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    My Guy Manuel Build - WIP

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    Hey guys, just wanted to post a little write up on my progress. This is the same info that I posted on TheRPF. I don't have a lot of pictures right now, but will post more in a little bit to show the sides and what not as they sit now, as most of these pictures were when I first started a few weeks ago, and a good bit has been fixed since then.

    This is my first real build and I wanted to share it with everyone since I got a lot of help from old threads/asking members questions. It isn't extremely accurate since I drew the template freehand and because of that, I've had to redo a couple of things. Also, my methods probably aren't the best, but now I'm getting the hang of this and I have a better idea of what helps and what hinders progress.



    I started off with pink insulation foam and carved it into the general shape of the helmet.



    Eventually got to this, but was alerted to the fact that the front of the helmet looked "squished" in.



    This is before the chin was taken back down to foam and corrected. It also shows an idea I had for the ear pieces, but scrapped. Also, I used bondo on top of the foam, with a layer of glue in between. One thing I learned, even after scuffing up the duct tape, bondo doesn't hold as well to the tape compared to the rest of the helmet. Also, I know that it's best to have the bondo as smooth as possible, to save time sanding and also to prevent wasting it, but I get impatient sometimes. Oh well, I bought an orbital sander, so getting it smooth didn't take too long.



    This is how it sits now. I need to finish sanding the back and sides, and then I'm working on the ears tomorrow.



    Testing out the code that James Moss provided to Volpin for his helmet. Took a little bit of trial and error, but I should be good to go now.

    Just wanted to say thanks to Thermistor and Volpin for answering my questions and for providing good info/detail on their projects.

    Also, here is a shot of a Stay Puft costume I made 2 years ago. Not as pro as the other projects on this site, but still a hit!





    Thanks!

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    There's always some dumb kid dressed as the joker ಠ_ಠ

    Stay Puft is the sheet!

    Can't wait to get one of your helmets and wire it up.

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    Re: My Guy Manuel Build - WIP

    Haha, that's Carlo, Jon's brother if you couldn't tell.

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