What materials will I need for my helmet


Dirtdives2424

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Then use wood glue and cloth method. It won't be as strong as fiberglass......but then you aren't using this for motoring protection........
 

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Ok don't laugh......The helmet I'm wearing is a combination of foam-board and paper-mache. It's 3 years old and still sitting in my basement w/o a scratch. It's been dropped, kicked around and played w/ by my kids and their friends for NERF battles......unless you plan on falling on your head a few times......it will be strong enough to wear for a long time.
 

Beserk bob

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that looks really good and that's the kind of resistance I am looking for one question did you paper mache the inside and outside or did you basically use the same technique that would be used for fibreglass
 

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The outer frame is the foamboard.....the crown is all paper-mache, 4-5 layers of glue and newspaper and 1 cloth layer on the inside. I didn't touch the lower walls on the inside but enough of the upper portion to keep the crown attached to it. It's the same technique different material. After it was hard, I was able to sand it all down nice and smooth.
 

Beserk bob

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ok thank you I might try this then I have plenty of old shirts just need to find where to get some foam board or I might still use eproxy resin as I have that in my home already available unless in your opinion that will end badly
 

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don't use foam board.........I have extensive experience in using foam board and tried to build a helmet w/ it w/ limited success.......If I had the time...I could do it. If you never worked w/ it ....don't start....Trust me. You have peped your helmet using card stock already....continue w/ that. Instead of resin and fiberglass......use wood glue and cloth.....same technique.....different material is all.
 

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Ok, good luck and good building. Post pics so we can see your progress.
 
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