i started this about a month ago. i wanted to make a cool helmet, something LIKE tron but not exactly, and i think i was successful.
i had ALOT of problems with this and still do just because i made alot of errors by trying to do different things with it.
i messed too much with my helmet so my paint looks crappy and the blue light got all messed up. so i decided im going to make Vacuum form molds of my helmet so i can make different kinds, and not have my "paint problem". and i just need to but another blue light.
cardstock paper- 10$(depending where you buy it)
fiber glass- 10$
brushes(for fiberglass)- 3$
battery pack&light- 15$ <---optional
Step 1: Finding the Right Pepakura File
once you have the right file. print it and cut out the peaces (i will not show how to scale, ect. because there's tutorials on that.)
then buy yourself a foam head, the one i bought(the detaild version) was about 15$
and i also made a cheap stand to be able to set the foam head.
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pepakura video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWxdqsIlw50&feature=fvwrel
Step 2: Making the Paper Helmet
from this point on its self explanatory. just start putting the paper peaces together until they form the paper helmet.
i used superglue because its less painful than hotglue and it dries faster.
Step 3: Fiberglass & Bondo
the captions on the pictures will mainly explain it.
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how to fiberglass video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1WeaZzg6zw
how to Bondo video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMjE_0_8QU8
i also used what is known as "Red Cap" its used to cap deformities on a surface, i have NO idea where my father baught this from but you really dont need it.
Step 4: Test Paint & Cut Out
again, the captions explain most of this.
but to test how smooth the helmet was i used some cheap spray-paint we had to see how smooth it looked.
****NOTE: i started with low 150 grit to make it round and smooth, then i went to a higher 1000 grit to make it perfectly smooth!***
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how to paint video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Rkd-8ANQDQ
Step 5: Attachments and Such
i bought this cool tron blue light from:
this stuff is really cool to use in projects.
Step 6: FINAL
i got a little bit of Velcro to attach to the circle so i could take on and off the light incase something went wrong.
this helmet is perfect for just about anything. for i rave i would add more cool lights onto it so you can attract alot of attention!
with my plastic ones im going to add other cool things, one will be military like with intakes and a Halo like Visor for Paintballand it will have a bluetooth for communication! , the other will be for nighttime use it will have a laser pointer, voice morpher, and a punch of other cool stuff.
im planning on making another version but way more high tech, this one will not have a way to see outside, instead it will have several cameras, and inside the helmet there will be several small screens that will show infared, video record, heat signature, and normal view.
ill keep you guys posted with the things i end up doing!
Step 7: REMAKE/REBORN
well, the blue light broke down, the paint was messed up, and some cracks were showing.
~SO I REMADE IT BAHAHA~
now......its a MSG/HALO MIX
i still need to add battle dmg, 2 eyehole peaces
the "antenna" is actually a broken rc helicopter. i modified it a bit.