It works great with craft foam. use contact cement on the seams, allow it to dry for a minute or so before placing the seams together and pow- instant bond. Sometimes a little angle on the cut will help you create better depth and shape. Adobe acrobat has a "tile" feature in the print dialog that will do the same thing for you, but it sounds like you've got a good handle on it.
Thanks. I couldn't keep up! I was filling orders around the clock, 7 days a week. I needed to take a break and recalibrate my shop. I'll post when it goes back up.
The PDF file attached is made for 18" x 24" paper. If you need to print on smaller paper, you will need to use a program that will help you break up the design into smaller pages (also called "tiling"). Adobe acrobat has a "poster" print feature that will tile the design to any size paper you choose.
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Looks good, I'm glad this one is somewhat helpful. The eyes are tough, paper might be easier. I finish with layers of fiberglass resin and a lot of sanding
Open it in gimp at the full size, don't scale anything cut the parts out and lay them out on new 8.5 x 11 documents. Perhaps someone on this thread who has already done that is interested in posting your templates? Happy to post anything you send me.
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I added details about the visor. (I'm assuming that you are talking about the visor). The visor is included in the template, you just need to cut it from a transparent material if you want to be able to see through it. Thick window tint film works well.Take you time and check out the tips for taping and gluing linked from step 1. Good luck!
Depends on your experience, I suppose. It took me a few days my first time, now I can build one in a few hours
Depends on the size of your head, of course. This template fits my head. If you're rocking a giant melon, scale up 5%- 10%.
Very sorry. My model was destroyed after step 5 (last halloween) and I haven't been back to it since. If you download pepakura, you can find this model online (rpf or pepakura library) and see where the parts fit. I've modified a few for cardboard by connecting the parts, but you'll be able to figure it out by looking at the 2d and 3d layouts in pepakura.
My apologies. Tips are on the Boba Fett comment thread:https://www.instructables.com/id/Boba-Fett-Cardboard-Helmet
Well, this one was destroyed before I was able to finish, but these usually take me about 3-4 hours to assemble the cardboard. My first one took 2 days. Depending on how you want to finish it (resin and sanding vs decorating with a diy look) it can take a very long time or not much time at all.
Looks amazing! Thank you so much for sharing your work and these tips. Great job!
Open the PDF in photoshop or Gimp and transfer each piece to an 8.5" x 11" document and print it out. Don't change the scale unless you want to make it larger or smaller.
Of course, foam works too!
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