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Predator's helmet (made with synthetic resin and fiberglass)

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Alright. If everyone tries to participate in the Comic Contest with videogame related instructables, then my entry will be a movie character who has appeared in a lot of comics. He first fought against the Aliens (and the resultant series become very famous). He fought against the Terminator. He fought against Batman, Superman and the whole JLA. He fought against Tarzan and Judge Dredd. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I GIVE YOU... THE PREDATOR!! (Wow. Big surprise.)

Maybe the Predator born as movie character, but its best stories and the expanded universe from the Yautja (the real name of the Predators race) came from Dark Horse Comics. You can click in the following links to see more of Predator comics story:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Predator_%28comics%29
http://whysoblu.com/top-10-predator-comics-of-all-time/


This is one of the two projects I made in 2007 under the wing of master Mauro Santini, one of the best argentinean models and props makers. I took some pictures of the process and, in case of missing photos (I was smeared of resin and I could not take pictures without ruin my camera), I will try to explain it the best that I can.

For the helmet I needed the following stuff:
  • Clay (for the model)
  • A real size human head model
  • Fiberglass and synthetic resin (like the used in boats)
  • Epoxic
  • Vaseline
  • Screws
  • Aluminum spray paint
  • Transparent spray paint
  • Acrylic black paint
  • 3 red LEDs, wires, batteries box and AA battteries (for the triple laser designator)
  • Sculpting tools, Dremel, heatgun and latex gloves.
CAUTION: You will be exposed to toxic vapors when you work with the synthetic resin. Use respiratory protection.

NOTE: There are better ways to casting props, like silicon rubber. But, for educational purposes, this project molds were made with synthetic resin and fiberglass.
 
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THE_ONE1011 year ago
ok, but how to get shape of this
Kaisei132 years ago
Congrats on the ipod!!
M.C. Langer (author)  Kaisei132 years ago
Thanks!! The same for you!! :-P
Kaiven2 years ago
A technique with resin I haven't seen yet, very nice!
M.C. Langer (author)  Kaiven2 years ago
Thanks Cowscankill! If you like it, please vote for me! :-)
Tinkerbots2 years ago
Totally Awesome Mario!!
M.C. Langer (author)  Tinkerbots2 years ago
Thanks Tinker!!! :-)
AUG-5OM32 years ago
EPIC!!! (like everything you make.)
M.C. Langer (author)  AUG-5OM32 years ago
Thanks Aug!!! :-)
corsairgryl2 years ago
Fabulous! between the helmet & the shoulder cannon you're my favorite Predator maker!
M.C. Langer (author)  corsairgryl2 years ago
Thanks Corsair!!!
splazem2 years ago
Awesome!
M.C. Langer (author)  splazem2 years ago
Thanks Splazem!! :-)
That's great!
M.C. Langer (author)  rocketsurgery2 years ago
Thanks Unique!!!
mary candy2 years ago
Nice Work !
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M.C. Langer (author)  mary candy2 years ago
Thanks Mary Candy!!! :-)
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