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PROJECT: Head Strike (costume)
« on: April 17, 2012, 11:00:17 AM »

hey hey

Got a project that's nearing completion. My Halloween costume. It's a Strike Freedom helmet!

This was my initial photoshop mockup.


Modelled in Maya. Getting ready for Pepakura(papercraft)


Fast forward a bit...


I'll post more WIP pictures when I get home.
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Re: PROJECT: Head Strike (costume)
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2012, 11:06:12 AM »

Holy crap! That's amazing!

More more!

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Re: PROJECT: Head Strike (costume)
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2012, 11:14:39 AM »

wow thats crazy kool and its papercraft so i can do that lol, any chance youll be sharing the design?
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Re: PROJECT: Head Strike (costume)
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2012, 01:42:46 PM »

Jesus that's amazing!! Moar pictures!!!!
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Re: PROJECT: Head Strike (costume)
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2012, 03:59:05 PM »

thanks guys.

Fury-s12: Sure. I have no problem sharing those files. I have to clean them up a bit though. It's a little messy. Unless you're good with Maya. I'm a little busy with fabricating the chest right now. I have a short deadline to get this costume done before this Saturday's cosplay event.
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« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2012, 04:17:06 PM »

Meanwhile, I'll just post random progress pics of the build. Slowly bringing you guys up to speed:

Here, the helmet shell is all paper... or to be more exact, 100lbs card stock. I reinforced the paper with laminating resin. To give it rigidity and strength.


Bunch of electronics I'm putting into it. Couple fans for air circulation, switches for lights, etc.


The V-fins are made of 0.08" gauge plastic sheet. I'll be using a lot of it here and there.


Here, I layered some cloth into some resin. Binding it all together to form a composite material. Super strong at this point!! I could use fibreglass or carbon fiber, but that route is too expensive. But, it's the same process. Hanging to dry.


At my workbench. Forming the V-fins.


Oh yea.. the face.. it retracts! I imagine the tiny eye holes wouldn't be sufficient enough for vision. So, a requirement to pivot it out of the way on occasion.
A video of it in action:
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Re: PROJECT: Head Strike (costume)
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2012, 04:43:00 PM »

wow it just gets better n better crazy stuff, there is a cosplay thread floating about with some pretty crazy get ups for inspiration

as for the sharing i was hoping the papercraft template of the head would be an easy thing to crappily recreate lol judgin by the amount of work your putting into it id say not
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2012, 05:47:27 PM »

wow it just gets better n better crazy stuff, there is a cosplay thread floating about with some pretty crazy get ups for inspiration

as for the sharing i was hoping the papercraft template of the head would be an easy thing to crappily recreate lol judgin by the amount of work your putting into it id say not

I was never into cosplay. But, this was a dream of mine for.. well.. since forever. Who doesn't want to be a big giant robot?! AMIRITE?!?

The paper craft file is like any other. It's similar to your samurai gundam... just bigger. A lot bigger. It's actually EASIER to build because the tabs are huge. Only problem is because it's huge, there's lots of cutting, folding, and glueing. But, it's easy.

You don't need to go to the extreme like I did. I did it as an exercise really. Because I can. And I love to challenge myself that way.
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Re: PROJECT: Head Strike (costume)
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2012, 06:06:53 PM »

Ye im not into cos play either but I'll be a giant robot any day lol, and in that case I'd love for you to share it again haha
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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2012, 06:12:21 PM »

Fan placement:



Solid now. All the fabric/resin all layered up. Super stiff.


Inside view of the hinge mechanism. Simple pivot.


Diagram of airflow:
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Re: PROJECT: Head Strike (costume)
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2012, 07:03:54 PM »

This is impressive! You could probably make a large standing gundam display too  :o
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« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2012, 04:04:15 AM »

This is impressive! You could probably make a large standing gundam display too  :o
Thanks, well.. when I'm not wearing it.. it will be a 'standing gundam display'! hehe
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« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2012, 04:26:06 AM »

Devil's in the details:
One of the demands on this project for me was to NOT take any shortcuts. It's a learning experience in what my abilities are. Always pushing the boundaries. It's a personal journey. It's a philosophy of mine.

I could simply draw or paint the details in.. but.. that would be easy. hehe Besides, making them rather than drawing them give the helmet a whole new level of dimension. Much more satisfying to the viewer.



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« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2012, 05:55:43 PM »

Bought a couple of LED flashlights from the dollarstore. Cut them out and detailed them:





Painted the inside matte black:


Cutting out the nostrils. These are actually functional nostrils as there will be a mini fan pulling fresh air through them!


Thruster detail:





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« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2012, 05:57:38 PM »

Mohawk dressing:


Daughter test fitting the helmet:
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