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    Jul 11, 2013, 10:22 AM - How to make Corvo's Mask? #1

    Greetings,
    I want to make corvo attano's mask, from Dishonored. I managed to find the pdo files on the net, and removed the complex gears and fiddly bits from the model and i am planning to print the skull bit on the front, Pepakura it, then then use fiberglass and resin on it and do the detailing with pvc sheets and bondo, but i am not sure about the fiberglassing. I will be using only 1 layer of fiber glass because i have only a patch repair kit, and could not get a large amount of fiberglass. It is enough for just a face plate type mask but will it be strong? also, will there be irritation issues with using fiberglass in such close proximity to the face? there is a layer of fabric between the 'metal' parts of the mask and the face, but does fiberglass itch or is it rough in the back? any precautions i should take? also, i was considering making the mask out of PVC sheet but i would have to make a negative mold of a skull and use it to shape the pvc, so i am not sure about that. Are there any better alternatives to fiberglass?
    Thanks for reading,

    PS- For those unfamilar with corvo attano, here is a picture of his mask
    and another one
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    Jul 12, 2013, 11:58 AM - Re: How to make Corvo's Mask? #2

    Does anyone think fiberglassing is a good idea? if someone want the file btw, i will upload it.
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    Jul 21, 2013, 4:17 PM - Re: How to make Corvo's Mask? #3

    If you could upload the mask, that would be awesome.

    As far as the fiber glass goes. I would suggest that after you finish the fiberglassing smooth it out and such then take fabric spray adhesive and a nice red cloth the form in into the back of the mask. Then take a scissor and cut out the eye holes and such as well as trim the edges.
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    Jul 21, 2013, 11:22 PM - Re: How to make Corvo's Mask? #4

    Sure, i will upload the file as soon as i have finished cleaning the bits up. I think i will attach the cloth only loosely to the edges, to give it a comfy feel. Maybe multiple layers for cushioning. I think i will make the eye pieces out of pvc pipe bits and the sides from pvc sheeting. Also, maybe get some lens made by an optimetrist.
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    Jul 22, 2013, 7:06 AM - Re: How to make Corvo's Mask? #5

    ok, cleaned up the edges of the mask but i suck at unfolding, so i did not do that. Here is the Mqo file
    Corvo's mask pep - Copy.mqo
    If you can unfold it and post it online, i will be very grateful.
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    Aug 13, 2013, 8:42 AM - Re: How to make Corvo's Mask? #6

    Well, I tried to do the pepakura, but bad printer + ripped-from-notebook-cover-cardstock + bad unfold = big mess and a waste. It did not go so well...
    Can anyone properly unfold the model and post it online? or suggest an easy way to make the mask without pepakura?
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    Aug 13, 2013, 7:26 PM - Re: How to make Corvo's Mask? #7

    Maybe a plastic skull mask? cut it up, paint it, add parts.
    good luck, looking foward to seeing this
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    Nov 3, 2013, 7:37 AM - Re: How to make Corvo's Mask? #8

    Finally! I have finished corvo's mask!
    For those who care, here are some pictures!
    The front
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    So, onwards to how i made it!
    I went to a local party store, and found a 'pirate skull mask', which i proceeded to buy.
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    This is a picture i found which is the same model mask.

    after some surgery, involving the removal of the 'bandana', teeth, and quartering it(The pirate got drawn and quartered...), I had the base parts. I took the part of the skull above and below the bandana and used a liberal amount of hot glue to attach them together. Hot glue, when really hot, is super easy to smoothen and shape with a Popsicle stick. I then took a 40mm PVC endcap, cut it up and made a hole to make the large disc in the mask. A few bits of PVC and GI wire was used to make the disc's detailing. For the metal plate, I used some Thick cans i had around, and cut and flattened one out. I tried to 'age' it by dunking it in salt water and vinegar, but it only mildly eroded it. Another attempt, with the addition of some GI wire and a battery still delivered poor results. Finally, i gave up and used marker ink, boot polish and black paint in quick succession to get its current effect. Some bending and hammering later i had the metal panels, which I glued and riveted on. The thick copper wire along the upper right was made using some 3mm wire i bought, and hammered into shape. It was attached using thin copper wire and cyanoacrylate. 1mm copper wire was used to do the wiring over the mouth and eyes. The copper tubes in the eyes is 1in CPVC piping, painted copper and darkened with black paint. The skull segments were connected together using more metal can bits i had, and a ridiculous amount of hot glue. The amount of glue used was so great, I had to add the strap which goes on top of my head in order to keep the top heavy mask from hanging. The lens for the mask was made by cutting up a pair of clip on shades. Other useable things include swimming goggles, maybe with tint attached. IMPORTANT!- Don't glue your lens in using cyanoacrylate, it permanently fogs them. I used swimming goggles at first, but had to smash them out with a hammer because they fogged. Use PVA or some clean glue. The white cloth was added nearly last, with more superglue and hot glue. The straps were attached using rivets in the side of the mask. The straps are nylon straps with velcro stitched on. I wear this mask on top of my glasses, which is a pain but do-able. Just make sure the paint and glue is dry before wearing
    Many thanks to @Tech Magic, for a hint regarding the painting technique for the metal. I mixed silvery powder with binder and added black paint, before rubbing it on with a bit of sponge. Effect really looks epic, and shading with diluted black makes it look like metal.

    /End chock-o-block of text

    Anyone with questions, feel free to fire away! I would happily help anyone with anything they need regarding this prop or others.
    Weapioneer
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    Nov 3, 2013, 9:05 AM - Re: How to make Corvo's Mask? #9

    nice work
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    Nov 3, 2013, 9:27 AM - Re: How to make Corvo's Mask? #10

    Pretty cool! At some point I will have to give a go at Corvo's mask as well.
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    Nov 4, 2013, 7:34 AM - Re: How to make Corvo's Mask? #11

    Strode said: View Post
    nice work
    The Schlitzie said: View Post
    Pretty cool! At some point I will have to give a go at Corvo's mask as well.
    Thanks, guys.
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    Nov 4, 2013, 12:26 PM - Re: How to make Corvo's Mask? #12

    ooo nicely done man!
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    Dec 22, 2013, 11:11 PM - Re: How to make Corvo's Mask? #13

    Just saw the mention, this came out great!
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    Dec 23, 2013, 5:39 AM - Re: How to make Corvo's Mask? #14

    Tech Magic said: View Post
    Just saw the mention, this came out great!
    Thank you! I really wouldn't have gotten the final look if it weren't for your painting technique, since paint is 50% of a project's looks, and i use it on nearly everything now!

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