what is awesome about this is people are fabricating stuff..learning and using there hands. Now to make a metal helmet hehe. Things have change in the past 10yrs
Any response to how tall the helmet is supposed to be? I want to remain as screen accurate as possible. Thanks.
My hats off to you guys. Just looking through some of these pics and ideas that many of you have shared is very motivating. There is some very impressive work on this site done by very creative folks. I can't wait to get started on my own projects. Thanks for the inspiration guys.
is there a collection of post or would i just need to pick and choose and search for hints and such on making my first build?
I also used these templates to build my concept Fett helmet. I imported the PDF files into illustrator so that I could redraw the curves to match the concept helmet. Not everyone has that option though. Instead of using cardboard I made it from plastic sheets. I added a layer of fiberglass and filler to the dome to get it smooth.
Below is a link to my build.
Scratch build McQuarrie concept Boba Fett helmet
Scratch build McQuarrie concept Darth Vader helmet
How large and with what margins do I print the helmet .pdf?
I am very desperate to find out as I am trying to get all my templates printed out and finished.
Just set Acrobat to "Fit to Page" or "Fit to Printable Area" and it will print full size.
If you run into problems please let me know.
Thank you very much for helping out the noob that I am.
I'll let you know if it works.
This is AMAZING!!! I know what im doing this weekend. Thanks.
Thanks to everyone who's added to this post and all the help within the forum...
I started a paper template using the PDF's By WOF but soon realised that my very large, miss-shapen head wasn't going to fit
I made a number of changes and ended up with something that fitted well.
This is my effort so far, from the WOF templates and the skateboard/battling helmet method. I used 1mm mounting board (compressed cardboard) and my kids old skateboard helmet, all stuck together initially with hot glue.
As you can see, the shape is a lot more squashed... the cardboard ring a here is the shape of my head.
Using the WOF templates as-is meant there was no room for my nose
Using my son's old helmet, which is a good fit once all the foam liner is removed.
The profile is a lot narrower, I think, than the original, but I'm not kidding myself that this'll be a full-on replica.
Once the sides are on, hopefully the profile will be a little better.
Filler, filler filler.