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    Help a Newbie out.

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    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.

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    Re: Help a Newbie out.

    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.

    Thank you for the quick response. Which kind of paper is the best to fold? I tried folding stuff before but i kinda failed.
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    Re: Help a Newbie out.

    Quote Originally Posted by Venator Insontis View Post
    Thank you for the quick response. Which kind of paper is the best to fold? I tried folding stuff before but i kinda failed.
    you need some cardstock. 110.. grit is it called? something like that. cardstocks basically a harder version of paper, but its easy to fold and very sturdy for stuff like this

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    Re: Help a Newbie out.

    Well i will start tomorrow. It's 4am here so i have to sleep. Local hobby store here i come!

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    Re: Help a Newbie out.

    Quote Originally Posted by modman View Post
    you need some cardstock. 110.. grit is it called? something like that.
    Actually it is called 110 lb. Not grit. Grit is for sandpaper.

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    i can dig it. i knew grit was also for sand paper but i thought it was for the cardstock too, my bad

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    No apologies needed Modman!
    Last edited by DaftSauce; 9th Jul 2012 at 16:08.

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    Re: Help a Newbie out.

    For paper/cardstock the unit of measurement is GSM (grammes per square metre)

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    Re: Help a Newbie out.

    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

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