How to Make a TF2 Bonk Boy Mask

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About: I am a horror illustrator and a mask maker. I also eat a sizable amount more toast than the average human being. Impressive, I know. For silly ramblings, follow me on Twitter: https://twitter.com/KLawter Fo...

Here’s what you’ll need:

- Cintra PVC foamboard(3mm thick)

- Paper Clay(not pictured)

- Hot glue gun

- Metallic paint (I used Folk Art Metallic Bright Red, Folk Art Metallic Silver Sterling, and Folk Art Metallic Inca Gold)

- Sand paper (Medium)

- X-acto blade

- Scrap paper and board

- Cheap plain mask or mold (Optional - I found it made shaping the cintra MUCH easier)

- Elastic band

Step 1: The Pattern

Draw out your main mask piece on paper. Make it long enough to cover your ears. Make perfect circles where your ears will be. Fold and then cut for symmetry.

Trace it out on the cintra.  Also draw out 8 larger circles(same size as the ends of your main mask piece) and 4 smaller circles. Cut everything out with the x-acto blade.

Step 2: Circles

Glue 4 large circles together like so. Do the same with the other 4. Save for later. Now glue 2 small circles together, and again with the other 2. Smear paper clay along the ends of all your circle stacks to hide the lines. Let dry.

Sand down your paper clay until your stacks each look like one, smooth, mechanical piece. Glue small stacks into centers of large stacks.

Step 3: Main Piece

Boil your main mask piece. This part can be tricky. Hence why I used the craft mask. Once malleable press your cintra onto the mask form. This may take a few goes to get it right. If you get one part just right, try then boiling only the parts you want to fix.

Once cool make sure it fits your face well. If not keep on boiling and bending. IMPORTANT: Make sure the parts covering your ears are completely flat surfaces. If not the circle stacks wont fit on them correctly. I learned this the hard way.

Step 4: Wings

Make another paper pattern for the wings. Make sure the circular parts are the same size and shape as your SMALL circles. Trace onto cintra and cut out.

Step 5: Paint!

Paint your babies all pretty like.

Paint the radioactive symbol onto your smaller circles. I did mine by hand, but if you’re a stickler for precision you can always make a mini pattern.

Step 6: Assemble

Once everything is dry, glue cylinders onto the ends of your mask. And glue your wings onto the cylinders. In whatever order.

Glue on your elastic. Having it this tight works since the mask reaches so far back.

Go beat up some freakin’ morons.

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    CreationBoy-

    4 years ago

    I'm working on the winger. and this would be perfect with it. Thanks!

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    ilikecake3

    5 years ago

    I love these! I love tf2 also. But i am to lazy to go to the store and actually work, y'now?

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    Flip2247

    5 years ago

    I really love to see more hats from u making the gunslinger would be cool

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    Flip2247

    5 years ago

    Cool can't wait til u do it!

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    Flip2247

    5 years ago

    Hey can u make the robot version of bonk boy

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    KatieLawterFlip2247

    Reply 5 years ago

    Oooh, definitely looks tempting! would like be a pretty similar technique, just more geometric shapes. I might have to at some point. :)

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    The Rambler

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Very cool. I don't really play TF2 but I like this. I might try to do something similar with this technique.