Guy Manuel Daft Punk Helmet WIP

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gizmo255

New Member
Hey, this is my first real build and I wanted to share it with everyone since I got a lot of help from old threads/asking members questions. It isn't extremely accurate since I drew the template freehand and because of that, I've had to redo a couple of things. Also, my methods probably aren't the best, but now I'm getting the hang of this and I have a better idea of what helps and what hinders progress.

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I started off with pink insulation foam and carved it into the general shape of the helmet.

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Eventually got to this, but was alerted to the fact that the front of the helmet looked "squished" in.

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This is before the chin was taken back down to foam and corrected. It also shows an idea I had for the ear pieces, but scrapped. Also, I used bondo on top of the foam, with a layer of glue in between. One thing I learned, even after scuffing up the duct tape, bondo doesn't hold as well to the tape compared to the rest of the helmet. Also, I know that it's best to have the bondo as smooth as possible, to save time sanding and also to prevent wasting it, but I get impatient sometimes. Oh well, I bought an orbital sander, so getting it smooth didn't take too long.

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This is how it sits now. I need to finish sanding the back and sides, and then I'm working on the ears tomorrow.



Testing out the code that James Moss provided to Volpin for his helmet. Took a little bit of trial and error, but I should be good to go now.

Just wanted to say thanks to Thermistor and Volpin for answering my questions and for providing good info/detail on their projects.

Also, here is a shot of a Stay Puft costume I made 2 years ago. Not as pro as the other projects on this site, but still a hit!

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Thanks!
 

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gizmo255

New Member
Thanks Sarkin! I'm anxious to get this helmet done, but It won't be chromed right away. On the plus side, my friend used to run a chroming business and still has some samples of a spray chemical for chroming. We'll have to see though, as I want the gold chrome, not silver.
 

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