Step 10: Helmet, Part 2

The rest of the helmet and face section were pieced together with cardboard, card stock, and craft foam. Wood filler was used to create the transition from the top dome of the helmet to the flare section.

The distinct triangular Vader-cheeks were added to the face section later on when I realized it just wasn't very Vader-like without them.

I found that craft foam is really fun to work with in situations like this because it is flexible and will stay where you put it if you use the right glue. I used 3M 77 to attach it to the cardboard structure of the face section, and used wood filler to cover the seams. It has to be sealed well with decoupage glaze, however, before you paint it. 
<p>WoW!! Super fashion!</p>
<p>WOW! That looks great.<br>Have you seen the Minifigs from Ninjatoes? I've built Luke Skywalker.<br>Let's have a fight and see who wins ;)</p><p><a href="https://ninjatoes.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/lego-7140-luke-skywalker-rebel-pilot/" rel="nofollow">https://ninjatoes.wordpress.com/2013/01/20/lego-71..</a></p><p></p>
<p>That's cool! I hadn't seen those. Some papercraft stuff is just amazing!</p>
<p>Hi after about a month of occasional making it I finally made it! But I did not follow your instructable so I made my own. If you have time please check it out : https://www.instructables.com/id/Making-BIG-lego-Darth-Vader/</p>
<p>You did great! I'm glad to see you pushed through and figured it all out. As you practice and continue making things you'll only get better and better. You only need a little talent and a lot of determination to make awesome things; you've obviously got enough of both! Good work, keep it up!</p>
Just amazing!
This is great, my grandkids would love something like this. May have to add something like this to my 'to do list'.
Oh, my it appears I answered my own question! I need to brush up on my art skills and see if I can created this wonderful instructable.
I see you found it! It's quite a project, but if you have a lot of determination, you could pull it off. Good luck!
I am going to try it, I won't lie, I'm terrified, lol!
Be afraid, be very afraid! <br><br>But also . . . be persistent! Mine was not a weekend project. I worked on it for a long time. It was worth it, but it was a LOT of work!
Alright you talked me into it, time to get out my tape measure!
WOW! This is great! Is there a pdf that we can print out and do this at home? That would be totally sweet!
Hi, thanks! Glad you like this. I really tried to put together a plan for this, but there were just too many variables involved to actually create a plan that would be usable. It started to really slow me down on the project (trying to make usable plans along the way), so I scrapped the idea. ...Bummer, I know!
Holy cow batman I want one!!!
Awesome! **5**
Congrats! This is an awesome project and a great instructable.
Thank you, and right back atcha! <br><br>A homemade settlers game has been on my radar for a while, but I'm still on the fence as to what style I want to make. Yours was especially well done. Congrats on your win!
I wanted to say congrats on the big win!<br>look forward to seeing more from you.<br>Grasshopper1221
Thank you very much!
P.S hope you win ;)
This is totally awesome and worth voting for. Is this for the toy contest? I wish you the best!<br>sunshiine
This is prime example of instructables finest.<br>And a perfect contest entry for the toy challenge.<br>I would like to let you know that i voted for your entry.<br><br>It pleases me to see an in depth instructable, and not one that only has 3 or 4 vague steps.
I appreciate your kind words, thank you!
This is GREAT! please let me know if you end up making a pdf, I would LOVE to make a few lego guys for my daughters room. Although I have to admit, with the wonderful detail pictures I can just about build one right now if I just had the foamcore.<br><br>Great Job!
When your kids remove the helmet, you should to gasp "Luuuke, let me look on you with my own eyes" (then collapse dramatically). Or maybe just reenact the Cloud City battle scene.<br />

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