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my halo helmet by Avatar67 my halo helmet by Avatar67
started this around the first week of july.

I've been working on this off and on for those couple months but don't get me wrong it took forever.

So this is my second attempt at, as many of you have guessed, a halo helmet. (my first attempt was just bad...but I didn't know a thing about fiber glassing at the time and I was around 13...)

its made from a pepakura file. basically if you guys haven't heard of this method (you can google it...) its a way to make armor which is:
print out deisgn, take forever cutting/glueing./folding, find out if its the right size, do last steps over again until it is(and on carstock paper), fiberglass, sand, sand, sand, bondo, sand, did I mention sand?, paint, pad, make sure it fits

also for this piece I wired in four led lights and a fan (which glows blue :D )

If their are any questions or anything I'd be happy to help (I know when trying to find reference for some of the led or helmet fan detail I had some trouble so...)

I'll be wearing this armor this wekend at the nycc, hope to see you guys there!
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silvereyedsurfer Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2011
hi i am having trouble putting height and stuff can u help??? am 6 ft tall am starting on a noob saibot mk mask cause its small and its the first time making pepakura things thats the only problem i have man cause the other thing are a bit easier than putting the heigh correct and hoping the blueprints come perfect can u help??? awesome helmet man wow u must be proud of it wish i could feel like u right now lol
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Avatar67 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2011
hey. well to be completely honest making things in pepakura for the first time is a real pain in the butt -_-'
I think i had to make this helmet 2 or 3 times before i got it the right size. (and i'm happy to hear you like it :D )
A lot of pepakura files, for halo especially, are oddly sized (spartan or grunt sized). Many files will specify one way or another (in small print in the actual pep. file). So many are built for someone roughly 7 feet tall. I'm 5'9 and a lot of my pieces ended up being sized down to 80% the original pep. size.

But with things such as head and chest pieces this scaling changes. My family tends to have a hard time finding hats (and you want to be able to easily remove your helmet) so this picture above is at 110% of the pepakura file. For chest pieces you have to consider the width of your rib cage and shoulders (for arm mobility) so I've sized my chest piece at 110% as well (though I could have fit into 100%)
So for this helmet you're planning on making I would assume it was built for someone with an 'average' sized head. (though i don't know how tall the actual character is) so depending on your head size i would say build it at either 100% or 110% (I would also suggest making it in regular paper first as a test run, card stock is kind of expensive) If I was you I would build it at 110% first. It'll hopefully be big enough and if you plan on padding it and fiber-glassing it later it will be more comfortable.
If you have anymore questions just let me know, I hope this helped. :)
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silvereyedsurfer Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011
thanks alot .. know i understand more about scaling lol i did my handplates already but now am having another problem lol folding i kinda suck at folding this cardstock paper and like 20 people tell me is better and easy to score the lines with an exacto knife witch i have but dont and still dnt understand what is score the lines lol
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Avatar67 Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011
I'm glad i could help :D
(Sorry it took me awhile to respond...) but as far as folding i suggest u start your folds by pressing down the middle of the fold then crease to each side with a finger to smooth it out. (Err I don't know if that is very clear but I usually use my two pointer fingers, next to each other in the mid-fold and then move them away from each other to flatten the rest.)
so something like: <-----X----->

Then when you have that base fold just slide a ruler over it with a little bit of pressure. This will make a more crisp fold.
Hope this helps, and I know you'll get the hang of it eventually good luck with your costume :)
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gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Student General Artist
Amazing as always~

And no I don't believe you mentioned sanding. :iconawesomecatplz:
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Avatar67 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
hmmm....r u sure?
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gavi-gavi Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010  Student General Artist
I'm berry sure. :iconnotimpressedplz:
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Avatar67 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2010
okay. I'm berry
...sorry I asked -_-'
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