Hey, I'm kinda new here (okay, really new here), but I guess I'll start off my posting career with a question.
I've been planning on making an Iron Man Costume For the upcoming Halloween. Kind of a short notice, I know, but I didn't get the idea until maybe a week ago. Anyways, I think I'm going to try to make the armour out of sintra, but I want the helmet to something more substantial.
I'm going to start making the sculpt as soon as I can get my sculptey clay. It's after that that I started to get confused in my planning process. I know that I have to make a mold (of course), but then I can't decide how to cast it, so I was wondering if anyone had any advice.
I want the helmet to be completely form fitting, and the method I was thinking of doing was casting the helmet in three seperate pieces (Front, back, and mask), then hinging the front and back together. If I do this, would it me a better idea to cast the front and back as one piece, then cut it in half, or would it be better to cast the pieces seperatly and then put them together? Please note that I do not have access to a vacuumtable, so I cannot make a mold using that method.
of course, I'm new to this, so if anyone has a better way to do this, please let me know.
Any input is appreciated, thanks!