Help with card stock

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    Help with card stock

    i'm havin trouble tryin to replicate the helmet using WOF plans in a similar manner to (http://405th.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1648
    ) these guys using (http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/
    )

    I thought i'd try a similar approach and found that I'm getting major dent's in the card stock, trying to assemble the WOF plans as seen here(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yyrnZm2KioU
    ) the only dent's are in the visor portion of the helmet and I'm thinking that I just might try the (For sale sign approach) but I thought that someone here could help with the card stock approach...

    anyone of the talented guy's here's help would be greatly appreciated.

    here's my first cardstock fiberglass, bondo, paint attempt here....

    hlw075-jpg

    hlw07-jpg


    thanx Johnny

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    dung0beetle's Avatar
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    Re: Help with card stock

    I used thicker cardboard like what is on the back of a spiral notebook. I used the backs of desk calendars, which measure approx. 24"x36". Get it damp with a rag or sponge, and it can be curved without creases. If you can't get thicker card, just use spray adhesive to double up the card and use a double thickness on the areas that are prone to collapsing or warping.

    Here is my cardboard bucket: http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=20422

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    Jango72's Avatar
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    Re: Help with card stock

    For two out of the three that I've built so far, I used cereal box cardboard and found that it worked out just fine.</p>
    To avoid any creases or dents, just work it slowly/gently into place. I personally found that a good understructure worked wonders, so I used hardboard for the top and bottom rings.


    Here's the link to my helmet builds, perhaps you'll find something there that'll help you. Jango72s helmet build

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    Re: Help with card stock

    If you're going for cardboard . . . get newspaper board from your local craft store . . . they should have it. It was suggested to me to use 1/16th but I found that to be too difficult to shape . . . go with the thin stuff. I'll be posting pictures of my bucket soon . . . once I figure out a decent way to do the ears.

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