(really low)budget green ranger build - now on dummy - final budget: 98.20 €

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  1. EyeofSauron

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    well, now that im knee deep in my power ranger helmet build, i found something i have never done before, which is fitting in a visor

    now,i just want to make sure i get this right. i have a small budget, and therefor need to be careful with this stuff :D

    so, basicly my question is: can i just get any random visor from anywhere?
    you all know the power ranger helmet stuff, buti attached a pic to see what i mean

    now, this is a thight fit helmet, its not much bigger than my head. what im thinking is: the motor cycle visors are attached to the outside of a motorcycle helmet, and therefor wider

    will it fit inside my helmet without a problem?

    can u use a heatgun to get it into shape?

    will it be long enough to cover the whole thing (i mean especially on the sides, because the opening is wider than your usual halo etc helmet)

    so heres my helmet so far (colored in photoshop for better understanding) and also a comparison shot from a finished one for the side view to see how deep it is


    /edit i changed the tread title, this will be my build thread for the costume, didnt see any purpose in opening a new one :)
     
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  2. tictoc

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    Re: fitting a visor?

    Motorcycle visors are really sturdy. You are going to have a heck of a time cutting one to shape. I have never tried to heat shape one. I would try to find an old thrift shop one to experiment on if you go this route.

    My suggestion is to get a secton of clear PET-G plastic, maybe 0.06 thick. This thickness would curve easily inside your helmet and would be easy to trim. It could be secured with glue or even duct tape.

    For the color, you could tint the plastic with navy ( or whatever color) colored RIT dye. RIT dye is found in fabric stores.

    Good luck.
     
  3. EyeofSauron

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    Re: fitting a visor?

    yeah i thought of another option that is cheaper and easier to do than a motorcycle visor (at least if i do more than one helmet)

    gettting a 2 mm clear acrylic glass plate, that is big enough to get 7 visors out of it like 1000 mm x 500 mm is 25 bucks

    getting 3 m of black tinted car window foil 15 bucks.

    the acrylic can be formed with a heatgun, and will be way easier to fit, as its pretty much a custom visor
    once i have it fitted, i will put on the tinted foil on the outside, and have a finished dark visor.

    i was really suprised to find no tutorials or guides anywhere over the internet.
    with so many prop helmets built, you wouldve thought that someone allready did a collection for this :D


    and if all else fails, i will just drill holes in the visor as it is now (or rather, after sanding) and color it black, that way it will work just for carneval :D

    im not even gonna use resin or bondo on this one, im gonna go with paper mache, paper mache pulp and joint filler :D
     
  4. Cosmic Ash

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    Re: fitting a visor?

    im pretty sure the 405th ( halo costuming forum) has visor installation down to science with all those different halo buckets out there you could check them out. sorry though not much help
     
  5. EyeofSauron

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    Re: (really low) budget green ranger build

    so, i covered my helmet in paper mache, 4 layers of it. i first thought about adding a layer of pulp for better detail, but decided its really not neccessary because the pep file is very good

    i then got some dry wall compound, and covered the helmet. this stuff is really easy to sand, but i will probably need to seal it once im finish
    i think primer will seal it allright, we will see.

    so far, this build has cost me 3 bucks
    i also did some research for gloves and boots
    found some white leather gloves in the hardware store that are 9 bucks. look perfect for this kind of costume. they also have rubber boots for 11 bucks, but these are black, so i will probably just spraypaint them white and then do the green parts. wont hold up forever, but it isnt supposed to anyway :D if anyone has any tips for cheap white boots, tell me :)
    some pics:
     
  6. phantomknight

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    Re: (really low) budget green ranger build

    Great job so far. I am really thinking about trying to make my own helmet with the paper mache over a pepakura shape. I never thought about using the plaster filler.
    I don't know if this will help you, but I tried anyway. So I looked online for white boots, and I found these : Men's White Boots - Adult Clone Trooper Boots
    which are close to the Power Ranger type, (they would still need painted with the green detail) but they are not really cheap. So I would look in thrift stores near where you live, the more around the better chance you will find something cheap. If you don't find a knee high boot, then I would find a short boot, and then make a boot cover out of fabric to cover your boot and leg so it looks like the knee high boots that they wore.
    And if you can't find a short white boot, you could always spray paint them white. Leather boots do take paint pretty well.
    Well I hope I was some help. Good Luck!
    I can't wait to see your helmet done. :)
     
  7. EyeofSauron

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    update time!

    im happy to report that crywall compound is a sucess!
    its really good to and, waterproof, and really hard. i cant dent it with my finger nails, once its completely dry. of course its no epoxy, but it cost like 1/10th of it. what i am gonna try out tomorrow, when im finished sanding, is spray it with thinned pva glue, so that the surface gets sealed, kinda like foam. it probably isnt neccessary, but who knows, it may make it even more awesome to work with (i.e. make it a little bit more elastic, because of the pva that is sucked into the pores)
    i just put on the last layer of filler, (or so i think), and have all the details allready sanded out.
    the finest sand i did today was 120 grit, i will go to 220 tomorrow, i hope

    heres the result for now (its upside down as i put filler on the bottom)
     
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  8. CelticRuins

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    Re: (really low) budget green ranger build - helmet 75% / cost - 3 bucks

    This is looking awesome! Congrats and finding cheap stuff, score! Will be watching this, since I want to make the green and yellow rangers eventually.
     
  9. EyeofSauron

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    not so much finding, but trying out :D thats pretty much the cheapest stuff there is, and its close to perfect (short of bondo and stuff of course :D )
    i am going to make a full set till halloween hopefully, or at least till next years carneval, so we can do the group thingy in the parade xD

    this year its probably gonna be something trown together again :D last year we had pacman + ghosts, this years ideas are either space invaders or tetris :D
     
  10. EyeofSauron

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    and here is the sanded, non primed finished thing for now :D
    i tried the watered down pva glue on the back plate for sealing, and i have mixed feelings. one thing i noticed is that it needs to be really thin
    i didnt realize that, and so it was to thick and peeled in some places where it didnt go in. but where it was soaked in, the surface is perfect. so im still gonna do that on the whole helmet before priming.
    also, im not sure how, but when putting it together, in some places it doesnt line up. its minimal, but it annoys me
    probably gonna fix that as soon as i have the joints to put it together (if the clamps dont fix it)
    so, to do: Seal with watered down pva, join helmet and backplate, fix lineup issues, prime, paint. still undecided about the visor
     
  11. EyeofSauron

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    so, i looked around some today after finishing sanding. i bought the clamps, and looked for tinted foil for the visor (if i decide to do one)

    i also found a problem, which is: i dont know how to join the helmet at the top i cant use a joint because of the fin, that would scratch itself on the both sides. which is never good with a porous material. so i dont know what to do there. maybe velcro, but im not sure, and hope for input.

    so the materials for the visor would be acrylic and tinted window foil. problem is, they only sell the window foil in sizes that are way beyond necessary for my build. the smallest i could find was 1m x 3m. maybe i will go to a car shop tomorrow and ask if they have small throw away pieces, as i only need a piece that is 10cm x 40cm

    same thing with the acrylic, i couldnt find a piece smaller than 1mx0.5m

    so, those big pieces are out of my budget, even tho these are not expensive, but i try to stay under 50 bucks on the helmet, and those two things alone would cost me 30 bucks

    the joints cost 6.50 and i still need to find something for the top, so i have to calculate closely :D

    so, my calculations so far:
    filler+joints = 3 euro+6.50 euro
    filling primer = 9 bucks (to get the sanding marks out, as you can never get the joint compount as smooth)
    colors: green = 6 bucks
    white = 6 bucks
    grey = 6 bucks
    black = 0 (i have 3 cans at home)
    clear = 0 (same as black)
    connection for the top ~ 5 bucks (guessing, because i dont know yet)
    padding ~ 5 bucks (maybe free if i can get some foam leftovers from a friend)


    thats 46.5 bucks, without visor. so unless i can find a cheap small piece of acrylic and window tint, im gonna go with the full version with holes.
    i will go hit the flea market on saturday, maybe i can get some good deals on this stuff there
     
  12. EyeofSauron

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    Re: (really low)budget green ranger build - helmet 85%/cost-9.50€ - help with joints

    ok today i was shopping for the rest of the costume stuff, but as i realized time over time, i live in narnia and nothing is available.
    trying to find a simple camping mat to make the shield, i was in every possible shop in my city, but nothing, only those new style yoga mats, that are reaaaaally soft and not suitable.
    also, green fabric dye is nowhere to be found. i found blue, red, brown and black. but green obviously isnt needed EVER.

    on a positive note, what i randomly found were white gloves, and those were pretty cheap. 1.50 for a pair of gloves. its the kind of gloves that are used for handling gold and silver and stuff, to not get fingerprints on them. they are a little seethrough, but it wont be noticeable unless you look really close.
    but for 1.50, i dont mind anyway.also i found a shop that sells spraypaint a buck cheaper than in the shop next door.
    i also found smaller sheets of acrylic, that only cost 3 bucks, they are 50x25 cm in size, which is perfect, and i could get 2 visors out of it. now i only need to find tinting foil in time, that is that size :D
    and finally i bought 2 m of velcro, which will in come handy on this costume and future ones. it was 5 bucks, so thats ok too

    i got a tip from a friend for a shop that might have green dye, and for a shop that might have those mats.
    the mats really arent the hard part tho, because i can make the shield out of papermache if neccessary, but if i cant find the dye to make a suit, its no point :D
    im kinda running out of time, as i only have tomorrow to saturday, and then again from saturday to tuesday with a week of skiing holiday in between :D
    so, time is running out, and if i finish it will be minutes before the parade :D
    no pics for now, i made a template for the shield, and got the gloves, but nothing noteworthy, except that im worn out of riding my bike in the snow for 5 hours today :D
     
  13. EyeofSauron

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    ok, now im getting somewhere :)
    i found green dye today. 4 bucks seemed fair
    also found camping mats. but im not buying those for 14 bucks a piece, especially if i need 2

    so i recycled that cardboard from my detolf, and build the whole thing roughly, thencovered with paper mache. 1 layer so far.3 more layers tomorrow, prime, paint. im not going all out on this, time is short, and it will only ever be used once, probably.

    as this has basic shapes there arent a lot of imperfections in the paper mache, i will sand those out and then it should be smooth enough

    so, added to the cost the last 2 days:
    white gloves - 1.70
    a hinge - 1,40
    velcro - 5
    flour for papermache- 50 cent

    which adds to a total of 16.10 so far. still have the money items ahead of me tho, boots, shirt and pants, spraypaints, filler, and also a white belt

    here are pics of todays work
     
  14. EyeofSauron

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    so, i finally got around buying shirts and pants.

    sad news is i need to wear 2 pants and shirts over each other, to get a decent non seethrough color. but i allready had 1 white shirt of the same brand, so, two pants and 1 shirt were 15 bucks. i hope i get to color them soon. i also have a white tshirt that i can use for the diamonds, but maybe i will just buy fabric for that, as i really dont like to cut up a good quality shirt for this.
    i also decided to do the forearm and upper arm bracers in cardboard, covered with papermache, as i dont have foam. they are the pieces that will wear down anyway, so no point in spending a lot of money on them.
    so my work today: build the arm guards, cover them, get another cover for the chest shield, inside and outside.

    had a lot of problems with the forearm thingies, as the cardboard wouldnt fold together as i wanted it. but in the end i was stronger than the paper :D
    so heres some shots of me in my whities, and the arm thingies :D

    tomorrow i will cover it with one more layer of paper mache in the morning, putting some glue in for better sealing.
    then primer paint and gogo power rangers :D

    still looking for belt and boots, worst case i will buy cheap work boots and spraypaint them white, same with the belt.
     
  15. EyeofSauron

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    short update. i gave everything its final papermache cover, cut open the back of the chest shield, made some joints so it was easier to open up, and did a little bit of work on the helmet, especially drilling the holes in the visor, as for now im not gonna get a acrylic visor because of time.
    tomorrow i will go on skiing vacation till friday, and after that i only have 3 days left for primer and paint, dying the fabric, sewing on the diamonds and still finding boots and a belt, plus building an improvised morpher, as i couldnt find a cheap one. also i may need to build a gun holster too, if i find the time.

    heres a pic of all the hard pieces together for now:

    (bit shaky but nothing new anyway ;) )
     
  16. DaddyfromNaboo

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    Re: (really low)budget green ranger build - helmet 85% shield 50% /cost-31.10€

    Great project, and the helmet came out very well! Now I know why you said your apartment was one dusty hell a few days ago! :lol

    What type and brand of drywall compound did you use? The way you describe it it looks really like a less toxic alternative to bondo or car body filler.
     
  17. EyeofSauron

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    moltofill spachtelpulver innen

    i dont know how it will hold up over time, but for now, im pretty darn happy with it. only problem is that it takes some time to dry, not like the regular filler things, so you cant just go fill, wait 10 minutes, sand :/
     
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    Ah, I see. You may want to look into a generic gypsum, might be even cheaper. I am not sure if there are any additives in the Moltofill that help with flexibility, though.
     
  19. EyeofSauron

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    Yeah it isn't that flexible, but I can get in without cracking it so it will do for Tuesday and after that it will go to the shelf. Maybe if I ever get the opportunity, I will mold and cast it. This way I could also fit in a visor, but that's a different story
     
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    Helmet looks good so far!
     
  21. EyeofSauron

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    so, lotso progress today as i returned yesterday from my skiing trip

    today, i bought the colors (mostly), dyed the suit, and started spraypainting.
    now, im not 100 % happy with the spray paint, especially because the green had a nozzle malfunction and it was really hard to work with it.
    i think i got an even coat, but its nowhere close to perfect.
    also, the cloth dye decided to **** with me and did not dye the suit equally, so it has some light spots, but it will do for the club
    so: helmet is green, shield is gold, boots are white, armcuffs are white, and gold, suit is green.
    still to do: sew on the diamond on the suit (as soon as the suit is dry)
    add the detailing to the different parts.

    i also need to buy a white belt on monday, because i couldnt find one yet (well i did but its not very good, it will do if i dont find anything else. also need to find the hat for under the helmet, or alternatively sew a neck guard from spare fabric, because i wont be wearing the helmet most of the time anyway.
    i didnt take pics of the suit yet, as its still hanging in my shower to dry.

    total money spent today:
    gold: 5.50
    green: 5
    white: 5
    Primer: 8.50
    boots: 11
    white shirt for diamond parts and spare fabric: 3

    so, today is a total of 38 bucks. which makes it a total of 69.50

    still to buy: grey/silver, red, belt, hoodie

    i saw a silver paint bottle for 2.50, but the store was closed today, and so i will have to get it on monday. im thinking, as i only need about the size of a fingernail of red, that i can borrow some nail polish for that, if any of my female friends provide it :D the best belt i found today was 5.50. the hoodie i couldnt find yet, so probably made of spare parts

    i may need to buy another white, which will be another 5, so total it will come to 83.50, if all works out.
     
  22. EyeofSauron

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    and i forgot the pics :D

    as you can see i also accidentally colored my hair golden xD
     
  23. DaddyfromNaboo

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    That´s great work!

    Instead of the thinned PVA glue you could also use some dry wall / plaster sealant

    Tiefgrund

    At least I thought that might be the best solution, but then I found this article here: [TMP] "Gypsum plaster sealer?" Topic

    So, PVA seems to do the job as well. But then it should also work with wallpaper glue, maybe even better. *, now I feel like I need to give this a try. But when I remember your story about your whole apartment being covered in dust from sanding ...
     
  24. EyeofSauron

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    next time i will sand in the basement. its not very nice down there and i dont have a power plug, but for hand sanding, it will do.
    i am painting there as well, so meh :D

    i didnt know i could use it, but now i dont care, as i cant paint in my flat.
     
  25. EyeofSauron

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    ok im pretty * now...
    i just started detailing, and after applying another color, was wondering why it started to run.
    funny thing is, morons at the store sold me different paints, which cant be used with each other. problem is, now its too late. damage is done. also the masking tape they sold me, doesnt mask, paint runs under it. now i will have a dirty sticky paintjob, because there is no way in hell i can fix this till tuesday, if at all, because im pretty sure i cant strip paint from dry wall filler. i will let it cure completely till tomorrow, and will try to fix the damage, but at this point, i dont think it will be perfect till tuesday. still cool, but crappy execution, which i despise.


    well, at least i learned that you shouldnt trust those shop guys, and read everything on the product...
     
  26. DaddyfromNaboo

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    *. What types of paints? Go with acrylics next time.

    I´d say you can sand it off. Wipe it off, scrape the rest off, apply some of the drywall dust to the rest and sand it off.

    To get a clean line with crappy masking tape you should try and paint the edge of the applied masking tape in the color that is beneath the masking tape, i.e. the masked off area. The paint will run under the masking tape and dry, sealing off the small holes and stopping the other paint from running under the tape. Another method would be to "stipple" along the edges of the tape with an almost dry paint brush with little paint on it. it may take some time to get an even strip of paint along the masking tape, but after the stippling near the masking tape is done you can paint the larger area with broader strokes, not having to worry about the tape since you won´t touch it with the full paint.


    Good luck, go out, have a beer, kiss a girl, parteee ! ;)

    :thumbsup
     
  27. EyeofSauron

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    most are acrylics, but there is one different one, and it even says on the can: dont use with acrylics, but in the last line.
    i didnt even know there were different types till today :D
     
  28. EyeofSauron

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    so, im allmost done!
    tomorrow is D-Day, i have about 3 more hours to work on this before putting it to use.

    still to do -
    papercraft belt buckle- shouldnt take too long, it only has like 5 folds, its nothing impressive, but it will do for one day. there was no time to model a right one and stuff. maybe for my display later on

    Belt - i got a 5 bucks belt, its not wide enough, but i had to get something on short notice, as i wasnt able to sew one in time. will sew one for display, but thats later on. so i will just be adding the black lines, cutting it to size, and put in velcro in the back

    Helmet detailing - the helmet is 99 % finished. i just need to touch up the visor, as it has some paint stains from spray debris, because of the incompatible colors. i will probably just go over those stains with black sharpie, you cant see a difference anyway. also, the lines and nostrils will be done in fine sharpie

    i hope i can find a printer in time tomorrow, as my printer is dead, and all my friends dont have a color printer xD. print shop for 1 copy ftw :D


    i learned so much from this build. its my first complete project ever, i have some in various stages of completion, but this one is my first to finish
    i learned that sewing isnt that hard, learned to look at what colors you get, get the right masking tape, and lots of stuff

    i will probably die from the fumes i inhaled while painting, because my respirator gave in after 1 day, and i couldnt get a new filter in time.

    the budget didnt go up a lot since last time, i bought another can of white, a can of grey, and the belt, which comes to a sum of 15 more bucks, which makes a total of 94.50 euro. i may buy a thick sharpie tomorrow to go over the visor because i only have a fine one for lines. but it will still stay under 100 bucks. and that was the limit.

    so, here are some pics of the finished pieces:
     
  29. EyeofSauron

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    and its done. just in time. im gonna suit up now, and hopefully get some pics taken today :D

    overall im quite happy with it, i had to print out the belt buckle in a copyshop, which cost me 3.70, but didnt need the sharpie, so i stayed below 100 bucks.

    here it is all laid out on the bed, hope you like it :)
     
  30. TaylorMcManus

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    That came out really nice. Especially for under 100 bucks!
     
  31. Igniitus

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    Yeah really... I'm sure there are folks over at Rangerboards cursing your name right now, lol!
     
  32. EyeofSauron

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    ok this is while wearing it, i will probably get a better shot tomorrow. just went home to change as its really hard to wear in a crowd and i keep hitting people, who are then *.

    so im switching to something more comfortable.
     
  33. tk1055

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    Very nice job!
     
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    Nice lid!
     
  35. EyeofSauron

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    well after open back operation on my duct tape dummy, i finally got it to stand up straight again, and so i put the ranger costume on it, so you can see a full image. the chest is not quite full it seems, but it will do for now :)
     
  36. ben reilly

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    this is fantastic! i made my chest piece out of cardboard too. its good to see other costumes done on a lower budget. you should turn this in to a tutorial
     
  37. crabra comander

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    Great job! I should have followed your thread more closely!
    I have a Pink ranger helmet for my daughter and am going to the store to purchase ingredients for the paper mache clay I will be using to coat my pep! Wish me luck!
     
  38. martcpl705

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    Awesome build, reminds me of when my little sister used to come into my room so we could watch it Saturday mornings
     
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    love it eyeof i had no idea you where making a green ranger to any tips on the helmet ? pitty your not in the uk would be so cool to get a pic of you in your suit with me in my realistic ranger (as im calling it) we would look awesome together
     
  40. docholiday78

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    when it said realy low budget I was expectin like a paperbag painted green or somthin but good job man doesnt look lowbudget at all
     
  41. EyeofSauron

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    i made a standard pepakura helmet, hardened it with paper mache, and did the details with wall filler, then sealed it with pva glue. worked rather well, alltho its not as stable as fibreglass and resin.
    if i would do it again, i would mix in pva glue to the wall filler too.

    hehe yes, saturday mornings :)

    thx
     
  42. diablopartain

    diablopartain New Member

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    Good job bro!!
     
  43. puchinpurin

    puchinpurin New Member

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    pretty sweet! Thanks for sharing your non toxic method!
     
  44. 5FootNegative

    5FootNegative New Member

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    Man this was such an inspiring thread! You did an excellent job, glad to know there's still a few dedicated Mighty Morphin' fans out there!
     
  45. igstuhh

    igstuhh New Member

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    im actually following your build on how to create the helmet.. ive already did the joint compound, what pva spray did you use to seal it?
     
  46. EyeofSauron

    EyeofSauron Master Member

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    wow thats an old thread xD

    i just used regular pva glue with water, and sealed it till i had no more pores pop up.
     
  47. igstuhh

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    haah sorry for bumping an old thread from the dead but it is still an inspring build and since I was practicing on how to make a ranger helmet but on a budget and saw how yours came out. i had to give it a shot. Would you mind listing the steps on how to harden the dry wall? I am really new to this type of thing.
     
  48. EyeofSauron

    EyeofSauron Master Member

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    well if youre allready set on the drywall, thats pretty much all you need to do, and then do a water/pva glue mixture to seal it.

    i dont use drywall anymore, because while its hard, for 2 part helmets, its just not suitable because it will break out at the connections. i now use plastiform, which is a fiber modeling clay, something like paper mache clay. i do a thin coat over paper mached helmet, and then seal it with filler primer, or with pva/water mixture if i need it really cheap :) check out my newer threads for pictures :)
     
  49. igstuhh

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    sounds like another cool option I may try later :cool and alright, hopefully it cam hold up lol.. after all its a "test" build attempt rather than buying a $300 helmet. lol
     
  50. igstuhh

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    sounds like another cool option I may try later :cool and alright, hopefully it cam hold up lol.. after all its a "test" build attempt rather than buying a $300 helmet. lol
     

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