Building a fiberglass Helmet

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    T-Visor's Avatar
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    Building a fiberglass Helmet

    This might be a dump question, but has someone tips how to build a completely new helmet from the base of a DP or a Rubies? I mean to create a larger one by cutting the vinyl helmet in two parts with a saw, taking a mold from them, and trying to elongate the left and the right parts in order to build a larger helmet out of fiberglass ...
    Ive flared my DP and my Rubies, but theyre still too small to be screen accurate ...
    How can I enlarge a already taken mold? Must I modify the mold before its completely dry and how can I do this? Thanks!

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    Re: Building a fiberglass Helmet

    I would suggest just starting with a completely new sculpt. You will most likely get much better results by doing that. If you look around the helmet section you will find a thread on how the MLC helmet was sculpted.

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    Re: Building a fiberglass Helmet

    agree with krillindb
    take the measurements of your helmet
    then add just a few milimeters to make more biger
    first make blueprints then the sculpt
    thats the way
    try to scale small things to get experience before expend
    to much $$$



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    Re: Building a fiberglass Helmet

    You could always just sculpt right over it, just lay on the clay in a uniform thickness right on top of the helmet.

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    Re: Building a fiberglass Helmet

    Yes, you must listen to fettcicle. He knows all about the fiberglass methods

    Bobo

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    Re: Building a fiberglass Helmet

    Do a clay press.


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    Re: Building a fiberglass Helmet

    I know i must be a smartass,but I HATE DP buckets..I re-casted an Altmanns..........bigger,better.......1:1.....some I filled in all the battle damage,some i left with the damage.........I have a DP '95,or '96..........I gave it to My 11 yr old boy,Jake.....He prefers My f/glass buckets.............I use it for a doorstop.Damn thing is only useful to show customers the diff. between a DP and mine..lol........

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    Re: Building a fiberglass Helmet

    Thanks! I go with Fettcicle's method and will sculpt right over it. Even though Im a novice in doing that.

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