First timer , getting ready to do a cardboard build

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    First timer , getting ready to do a cardboard build

    Alright all i been looking at this site for a while now and i have come to the point that i'm going to build a helmet out of card so watch this space for replys questions and pictures hope you can all give me a helping hand when i get stuck cheers

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    Re: First timer , getting ready to do a cardboard build

    Welcome aboard...
    You will find loads of great people with a multitude of experience in prop making skills...
    Good luck with your first project.

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    Re: First timer , getting ready to do a cardboard build

    welcome Imperial Fett, just curious buddy, are you talking about cardboard? you might want to consider an alternative material other than Cardboard bro. check out the many different threads in the "Helmet" section, you will find many alternatives to the ones made by other members here if your on a budget.

    good luck and keep us updated on your progress Bounty.

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    Last edited by Bountyone; Nov 22, 2007 at 10:56 PM.

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    Re: First timer , getting ready to do a cardboard build

    First off all its just for show i know i couldn't troop in it all for fun first i would love to get hold of an abs one or something but see how it all comes on

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    Re: First timer , getting ready to do a cardboard build

    Welcome, Imperial Frett.
    Good luck with your helmet build! You've certainly found the right place for info.

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    Re: First timer , getting ready to do a cardboard build

    With several coats of acrylic sealer on both the outside and inside, it becomes very strong (depending on the type and thickness of cardboard). I have dropped my helmet several times and it has held up.

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    Re: First timer , getting ready to do a cardboard build

    If you plan to make a mold and cast from your sculpture then it won't matter what it's made of. If not, then coating it in resin will make it reasonably strong, especially if you don't plan to wear it... although I should warn you. I built mine with the intention of it only being for display, and now I absolutely gotta find a reason to wear it.

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    Re: First timer , getting ready to do a cardboard build

    yeah dude! i just started my first cardboard bucket yesterday, people here are sooooo helpful! check out my thread if you wanna see my progress, and make sure to record your progress as you make yours!

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...-scratch-build!

    ---oh also: a GREAT place to see a tutorial on a cardboard build is here!

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...-Scratch-Build

    ---and here's a template if you don't already have one!

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...wizardofflight
    Last edited by bobaseth; Jul 15, 2010 at 6:42 PM.

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