Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by falcon NL, Oct 2, 2007.
This helps a whole lot. Thanks!
why in the world is this even in here?
I don't know but it scares me.
yes. very very scary.
Really wish all of the pictures were working...
dude, where have you been, you haven't been online for a year on msn, and those pictures aren't working indeed.
Had a question but found the answer in here awesome tutorial wish I wasn't so cheap and would of spent more on silicon but thats ok I guess...
Just learn the hard way if you are using smooth cast 300 us very small amounts...
Is it prohibitively expensive to create an entire mold of Spartan armor? I'm curious about trying it out, but I don't have much experience in the area and I can't tell how expensive it would be.
could you mold around a peped helmet
Does anyone know how to make a fiberglass mold? Any help on this would be great. Thanks
You can cheat around how much clay is used and minimise your costs by sculpting over another object. My favourites are the white foam mannequin heads you usually find at hairdressing salons. I don't know where they're retailed overseas but in Australia you can buy them from HHB. I then apply the clay straight onto the foam.
Will this method work for being durable? If someone fell over in this armor would it break? Using this method to make my armor, Will the armor be durable enough to stop a paintball?
A few friends of mine and I have been looking into playing paintball in our reach getups. So we need to know the most durable form of making armor for our spartans.
Technique and the number of layers used are a large part of it but armour can be reinforced by lacing it with screens or mesh bought from your local hardware store if you're concerned.
On another note,
I've noticed a lot of people lately saying they've been using Smooth Cast Roto in place of the 300 series.
Be careful how and when you use Smooth Cast Roto as it's prone to sagging from heat. Being in the sun is enough to cause worrying drooping, and never ever leave pieces made from this in your car. It can be reformed with a heat gun but that risks ruining any electricals and paint work that have been added.
Thanks for this, it is very helpful and highly detailed. xP
Just a thought, might want to clean up the post a bit, there's a bunch of random numbers and signs (I know that they MEAN something) that are kinds distracting.
hey guys. Im looking to mold a handplate and a grenade. Ive heard about how you can just put a cup around the piece, secure it, and pour in some rubber. My question is, will that work and provide a mold with minimal air bubbles using rebound 25? really concerned that if i dont brush it on, Ill lose a lot of detail
What you could do is do 1-2 brush-on layers then put it in the "cup" and pour, that way the detail is saved and bubbles aren't too much of an issue. But I haven't any experience yet, so I could be wrong.
If it something like a handplate or nade you can do that. Check out mold star 15. It takes longer but it doesn't need to be vacuum degassed so it will work well for what you want
PLEASE forgive my necro-ing.
Is it possible to take liquid plastic, brush it on my foam prop and let it harden; thus making a hard plastic shell around the foam prop? That way it's more durable and easier to paint.
010, You can take a resin like Smoothcast 45D or 65D, which have a gel profile and are good for rotocasting. Pout a bit into your mold and rotate to coat all sides (or brush it in) and let it cure. Then you can back it up with the foam of your choice. Remember to pour your foam in stages, so that the pressure doesn't distort your mold. Pour in a bit, let it foam, pour in a bit more, etc.
Does anyone know where I can buy a Mannequin head? I really want to start making helmets and I see a lot of people using Mannequins heads to start the process.
Mannequin heads are going to be too small in general, and will often come with sculpted hair which would get in the way of sculpting and symmetry. Instead, you'll be wanting a sculpting head armature, which is generally a life cast of someone with average facial proportions (and often time they come bald.
Oh wow thank you very much, I am going to get this with my next paycheck.
is there anything else i can use instead of silicone to make a mold because i dont have alot of money to go buy silicone
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