So, hi folks!
My name is Max, iam 17 years old and i come from germany, so my english isn't the best at all.
We had to choose a topic for our school project, and i decided to build my own Stormtrooper helmet (My friend wants to build the whole armor, except the helmet)!
Yeah, thats the story. So, i made some research on several forums like 405th or the RPF and i used the files from SpaceCowboy for the helmet.
First, i built the whole thing with normal paper and Tesa (don't know, if you know it..) just for the scale, because my head is, uhm.. big, yeah.
But it fits.
It really looks like cr*p, but i dont care, the "real one" comes later.
So i bought some utilities like a knife, a cutting mat etc. and started cutting with heavier paper.
And thats the result.
I totally forgot the missing gluetabs.. so i made some tips and glued them "manually" to the pieces like this
Now I have still some questions for you "Pros" out there..
My next step is to resin the outside of the helmet and then fibreglass the inside. After i start modelling with Bondo on the outsite. How much layers of Bondo did you need? Just for calculating.
Now iam planing to "clone" my finished helmet, like terra1 did it. How do I do that? With Latex/silicone? Do I need some kind of shell, like these guys?
Yeah, thats very all for now. Iam still working on glueing the tabs togetcher, ugh.
Do you have and Tips ar hints for me what and how should I do next time? Any good videos to learn from?
This is my very first Pep, so i really have no expirience in resinin' and fibreglass.