That looks bloody amazing so far.
That looks bloody amazing so far.
why do you prefer having the edges scuffed as if it was used and put through some good use?
I like the battle damaged look.
Hot damn I wish I knew how to do this stuff, that's amazing
I gotta look into this kinda thing.Aside from having a facination for masks, particularly african tribal masks, I gotta make me a Borderlands Psycho mask.
Go scream at some fools.
Prepare for reddit.
Prepare for many Redditors to claim your work as their own.
Just a random question to anyone who would know. Are there places where they have workshops you can work stuff like this in the city? Not having a garage while in college would be tough.
That is fucking amazing! I kinda wanted to do full Diamond Sword Pathfinder armor myself but I don't have the slightest idea in putting things together like this though. I kinda want to know how you did the helmet at least, it' be pretty cool if you made a tutorial. Great Work!
If you don't want it stolen, post the final picture with a sticky note with "REDDIT SUCKS" written on it.
Looks great, mang
Wow! My mind is blown that this started out with paper... I really want to try this now and I have so many questions!!!
About Paper Stage:
What program did you use to make the paper template?
Do you use thick paper/card stock to make it stronger or just standard copy paper?
Did you have to do the 3D helmet design yourself? I know nothing about 3D modeling D:
So if I'm understanding this you take sheets of fiberglass (where the heck do you buy that?) and use that adhesive spray and just stick it all over the inside to make it stronger, right? Then you're painting the fiberglass resin over the top part. Is that what the pink is in [URL="http://facepunch.com/showthread.php?t=1183335&p=36092887&viewfull=1#pos t36092887"]these photos/URL]? And the paper is now a bronwish colour; is that because of the adhesive/fiberglass on the other side?
What sort of tools did you use? You mentioned sanding, was there anything else that required tools?
Thanks a bunch! This came out look amazing!
People from 405th ripped the models and unfolded it to make it papercraft friendly. The program I use to rescale and print is called Pepakura Designer 3.
I used cardstock paper. Standard copy paper would not survive the resin process as it would warp and deform the helmet. Cardstock is thick enough to keep it from deforming but it may warp sometimes. That's why I make those paper bridges in the big gaps in my helmet to prevent that.
I wish I had the time to look into it, but nope. People from 405th were kind enough to do it for me.
Well I would resin the outside of the helmet to harden it. If you don't, the fiberglass process will warp it. Then I apply one layer of fiberglass inside the helmet. I cut it into many pieces and stick it in with adhesive spray like you said. I doesn't make it stronger yet, the resin is what makes the fiberglass harden. Fiberglass + Resin = One tough motherfucker. The more layers you add, the stronger it is. I usually just put 2 layers maximum.
The brownish color is from the resin and the pink is Bondo bodyfiller.
A lot of coarse sanding blocks and Dremel (this will be your best friend in the whole thing) Be sure to be safe when doing sanding. Wear goggles and a gas mask!
I'll make a detailed tutorial when I get the time eventually. Should I make a separate thread or just keep it in here?
Make a seperate thread pls
Would you guys be interested in a livestream with me and monkey where I continue development on my helmet and you guys can ask him questions on what/where to start etc.
What's wrong with skinny asians :(
Calm down Bitl, we bros. -Greg
I know this sounds weird, but wearing the helmet and playing Tribes trying to cap made me feel like I was really there. It was an awesome experience.
I have found myself in the same endevour, any tips that you may want to place on the boards that may smooth the process? How do I become the Greatest?
Looks rather big or maybe I just can't see your neck. What was the scale?
Also, you should put the papercraft eye piece in.
I suppose a better question would be, If you could have done anything differently or cleaner, what would you have done the first time?
(Not that it looks, bad, cuz it's amazing.) Thanks!
I love making helmets
I made this out of a pizza box, fiberglass and casting plaster for a school project.
It won out of the entire school for best artifact
Use cardstock paper if you haven't done so already and super glue because it cures fast and strengthens in between the paper pieces.
Also, I mentioned this before. Would anyone be interested to have a Tribes helmet for 250$? It would include the eyepiece and a paint job unless requested not to.
Pretty epic, nicely done :b