HELMET building materials???

  1. #1
    eventHORIZON's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2014
    From
    Bel Air, Maryland
    Posts
    25

    HELMET building materials???

    When scratch building a helmet...what are truly the best materials, for a top notch long lasting bucket??? I'm looking for this to be my 5th Symphony!!!

    ...corrugated cardboard???
    ...paperboard???
    ...sintra???
    ...etc???

    I'm having trouble finding materials around me, I used to have a friend that could get me unlimited scraps of sintra, but alas no more!!!...so ordering online is shaping up to be my best bet!!! I just need to know if covering a paper-type product in resin & fiberglass is too bulky...or not???

  2. #2

    Member Since
    Aug 2014
    From
    USA
    Posts
    20

    Re: HELMET building materials???

    I'm definitely a newbie to this but my gut tells me corrugated cardboard isn't the way to go. I chose to follow the Antman tutorial and used matboard. Shortly after fishing the cut and glue portion of my first helmet I realized I hadn't been exact enough and wouldn't want to wear it in public. Still, I kept it and continued on with the process, bondo, sanding, painting and I'm glad I did because I've found a bunch of little things I'm avoiding or doing better on my MK2 helmet. Paper, fiberglass, and bondo shouldn't be overly bulky unless you really pile on the bondo. Of course that can be solved with sanding.....lots....and lots of sanding. Best advice I received and took initially was to just get some thing paperboard and start making a helmet. Removes the trepidation and the rest will follow.

  3. #3
    eventHORIZON's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2014
    From
    Bel Air, Maryland
    Posts
    25

    Re: HELMET building materials???

    Ty Foster!!!

    ...another question...as I didn't know till now the difference between A4 & LTR paper sizes, I printed my helmet templates out (no printer @ home, had to do it @ work) in A4.

    So since I just learned that the standard here in North America is the LTR...will this effect the proportions of the template??? Cuz of my somewhat biggie head, I printed it out in Legal size paper (8 1/2"x14") @ 93%...which gave me about 1/4 to 3/8'ish" more in height and length (PERFECT)...than the "fit to page" of standard paper (8 1/2"x11")!!!

  4. #4
    RafalFett's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 2010
    From
    Galati, Romania
    Posts
    2,639

    Re: HELMET building materials???

    eventHORIZON said: View Post
    Ty Foster!!!

    ...another question...as I didn't know till now the difference between A4 & LTR paper sizes, I printed my helmet templates out (no printer @ home, had to do it @ work) in A4.

    So since I just learned that the standard here in North America is the LTR...will this effect the proportions of the template??? Cuz of my somewhat biggie head, I printed it out in Legal size paper (8 1/2"x14") @ 93%...which gave me about 1/4 to 3/8'ish" more in height and length (PERFECT)...than the "fit to page" of standard paper (8 1/2"x11")!!!
    PM replied for the same question: definitely use my v2 helmet templates and print it according to your paper size, in your case the LTR format.

  5. #5
    eventHORIZON's Avatar
    Member Since
    Aug 2014
    From
    Bel Air, Maryland
    Posts
    25

    Re: HELMET building materials???

    Thanks a lot Rafal!!! I'll reprint and do your v2 in LTR format!!!

Similar Threads

  1. Question: Helmet build material
    By Chiziee in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: Nov 22, 2013, 9:09 PM
  2. BradleyFett helmet build up
    By stormtrooperguy in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 41
    Last Post: Jan 21, 2008, 2:13 PM
  3. My SgtFang Boba Fett helmet build-up WIP (ESB style!)
    By kalkamel in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: Dec 2, 2007, 10:19 PM
  4. Helmet Build Up - Clay / Putty?
    By Stormrider in forum Prop Building Workshop
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: Oct 30, 2007, 1:19 PM
  5. First helmet build
    By Light_Tech in forum Boba Fett Helmet
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: Oct 28, 2007, 4:21 PM
  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •