Hi all, After a few hours of research and reading, mostly here, I'm starting my first pep armor project, and it doesn't sound like an easy one. Why ? Cause it's... tadaaaaaa ! As the title said, Samus Aran Phazon Suit from Metroid Prime 1. Damn. I'm in love. Which is a pretty massive project for a first one, and considering the lack of ressources, unlike some well-known Masterchief. Of course, like a good noob, I first documented a lot on the building process. It's advised to start with something small, a simple part, then move on to something bigger, so I of course chose the helmet. Hum... Wait ! I first went to buy the necessary supplies. Found everything except the paper. Of course, I've read countless times "110 lb" paper here... So I stopped at "110". But. I'm in France, so here it's gsm...! After buying the resin and body filler, I happily and hastily purchase some 110 gsm paper without even checking. Aaaaaargh !:angry So, back at home, I searched quickly on the net the equivalent, and found a wrong one : 300 gsm... I spent all the day searching for 300 gsm paper... And when I got back home, I checked here on 405th and found the "lb to gsm" thread, only to find I was misled again...:rolleyes Damn me. Anyway, I had so much glue and paper, I HAD to do something (sounds creepy). Every store was closed so, I figured it could be a good idea to make a test-build of my model to check the scale. With that much glue, I could make an armor just out of glue. Sounds awesome, hmm ? So I went on and built a quick and dirty prototype of the helmet. Now I have an excuse as to why I chose the helmet ; it's a tricky part on this one to scale correctly, as I suspect it's never been designed to really fit a head in there... ! When I printed the parts, I immediately saw it was too small but chose to build anyway. That way, once built I could have a better idea of the real scale and the shape of the model. Here's what I came up with : Yes, the mess behind is my desktop. Just a small part of it, in fact. You don't want to see the rest of my room. Not perfect, but decent. I did'nt try to make it perfect, to begin with. It was more of a test-run for scaling. As you can see in the next picture, something's definitely wrong scale-wise... Yes, that's the kind of face you make when you spent 3 hours melting your fingers. So I'll scale it up, but first I'd like your (yes, you ! ) advice on one thing. On the original model, the "bottom" part of the helmet is pretty large. See pic below. I mean the part that closes the shape and comes back "in". Now this model isn't supposed to be an actual helmet so it's normal. I think I should cut a little bit of that part to just be able to fit a head in there, but how much ? I'll need some kind of "border" to that helmet and I can hardly get references pics from below. And if you wanna say something else, preferably constructive (excepted about my silly face), you're welcome. Tomorrow I'll try to scale up that thing and I'll go buy the correct paper to start with. I may be busy for a few days but I'll keep posting when I have something to show.