templates fit much better. still a bit tall but nothing like the first set I tried to use. appreciate your help.
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
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.
I can not see the picture of the batting helmet does anyone have that picture and post it please
hello is there any way you could email me or pleae let me know the exact locastion of the bend point in the cheekbones
I am newly registered here and i wish to say that the info that i have found here over the last several day has been absolutely priceless. i especially thank alan for all the hard work he has put into the blue prints here, not sure what i would have done with out them. one of the questions i just noticed was asking about how to scale down the size of these blue prints for a child size helmet, and i do have a recommendation for you on that, it does take a little math to do it. pint out a full size copy of the helmet template and measure its full length that will be your circomfirance then measure the circomfirance of the child's head. assuming that the full size print out is 100% calculate the percentage difference between that measurement and the child's measurement and then with a photo copier reduce the copy by that much. it may not give you an exact fit but it should put you close enough so only minor adjustment would be needed to make it work. I have noticed several other questions that i may have some suggestions for but i will read the rest of the posts before i make my self sound like and idiot...lol
this is amazing
I am seriously blown away that this can be done! You are seriously some talented folks!!!
Anybody else having printing/ issues between the dome and helmet? My dome turned out a ton smaller than the bucket.
is it all right if I print them out?