Quantumsurfer wrote:Did you do the dome just out of cardboard? Because, if so, goddamn but you have my admiration. For a semi cheat, you can use those cheap plastic army man toy helmets. Just cut the rim off and glue the cardboard backing and faceplate directly to it. I've also seen it done with Vader helmets but that's usually a little more expensive.
Yeah, I very nearly smashed the dome in
, but then I spied some gorilla tape
. I'm trying to avoid buying what I don't have to, because I have to buy bondo, paint, fiberglass, and a flight suit to boot. But the army helmet sounds like a good idea. Maybe brikboyz could use it.
Kalvinator wrote:So, what materials are you using, shaping techniques... basically, where did you find out how to make this.
For the helmet. I'm using non-corrugated cardboard for the base, then I'm gonna fiberglass it for strength and smooth it with bondo.
For the body armor, I used a plastic bin from walmart for material, then cut it up, and heated it in the oven and bent it into shape.
There are a couple more tricky armor pieces I haven't figured out how to do yet.
Then there's like the flight suit, which I will figure out eventually, and a flak vest to attach the chest armor to, I have the material, just have to get my mom to
Here are a couple of good threads: http://mercs.firespray.net/forum/index.php?topic=63411.0 http://mercs.firespray.net/forum/index.php?topic=34853.0 http://mercs.firespray.net/forum/index.php?board=148.0
EDIT: Slight progress! I added some raised portions to the bucket, you can see now where the visor will go.
and an awkward picture of it on me
The dome looks a little high, but it isn't glued in yet, so I can adjust that. It is also sitting a little low, but I will add padding later.