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NIKON
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COOLPIX L12
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Thomas by ScannerJOE Thomas by ScannerJOE
This is my wife wearing the Thomas costume as she recently became a Daft Punk fan since their appearence in TRON movie.

Here i made the helmet using cardboard only (yes carboard, NO mache at all) with a new technique i developed to make perfect spheric surfaces with very thick cardboard. The gloves are my wife's work using thermoformed EVA.

The 80 leds were simulated using semi-transparent resin, there are only 10 ultra high intensity leds inside the helmet.

UPDATE:
Now you can download all of the files needed to build it at [link] everything is in there. Enjoy the papercraft.
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diegoahb Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Student
Hi, first of all I want to thank you for sharing this amazing papercraft model. I have a doubt about it, did you print it on A4 cardboard? Because I started it today and it looks a bit smaller
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ScannerJOE Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I don't know if it'll fit the A4 page's width, so maybe the printing software is scaling the model down. Anyway try to set your printing preferences to "no scale" and see if it doesn´t get clipped on the sides.
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diegoahb Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Student
I scaled it to fit the A4 page, finished it and turned out good! Thanks anyway.
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HeavensDawn Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Do you think a similar build could be made out of craft foam/styrene and epoxy using a heat gun? I've seen a lot of tutorials that use premade real biker helmets for the spherical shape. Do you think I'd just have to glue things in parts underneath and use styrene to overlayer the final product? 
Also, do you think three 9.5 inch 12V LED strips would be efficient/bright enough to shine through the polarized film+acetate? For polarized film, I would assume that you used car tint, correct?
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iamtheNoNamer Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Hi, This is great :eager:
I have one question. What did you use for the visor?
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ScannerJOE Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Transparent acetate, covered with black polarized paper. Read my posts at [link] for further reference.
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iamtheNoNamer Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thank You :dummy:
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R-manQuick Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012
will you make a helmet of Guy Manuel De Homem Christo?
by the way, i have a one technology, to make it out of epoxy.
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ScannerJOE Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I've been tempted/invited to do it before but since there are already a some good paper models of Guy and since it is not really a papercraft-only prop, there's a lack of motivation to me. You'll (for sure) have no problem to find a decent papercraft of Guys' Helmet or a 3D model i think.
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SUBJECT-241 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2012
Could you go into a bit more detail on how you worked the LED's? I really want to make one of these.
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