Need Help First Helmet EVER

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    Need Help First Helmet EVER

    Hello Everyone,

    Im new to this costuming stuff and need some help. I have no idea where to even start with building my helmet. I want to build a Boba Fett costume to surprise my cousin for his birthday.

    Please Help,
    Scarecrow

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    Re: Need Help First Helmet EVER

    Do you have a kit already or are you looking to scratchbuild one? There are templates here on TDH and plenty of threads to follow for people building their own.

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    Re: Need Help First Helmet EVER

    I plan to scratch build(i have a budget). I saw the templates....what do i do with them when i have built it out of paper.

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    Re: Need Help First Helmet EVER

    I have seen some of the posts on here (just do a search and you will get more information than you know what to do with!) where they cover it with a variety of stuff, paper machete clay, resin etc.

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    Re: Need Help First Helmet EVER

    Ok I will search harder. May I ask where you saw it?

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    Re: Need Help First Helmet EVER

    uh. Hmm. It should be in this thread somewhere. Several people have done it. You might search for helmet templates and see what comes up. I will try and find some later and see what I come up with.

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    Re: Need Help First Helmet EVER

    Ok...Im gonna go to bed so i will look again tommorow...im trying to get this done in the next 2 weeks.

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    Re: Need Help First Helmet EVER

    OK, just searched for Scratchbuilt helmet and here are a couple. Hopefully this will put you on the path you need!

    Here are a couple of the threads:

    AntMan's Second Cardboard Scratch Build
    Building a Boba Bucket - A detailed scratch build tutorial using WOF templates
    Tips for those planning to make a Boba-Bucket using cardboard...

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    Re: Need Help First Helmet EVER

    Last edited by RafalFett; Mar 16, 2011 at 2:39 AM. Reason: Text corrected.

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    Re: Need Help First Helmet EVER

    Thank you all...I will post pictures as i complete the armor.

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    Re: Need Help First Helmet EVER

    Good deal. We like pics!

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    Re: Need Help First Helmet EVER

    I think you may be under estimating the time and efort that goes in to a project like this.
    Read arount the forumuse the serch feature , every thing you need is there.
    Good luck with it ,

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    Re: Need Help First Helmet EVER

    Thanks
    I am shopping for resources to do this(im gonna use fiberglass). May be awhile for those pictures but they will be posted.

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    Good luck, if you need tips with glassing or any thing , and if you can find an answer using the serch box, feel free to ask

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    can you guys see this picture?
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    That is my model I will work off of....im getting my materials today(hopefully).

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    Re: Need Help First Helmet EVER

    Sweet! I see the T-Visor!!! Cool Keep at it!

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    Looking good , 1 thing you will need to make the dome higher for *** to fit you right the Tsection should sit around 3/5ths up almost center of the helmet .

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    Ok thanks....can someone post a "shopping list" for resin casting....it would be very helpful.

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    Re: Need Help First Helmet EVER

    What are you planing to cast? If you make the whole helmet out of card board , you can brush a few coats of Laminating resin in it , this is the real name for fiber glass resin , you will also need a catalist, which is hardner that is mixed in to the resin to make it hard,, get this brush a few mixed coats on the inside alowing each coat to dry, (note if you are in a cold environment it will change the drying time so look in to the difrents temprature makes to the behavior of the mixed resin) After doing a few coats on the inside it should be hard and solid then do a resin coat on the out side , providing this has workeed for you recoat the inside then you can look in to laying some fiber glass matting , but dont do it be fore there are a few hardend coats on the interior.

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    Re: Need Help First Helmet EVER

    I plan on casting evrything. Armor, helmet, gun, ect.

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