New Helmet Templates WIP.


Skupilkinson

Active Hunter
Well, it goes back a long way. I was looking for a model kit online, my Google search brought a result for a papermodelling website. I had a look and was amazed by what you could do with paper. The models there were amazing! So I got hooked.

For the last few years I've been designing card models. Things like the BumbleBee Camaro, X-Jet, Star Trek and Star Wars ships, loads of things really. I was a member of costuming forums but never had the space to start any work myself. Then earlier this year I moved into a new house with a garage(and no car to put in it) and found the 405th, I discovered how they're using papermodel design to create Master Chief armor. I'd always wanted to get into costuming but never had the funds to buy anything outright so knew I'd have to make my own. So this merging of papermodel design and costume prop making instantly appealed to me.

So now I use what I know to design templates for armor and helmets for myself and others to enjoy. Models are cool to have and to display but they just sit there. With something like this it can be worn to cons and events, you can just get more out of it.

There's more to the story but that's the main jist of it. :)

Mojo, you mean this one?
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Skupilkinson

Active Hunter
LOL! I see what ya mean now. Look kind of like a Mando/Turkish armored belly dancer with those clips hanging down! Well, those clips are off now. ;)

I'm just glueing in my card visor place holder. It'll keep the front in shape while I fibreglass it. Then I'll cut it out again when I'm done.
 

Skupilkinson

Active Hunter
I'm afraid not. I didn't include the actual slots in my templates, I was thinking of making the templates more customisable for custom Mandos.

Though the WOF templates have them included if that helps?
 

KoRn3000

Active Hunter
I'm afraid not. I didn't include the actual slots in my templates, I was thinking of making the templates more customisable for custom Mandos.

Though the WOF templates have them included if that helps?
Hey(y)
Good idea. Why did'nt i think of that:facepalm
I'll give it a shot.
Thanks.
 

Hanover Fist

New Hunter
Hey, I just wanted to pop in and say thanks for the templates.

I've been using pepakura for a bit and i'm very impressed with it, so much that I purchased it.

I'm wondering if you've tried making your models with wings3d?

link: http://www.wings3d.com/

It's a very simple and free to use, I've used many modelers ( Milkshape, AutoCad, Mechanical Desktop, Solidworks, Blender, Alibre, etc...) and Wings3d is always the easiest...and it saves/exports in many different formats.

Anyhoo, thanks again for the templates.(y)
 

Skupilkinson

Active Hunter
I use Metasequoia. I find it superior to other programs for this sort of thing, easier to use for a start. I've tried Wings3D but never got on with the interface.

Anyway, thanks for the "Thanks". ;)
 

Al

New Hunter
Thank you Skupilkinson, I just printed these out and had no problem. I can't wait to make time to start working my new project. Again many thanks.
 

Al

New Hunter
I found some time to start. Next step is the dome. I'm hoping the dome straightens out the side of the bucket. If it doesn't Ill have to cut up some scrap card stock and stick on from the inside to straighten it out. I'm shooting to have it done in the next couple of weeks (Shakes fist at work and school).

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Al

New Hunter
As I was working on building your pep file. I noticed where you were inspired to make this bucket.

"Where the Wild Fetts Are"

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jacob4581

New Hunter
Will these .pdo files work in most 3D programs? Are you guys using a cutting machine that maps out the 3d or just printing the pieces and making it that way. This sounds like it will be my next project after I finish my HIC.
 
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