Introduction: Pepakura Helmets
Hey,I make lots of things, out of allsorts of materials,but recently ive done a few helmets,I've done a few at different skill levels and I thought I'd share a few of the pepakura lids I've made over the last year, people have been asking about what ones I've made and should make so I thought I'd just show you, this isn't an instructable on how to make them, but it does help you see the steps and what goes into making a pep file, and for me, it's nice to see them all together and I can clear out half of my phone camera roll for memory space too!
Step 1: Boba Fett
This was my first one I think, it's not fibreglassed as I didn't really know what I was doing, the cards 4mm think, and doubled up everywhere to make it 8mm, the dome top is a pro-tec helmet for skating or biking etc, I don't think I used any bondo too, it's all card and sanding and gluing and paint,
Step 2: Stormtrooper
This was the first proper pepakura file, fully done and fibreglassed, then bondo'd and sanded and everything that's kinda related to making a pep helmet, it's a bit rough round the edges, there's a lot more work to do on it but I just haven't had the time, I will one day!
Step 3: Iron Man
This ones a work in progress, the pep is all done, and it's fibreglassed, but that's as far as I've taken it so far, I did this one in the coloured card just to see what it would come out like, I quite like it with all the lines and stuff showing, but it'll be bondo'd and worked on when I can be bothered,
Step 4: Halo Master Chief
This ones again half way done, it needs the visor doing ( which I'm having trouble with) and there's LEDs to set into the sides, apart from that all the major pep work and glass and bondo and paint is done, it's clear coated and ready to be finished when I can.
Step 5: Skyrim Nord Helmet
This ones all done, it's probably the best one so far, I got a good run at it, I seem to work quiet well when I get a good few hours at work at a time, I did this because I wanted to explore the metal paint work effects and the bone paint etc, I like it
Step 6: A.o.t Salem Mask
This was just a test really, I wanted to see what mirrored card would work like, and if I could get the pep really close that I could fibreglass the inside and leave the mirrored outside, it's ok but it's more an experiment than anything
Step 7: Lotr Sauron
This is still just card, it's my next ( big/hard) one I want to do, it scares me because its so involved and bad ass! I'm looking forward to it, and dreading it at the same time! Haha,
Step 8: Sauron
Finished the sauron helm,
Step 9: Nord Helm #2
Then my friend wanted a nord lid, so did that
Step 10: Star Wars Scout Trooper
This is pepakura scout trooper lid, just at the the pep stage, it's to cold In my garage to fiberglass at the mo, so it'll have to wait to be worked on more
Step 11: Deadric Helm
I finished this one, even though half way I knew it was gonna be to small, I wanted to use the horns and bits for another project
Step 12: Medievil Boba Fett #1
So the deadric was to small, so I was going to use the horns for a medievil fett lid I wanted to make, as it turned out I never used them, they might come in handy for something in the future
Step 13: Medievil Boba Fett Lid Finished
Having done a load of skyrim and Star Wars stuff I wanted to do a mash up and see what happened, this is what I came up with, a medievil boba fett lid, it's kinda odd but I like it
Step 14: So Yeah
So yeah that's pretty much most of the pep helmets I've done, there's some that are in the bin that didn't work, there's some that I messed up in glass or bondo, or the paint is terrible and it got binned, the point is, try it, if you enjoy it, good for you! Keep it up! It doesn't matter how good you are,it's all part of the fun! Enjoy!
Edit : so that's a few more I've been working on while it's to cold outside to be messing about in my workshop ( tiny garage with a small bench! Lol) I'm hope when the weather turns I can get out there and start to get some of these and other projects finished, for now I'm on with a brotherhood of steel fallout pep, should be an interesting build, part pepakura, part found object and scavaged parts, anyways happy holidays to you all, thanks to instructables for such a wonderful platform to show our works and happy building!