Posterboard Boba Helmet

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    Posterboard Boba Helmet

    After seeing WOF's most excellent templates for a cardboard Boba, I decided to try scratchbuilding my own helmet, mainly because I'm too cheap to actually buy a resin one. I couldn't find any chipboard at the local craft store, so I just used posterboard for the parts that weren't structual and then reinforced it with regular corugated cardboard, and then used the bottom of a pizza box to make the dome. I had trouble getting all the little triangular pieces to fit together at the top, so I just used big pieces, I'll bondo out the bumps later. Heres some pics of my progress so far.
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    Re: Posterboard Boba Helmet

    I love all these scratchbuilds popping up. Keep it up

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    Re: Posterboard Boba Helmet

    good looking "framework". one question, do those scissors have a bird on them? with the cutting end being the beak??

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    Re: Posterboard Boba Helmet

    Nope, no it's just some weird pattern thing.

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    Re: Posterboard Boba Helmet

    ah o.k. my mom had some with the bird on them for years. growing up thats the only thing i remember of her sewing kit. those and a tomato shaped pin cushin. havent seen anything like those in a LONG time.

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    Re: Posterboard Boba Helmet

    You're off to a very good start thre mate. I can understand about the trianglualr sections on the dome too. I did them in the seperate sections and then glued the right, left and rear and then glued the dome to the braces on the interior. Looking good mate, now more piccies

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    Re: Posterboard Boba Helmet

    *Update*
    I cut out the visor hole and installed the key slots on the back. My overall impression is that it's really big, does it seem too large? The vertical part of the slot for the visor is just over 2" wide.
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    Re: Posterboard Boba Helmet

    Nope it looks pretty much fine to me, though your dome looks like it's a tad too tall. But you're going great guns. Oh just noticed you keyslot frame is upside down too. I did that too, keep a few reference pics around to hlpe whilst making this mate it helps a ton.
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    Re: Posterboard Boba Helmet

    *UPDATE*
    I removed the keyslots and glued them in the same way, then removed it again put it in correctly. I completed the earcaps (though I may have to redo the one that the RF stalk fits into, it's too thick) and scotch taped them the the sides to take the pictures.
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    Re: Posterboard Boba Helmet

    i checked the size compared to the sgt fang helmet the same way i checked mine in my thead...your size seems pretty much right on. looking good so far.

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    I'm surprised that posterboard and cardboard will hold the weight of bondo. I always thought Bondo was heavy?

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    Re: Posterboard Boba Helmet

    It's rather strong with the cardboard reinforcing rings, but I guess I'll find out.

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    Re: Posterboard Boba Helmet

    I read about someone using a "for sale" sign to build one from. Does anyone have any advice on using that material? I'm hoping to do a mockup with chipboard, then do another one out of Sintra, a baseball helmet and thin sign material.

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    Re: Posterboard Boba Helmet

    whoa nice bucket. where did u find the template for cardboard helmet?

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    Re: Posterboard Boba Helmet

    I found them here

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    Re: Posterboard Boba Helmet

    Wow! Your bucket has a very nice shape to it! Nice work so far man!

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    Re: Posterboard Boba Helmet

    *Update*
    Thanks for all the compliments. Finals week is OVER, so I should have time to bondo, sand, and seal it this weekend before I go on vacation. So far, I have filled in the flat spots on the dome with more paperboard ($0.09 for 8 square feet!) so that making it round will be a lot easier. I also built the rangefinder, redid the upper right ear cap and RF stalk, and flattened out the spot that the ear caps will attatch to the helmet.
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    Re: Posterboard Boba Helmet

    So what are you going to do for the final wearable helmet? mold and cast this one?

    Lynn

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    Re: Posterboard Boba Helmet

    looks good. yeah was this one made to wear or display?

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    Re: Posterboard Boba Helmet

    I love the work you did on the ears, fantastic idea, i might have to try that on my next build.

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    Impressive, this is shaping up very nicely

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    Re: Posterboard Boba Helmet

    Sorry to break your hearts mate's, but this thread is dead since 12-31-2006, before DomePiece283 brought it back up?

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