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Help a Newbie out.9th Jul 2012, 03:09 #1
I have no experience in sculpting,molding,electronics or building. But i want to build a mask. It will be hard but i will manage (Google is your friend). I came to this forum to ask what materials are good for making a sculpt. Thanks in advance.
Re: Help a Newbie out.9th Jul 2012, 03:23 #2
Well, it depends on your skill set.
If you are after a nice piece but not 100 percent accuracy, I recommend Pepakura. It is a Japanese program than transfers a computer animated 3D model into foldable paper shapes. If you look around at some build threads here you can see some really great Pepakura builds. TheRPF is also a great place to look for tips on Pepakura.
Scratch builds are, in my opinion, the hardest, but usually the most accurate. If you want to know more about the process I would look into Volpin's builds, PedroAloha's, or sorenzo's, off the top of my head.
Pepakura uses many materials, including Fubreglass, Polyester filler, Primer, and paint.
Scratch builds use LOTS of different materials, and each builder has different methods. It's really up to you.
Just look around the forum, you'll find many different resources and references for building a helmet.
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Re: Help a Newbie out.9th Jul 2012, 03:47 #5
Well i will start tomorrow. It's 4am here so i have to sleep. Local hobby store here i come!
Re: Help a Newbie out.9th Jul 2012, 04:33 #6
Re: Help a Newbie out.9th Jul 2012, 18:06 #9
For paper/cardstock the unit of measurement is GSM (grammes per square metre)
Re: Help a Newbie out.10th Jul 2012, 05:03 #10
Pedro, are you by chance European? I'm American and I am positive this is how we measure paper thickness in the USA. Europe and most other countries uses the metric system while we use the, well, AMERICAN SYSTEM I guess (such as inches, feet, yards, etc.) Here is a picture of a paper package from Officemax to prove my point. http://www.officemax.com/office-supp...ct-prod2460256