My first scratchbuild bucket


Dustfinger

New Hunter
I'm currently in the proccess of making my helmet out of a thin card stock, and should soon be finished. Once I'm finished, what would be the most cost effective way to harden my helmet, and have it ready for painting? From what I've seen so far, bondo seems to be the best way to go, but I've also heard of coating it in fiberglass resin as well. This is my first attempt at something like this, so any help at all would be appreciated.
 

Dustfinger

New Hunter
At the moment, I can't provide any pictures. But it looks just like the helmet in wizardofflight's helmet blueprints topic. I'm thinking of going with bondo though. How easy is that to work with?

I took a chance a purchased a small can of bondo and tested it on one of my ear pieces. It was much easier to work with that I had expected and yielded nice results after sanding. The only problem I've found so far, are small depressions where I smoothed the bondo down while applying. I tried putting more coats on to fill in the depressions, but I can't get it to work. Is there something else that's easier to work with that could be used to fill these holes?
 
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