|(02/25/2003•02:44) helmet project ||skorpio |
somebody help me out before I take a pickaxe to this thing. I'm making a robot-type helmet for a class. I've got the basic thing made out of cardboard. I tried covering it with plaster and it cracked and all kinds of junk. What can I put over the cardboard to get a smooth, carveable suface that can be painted too?|
|(03/06/2003•16:54) helmet project ||wyu |
Don't put plaster over it as the first coat. You need something else that will give it strength and keep the helmet from flexing which cracks the plaster. What I do is one coat of paper mache first, fill in with padding (e.g. paper + masking tape) and then another coat over that. That then lets you put the plaster on.|
|(04/11/2003•10:51) helmet project ||Vladimyr |
Try using Bondo to cover the helmet. It's the fiberglass puddy they use to fill holes and such for autobody repair. It's great for use in making costume armor.|
You can get it at WalMart in the automotive or any auto supply store.