Discussion on Imperial Guard Helmet Skupilkinson's Pepakura within the Star Wars Costumes forum, part of the Star Wars Universe category; Originally Posted by Wildabeast That's one prrrreeeettttyyy helmet you got
Cool, that's the one I comissioned (?SP) I needed the dome because of glasses, it'll be covered by the hood anyway.
It comes out nice and wide so I can fit my huge melon in there
It is absolutely astonishing!!!
makes me wish I had that software
The pepakura viewer software is free. All you have to do is get the pepakura files to print, cut out, and build then.
My jaw is hanging, to think you made that beautiful helmet out of paper!
Looks so glossy, is it regular spray paint?
Hey T, should I start with the dome or the bottom? I think I'll print it out tonight or tomorrow.
I built it too ya know. LOL! Though I never finished mine. I'd recommend starting from the dome and work your way down mate. Otherwise you'll probably have problems later.
THX Skip, I forgot you started one too since you made the file
Wow those templates worked well. What a rediculously well made bucket! Great work!
Oh dear the chest hair thing , now you know what waxing feels like lolx great job on the helmet.
Oh wow that's amazing what a skill you have, may need some advice with my project.
I'll try to help if I can. Feel free to ask anytime.
I just wanted to say congrats on building an awesome helmet up. Awesome to see things like this get finished and look perfect.
Wow, that's incredible from start to finish!
that's some sweet skill there i am amazed
dude that helmet is jaw dropping.
Skupilkinson do you think you can post the 3d model of the helmet, i know that may defeat the purpose of you pulling the pep file off, but dude after seeing these pics i really want one.
Last edited by archangel777; 06-22-2009 at 09:30 PM.
Thanks! Now I just have to find time to finish the rest of the costume.
How long did it take you to make that awsome helmet?
He started (approx) July 4 08, and finished (approx) Apr 4 09, so 9 months.
You did an amazing job bro, so what are you working on now?
Thanks! What I'm working on now is kind of a secret project. If anyone from my home town or local area is reading this... Please, keep a lid on it. My cousin's son was recently asked to be the mascot for our local High School. However, one of the things that goes with it is they have to come up with some kind of out fit or costume. My cousin was telling my big sis about it. She didn't tell them, but knowing the kind of stuff I do she passed the info along to me and thought I might be able to help them figure out how to do it on a budget. They are called the Ironmen, so... guess what. I'm working on a pepakura based Iron Man. I haven't really told anyone except my sister and another friend... and you guys now. I thought I'd do some of the larger "identifiable" parts and give to my cousin as a donation to the school. I have the helmet almost ready for some glass. I'm not going for screen accuracy but more for wearability. I might try and post some pics later.
Last edited by t_bone9600; 06-24-2009 at 07:18 AM.
SWEEEEETT!!!! I cant wait to see that!!
Sounds great T_Bone!! Knowing your work bro, it'll be awesome!!
HOLY **** HOW DO U DO THAT THERE IS NO WAY I COULD DO THAT-GREAT JOB DAAAAMN 8)))))))))))))000
Patience is the key. Especially now when free time is limited.
I hear ya!
Been going back through this thread and i've got to say, I am HUGELY impressed!I actually joined just so I could congratulate you, t-bone for a fantastic piece of craftsmanship and skip for supplying the pattern in the first place!
I've been trying to find a way of getting hold of a RG helmet myself and you have given me real insperation to have a go, even if it's not going to be up to this standard lol
You won't know unless you try.
I intend to Skip, I've already been looking at your blog site and may well have to get in touch
Thanks. Give it a go man. This may sound sappy or something but, I honestly believe that if you have everything you need, with enough patience anyone can accomplish anything.
Thanks for the vote of confidence t-bone, we'll have to see how it goes! I have the plans, the card, the PVA glue... Any other useful hints, tips and tool ideas would be much appreciated
Where to start would be helpful too! lol
What is it you need to know?
Well, I'm looking at your plans and just wondering what's to cut, what's bend, and do the numbers corispond to anything such as matching tabs etc. It's just down to inexperience I'm sure, but it's a daunting prospect. Won't let it beat me though Any advice would be much appreciated
Well, there's not much foldsing to do to make this lid. You want it to look as smooth as possible so it's better to bend the parts rather than fold alond each fold line if that makes sense. Fold the tabs by all means but that's about all you'll need to fold.
The numbers correspond to the each other. So tab 23 glues to edge 23 on another part if that makes sense?? I find it difficult to explain myself. LOL!
Key tip though! Start from the dome and work down! And take your time. Sometimes only work one tab at a time, you don't want to rush only for the glue to be too wet to hold it together.
Skip pretty well covered it in that last post. The dome is the most tedious portion so I would definitely say start there.
Well, made a start, and you're right t-bone, the dome is tedious!
Well, I've built it myself so I can sympathise. The first few rings that start the dome are a little annoying but after you get 5 or 6 out of the way you start to see it take shape.
Things haven't quite gone to plan as I'd hoped as my Dad got taken into hospital at 2:30 this morning, but thankfully he's home now.Made a good start on the dome and touch wood it seems to be going well.
After going back through this thread, the big thing that worries me is that I have no experience of fibreglassing and don't even know what bondo is! Could be a scary experience
Just take your time. For the FG put a coat or two of just resin on first to make it a little more rigid. Then what I did was cut the FG cloth to the approximate shape I needed and put just a little glue here and there to hold it on till I got it covered then coated the whole thing in resin again. After that I used fiberglass resin jelly and/or bondo to fill in low spots and smooth it out. Some folks call bondo putty also. It is the stuff you use to reshape or fill in dents in auto body panels.
Since you asked I'm going to post some pics of my Iron Man build in another thread. Here.
Last edited by t_bone9600; 07-06-2009 at 08:34 PM.
YEAH IRON MAN TIME!!!
On a scale of 1 -10 how hard are these to do?
It totally varies on what one you want to build. This one(Royal Guard) is one of the more difficult.
I say the RG is maybe a 8 or 9. Mostly because of the dome and the very small ridges around the raised portions.
Yep, I found that. Completely messed up the dome ridges so far, but may be able to rescue it yet. If not, can always try again, (now I have the advantage of knowing where I went wrong), and the original has the potential for conversion to a neo crusader bucket Always a silver lining
Good man! Always se the positive side in your mistakes.
Right, that's stage one of the build pretty much done. I'll try and get some pics on here when I can, had planned on a step by step but couldn't find my camera Might need some adjustments to fit it on my bonce but I'm still impressed how it's come out. Thanks again Skip& tbone for the inspiration
When you guys are fibreglassing, what are you using? I've seen fibreglass mat and tissue
You can use either mate. Mat is thicker and harder to work with in small, tight areas yet perfet for large smooth areas. Tissue is finer and better for small detail areas.
Thanks skip. I got the repair kit from halfords and that comes with mat. It seems to be working out, but see what u mean about it being fiddley
Ok T Bone. Your completely out of control!!! Dude. As an admireror of this type of art, I'm completely amazed!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW... JUST WOW
Thanks. I try to stay that way.
As far as fiber glass... on the IG lid I used fiberglass cloth that had a cross weave to it. On the Iron Man bucket I'm working on I've started using FG mat which seems more like a mess of fibers formed into a sheet, at the moment, I like it better too. It seems easier to work with, at least for me anyway,
and it seems a bit stronger.
Hey T-bone, are you gonna post the Iron man on this thread or (if were allowed since non-fett) post a new thread?
Hey T-bone I just wanted to say your helmet is awesome! I found The Dented Helmet from searching for Royal Guard Helmets on google image and found your pics. After seeing your progress I decided to buy the Pep from Skip and give it a shot. I have never used any of the products involved, but I am learning a ton and am really enjoying myself. So thanks T-bone and Skip for the inspiration!
Darth Clueless says: Is there an 3D object that's downloadable? And who exactly is making these? PM me please I have a special project that I'm working on and you may be the person who could help.
Well, I'm the chap who makes the templates. Pm me with what you need?
The Iron Man build is here. http://www.thedentedhelmet.com/showt...082#post441082
Rather than hijack your thread t_bone, here's my progress so far
Hey t-bone. I'm from venezuela and i'd really like if you can post me a link where I can download the pod of the Imperial guard helmet so I can try making my own one. Thanks in advance.
He got it from me bro. Check my blog, the link is in my signature.
Where could I find the files for this Helm and Fett Armor? You did a great job on this and now I would like to try my hand at it.
You seek Skupilkinson or Skip. He made the last post before you.
Hi t bone, did you ever get any further with the rest of the Imperial Guard outfit?
awesome work, I didn't believe that it could come off
i got a question... do you have the pepakura file? can you send me that?
Hey Skup Any chance this template is still floating around? The original file is a no-go.
Really want to jump into this one!!
do you have the pdo archive please sent me to daniel_321081hotmail.com thanks
Check therpf.com and look for firefek
Ps. Sorry to necrothread
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