Using templates with plastics ?

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    Using templates with plastics ?

    Greetz all.. I was wondering instead of using cardboard if I could use for sale sign plastic ? I have large amounts at my dispsosal. I saw the inside of a homemade bucket and saw the FOR SALE and was wondering, also.. What kind of helmet/skate,bike helmet is used most often for dome ? When I do this helm. I want it to last until I can buy a better version..

    Thank you



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    Re: Using templates with plastics ?

    The signs can be sintra, or polystyrene, so yes you can use them, but youll need appropriate glue. so test it out.

    The best shaped helmets are pro-tec but they are expensive. You can find helmets of similar shape at any sporting goods stores.

    dont buy one too large, as youll be taking the foam out. I used a medium or large for the WOF templates. It turned out pretty well.

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    Re: Using templates with plastics ?

    People use those For Sale signs all of the time

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    Re: Using templates with plastics ?

    SD68 made a great scratchbuid using "For Sale" signs.

    http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showthread.php?t=13420

    Kripps and Kibosh also used the batting helmet method. I'm working on one right now. Digifett has a detailed scratchbuild also using similar material.

    Since you have access to a lot of For Sale signs, you could also use them for your armor. Just glue two or three together with superglue to get thicker, more resilient armor.

    Keep us posted.

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