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Finished pep, but resin? Too many choices! Need help ; - ;

Discussion in 'Halo Pepakura Costumes' started by VerdantTrash, Jun 18, 2018.

  1. VerdantTrash

    VerdantTrash New Member

    I've probably watcher Cereal Kill3r's videos a thousand times over and I've decided to go with Epoxy Laminating resin. My question is:

    Is this stuff good enough? It seems cheap for epoxy.
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    If it isn't, what are my alternatives? Unfortunately I'm not quite 18 yet and my Mother is scared to death of fiberglass resin (Polyester). So that's a big no no.

    I would like to be able to use this helmet for airsoft, so it needs to be strong. What GSM cloth do I need? What do you guys use? And how much do I need? I will most likely be purchasing from this selection if they are suitable. Woven Cloth / Roving - mbfg.co.uk

    Thanks is advance guys.
    I'll probably post pictures as I go (It's a halo 3 CQB helmet)
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  2. Sean Anwalt

    Sean Anwalt RCO 405th Regiment Officer

    That is a great pep job, VerdantTrash, good work!

    Using the armor for airsoft isn't really kosher around here though. There's a whole thread from the mods about it.

    Without the fiberglass and resin, I myself am not sure how you would even harden it enough. I don't have experience with most of those other choices. I would recommend hardening it as soon as possible, though, to prevent warping.

    I'm looking forward to seeing how the rest of the build goes.
     
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  3. VerdantTrash

    VerdantTrash New Member

    Thanks dude! I'm suprised to hear about the airsoft thing! I've had a look and I'm very discouraged from making it for airsoft, this does not however mean I won't be making a suit! I definitely want to do conventions etc. Airsoft would just be a plus.
    This pep helmet was rushed as I got too excited! It was the file from the 405th armory and I had some trouble with the visor. I decided to remake it but using the L3x file. Its got much more detail. Here's some progress on that. I've impressed myself with what I can do when I'm not slashing away like a madman!

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  4. Sean Anwalt

    Sean Anwalt RCO 405th Regiment Officer

    Very nice! I'm working on a foam suit, and at the moment I must say I like pepakura more. I'm familiar with it, you know?

    Definitely, though, slashing away like a madman is not going to get you good results compared to being patient. It's definitely a slow process.
     
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  5. VerdantTrash

    VerdantTrash New Member

    Definitely agree. I tried foam and didn't get along with it. I much prefer the idea of something solid.
     
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