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

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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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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VerdantTrash

New Member
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.
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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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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