Simply amazing! This thread has given me the motivation to actually attempt a bucket.
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Simply amazing! This thread has given me the motivation to actually attempt a bucket.
Go for it, dude...I'm building my 4th and 5th buckets right now, using Antman's excellent tutorial, except I'm using Sintra....
Wow! i am just new to this and it is very cool, i am currently making one just for fun because i think i am too young for all this other complicated methods that older people will use ( not old but older than 14, lol ), so i am kinda usng paper mache as a coating around it instead of the Bondo stuff. Very cool work i am amazed at how easy this tutorial can make what i think is a very complicated piece of work much easier! Thanks so much!
NOOO TK421 don't use paper mache!!! i tried that it looked terrible lol
He need's the experience, let him try. For all he/we know's he is a paper mache GOD! And if it dont work out to the degree of perfect, He can try again! Yay!
Paper and glue is inexpensive. Paper mache needs to be suported on the inside of the helmet. Also noone gets perfect on the first try, But with a little try and fail, planning and patience. You can go a long way. So don't be discouraged. :P
Im gonna guess you live with your parent./parents. They love it if you designate a work area and clean it up between the hours. Heck, it would be cool if you could trick them to make their own buckets! But here I am ranting off again...
Can we see pictures when its done TK421?
ahh, you see i am not a paper mache god, lol and the helmet was far too flimsy, it was just a little bit of a first try, i am now currently making armour out of mounting board, so it should be great.
haha right you are, knuffe. i just felt the pain of making my first bucket out of cardboard and adoring it, then putting paper mache over it and being severely disappointed lol but if TK421 puts more time into it than i did, then maybe it'll turn out definitely post pics TK!! and good luck!
So gonna make a start to my Fett helmet.
I'm new and this is the best tutorial I've seen yet but did he ever post on how he made the visor or added the ear pieces?
WOW Antman this tutorial is....its just amazing!! i just got involved with thing a few days ago. i always thought it be cool to hav mando armor but you just completely descredited any thought that it would be impossible to make a legit helmet without spending a ton of money and needing complicated tools or sculpting abilities. thank you so very much for this.
In the thread for the first bucket build he attempted, he mentions that the ears are glued on (probably with the wood glue he uses for most of this), but doesn't mention the visor. I have heard that a common method of attaching it is with hot glue. Here's the link to the original build -- it's less thorough tutorial-wise than this one, but more complete as a whole. http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/f23/f...rdboard-23159/kingcamero said:
thank you Antman for this most excellent tutorial. A mere 4 hours ago another custom, cardboard bucket was conceived thanks largely to Yourself and the esteemed Mr.Sinclair.
man i want to start mine tonight!! this is SOOO informative!!
he mentioned that this was made from paperboard? is that like poster board? i saw som at walmart and was wondering if that was the right stuff
paper/poster board is too thin, it'll be really hard to make structurally sound.
i got Mat Board from Michaels Arts and Craft, Studio Decor 24in x 36 in.
plan on using 3 sheets for 2 buckets barring messups.
you won't find it with the regular cardboard/craft paper/corrugated but rather with their picture/painting frames.
edit: just double checked my Mat Boards thickness and it clocks in at 1.58 mm or 1/16 in.
Last edited by Ghostwalker; Sep 8, 2010 at 1:57 AM.
Wat een waanzinnige resultaat, de paint job op je eerste helm echt fantastisch, je hebt me geinspireerd en gemotiveerd om het ook te proberen.
This is an amazing Tutorial. I've already started my 1st scratch build following your instructions Antman. Thank you so much to Antman & WOF for the templates. Im excited to see how your helmet turns out Antman and mine too LOL. Thanks again.
Oh! question any suggestions for the cheek area, how to make sure you get the same or close to the same angle on both sides?
Does anyone know where you would find plain cardboard that thick? I could use matt or art board, but that could get pretty expensive.
EDIT: I re-read some of this thread and think I got my answer!
Last edited by DarthVeach; Feb 25, 2011 at 10:51 AM.
daaaayuuuummm bro!!! now that is a flawless looking helmet. mad props to you
How ya goin Antman,
This is the best step by step tutorial I have seen on a cardboard helmet, I have just aquired a MR helmet, but I still want to have a go, this has inspired me again, just got to finish my jetpack first, keep up the good work. By the way I have already tried a cardboard helmet, and failed so this good tuition.
Last edited by RobaFett; Mar 23, 2011 at 8:09 AM.
Like most people here, I just wanted to share my appreciation for Antman's awesome tutorial methods using cardboard that I've found greatly helpful with my own attempts. This guy is amazing!
I'll second that. I used this tutorial to build mine, practically step by step, following AntMans instructions and the WOF templates. This is an Awesome tutorial!!
what kind of cardboard did you use to make the helmet
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
Here's the link;
Paper and Board :: Sydney Beaumont (Leeds) Ltd
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.
Negative...that would be "particle board".
All-Purpose Chipboard - BLICK art materials
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.
I know I am fairly new here, but I am loving it! I did want to mention a cheap alternative! You can buy a couple sheets of posterboard, slap some spray adhesive between the two and use a rolling pin to create a thicker (structurally sound) board. They can be layered to your desired thickness this way! Plus they take a resin coat like a champ!
Just my 2 Cents! Keep up the good work all of you!
This is amazing ! Im working on my own bucket. Im using the same exact templates that you use, but i lack experience. Hope my next attempt will result in something like this ! Im proud of you Ant Man ! Greetings from Argentina
Did you have any pictures of the finished product?
I just have to say that your tutorial has been super helpful and you are amazing at this
Are you gonna leave us hanging? What's happening? The tutorial has been brilliant! I've followed all the way and I'm just building the stalk. I've also found your first cardboard build but it wasn't as detailed, tutorial-wise as this. What happened? Did you finish it? Have I missed something? C'mon back and give us your wisdom and your pictures and advice!! Please!!
Sorry guys, I doubt he'll be back soon.
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Wow, nice build and work methodology, I also used the same templates for my McQuarrie concept helmet.
- ziet er goed uit mooie bouwmethodiek, doet mij erg herinneren aan mijn maquettebouw lessen.
this is one of the greatest things i have ever seen! excellent job on the build. how did it end up?????
Hi Antman! I´ve started my bucket yesterday.. I am following Your instructions, it is great! I hope it will look like yours
But I found that my templates are a bit small, so I had to re-print them correctly, now they are fine