Daft Punk Guy Manuel Helmet Build (Encore)

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Fennec, Nov 14, 2011.

  1. Fennec

    Fennec Active Member

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    So I decided to tackle on my own Daft Punk Guy Manuel Helmet and mind you this is the second prop I have made, so please bear with me, I know it is not as good as many out there but here we go.

    So I began with a simple cardboard model like how Volpin began, I made some blueprints of my own and began foaming it up!

    So I'll just post some progress pictures very brief.

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    This is the finished starting model. by Fennec Props, on Flickr
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    Beginning stages by Fennec Props, on Flickr
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    DSC_0140 by Fennec Props, on Flickr
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    Side by Fennec Props, on Flickr
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    Pre finished master by Fennec Props, on Flickr
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    This one is going to be good! by Fennec Props, on Flickr
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    Almost done with the second jacket by Fennec Props, on Flickr
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    Mothermold. Tried adding cloth to the mothermold and see what would happen by Fennec Props, on Flickr
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    Casting! Hoping for the best! by Fennec Props, on Flickr

    First good Cast!

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    Yay! second cast Yay! by Fennec Props, on Flickr
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    Second cast by Fennec Props, on Flickr

    I cut out the plastic part of the visor and put it aside.
    I dont have pictures on my flickr of the vacuum forming process for the visor, but anyway, I vacuum formed the visor, and sprayed it with VHT Niteshades, I might consider dying the visor next time.
    Then the body of the helmet was painted with Automotive paint.
    And then the cut visor piece was epoxy/hot glued into place.

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    My eager lovely face next to my creation

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    DSC_0101 by Fennec Props, on Flickr

    I ordered some EL Wire (red) unfortunately, it was not enought to get the full detail, but I already ordered some more so I will get that done better ^-^
    For now it looks like tis'

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    DSC_0117 by Fennec Props, on Flickr
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    DSC_0118 by Fennec Props, on Flickr
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    Extremely proud of myself! by Fennec Props, on Flickr

    And of course had to throw in the leather jacket and leather pants, so now ROBOT ROCK IT!

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    Robot rock it by Fennec Props, on Flickr

    Let me know what you guys think of my build! Any feedback will be taken positively :)
     
  2. Venjix

    Venjix Well-Known Member

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    Oh man that looks sick! Well done!
     
  3. Fennec

    Fennec Active Member

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    Thanks! Also forgot to mention it only took me 2 months! ^-^
     
  4. Crank729

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    This is awesome!!!!! This is only the third el wire guy build I've ever seen!!!!!! I really like it. Great job!
     
  5. Fennec

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    Thanks, but as mentioned in the thread, I didn't get enough EL wire for it, however I ordered 30 feet of EL Wire (red) which will go on a new one I am making :)

    Also, it seems as if a lot of people prefer Thomas' helmet.
    However, I enjoy Guy's better, after all that is why I made it, haha!
     
  6. Crank729

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    maybe....................... Actually, I think guy's helmet has always been more popular than thomas' helmet. You have to realize too that the encore suits were only worn twice and everybody is used to seeing this bucket in shiny gold chrome.

    Either way, I love your helmet!
     
  7. Fennec

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    True. I wore this around in halloween's eve. No one seemed to really know who I was, all they said was "Ohh! It lights up and strobes! Cool!" and I was just like
    But I will be painting this one gold chrome once I have the money for it :)
     

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