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Armor making the Kaaskop way 1 by kaaskop Armor making the Kaaskop way 1 by kaaskop
I finally had some time to make this :P
I still have to put a lot of work in my on going costume projects so this wasn't really a priority.

Anyways Part 1 features the cardboard construction of the helmet from my armor concept.
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:iconstandingdesk:
StandingDesk Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2014
Where would you normally get 1mm cardboard from?
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:iconjbrenham:
jbrenham Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2014
Lovely tutorial. It's quite inspiring.
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HuorNolatari Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014
awesome work man, thanks a lot for the tutorial :)
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megamerd Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
please make more of this this. i found this tutorial is the best I've found on the internet. it can be applied to any type of cos-play or armor construction. also i would love it if you could post more of your rough work, i found your sketches proportioned well.
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moon-pencil273 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2013
if you don't mind me asking, how did you draw the arches for the frame to get the curves so clean. I mostly free-handing them right now, and im not to happy with the results. thanks
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kaaskop Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
Free-hand, but if you have trouble making curves you can get these templates that look a bit like ice-skate-irons that you can get at an art supply store.
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moon-pencil273 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013
ok, thanks for the advice.
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Magic-Phantom153 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2013
nice!
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DaVinciAirsoft Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Looks great man, i find this very helpful :D
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Burnoutkid89 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012
any patterns for sizing and correct cutting?
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:iconkaaskop:
kaaskop Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2012
Sorry there aren't any patterns.
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Pink-Lightnings Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is one of the most helpful things I've ever seen. Just a few questions, though:

Would this work for making something more rounded, like a motorcycle helmet?

What do you use as a cushion between the inside of the helmet and your head?
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kaaskop Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011
It's almost impossible to make something perfectly round with purely cardboard.
To make it rounder you need more "segments" and you have to make it rounded by applying something, for example a car-body-filler like Bondo and sand it.

To cushion it I just going to glue some foam on the inside.
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Pink-Lightnings Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Yeah, I was thinking Bondo would have to get involved in this somewhere. Thanks, man!
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kaaskop Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2011
No problem, at first I wasn't a big fan of Bondo. It requires a lot more work but the result with it is great. Your prop gets a lot stronger and you get a solid finish so I really start to appreciate it.
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zanruos Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2011
hey can u gie me tips on making a helmet of my own its my avatart i have some ic in my gallery
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narutardcosplay Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2011
whats the foam called
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narutardcosplay Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
what is the frame made out of
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:iconkaaskop:
kaaskop Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
100% cardboard construction.
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narutardcosplay Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
thats fantastic n where u gt they cardboard
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kaaskop Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2011
got the cardboard at an artsupply shop.
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narutardcosplay Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011
awesome so im making a space marine costume what would u suggest to use
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kaaskop Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
totaly depends on your budget.
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narutardcosplay Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
something under 500
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kaaskop Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2011
A new popular way of making armor is with a type of foam used for floor mats. You could look into that.
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SlaaneshBeBe Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student
I train makeing patterns for fantasy armours at my work now
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SamGoddard Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Student
just amazing
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SerenadeStrong Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
very cool. I'm amazed it winds up looking so clean. Do you coat or cover it with anything before you wear it?
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kaaskop Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
It's going to be covered with parquete floor laquere and to touch up some areas I'm going to use carbody filler.
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dburgo9 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
Dude like i said b4 gr8 work do have any 360 view of it ???
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kaaskop Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2010
nope
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Garchompguy11 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2010
Dutchness?
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Mommy-Silver Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2010  Hobbyist Writer
O_O wow... ik moet je toch maar 's gaan toevoegen op DA... jou werk is een goede bron voor cosplays etc. ^^

Dank je :hug:
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DardekIronforge Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2010
Cmon man you gotta give us part 2.

What do I do next? How complex can you GO with this?
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kaaskop Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2010
Sorry, I haven't been able to work on it, I haven't even been able to work on the suit it self.
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Ferdomir Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
lijkt me wel fijn, ik wou altijd al eens een armour maken maar ik had geen idee hoe, bedankt voor al de prachtige deviations in je gallery ^^
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kaaskop Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2010
thanks, ik moet eigenlijk een keer deel 2 in elkaar zetten...
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ExistingViolation Featured By Owner May 30, 2010
i saw this on 4chan's cgl board, and i was so inspired that i made a few calls. Now I have about 15 pounds of cardboard now, and a burning intent to create. Thank you.
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kaaskop Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
that's good to hear! anything in mind on what you are going to make?
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ExistingViolation Featured By Owner May 31, 2010
No idea unfortunately. Im not much into mecha's. Im more of those sleek android fans, which doesn't quite compliment a cardboard structure. Right now im open to suggestions, got any?
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kaaskop Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
What about a light to medium type battle armor heavily inspired on stealth bombers. Because stealth bombers have these triangular shapes, which is easy to make with cardboard. This way it's an easy step into making armor, I even would be willing to make a design.
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ExistingViolation Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
:) You seem inspired, and I have to admit im quite curious. Mind throwing me a rough sketch?
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kaaskop Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2010
No problem, I'll make one tomorrow!
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QUICKMASTER Featured By Owner May 21, 2010  Student Filmographer
GENIUS!!!!!!!!!!
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Warl88 Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! :clap:
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Uratz-Studios Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
This is a great tutorial! Can't wait to see part 2!
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kaaskop Featured By Owner May 16, 2010
thanks, no idea when part 2 comes out :P
Part 2 will be the chest plate.
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Uratz-Studios Featured By Owner May 16, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I always struggle to make helmets with a lot of symmetry now I got a clue thanks to you!
U use card board or something
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kaaskop Featured By Owner May 17, 2010
Symmetry is really hard, the helmet in the tutorial still isn't perfectly symmetrical but it looks good allright and the approach works pretty well.
The building material is cardboard, it's cheap and easy to work with.
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Uratz-Studios Featured By Owner May 17, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Thanks man. Keep up the good work. Look forward to more tuts
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