1. Col Chopper's Avatar
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    Apr 15, 2007, 6:40 PM - Material? #1

    I am a 13 year old noob thinking of working on a scratch built helmet but I need to know what to make it out of. I heard people of making them out of metal but what gage should I use .

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  3. TeamFett's Avatar
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    Apr 15, 2007, 7:52 PM - Re: Material? #2

    Don't use metal. Unless you're a skilled metal worker, it ends up being very messy, and usually heavy. Most make scratchbuilds out of cardboard or thin ABS plastic. Run a search and you'll find some helpful threads.
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    Apr 15, 2007, 9:22 PM - Re: Material? #3

    I'm only 17, and I did mine out of those cardboard gift boxes and a cereal box. For the dome, I used a metal bowl; had a lot of finish work with spackling paste that left the top with lots of little nicks and dents, but for a first try, I don't think it's too bad.

    Just be REALLY careful with a hot glue gun, and be ready to put a lot of time into the helmet.
  5. chewiepal's Avatar
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    Apr 16, 2007, 3:06 AM - Re: Material? #4

    Hi, if you are gonna try a helmet, I say go with the carboard to practice, and then, try to do it in something more durable, like sintra...
    I have made one in PVC... and it was not much dificult...using the WOF templates, of course...

    good luck!
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  6. Col Chopper's Avatar
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    Apr 16, 2007, 1:09 PM - Re: Material? #5

    I was thinking of using trash can armor matirial to make the helmet.
  7. Aaron's Avatar
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    Apr 16, 2007, 2:15 PM - Re: Material? #6

    You might not want to use trash can plastic because glue doesn't stick to it very well.

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