Hi, I figure it would be a decent place to start documenting a scratch build especially with so many amazing builds to draw information from and aspire to be as good as!
After sitting on the fence for ages, watching this forum and a couple others, I decided to jump in and start a kit of my own. The start to any build is the lid. I downloaded a pepakura file, printed it out and spent the better part of 11 hours cutting, folding and gluing to come up with this.
Then came the bondo and carbon fiber, shaping, changing and finalizing. This picture was done kind of midstream, I adjusted and cleaned up lines, and have just cleaned up the helmet overall.
Today I grabbed a PVC pipe and printed off the WOF armour templates and started the job of cutting and rough shaping. This is where i managed to finish off today.
I am looking for some advice on the back armour piece, I have taped the template together, but short of going to my local plastics dealer and getting a large sheet of 1/4" PVC sheet and then manhandling it, I dont know where to start with such a large piece. Tips hints and tricks are most welcomed as are critiques and comments!