I think this is the biggest project I’ve done yet. My favourite movie is the Iron Man and I wanted to get an Iron Man helmet, but I’m a student and I couldn’t afford it. Then I decided to make one. Now I’ve done and I really like this helmet. I’m happy that I didn’t buy one.

Step 1: Safety

You are going to work with dangerous materials. Always wear respirator while you are working with resin or you are sanding. Resin isn't good to touch before drying, so it's recommended to use rubbergloves too.
Hello, i have never made a helmet like this but i am a big fan of Ironman. Is there anyway you could post the step by step directions to putting the pieces together? Or just email me the steps?
<p>you're amazing!! cooool!!!!</p>
I am half way done and now I Started getting problem the ear pice is not properly attaching to the flat piece as it is too short I have printed everything in a4 paper and still face this issue, the piece frome the page 11 is not going with the page 1 here is the image please help
Nice! Do you know how I could get the mask to open up? And how much did this helmet cost overall?
<p>I think in this particular design there isn't a way to open up the mask, but you could look for a tutorial on youtube (there are a lot of those tutorials) and you could adjust your helmet Good luck! </p>
<p>Hi there! Nice work with the helmet! :) <br>I've printed the pdf which you've provided to make on too but I'm facing size issues with my cuttings. I've printed and cut the exact pdf. It is exist some parts only. Here is a pic of the same. Please tell me if I've done something wrong or It's a fault in pdf. :( </p>
Same problem here.<br>Don't know what is wrong.
<p>I didn't had that problem, but maybe you printed not al the pages at once? that the printer resized some of the pages to match te paper? at least my printer resized the pdf to fit the paper.... Currently I'm starting al over again, I tested a lot of materials end methods. Now I'm using a model from internet (that i had to open wit pepakure viewer) I'm currently printing all the pages (I guess around 150 pages at least) </p>
I'm just starting out on it and even on the first one it seems way too small... I printed it directly from the PDF. Will everything work out?
The pdf was designed for a4 paper. If you printed it to a4 it should be the right size.
<p>Hi Can you tell me the dimensions of this helmet. Is there any guidelines on how to scale up the size of the helmet. Really appreciate any help you can give. Thanks.</p>
<p>About 25x18x22 in centimeters.</p>
<p>Do you have pep file?</p>
<p>Yes, the link is in step 3.</p>
<p>A good job, I'm impressed</p>
<p>ok first of all. awesome. second. i used the file.but when i made it. it was too small. i made it bigger. but still. its too small</p>
<p>Which one did you use the pdf or the pdo?</p>
<p>How would you put the parts together, are there numbers that correspond with each other?</p>
<p>Yes, every number goes to the same number.</p>
<p>Can you give me the video tutorials in order to practice, in order to more clearly<br> I come from Indonesia</p>
<p>There are tutorials on youtube from other people.</p>
<p>The finished product is excellent! I'm part way though making my own and I have a few questions:</p><p>1. Did you glue the faceplate in place before applying resin? </p><p>2. It looks like you applied resin to the whole helmet at once - how did you keep the back piece attached?</p><p>3. Is there a gap at the back between the back piece and the helmet?</p><p>Any feedback would be highly appreciated! Keep up the good work :)</p>
<p>1. Yes, I did.</p><p>2. I used duct tape.</p><p>3. Yes there is a small gap. It's necessary for the hinges.</p><p>If there are more questions, I'm happy to answer them. :)</p>
<p>This was a lot of fun to make. It was my first time making any kind of helmet / prop replica, or working with fibreglass, pepakura or fillers, so I made quite a few mistakes along the way. But I can't wait to try again and get better at it. Thanks for the brilliant guide.</p>
<p>Your welcome. Nice prop.</p>
<p>Hi! thanks for all the step by step info. I have a simple question.... can I do this whole thing using normal paper instead of hard paper? I just can't find it in any store. /: What would happen if I go with normal paper? thanks for the post.</p>
<p>Unfortunatelly, no. Maybe with simpler models, but not with this. You can order from ebay too.</p>
<p>I researched the exact same thing you are having trouble on and found that cardstock paper works well based off other models I've seen.</p><p>This is one model I'm talking about =&gt; <a href="http://visualspicer.com/personal-work/r2-a4-star-wars-inspired-papercraft/" rel="nofollow"> http://visualspicer.com/personal-work/r2-a4-star-...</a></p><p>As well this one =&gt; <a href="http://visualspicer.com/personal-work/starfighter-x-star-wars-inspired-paper-model/" rel="nofollow">http://visualspicer.com/personal-work/starfighter-...</a></p><p>Both are a PDO and PDF file that follows the same printing process and both used Cardstock Paper.</p><p>Hope this helped!</p>
<p>Cool Version of the helmet</p><p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzNgLcxb5XU</p>
<p>Cool Version of the helmet</p><p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzNgLcxb5XU</p>
can you give the video please
<p>how much time you took to finish this helmet ?</p>
<p>I printed it out last week and just finished it today. Only working on it a couple hours a day though. </p>
<p>Ten out of ten !!!!! ;-)</p>
<p>could you please share the .PDO file with me as well? ferdinandcolon41@gmail.com</p>
<p>Can you please show me or have a tutorial on how to cut. Thanks</p>
<p>Do you cut where the dotted line is?</p>
can u plz send d link of pdf for paper markings and cutting
Love it, I'm trying to make it now for myself, where did you buy the paper at? Or if you made it how much if you were to sell it?
<p>Too bad I can't make a motorcycle helmet like this!</p>
hey...i'am new at this.so i just wanted to know if i coul use POP[plaster of paris] for hardening. <br> <br>Great instructable......
<p>yes you could. you can use the bandages that come ready, as for casting a broken arm, or the powder to mix with water.</p>
I haven't got any experience with POP. You can try it, but most people use resin to make the paper model hard.
<p>Love the instructable geq1! Just have a question. Do you know what sections form up the back section of the helmet that way I can set those aside for a later section of the project. Im making a customized version of this helmet for a custom character for a convention Im going to and not 100% sure i want the lower section of the back. Any information would be helpful! Thanks.<a href="http://www.instructables.com/member/geq1/" rel="nofollow"><br></a></p>
hey, how much resin do you need for the whole helmet? <br> <br>thanks
Hi so I'm making a similar mask and really like the backlight LED eyes but its really important for me to be able to see out. How well can you see out with the tiny slits in the eyes or have you come up with a better design to improve vision?

About This Instructable


1,300 favorites


More by geq1: Beer bottle opener pi 123D practical laptop cooling stand with speakers How to make a lifesize, wearable Iron Man helmet
Add instructable to: