I found the 2mm cardboard listed as "greyboard" at a specialist trade paper suppliers/ sign maker suppliers. It only cost £1 per sheet, (A0? 1M square+)
One and a half sheets are enough to build a helmet following this guide.
I'll add a link if anyone is interested.
Last edited by yorkshiredad; Apr 26, 2011 at 2:58 AM. Reason: additional info added
yeah can you give me the link please
one more thing do they sell it at home depot or any other store that sells it can you tell me the name
This one of the most informative and inspiring threads on this site. The cardboard helmet looks fantastic. I'm hoping to finish my second attempt at one of these paper helmets eventually! Thanks for sharing your great work!!!
While his work still amaze people, sadly we don't know what happened to AntMan. His last activity was in December 2009...
Real Life finally caught up with him....
I hope is real life and not something bad.
ok, im having a hell of a time finding the matboard or paperboard he used, here in the US. Anyone have any ideas what the US calls this stuff? Ive checked out matboard but too think and does not have the same look to what he used. Anyone have any tips here?
I believe i found the cardboard hes using.. here in the US there is stuff called Chipboard. Looks almost identical to what he has in this post. im going to try and find some locally and verify if its the same stuff.
Last edited by psych0ticmisfit; Nov 7, 2011 at 2:53 PM.
Yeppers....chipboard is the equivalent here in the U.S.
awesome, thank you ghostsoldier! now, to find it locally lol
anyone know where to buy chipboard in Wisconsin?
Try a search for "industrial packaging/shipping suppliers", as well as paper suppliers.
I've always heard chipboard as meaning cheap plywood. Wood chips and glue. Definitely not bendable.
Ok, so I have scratch built two jet packs, a pair of gauntlets and and all the armor including the knees from Alan's amazing templates with some good results but the bucket was giving me fits to build. This is my third time to build a helmet and after following this tutorial my results have gotten a lot better.Previously my attempts had been failures and I had nearly given up on making a helmet. In a rush for This years Halloween I nixed the idea of scratch building a bucket and I got one from Asok a cold cast helmet so I could complete my costume for Halloween this year.
I finally decided I would give scratchbuilding another bucket with no rush for Halloween and no timeline to complete. Of course none of this would be possible without the wonderful templates provided by Alan! I would like to thank Alan aka Wizard of Flight, MoJo Fett and a very big thank you to Antman. After following his instructions it made it so much easier to assemble the parts. The only thing I made a mistake on was printing the smaller version. No worries there though as I was intending to make this helmet for my son. I only have a few details to finish and hope I can get some resin on it and paint it if the weather cooperates.
Again I just wanted to say thanks to you Antman. The guide is a great help! Now that I am near completion
of this bucket I have the confidence to scratch build another. The main thing is having fun doing it! This
guide really should be a sticky!!!!
Thank you all.
Last edited by DarthMater; Nov 18, 2011 at 7:21 PM.
Awesome. And I agree...if it ain't fun to do, it ain't worth doing.
Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but I think the lens itself is molded of a solid material, like Lucite or another type of plastic.
Are you using Alan's 2006 Revision A Rangefinder templates? If so, it shows the dimensions for the lens....
Yep those are the templates. On one page it says rangefinder lens with a bunch of measurements but I dont really understand
Can anyone maybe explain?
wow thanks rafal fett and ghost soldier
Been 3 years since i last done anything with my build. Finally got a visor for it. Still needs some filling and I need to make a rangefinder still along with maybe coating the whole thing to strengthen it a bit.
I suppose spray paints are the way to go when it comes to doing the paint job, i'll be doing a cutom job with this one.