I know I have a thread in the Mando Variants forum, but really, this should be posted here. If you missed the first thread check it out:
Well, I was never really happy with that, and as such scrapped it.
However, since then, Pepakura has really become a much more known artform. Mostly used for papercraft -- constructing statues of popular anime characters or objects -- it is now being utilized by members of the costuming community to easily make masks and helmets.
One of the most notable communities for this is The 405th Mjolnir, a Halo costuming group, which is where I found my files at:
Make sure to read the entire thread, as I'm not sure the most up-to-date Pepakura files are in the first post there.
So, anyway, I began to construct a new Thomas helmet using that method. Upon completing most of the helmet, I realized the default scaling options would make a helmet just way too small for my head. Pics included for comical effect. I apologize for teh scruffiness, too -- I haven't shaved in a while.
So I decided I would scale up the helmet, and then just make the visor and mouth portions (the Pepakura file is split into mouth, visor, head, and ears). Then I would attach these portions, the mouth and visor, to each other, and then to the batting helmet I had used in the previous go:
Well, as you can see here, things didn't go so hot with this attempt even, so it looks like I have to scale it up a bit more now. It just doesn't look "right" yet, even though it's "close", y'know?
Also, some of my gluing on this one wasn't as spectacular as it should have been. So that can be fixed up in the next go-round too.
Ideally, this is what I would like it to come out like, after resin, fiberglas, and bondo:
Any comments, suggestions, advice? Please, I need some help with this.