STARTHELMETGEMS ARMORCOAT –  DETAILS – [RESOURCES]

 

Here’s a list of webpages, tutorials, and materials where I got my knowledge/gear.  I’m going to assume that

HELMET
MATERIALS:
Construction:
24″ x 48″ x 1/4″ MDF – $5.66 / sheet – Home Depot
3/8″ x 48″ Dowel – $0.92 / rod – Home Depot
Bondo Body Filler – $10.97 / 32 fl. oz. – Home Depot
1″ x 48″ Dowel – $3.50 / rod – Home Depot
Assorted Grit Sandpaper Sheets – $5.47 / pack – Home Depot
Flat Red Spray Primer – $3.87 / can – Home Depot
Casting:
Rebound 25 Brush-On Silicone (Jacket Mold) – $183.72/Gallon set – Smooth-On
Plasti-Paste Trowelable Plastic (Mother Mold) – $65.15 /Gallon unit – Smooth-On
Thi-Vex Silicone thickening Agent – $15.50/Pint – Smooth-On
Mann Ease Release 200 (Mold Release Spray) – $13.20 / can – Smooth-On
Smooth-Cast 65D – $85.85/Gallon unit – Smooth-On

TUTORIALS:
Sloshed Casting – Youtube – Volpin – A very drunk Harrison Krix (AKA Volpin) shows us how to slush cast.
How to Mold a Helmet Part 1 – Youtube – xXBocephusXx – Lots of tutorials on this channel about how to mold a helmet from start to finish
How to Mold a Helmet Part 2 – Youtube – xXBocephusXx –
How to Mold a Helmet Part 3 – Youtube – xXBocephusXx –
How to Mold a Helmet Part 4 – Youtube – xXBocephusXx –
Daft Punk Helmet (Thomas) Part 1 – VolpinProps – Volpin – A Thomas Bangaltier helmet from concept to mold-ready
Daft Punk Helmet (Thomas) Part 2 – VolpinProps – Volpin – Taking the helmet from molding to ready for paint/finishing
Daft Punk Helmet (Thomas) Part 3 – VolpinProps – Volpin – Helmet completion

 

 

 

GEMS
MATERIALS:
Castin’ Craft EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy – $27.49/16-oz kit – AC Moore  (Alternate source – TAP PLASTICS)
Castin’ Craft EasyCast Clear Polyester Casting Resin – $35.19/16-oz kit – AC Moore (Alternate source – TAP PLASTICS)
Resin Dye 3 pack – $15/pack – AC Moore (Can’t find it on the website, here’s a picture)
Sculpy Clay – $2.41/2 oz – AC Moore
Metallic Foil (Red) ~ $5-$7 – AC Moore (Can’t find it on the website)
Metallic Foil (Silver)  ~ $5-$7 – AC Moore  (Can’t find it on website)
5mm Super Bright Red LED – $19.95/100 pack – SparkFun
5mm Super Bright White LED – $29.95/100 pack – SparkFun
2 AA Battery holder – $1.99/unit – Local RadioShack
Resin Mold Oval Domes 55x40mm – $8.49/unit – Etsy
Castin’ Craft Resin Spray – $6.65/can – TAP Plastics

RESOURCES:
Casting Resin Gemstones (Part 1) – Youtube – ThePropLady – a solid tutorial on how to make cast gemstones of different shapes
Casting Resin Gemstones (Part 2) – Youtube – ThePropLady – Finishing the gems including using hot glue + foiled paper for backing.
LED calculator – Don’t know what value resistor to use for your LED?  Check out this great cheat tool.

 

 

 

ARMOR
MATERIALS:
3mm EVA foam, 12″x18″ – $5.00/5 pieces – Wandy FoamEbay Store Link
6mm EVA foam, 12″x18″ – $17.00/10 pieces – Wandy FoamEbay Store Link
EVA foam flooring, 48″ x 48″ – 17.97/4 pieces – Home Depot – I don’t know exactly how thick this is, probably 0.5″, and it’s definitely not 48″ deep like the specifications say.

RESOURCES:
TheHeroTutorials: Foam Costume Playlist – Youtube – TheHeroTutorials – VERY nice set of tutorials from a few guys over at TheReplicaPropForum.com including STEALTH