Discussion in 'Halo Costumes and Armor' started by Adam, Aug 22, 2007.
Hey, does anyone here use soap stone for a material to carve masters out of?
Thank you Adam, now I think I can actually get started on somthing and think I know what im dooing xD
Thank you i have been looking for this stuff for forever and could never find it! Thank you Adam!
this answers so many questions
Oh dear, this is such a necropost, ugh. Sorry everyone!
I have a quick question regarding moldmaking- what do I use?
I understand how to do everything, how to make the mold, how to cast, all of it. But I'm not quite clear on the materials, so I'd like an expet's advice, as there is no "help!" thread about it and I've seen everything used. For the mold itself, which is better, Rebound or Dragonskin? And then which one of the series? For the thickener, I'm sure Thi-Vex is what I should use, but please correct me! For the release agent, I'm pretty sure Ease Release 200, but again, please correct me! For casting, I'm also sure of Smoothcast 300, but please correct me.
Thank you for the help, I promise that by summer, I'll have been molding and I'll be able to show you guys!
You could do a vacuum modle of the visor. That is what I did for mine
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Good luck with your builds!
For some reason I can not access the face shield link it just times out. Any new links available?
Distemper, If you check out the post before Chernobyl's you'll see that it was stated that all links were down unfortunately.
Yeah I saw that after I started going through all the pages of posts after I had already posted. Currently looking around online for some more up to date links to provide people.
People always looking for the most current info. Good job.
So while the link for face shield's doesn't work I was able to copy the link and place it into a browser and find the direct website. After going there I found they do have face shields but they are a little pricey but good quality since they are made for every day helmets. I slightly cheaper options which I am going to try out and update you on is helmets from amazon (link below). I am also going to stop by hobby lobby this weekend and see what kind of translucent plastics they have. I will update the post on what I can find.
Amazon.com: Disguise Men's Master Chief Adult Full Helmet Costume Accessory, Green, One Size: Clothing
Ok so I have been all over town and have yet to find anything that will work for a visor that looks good. Hobby lobby has some plastic sheets but not in color, for some reason they now only carry clear. That works if your using like a gold window tint but I don't really like it. The helmet from the link above came in and actually looks really good. I think I may end up using it until I complete a helmet build of my own before I remove the visor from it and install it in my own. Its a 1 piece helmet that is made out of a hard rubber material. The visor is one piece and glued in really nice can't see into it but you can see out even though it gives everything a gold tint. My advice is pick one up and either mod it to your liking with lights and extra padding or just for the visor alone but don't take it apart until your build helmet is exactly the way you want it.
That is extremely good info, I was actually wondering if the helmet like that was a good place to get the gold visor!
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