Foam Helmet Help

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by lordneg, May 18, 2012.

  1. lordneg

    lordneg New Member

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    Im pretty new to this whole foam thing. I have built some props in the past. but saw stuff in foam and loved it figured I would try my hand at it. well long story short I failed haha. I built a simple helm, I guess I should have planned better, and have huge gaps in the foam. I figured hot glue would fill the gaps but no luck and my sander got gummed up when I tried to sand it. I would prefer to not have to use bondo to fill the holes. I would like to try and larp with it. any ideas what else I could use. I also dont want to dump the whole thing and start over. Im pretty new to this whole foam thing. I have built some props in the past. but saw stuff in foam and loved it figured I would try my hand at it. well long story short I failed haha. I built a simple helm, I guess I should have planned better, and have huge gaps in the foam. I figured hot glue would fill the gaps but no luck and my sander got gummed up when I tried to sand it. I would prefer to not have to use bondo to fill the holes. I would like to try and larp with it. any ideas what else I could use. I also dont want to dump the whole thing and start over. thnks alot glenn
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  2. lordneg

    lordneg New Member

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  3. KilTheMaskedGuy

    KilTheMaskedGuy Well-Known Member

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    I dont know how to resolve your problem but...
    same here

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    wait I know! maybe you can do paper mache on it
     
  4. bummer6

    bummer6 Well-Known Member

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    I think this is beyond fixing to be honest. Doesn't look like it used a whole lot of material, so just take what you've learned and start fresh. Everyone makes mistakes, and every costume project is going to be filled with trial and error.
     
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  5. George

    George Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    In general you could use (paintable!) Silicone Caulking to fill gaps,but like Bummer stated: you already have a win-win situation experience wise.Even the material you can 'recycle'; just cut it up and re-use with exception of edges with glue.
     
  6. STLAssassin

    STLAssassin Active Member

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    Im thinking he moved on from this since it was posted in 2012 and OP hasnt been active since 2015.
     
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  8. George

    George Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Always read the small print,right? :facepalm:lol
     
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