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This is my first instructable, and it's how I took a Optimus prime mask from walmart, some super glue, spray paint, acrylic paint, and time into my s...
So First, I saw a lot of potential in the mask, and took it home to see what I could do with it.
It was a pretty cool mask for what it was, but it needed to be more. We needed it to be better. sleeker. sexier....older? Now, To steampunk it!
My first step was to remove all the screws, and take every piece apart. there was a lot I decided to do without. For this part, you'll obviously need ...
When I took off the earpieces and part of the face vent (it slides right off), I noticed it seemed to look like a motorcycle helmet. I'm so easily amu...
And now it looks like Hannibal Lector's mask. But that's an instructable for another time. What I did here was remove the eyepiece with a screwdriver,...
At this point I put it all back together to get a feel for how it was taking shape. I loved the way it fit my face, but it's still far too futuristic ...
First I decided to spray paint all the pieces I wanted to use a nice flat black color. I did this because; A) It keeps the original colors from showin...
I reassembled them one more time for two reasons. A) they look damn sexy now, and B) it makes it a little easier in this state to figure out what shou...
after playing around with the pieces, I decided to turn the vent looking piece backwards, and at an angle. Now it looks like a fancy design, like a ve...
I decided to keep my wing idea, and glued them into place with hot glue. I also cut a little more of the mask of for nicer definition and shape. If yo...
I tacked the 'canisters' into place with superglue to see how it looks. I love it! Remember all this time I'm also holding this against my face in a m...
Now I began to paint it using gold and copper acrylics. these are at walmart's craft section on the cheap, and are AMAZING for steampunking plastics.
I used a shirt stay to hold my mask on using holes already there on the 'wing' vents from it's original position. But any kind of strap will due. I pu...
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No disassemble! Number five alive!
i got it too XD I Love Short Circuit (1 and 2)
Haha awesome XD
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