your head is. 
Get a friend with a ruler to measure your general dimensions.
You will want to add about half of an inch to each side to allow for some padding and space. 


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Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to post your work! You saved me a ton of grief on my build! Here is to Fallout 4....

The_Savior11 month ago

Make another one and sell it to me! I'll work up the money! How much to you want for it????

wpretorius23 months ago

DAMN the Russians!

wpretorius23 months ago

I'm building my own helmet at the moment - the mould lol i dont have the money neither access to some of the products. I cant for the life of me find the big rubber tubes you used on yours. Could you please tell me what tubes you used and maybe where you got it from? thanks :)

it almost gives you the idea of the gaiters on a motorcycle however thats very expensive and far too short. I'm close to surrendering and using pool piping but it struggles to get the bend and look i need. some rubber ducting pipes are similar to yours and gets a better bend than pool pipes maybe i can find some off-cuts somewhere.

igor.jop3 months ago

how to scale prepakura model to my head dimension ?

fatlord4 months ago
So beautiful. So wonderful.

Really enjoyed your post. Would like to learn more about how to use the file you provided and the software. I found both of them but am struggling how to make them work.

KingKefir10 months ago

This is awesome, thanks for sharing your excellent work with us.

elisecv10 months ago

It's absolutely amazing, I wish I had your skills!

ajmalok10 months ago
Man! You work is FU#$&%* PERFECT !!! almost cry when I saw...AHIUAEHSIEHaishE

Perfect, really...
jackmaster12 months ago
THIS IS AWESOME!!!!
Lucas T1 year ago
Hay Man, Amazing Work, Fallout 3 is my all time favorite game and i feel "required" to try my hand at crafting one of these things! I have gone through the tutorial and and added everything i think i will need for the project into my amazon cart and i guess my big concern is the amount! you never really specify on a what a good amount of a given material should be purchased. Is there any way you could add a list in the beginning of your guide with an approximate estimation on each material for one complete helmet!
Thanks for your time and work!
novelchip1 year ago
awesome work.
no no good work thank you
your link doesn't work
In this way, the body and the legs do I create?

We want to hear from you
Did you measure the circumference of the head in any way?
rchastain1 year ago
Do you think you can email me the helmet base if possible.
Xlanar1 year ago
I really like your design, but since I am on a mac, I have no way to acces the Pepakura PDO file you provided. Is there a way to convert it on a mac or are you able to upload a PDF version?

Anyway, keep up the good work.
agm881 year ago
dude
freakin awsome
can i just buy one from you?
Wow! Some day, I'm going to make this and never take it off.
fretted1 year ago

bos_helmet.pdo

this is all i get it won't download like the file is gone !
poofrabbit2 years ago
Congratulations on being a finalist in the Halloween contest!!! Can’t wait to see if you win! Good luck!
TygrFr3d2 years ago
I absolutely love this mask! It's incredible how much detail you put into this.
oliver5202 years ago
Great Job, were you planning on ever seling one of these??
frankiboi892 years ago
Ok Thanks. Like i said my helmet paper model is too flimsy and i guess i wont be able to do something with it. Its not looking like your model mine is more round. =/
frankiboi892 years ago
what thickness of card stock did you use because i used a card stock that was too thin and now i have to re-do all the paper helmet model.

Thanks,

P.S.: Nice instructable :p
Josh Jay (author)  frankiboi892 years ago
I'm not sure which brand of card stock it was. I went to Fed Office/Kinkos and picked out a card stock from the selection they had the counter.
azreen2 years ago
Hi Josh,
It is Realllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
ROCKINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG G G G G GG G G

great job done man.
aokona2 years ago
Pretty awesome all we need now is a field to play LARP with.
Jayjlow2 years ago
Hey Josh! Your helmet is bad ass!! I wanted to take a look at the pepakura file so I can make a helmet for myself, but your link for the file is not working. I already took "dot" out of the URL but 4share.com is saying that the link is invalid or that "The file has been deleted because it was violating our Terms of user
Read more at." Can you upload the file to another source? like dropbox or something of that nature? THANKS!
Josh Jay (author)  Jayjlow2 years ago
Would it be better if I just email it to you later tonight when I get home from work?
You can send me a message at Instructables with your address.
Sarel_Sarel2 years ago
You are a genius!
JoeMurphy2 years ago
great work. I don't make props, but this made me add it to my to do list!
polerix2 years ago
Amazing work and great tips! I don't game but iconic props like this are pure geek gold. Incredible details, and you kept me guessing about the fallout grunge until the end. Great! 10/10 would shoot at first sight again!
Josh,
I have never seen anything this impressive! The Force is obviously with you and you have many talents. Congratulations!
Josh Jay (author)  IconSpring6112 years ago
Fallout is probably my favorite universe in all of gaming so I really wanted to get this one right. Thanks again!
crispycat2 years ago
awesome tip! hope you win the contest!
+1vote
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