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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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ScannerJOE Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Check the answer here [link]
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MasqueVivi Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work! I know the helmet is made of cardboard but what material is it that you've used to get it so awesome and shiny? Metallic paint?
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ScannerJOE Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks, here's is my now-not-so-secret technique:

Apply 3 coats of water diluted white glue (50%-50% mix) this make the opaline cardboard shine. I let the white glue dry on every coat (yes you must be patient). Then just use metallic spray paint.

And there you are, that's why you need thick cardboard or it wouldn't survive such a process. And now that you know i'll have to kill you and all of my readers hahahaha! ... nah! just kidding, enjoy the knowledge.
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MasqueVivi Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ahaha, thank you so kindly! Really great technique.
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J-25 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011  Student Digital Artist
awesome work! You'r the # one!! Have you thought about share the file? It would be the best surprise ever!!
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ScannerJOE Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You can count on it, i want to share my technique. I'm waiting for my wife's approval, she has the exclusive right now. Please be patient, it won't take long, i promise
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J-25 Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Oh thanks you, I'll be patient because it's an awesome work =P
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NenaRock Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
oh my god
i'm doing the other helmet of daft punk *_*

this is fantastic !
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ScannerJOE Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!, and good luck it is a bigger challenge than this one.
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