"First" official build!
After at least a year and a half of lurking I'm finally prepared to start a project! I wanted to try foam building, and after encountering jfcustom's FOAM Pepakura thread I thought I would try something simple from there. Personally going to be starting out with a Thomas helmet, and potentially a Guy helmet for a friend later on too. I have some friends that are also doing both helmets with the same methods as a school project, so going to need to figure things out for both Guy and Thomas helmets now anyway.
So far I've only gotten the Pep files scaled to my head, and it only took me three reprints. XD
Helmet scale seems alright to me, it's only a roughly taped together mockup from jfcustom's Pep files.
Aiming more for cost efficiency/builder friendliness then super professionalism, the current plan is to use 2mm EVA foam for the helmet, coated with drywall spackle/joint compound, then chrome painted, with a plastic visor insert tinted black with iDye Poly.
Anyway, I need a bit of HELP regarding paint, as I know close to nothing about it. With this being a budget build I was aiming for rattlecans as opposed to professional chroming, and from what research I have done the method is to a) prime your surface b) lay down a base of gloss black and c) slowly spray the chrome paint in thin layers, with light sanding in between coats. To those of you who know how, does this sound about right, or am I missing anything? And what can I use to clear coat it without covering up the chrome?
Current plan is to use Rustoleum gloss black and Krylon Original Chrome. I've heard about Future Floor Finish, but not sure what it is or where to get it.
Thanks for reading guys, hope to get advice from you guys soon and hope to update sometime too!