Scout Trooper lid...an alternative pep build..

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by hooper, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. hooper

    hooper Active Member

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    After having a little break from my stormtrooper build I decided to get cracking with my Scout Trooper lid. After certain issues I had with the last build, I decided to try and get it somewhat accurate before the bondo was applied.

    As this is more like a sculpt and im going to be either vac forming or creating a mold from it, and the fact that i'm severely restricted in the money department, I decided to try and sculpt from expanding foam (as I had a spare can already in the garage).....

    Pepped and filled with foam....

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    a day or so later, I started removing the pep, just leaving the foam and started hacking!

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    started adding bondo to those potholes!
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    not sure if it will work out as planned, but only one way to find out!!!!!
     
  2. dkaniel

    dkaniel Sr Member

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    How badly did the expanding foam distort the exterior of the Pep Helmet? It looks like a few areas bust their seams?
     
  3. hooper

    hooper Active Member

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    It wasn't too bad to be honest, I coated the outside with a layer of resin (its one I acquired from work and doesn't go as hard as fiberglass resin). I should really have done it in a few goes instead of all at once!

    It's really easy to work with a Sharp knife, plus it sands down too.

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  4. Fierfek

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    Interesting, I've known about this method in theory, but haven't really seen this used on pepakura helmets. I hope this build goes well for you and I will be following this build with great interest. That great stuff is a pain to get off your hands before it cures if you don't wear gloves.
     
  5. hooper

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    Cheers mate, its going pretty well at the moment so fingers crossed....and yes, the stuff sticks like **** to a blanket!

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