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Armor making the Kaaskop way 1

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By kaaskop   |   
Published: March 11, 2010
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I finally had some time to make this :P
I still have to put a lot of work in my on going costume projects so this wasn't really a priority.

Anyways Part 1 features the cardboard construction of the helmet from my armor concept.
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AllyEnderman's avatar
AllyEndermanHobbyist Traditional Artist
This is a really inventive way of doing this! I really like it! Thanks for the tutorial!
jeffbedash325's avatar
jeffbedash325Professional
i am inspired with this! going to try it with eva foam :)
StandingDesk's avatar
Where would you normally get 1mm cardboard from?
jbrenham's avatar
Lovely tutorial. It's quite inspiring.
HuorNolatari's avatar
awesome work man, thanks a lot for the tutorial :)
megamerd's avatar
please make more of this this. i found this tutorial is the best I've found on the internet. it can be applied to any type of cos-play or armor construction. also i would love it if you could post more of your rough work, i found your sketches proportioned well.
moon-pencil273's avatar
if you don't mind me asking, how did you draw the arches for the frame to get the curves so clean. I mostly free-handing them right now, and im not to happy with the results. thanks
kaaskop's avatar
Free-hand, but if you have trouble making curves you can get these templates that look a bit like ice-skate-irons that you can get at an art supply store.
moon-pencil273's avatar
ok, thanks for the advice.
DaVinciAirsoft's avatar
DaVinciAirsoftHobbyist General Artist
Looks great man, i find this very helpful :D
Burnoutkid89's avatar
any patterns for sizing and correct cutting?
kaaskop's avatar
Sorry there aren't any patterns.
Pink-Lightnings's avatar
Pink-LightningsHobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is one of the most helpful things I've ever seen. Just a few questions, though:

Would this work for making something more rounded, like a motorcycle helmet?

What do you use as a cushion between the inside of the helmet and your head?
kaaskop's avatar
It's almost impossible to make something perfectly round with purely cardboard.
To make it rounder you need more "segments" and you have to make it rounded by applying something, for example a car-body-filler like Bondo and sand it.

To cushion it I just going to glue some foam on the inside.
Pink-Lightnings's avatar
Pink-LightningsHobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I was thinking Bondo would have to get involved in this somewhere. Thanks, man!
kaaskop's avatar
No problem, at first I wasn't a big fan of Bondo. It requires a lot more work but the result with it is great. Your prop gets a lot stronger and you get a solid finish so I really start to appreciate it.
zanruos's avatar
hey can u gie me tips on making a helmet of my own its my avatart i have some ic in my gallery
narutardcosplay's avatar
what is the frame made out of
kaaskop's avatar
100% cardboard construction.
narutardcosplay's avatar
thats fantastic n where u gt they cardboard
kaaskop's avatar
got the cardboard at an artsupply shop.
narutardcosplay's avatar
awesome so im making a space marine costume what would u suggest to use
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