My Deadmau5 heads, v2.0 finished!

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Tarchinoko

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Hey everyone, just wanted to get peoples opinions on my deadmau5 head replica, ive done a lot of learning on the way from building this and have made a few mistakes due to trying to rush the project.





also does anyone know how to hide seams in felt? any help would be greatly appreciated :)
 
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Tarchinoko

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Re: My First deadmau5 head

Have got some yeah :p most are on my fb prop page which you can get to on my signature but ill also post up some now. I started off with modrock plaster strips because buying acryclics domes in the correct size in the uk is super expensive :( if there are any questions on how i made different parts feel free to ask :)






 
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Tarchinoko

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Re: My First deadmau5 head

no one have advice on hiding seams? I would really like to know of any tricks before starting my second one :)
 

Tarchinoko

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Re: My First deadmau5 head

a friend of mine snapped a few pics of me with his noiiicee camera



 
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MicroMan

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Re: My First deadmau5 head

I started off with modrock plaster strips because buying acryclics domes in the correct size in the uk is super expensive(
That's pure genius! I love how round the head is, wouldn't have thought this would work from a beach ball. Any tips for covering the ball? I'll probably go with fibreglass because I've got some left. I noticed you're working on a fibreglass version. Are you going to go with the expanding foam again or are there any significant drawbacks? The expanding foam looks like it makes mounting padding/support much easier.

As for the seams, you might want to ask some of the other mau5 head makers (Richmau5 comes to mind) directly, per PM. Most people are willing to help, they probably just haven't read the thread. There's also a tutorial here, which addresses the seam problem.
 

Tarchinoko

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Re: My First deadmau5 head

thanks for the link! yes I do have some advice actually, If youre using a beach ball and fibreglass COVER THE BALL IN MODROCK OR PAPERMACHE FIRST. I didnt do this and the resin warped the plastic that the beach ball was made of :facepalm also I would suggest marking out the size of the neck hole and the area you want to cut the mouth opening as to not waste fibreglass and make sure its very strong around the mouth opening and neck opening, I have about 4-5 layers of fibreglass around the mouth opening so that it doesnt break easily :p Im not using expanding foam this time, It was a pain to carve out and makes the inside crumbly and ugly, also made mounting the ears to be removable very difficult it does however add a lot to the durablilty of the piece because it supports the shell, this time intead im going for a thin layer of silicone sealer on the inside just to make it look nice and get rid of the fibreglass smell

oh yeah and my final tip is when buying a beach ball, when it says 14" it doesnt mean diameter, i found the 20" beach balls to be the correct size, they come to about 14" diameter :)
 

Tarchinoko

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Re: My First deadmau5 head

progress pics of deadmau5 v2.0! was sooo close to finishing this all in this weekend but i ran out of fabric :(
new an improved fiberglass shell :p



 
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The Ronin

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Re: My Deadmau5 heads, now including progress on v2.0!

Looking pretty good! How much does it weigh?
 

Tarchinoko

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Re: My Deadmau5 heads, now including progress on v2.0!

havent measured it but the first version in the end weighs id say about 1 kilo?
currently the second one weighs less but i havent added in the hard hat or lights yet :p
without the ears i always think it looks like a creepy kermit the frog...
 
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Tarchinoko

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Re: My Deadmau5 heads, now including progress on v2.0!

more pics! :D

my super pro DIY led array :p
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once i installed the light arrays I put it next to my original to compare brightness


then because i still have no fabric :angry i installed the mouth instead and testing lighting it up!
 
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Tarchinoko

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Re: My Deadmau5 heads, now including progress on v2.0!

thanks! I chose black just because I thought itd be the colour easiest to hide seams with :p
 

Tarchinoko

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Re: My Deadmau5 heads, now including progress on v2.0!

thanks man :)

btw the deadmau5 2.0 is now finished! :love





main changes are, its slightly bigger this time (made to fit any noggin size now) and it just wayy more convenient to ship, move around in it and use because it now has strapping to hold all batteries inside and battery packs, ears now come off for shipping and for storage, much more space inside etc

pretty happy with it :)
 

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