Aug 18, 2011, 1:36 AM - Red Hood Build Version 2 (Noob Build) Update 11/3
I loved the DC comics Under the Red Hood film so decided to put a costume together for Halloween/Cons.
First of thanks to blackkaos who provided me with the pep file for his Red Hood version 2.
Also thanks to Allfate and Mcoatsey for inspiration, references, and advice for my build.
I almost forgot, thanks to Stealth for all his very informative and noob friendly tutorials. Without those I would be totally lost.
And of course thanks to the RPF forums for all the fantastic info.
Ok so this is my first build, first time using pepakura, and first time using resin/fiberglass. I am hoping everthing will come out great but this going to be a great learning experience at the very least.
So far I have assembled the pep for the helmet (ready to be resined), started working on the knife and sheath. Got a candidate for the belt. Oh yea and the jacket (need to add buckles for the bottom).
As stated before I am using blackkaos pep file and it is fantastic to say the least. I did have to resize it though cuz i increased the scale thinking my head would be too big but it turned out to be the opposite. Helm to big lol. So kept the stock size and it works for me at 6'2 245lbs. Blackkaos is at 5'7 so I believe he told me he scaled down to 278mm.
For the knife I got the idea from mcoatsey to use the halo reach combat knife blue print over at the 405th, however instead of wood I used a pep file by travisgmyers (also at the 405th) and modded to look similar to the Red Hood's knife in the movie.
Well here's what i got so far and will update with my progress.
Thanks for looking.
Where to find files.
Red hood -http://www.therpf.com/f13/pepakura-files-new-helmets-files-added-119007/
Last edited by dabiddabird; Dec 31, 2012 at 12:49 PM.
Aug 18, 2011, 5:03 AM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2
good work man, keep up the good work
Aug 18, 2011, 8:55 AM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2
Looks good! Thank you for the compliments on the file! I'm very glad you like it.
Aug 19, 2011, 8:02 AM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2
Thanks for the kind words and blackkaos your welcome.
So I got the resining for the helm done today and will start fiberglassing the inside tomorrow. Also did the knife. I have to wait a little longer between steps because I am using a epoxy resin which takes longer to cure than polyester. I used epoxy cuz I live in an apartment and I think the neighbors/manager wouldn't be too happy with the fumes. The epoxy is hardening quite nice though.
Here's some pics. I like the profile of this version so much
Aug 19, 2011, 10:58 AM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2
Good job with the pepping and resining!
Aug 19, 2011, 11:38 AM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2
where can you find the pep file for this helmet i want to do this cosplay in puerto rico next year
Aug 19, 2011, 3:52 PM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2
Thanks. It was my first time so I thought I was going to screw up but it came out pretty well so far.
Pm Blackkaos he made/provided me the pep file for this.
Aug 20, 2011, 4:01 AM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2
Worked a little more on the belt/thigh sheath. Still need to add the metal buckles, some studs, and the clip that holds the knife's handle to the sheath.
Aug 20, 2011, 5:36 PM -
Great start, I really like both versions of this helm... I don't sand before the filler, but it might make your life a bit easier . I actually bulked up my v1 BlackKaos build. I'll be watching to see how it turns out... Good luck.
Aug 20, 2011, 7:10 PM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2
Thanks Allfate, your build has been going well and has been very informative to me.
Aug 20, 2011, 8:06 PM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2
Hey where you found the hood .. pdo network where I can download that page thank you very much greetings await your answer?
Aug 21, 2011, 7:06 AM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2
Liking the the thread dude, cheers for the mention. Looking good, you have made a great start. Liking the version2, keep up the good work
Aug 21, 2011, 9:59 PM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2
Aug 22, 2011, 6:03 AM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2 (Noob Build)
Looking very good, I am going to get this version at the end of the week, I like the ridge in the brow and the point where the nose is like the statue sculpt. Keep up the good work, and the mouse sander does save time and your arms.
Aug 24, 2011, 4:15 PM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2 (Noob Build)
The only thing I have constructive to say is that when you put on the body filler be sure to spread it on really good and not glob it on because you will get air bubbles through out the mask and when you sand it you will have little pot holes. Other then that for your first pep build and using bondo and fiberglass for the first time I would say that you are doing an excellent job. can't wait to see it after you sand it down. Keep us posted.
Aug 24, 2011, 5:14 PM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2 (Noob Build)
Thanks for the info blackkaos. I haven't been working on it lately as I have been all over the HP touchpad craze lol. Well I finally got one so work will resume today haha.
Aug 24, 2011, 5:23 PM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2 (Noob Build)
Man, I really need to get this file from Blackkaos
Aug 24, 2011, 5:34 PM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2 (Noob Build)
nice work dabiddabird! lovely clean pep build and glassing.
Aug 24, 2011, 9:38 PM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2 (Noob Build)
You definitely should. You won't be disappointed, its a very nice file.
Aug 24, 2011, 9:39 PM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2 (Noob Build)
Aug 25, 2011, 4:01 AM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2 (Noob Build)
Wow, i just joined and was looking at Red hood threads and was blown away by your work. Truely amazing job, cant wait to see the finished product. Any suggestions by chance for red hood costume ideas?
Aug 25, 2011, 4:34 AM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2 (Noob Build)
I cant believe i have never seen this DC character before! That costume is gonna be absolutely class! Looking forward to seeing it all smoothed down. Is this going to be the final look of your costume??
Aug 25, 2011, 6:24 AM - Re: Red Hood Build Version 2 (Noob Build)
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