Looks Amazing! The wings are tough for sure, but it looks like you got it done very well. LED eyes are a great addition! Great Work!
Great WORK!!! The paint and finish look really cool. The range finder and steady-handed details look great too!Clever solution for the visor, but it looks like it might still be tough to see. A little $2 tinted film cut to the same template as the visor can allow you to open that custom cut-out a bit bigger and safer with the look of a real visor: https://www.rvinyl.com/Ram-Window-Tint-Film-Rolls.html?feed=FroogleThanks for sharing, keep making cool stuff!
Looking Good! What materials did you use to finish this?
Yes! I usually start with EVA foam templates and modify them for cardboard, but most parts don't need modification. Check out JF Custom on the RPF forum for more foam templates and tips on working with foam: https://www.dropbox.com/s/ovtlfetsvyzm5eb/Sciencepalooza2020_v3_h264.mov?dl=0
I tried plaster on some of my earlier builds, and it has a few problems: it cracks and breaks a lot with wear or handling and is adds a lot of weight. It didn’t play well with my paint either and chipped off easily. Bondo or “rondo” gave me the best finish, but requires patience and practice for the thin coats, hours of sanding, and short cure time.
Super dope! Great work!!
AWESOME!! I never thought of using paper mache to finish, but that's a perfect fit. I love the paint and details too. And WOW! You all choose the toughest one to start with, (I recommend trying the batman helmet next, you will do great!)
Good job. Would love to see the pauldron and the rest. Did you ever finish?
Really good job. Lots of patience and trying out different materials goes into a build like this, thanks for documenting the process.
Great JOB!! Those eye socket parts are really tough. I'm sorry I didn't get pictures of that on my first build.
What material did you use?
WOW!!! You owned this instructable!! Mine wasn't even that good, thanks for posting!! The tape is a wild finish too. It's like Darth Eddie VAnHalen!
Yes, and there are better models out there for the paper mesh. I created these PDFs specifically for people who want to cut them out on a laser cutter from think foam or cardboard. You will get much higher detail if you look for the original PEPAKURA files and print out parts on 8"x11" paper or whatever works best for you.
No, unfortunately. Keeping up with the daily laser cutting of helmets did not balance with keeping up with life's twists and turns.
Dang, friend, I lost track of this one quite some time ago. I'll throw the pattern on a laser cutter the next time I'm in the shop and revisit this. I used the pepakura program to open a model from the internet and see where the pieces go. I'll see if I can upload some pics and links for you too.
18 inches by 24 inches.
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Wow, super job! The original document is 18" x 24" because I cut these out on an 18 x 24 laser cutter. So a program that can slice the file up into smaller chunks may also be helpful.
GREAT WORK!! I love the feathers and detail!
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 the size of your head, of course. This template fits my head. If you're rocking a giant melon, scale up 5%- 10%.
Depends on your experience, I suppose. It took me a few days my first time, now I can build one in a few hours
My apologies. Tips are on the Boba Fett comment thread:https://www.instructables.com/id/Boba-Fett-Cardboard-Helmet
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.
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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