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Unread 04-26-2013, 01:19 AM   #1
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Yoshimitsu Helmet?

I plan to attend Acen this year as Yoshimitsu
( http://store.steampowered.com/app/21...y?snr=1_700_4_) ,
from Street Fighter x Tekken, but I don't know how to make/finish the helmet.

About a year ago,I bought a shiny reflective and gold halloween mask that heavily resembled Yoshimitsu.
http://imageshack.us/a/img838/8889/i...0423084123.jpg

The plan was to create the rest of the helmet because the mask only hours up to my ears.
The problem is, though, is that I'm not even sure what the mask is made from and I don't want the rest of the helmet to look and feel too different from the mask. I also don't know what exactly to make the helmet.
Maybe this video will help you guys to figure out the material:

Right now,I have an in progres cardboard helmet made from reading Featherweight's tutorial.
http://imageshack.us/a/img209/3797/i...0423085018.jpg

Since I only have moneys for model magic, I'd rather refrain from covering everything in it, as I'd like to keep the glossy metallic surface. Any ideas? But if I had to,I would.
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Unread 04-29-2013, 02:58 AM   #2
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I'd personally stay away from Model Magic. It shrinks a ton and as a result cracks easily. Not to mention it takes 3 or 4 days to truly cure.

When I'm building a helmet from an existing structure I usually adhere the two structures with a suitable glue, then blend the seam line with bondo auto body filler. My Zhou Tai helmet started out as a construction helmet, but with enough bondo you can hide the seams.

This is the same in that your existing structure is on the face, and you have to now make the dome. Here is a link to my build log. Hope it helps.

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Unread 04-29-2013, 05:22 PM   #3
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So should I use the same pvc stuff or just go from where I am?

Also, any specific kind of this bondo stuff I should get?

Sorry, I'm new at this material knowledge.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 10:15 AM   #4
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So when I cover the dome with the bondo, how would I make it look glossy and shiny like the mask?

If this is possible.
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Unread 05-01-2013, 08:35 PM   #5
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you sand it super smooth. then use a high gloss spray paint
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Thanks, but one more question. What do I use to sand it?
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Unread 05-04-2013, 03:24 AM   #7
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sand paper! work up in grit ( i usually start w a medium and work up to a lighter sand)
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Unread 05-04-2013, 11:55 AM   #8
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Thanks!
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Unread 05-11-2013, 07:28 PM   #9
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I have another question for anyone who can help.

So after buying the Auto Body Filler and running dry of funds, I find out from other tutorials that coating the helmet with FiberGlass or something makes it sturdier.

My question is if it's safe or wise to just cover the somewhat wobbly cardboard dome and rest of the helmet with Bondo. Is it just recommended to have Fiberglass or is it mostly optional?
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Unread 05-12-2013, 09:12 PM   #11
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Fiberglass is what gives it structure. Bondo, while stiff, is also incredibly brittle. If you would like the helmet itself to have any kind of survivability outside of 1 con I would highly recommend glassing the helmet.
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