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    Jul 12, 2009, 1:47 PM - Pepakura clone helmet phase 2(comments welcome) #1

    I have used a pepakura episode 2 helmet and used paper/card and found it to be preety good looking.I hav edited and changed a few features to make it unique and desided to used anything i can find.....wall paint,spray paint,some bits of clay and wall fillers.It is still irragular but looks like a helmet.No comparason compared to all the pro's who make helmets i can dream of making, but a good try.Pics will come soon.

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    Jul 12, 2009, 1:48 PM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #2

    feel free to comment and plz give a newbie some tips...sf.

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    Jul 13, 2009, 12:55 AM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #3

    Difficult to comment without pics bro.
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    Jul 13, 2009, 12:57 PM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #4

    here.,but i require tips from pros.

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    Jul 13, 2009, 1:09 PM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #5

    How old are you bro? Don't be so hard on yourself. I'm guessing this is your first attempt?

    To strengthen the card build, you need to fibreglass the inside. Go to Halfords and get their "Davids" Fibreglass Repair Kit. It'll contain fibreglass tissue, fibreglass resin and the instructions to use it properly and safely. This will add the strength to the build you need before the next step.

    Most people who use Pep go for Bondo. Over here in the UK it's just various brands of car body filler. THE EASY SAND type, not fibreglass compound as it's a nightmare to sand. Work in small sections and don't mix too much filler as you'll end up with alot of waste which will cost you. Take your time, don't just slap it on. Try to smooth it over like spreading butter on bread. LOL! Try to keep to the flow of the lines/contours of the pep build as you go. This will minimise the ammount of sanding you need to do to get the proper finish.

    I could go on really with loads of little bits of info but it would overload you. Keep to those basics and you'll be Ok. It's all a learning experience. There are plenty of tutorials over at the 405th forums too. Also, look for T_Bone9600's Imerial Guard thread here at TDH. It's a pep build that is probably the best I've seen and shows what can be achieved with patience and dedication. AND TIME!!!
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    Jul 13, 2009, 1:51 PM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #6

    Sf for the advice mate.I've gone throught your site and seen your pep work..really impressed, but a little short of change at the moment.thks anyway.

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    Jul 13, 2009, 2:05 PM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #7

    wonder how other prop aer archeive the plasticy look from clay and stuff

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    Jul 13, 2009, 4:14 PM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #8

    Quote Trooper937 said: View Post
    wonder how other prop aer archeive the plasticy look from clay and stuff
    With tools, not just hands. My favorite is the steel kidney, a round piece of spring steel.

    I understand when money is tight. This is an expensive hobby. The rule is that you can have it 1) Good 2) Fast 3) Cheap. Pick any two.

    Pepakura modeling seems to be the cost effective way to go if you can just print out the pattern on your home printer. You may have to do this a few times to get it the way you want it, but it is only paper, right?

    Keep up the good work, and if you need some reference, go to Youtube and type in helmet making for examples.
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    Jul 13, 2009, 5:07 PM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #9

    More pics to review.After applying wall fillers and sanding it, i applied a coat of wall paint to try and cover the cracks.Thks for the comments.I will now buy some glass and resin,maybe some bondo and a primer. What paints do you guys use?


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    Jul 14, 2009, 6:30 AM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #10

    Done sanding the wall filler layer.Starting to regret applying the wall filler on the dome area without adding support to the hollow visor area as the whole thing is slopping down-wards making the helmet look squashed.Going to nip down to halfords for some bondo and fibre glass+resin.

    The bottom of the 't' as you can see is cracking and flimsy.Hopefully the bondo will help.Thinking of fibreglassing the inside to add strength.



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    Jul 14, 2009, 6:49 AM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #11

    Send me a PM with your email address mate. I'll email you something that will help if you're going to start over.
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    Jul 15, 2009, 6:36 AM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #12

    Now to start fresh with a better designed peice..

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    Jul 16, 2009, 4:21 AM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #13

    Looking forward to it mate.
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    Jul 16, 2009, 11:10 AM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #14

    I have that helmet! There are a couple more free pepakura files over at clonetrooper.net if you want more options. But skip's files are top notch if you want to go with his.
    Nice job so far, keep up the good work!
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    Jul 17, 2009, 5:23 AM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #15

    After two days,the pep helmet(good one) is nearly finished.Just need to snap some pics.Will be posted soon.

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    Jul 17, 2009, 5:25 AM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #16

    Looking forward to it mate.
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    Jul 18, 2009, 6:29 AM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #17

    nearly finished



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    Jul 18, 2009, 1:13 PM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #18

    That is sweet keep it going
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    Jul 19, 2009, 9:53 AM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #19

    Finally done my first fibre-glass and resin peice.Just finished a few mins ago ad is impressed. However the layer of resin on the surface is sticky, after 2 hours of drying.

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    Jul 19, 2009, 9:55 AM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #20

    I'd say it's either the weather or you didn't use quite enough hardener. Mix up another batch of resin with more hardener and give it another coat. It'll be fine.
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    Jul 19, 2009, 12:23 PM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #21

    i've never done paper craft, but i'd imagine a heavier material would work better... to hold its shape a bit more?
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    Jul 19, 2009, 12:43 PM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #22

    You're right Brian, I go for a 300gsm card. It's plenty workable and gives s good base to work from.
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    Jul 19, 2009, 1:20 PM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #23

    thks for the advice mates.Just bought more resin and hardener,as the fibre kit only gives a small amount of resin.
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    Jul 19, 2009, 5:36 PM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #24

    progress soo far,with a layer of bondo.
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    Jul 19, 2009, 5:41 PM - Re: Pepakura based helmet custom changed #25

    Not bad mate. I'd have built the helmet with the visor in to help the face keep its shape but it doesn't look bad. Work in sections like you've started and you should be fine. get sanding!!!!! LOL!

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