Hi everybody! I am Density and I am 14 years old. I am a big fan of instructables and Star Wars so this time I will show you how to make a R2-D2 bicycle and skateboard helmet. You can change the colour of the paint to make the helmet look like R2-M5 or R2-D5. I suggest you read through the instructable before you begin so you can see what to do and get a better understanding. I hope the instructions are simple and easy to understand. Enjoy and have fun.
Step 1: Materials
These are the materials you will need to make the R2-D2 helmet:
- Bicycle or skateboard helmet
- Blue spray paint
- White spray paint
- Silver or light gray spray paint
- Masking tape
- Sandpaper or file
- Black permanent marker
Step 2: Designs
These are some of the designs that i used to make the 360 degree head of R2-D2. I had to stitch some images together to form the head.
Step 3: Sanding the Helmet
Before you begin, if you can, remove the inside of the helmet so the paint does not dissolve it. Using the sand paper or file, go over the helmet so you can remove its smooth and polished surface. This will allow the paint to stay on the helmet instead of it rubbing off. It would look something like image 3.
Step 4: Base
Using the white spray paint, coat the helmet. This is the base paint cover. When it dries you can paint a second layer over the first.
Step 5: Silver
Using the silver spray paint, paint over the base colour. When it dries you can add a second coat of silver.