Just Another Armor Newbie? Mjolnir Mk VI (WIP)

AbbyWanKenobi

Jr Member
A couple of months ago I decided to go ahead and try this pepakura stuff, though I wasn't so crazily enthused about it. To cut to the chase, I love it now, even though it's so time consuming, it's definitely fun!
Anyway, my first MC helmet was a mess, so I just finished another one up this week, and I'm pretty happy with it. I'm going to go buy all the shenanigans and such tomorrow.
But I figured, hey, why don't I go ahead and post a thread, and hopefully get some pointers on my stuff?
I shall be updating this as I go along, with pictures. I'm really OCD and a perfectionist, so don't be expecting anything less-than-awesomesauce.
-That sounded pretty conceited. >insert excuse here<
Ah well, enough with the cheap talk, time to get down to business!
-Oh, and I will be making another suit after I finish this one. Wonder how many girlfriends make MC suits for their boyfriends...?

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^(Left) New (Right) Old
^My new one looks a little crooked, shall be no problem.

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^(Left) New (Right) Old

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^(Left) New (Right) Old

Told you my first helmet sucked. XD
That's it for now. I'll post more pics after I resin!
 

Coroidan

Jr Member
Hello!

Looks to be coming together fairly well, although I'm fairly new to all this too! I think people attach the visors to the pep while they're building it to keep the whole thing a bit more rigid until it's been strengthened with fibreglass/bondo/whatever, which might help stop it from going crooked.
 

AbbyWanKenobi

Jr Member
Got the helmet ready to resin!
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Applying the resin
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I apologize for the pictures being blurry. I have a first gen iPhone, so the camera isn't so good.
But that's it so far! I'll fiberglass tomorrow :)
 

aktaylorh

Jr Member
Looking good. Umm for the sake of your health you might want to get a respirator. Those masks help but not nearly as good as a respirator.
 

J326

Member
good job on the pep. However i think you should be a bit concerned over your health and get an organic respirator. or at the very least be in a ventilated area with a fan blowing the fumes away from you.
 

AbbyWanKenobi

Jr Member
Thanks for the concern, guys! I've got the doors and windows open with the fan going, but I'll go pick up a respirator tomorrow.
 
They all look really good, my first time making a helmet SUCKED but I'm working on making it work. Like the other two said you should put health first, a well ventilated area, a respirator, and some old clothes that way they can get ruined and you wouldn't care.
 

AbbyWanKenobi

Jr Member
They all look really good, my first time making a helmet SUCKED but I'm working on making it work. Like the other two said you should put health first, a well ventilated area, a respirator, and some old clothes that way they can get ruined and you wouldn't care.
For sure! I'll pick up that respirator tomorrow
 

Road Kill

Well-Known Member
very great job so far, keep up the fantistic work and i would recommend using a resperator kinda cheap depending on where you buy them, i got mine for 20 bucks :D
well keep up the great work :D
 
you ma'am have stolen my word...awesomesauce, i would like compansation for said action, the copyright fee is 25 cents thankyou...........just kidding great work on the helmet!! and i dont want to sound like a nagger but really get a respirator, i got mine from harbor freight for 15 dollars =] im only looking out for your health, if you have any questions feel free to pm me
 

AbbyWanKenobi

Jr Member
Thanks guys! I think I'll hold off on buying a respirator for now because the weather is getting warm and I can just do it outside with the mask, but I'll buy one soon for when I use it inside.
 
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
Just because you are outside does not make using resin safe, maybe if you only had two or three applications, you would "be ok" but you're going to be doing at least 8 (and thats going fast) if not more layers on the helmet + every single other piece of armor you build.

A 25$ respirator can save your life, don't skimp on safety. If you can smell the resin, it is damaging your lungs.
For your own sake, please go get a respirator ASAP.

Sorry if that seems a little crazy, but I have to insist.

Make sure you get an organic one too, the dust mask your wearing literally does zilch to protect you, again, if you can smell it you aren't protected. at all

Onto your project, nice pepping, keep up the good work, definitly keep the "visor" in till you get at least 3 coats of resin in to prevent unfortunate warping :(
What sort of color scheme were you thinking?
 

Spitfire22V

Well-Known Member
I know we're starting to sound like a broken record, but I'd still recommend a respirator, even if you work outside. It's simply the proximity to the work that makes it harmful, even if there's a breeze. One of the main reason that its preferrable to resin outside is so that the fumes don't linger indoors and you don't keep breathing them in like you would if you worked inside. But just because you're outside doesn't mean you're safe from the fumes.

I also thought to myself "Do I really need a respirator?"

Then I thought the following:
Woudl I rather
A. Spend $20-$30 on a respirator?
or
B. Spend thousands of dollars on hospital bills?

It was a no brainer for me.
 

gakkengod

Member
guys really this the title isnt NAG A NEW COMER TO DEATH ABOUT HEALTH REGULATIONS its to support a build, can we get back on track...

this is looking great i hope you complete it in a timely fashion :)

also dont worry, Im one of the few who doesnt use a respirator but takes every other precaution.-however if I do croak from it at least you will have time to change your ways- LOL
 

surfahbum808

Member
guys really this the title isnt NAG A NEW COMER TO DEATH ABOUT HEALTH REGULATIONS its to support a build, can we get back on track...

this is looking great i hope you complete it in a timely fashion :)

also dont worry, Im one of the few who doesnt use a respirator but takes every other precaution.-however if I do croak from it at least you will have time to change your ways- LOL
i'm pretty sure we're all here to support the build, but i think we can all agree that her health is wayyy more important than finishing the costume. Yeah you may feel ok now, but in the long run the fumes from fiberglass resin can be very damaging. think about all those people who suffer from mesothelioma from asbestos. i'm sure they didn't think it was that bad then...but they are definitely paying for it now and not just out of they pocket they're paying with their lives. i think a respirator even if you are applying fiberglass resin outside is a must! abby i know you don't want to spend the extra on a respirator but you really should. like omega said even though you're outside you're going to be applying multiple times and with multiple pieces as well. That excessive amount of inhalation through the particle mask (which offers no protection against organic fumes) is not good for you and is already known to cause some serious complications (hence the warning signs on the back of the canister). i know we sound repetitive but again, we are just looking out for you. all that aside, you are doing an excellent job on your build! keep up the good work and feel free to ask questions if you need help with anything. especially if you're unsure about safety equipment! :)
 
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