So in the last few weeks/months I've been busy with my kids and work and stuff, also it's far to cold to be working in the garage so when I've had time I've mainly been doing pepakura stuff in the house, ( just updated my pepakura helmet post, there's a few things on there I've been working on) but in this instructable I'll show you the medievil boba fett lid I did, ( yes another helmet! I will move on to other things one day!) also I'll show you the way I do pep work and what I use to do it, right on with the structable!
Step 1: Pepakura
The internet is a wasteland of all sorts of rubbish, if you sift through the crap, you find gold, the gold I find is pepakura, there thousands of these nuggets you just got to look, I'll point you in the right direction but the rest is up to you;
The405.com has loads of halo stuff, plus other bits and bobs
Also therpf.com is a gold mine for amazing peps by some amazing people, go in, look around, you'll find something you want I'm sure!
As in the picture , pepakura is a 3d image, unfolded so you can print it out and reassemble into a 3d object,
Step 2: Using Pepakura
1, good knife ( Stanley )
2, super glue
3, small ruler
5, cutting mat
7, stand ( if you want, not that important)
Step 3: Pep Work
-------------------- = fold down
_._._._._._._._. = fold up
Some people cut all the bits out them assemble, I do bit at a time and make as I go , again it's up to you! When you cut out the bits there numbers that match up, basically just match up the numbers and glue the flap, that is pretty much pepakura,
Step 4: Pep Work Still
( the keen eye will notice not all these pictures are fetts helmet, there just samples from older peps!)
Step 5: Basic Design
I had a deadric pep I made that was to small, I wanted to use that for horns for the helmet , but I wasn't sure, I mocked up some snaps to see what would work
Step 6: Fiberglass/bondo
Then bondo( car body filler) the full lid then, when it's dry, sand that mother licker to death !
Once sanded I set about to make the lid look a bit more oldie worldie, making it look hammer beaten ( I used a dermel and a round sanding bit, and a far bit if time )
Step 7: Detailing
This is when I decided to make it look old and Knackered, add nails and stuff, to keep the idea of boba fett but also to make it look different
Step 8: Paint
Step 9: Final Bit
Thanks for looking, happy building !
Ps o yeah, I didn't end up using the horns haha , I thought the feather worked better