12-21-2011, 03:18 PM
The entire thread makes a wearable helmet sir. This thread contains steps from Pep- finish, which includes hardening, molding, casting, detailing, etc. I know it's been cluttered up, and hi-jacked throughout. But I assure you all the information is contained with-in
Originally Posted by Mypointyhair
01-01-2012, 10:18 PM
hi guys,i'm making a Mk VI helm and i finished the pepakura.now i'm stucking at fibreglassing.
the helm will be brittle when i finished right?
i've found a resin,but it seem to be not good
01-05-2012, 12:21 AM
This has been a great thread!! It's a one stop shop. Would have loved to see how the foamed chest piece came out. Great Info none the less!
01-05-2012, 09:27 AM
This is nice, and pretty smart, but I might just go with the lighter, and less expensive fiberglass cloth form, as I want to make comedic short films with these, and summer days aren't very friendly to guys in heavy, thick armor, as upposed to equally strong armor that is a lot less barbaric to my actors and I. Any comments/advice?
01-18-2012, 04:19 AM
Super nice tutorials, good sir! I just recently did my first Mark VI helmet and used fiberglass cloth on the inside. I've heard of the rondo method before, but this is the first time I've actually seen how it is applied. It looks so much easier (and less messy) than fiberglassing the inside like I did. I'm definitely going to try this on my next build. Thanks for the awesome step-by-step process!
02-23-2012, 05:12 PM
Great thread Ben!
It shows that a lot of care and pride goes into your work. Just wanna say thanks for sharing this info.
04-01-2012, 11:11 PM
Thank you so much for all this information. I was looking for something specific so I stopped by, and your thread answered and/or gave me what I needed to know for my own helmet project i'm working on. Thanks alot! =D
04-20-2012, 07:24 AM
First let me say great tut and incredible work. I am getting ready to rondo my first helmet and am keeping it stock so as not to overwhelm myself to start. I know this is completely off topic but I figured you are knowledgable enough to help me out, and for some reason I can't start a new thread. Have you ever thought about scaling a helmet to have it fit over a motorcycle helmet? I was thinking of taking an open faced helmet and building the helmet around it. Possibly 2 piecing the helmet and then combining them on/around the helmet. My concerns are that I don't want to look like a bobblehead. I am afraid that I would have to scale up so much that it would look rediculous. Do you think it would be a possibility of should I do like the other people on youtube and buy a haloween mask and cut and glue it. Also screwing into ot breaking the shell of the helmet renders it useless in the eyes of the DOT and the guys with the whirley red and blue lights. Thanks for your input and opinion.
05-06-2012, 11:45 PM
Thank you very much for the tutorial. Now I'll know what materials I'll need for my own projects. Keep up the good work.
05-07-2012, 06:40 PM
sadly I'm pretty sure you would end up looking like a bobble head. Scaling a helmet up to fit around a motorcycle helmet would be huge, not to mention the lack of peripheral vision you have while wearing one of these. If you still want to try it I would suggest the Halo 3 EVA. It's already pretty big so maybe it would fit around without having to scale it up to much. Also you would be able to make a custom visor that is large enough to accommodate the peripheral vision required to safely operate a motorcycle. That being said I fully implore you not to wear one of these while operating any motor vehicle. I have a motorcycle license as well as operating one and I wouldn't take the chance. It's already bad enough that other people have a hard time seeing you on the road, you need to be able to see them.
Originally Posted by Shunhades