Woven Fiberglass cloth application?

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by joeyiswhammo, Apr 29, 2012.

  1. joeyiswhammo

    joeyiswhammo New Member

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    Hey guys

    Im currently working on a replica N7 helmet from the game Mass Effect, I am using the pepakura method to begin.

    I know it seems the battle hardened method of using resin then using bondo and sandingx4 then painting seems to be the most popular way. My friend suggested that I just use resin and woven fiberglass cloth after a few layers of resin to achieve the carbonfiber imitation look I am going for? Would using say something like this Black Fiberglass : Fiberglass : Chopped Strand Mat : Aerospace : E-Glass : Surfacing : Boating : Black : Gun Roving along with many coats of resin with sanding and then covering it with clearcoast and sanding be a workable solution? Sorry for my english but any help would be awesome.
    thanks
    joey
     
  2. joeyiswhammo

    joeyiswhammo New Member

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    Anyone? Someones gotta know something about this haha!



    thabumpzzzz
     
  3. Crank729

    Crank729 Sr Member

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    Using Fiberglass on the outside, is that what you are wanting to try? Because if it is, That's a bad idea...............You'll lose all the nice crisp lines and detail.Also, Fiberglass is a PAIN to sand. Just go the bondo route....as the bondo is curing us some kind of tool to engrave the pattern into the surface.
     

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