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(05/17/2000•19:15) When I Try Making A Helmet The Cardboard underneath Falls in [edit]Archive Message 
by Anonymous

When I tried to make a helmet the cardboard soggy and falls in. I really need help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(05/18/2000•14:06) Hint [edit]Archive Message 
by Lord Bacodus

I didn't use cardboard when making mine, I actually used heavy paper to form the general idea of my helmet... I Used less watery paper mache and just held up the mold and the helmet with my hands...It took me a while but my helmet held up fairly well....I'll probably end up using it as a form to make myself a leather helmet sometime this year...

-Lord Bacodus

(06/07/2000•07:28) Masking tape -- use plenty of it [edit]Archive Message 
by William Yu

Before applying the paper mache, I cover the entire helmet frame with masking tape. This will protect the cardboard from getting too soggy. Also, I like to apply the paper mache to the inside of the helmet first. After it dries, it forms additional support for the outside.

(10/29/2000•05:44) Untitled [edit]Archive Message 
by liz

I wished I'd read this about 24 hours ago. My helmet now has 1 layer of strips on the outside and is in serious need of reinforcement.

That I needed masking tape occurred to me last night at about 2:00 a.m.

Thanks for the helpful tips.


(06/20/2005•15:26) i'm havin some trouble... [edit]Samurai 
by Samurai

My helmet won't stay holding up. Do i have to use a template like a biker's helmet or something? Cuz I don't really wanna get glue in my hair! :P

Thanks for all the great tips!

(Message edited on 06/20/2005 17:41:25 by Samurai)

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