VariablePenguin's Props and Stuff

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VariablePenguin's Props and Stuff

Postby VariablePenguin » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:01 pm

I've decided to try my hand at making a Magneto helmet for a Halloween costume I'm planning for this year. I'm going with the version from X-Men First Class at the end when he's all Mag'd out. Using a pepakura file and card stock. Will be resining and fiberglassing when done.
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Postby VariablePenguin » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:04 pm

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I accidentally printed out the comic version, but I figured I might as well put it together and not waste the cardstock.
But I did put together the right one too!

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Obviously having little issue with the "prongs"? I guess. I'll just tape them together when I'm doing the resin and fiberglass.
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Postby VariablePenguin » Fri Jul 01, 2011 6:52 pm

Just realized I had forgotten to glue on the rim parts.
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It looks like they helped pull it back into shape a little more. Now I'm sure I can fix it when I do the resin step.
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Postby VariablePenguin » Fri Jul 01, 2011 7:03 pm

Here's few costumes I've made/put together in the past.
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Joker | Sirius Black | Mal Reynolds | Dark Jedi | The Crow
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Mal's Gun (painted and put together)
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Postby Pock63 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:47 pm

How does the resin and fiberglass work? I've alweyse been interested in making props but I don't have the money for it right now.
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Postby VariablePenguin » Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:52 pm

I've never really done it myself, but I've read up ALOT on it in the past few months. You coat the outside with resin, let it dry and then put fiberglass cloth and resin on the inside to reinforce it further. Then you use some sort of filler (like Bondo or something similar) on the outside to get it the right shape and get rid of the angles.

You can find tutorials on it on therpf.com, mercs.firespray.net or on Halo costuming forums. I think the Halo stuff is really what popularized the pepakura technique.
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Postby VariablePenguin » Thu Jul 07, 2011 5:30 pm

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cut into the helmet a bit on the sides to correct the warping and secured it with this brace in the front. Also reinforced some of the corners with just a higher quantity of Elmer's to stiffen them more so they'll survive my move in a few days.
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Re: VariablePenguin's Props and Stuff

Postby gearseffect » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:41 am

Did you post more pics of the Mags Helmet here then at the soup? :lol:
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