These might be black liners that run along the edge of the helmet, stickers, or molding. Your goal is to have your helmet looking smooth, with only the shining chrome pieces showing. Instead, you can download these templates and then print them out. These templates will ensure that your mask face is the proper size and shape when you add them to your helmet. Print the templates on the card-stock. Doing this will form the face of your mask.
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These might be black liners that run along the edge of the helmet, stickers, or molding. Your goal is to have your helmet looking smooth, with only the shining chrome pieces showing. Instead, you can download these templates and then print them out. These templates will ensure that your mask face is the proper size and shape when you add them to your helmet.
Print the templates on the card-stock. Doing this will form the face of your mask. Craft foam can also work well for adding extra support. Apply any support to the back or inside of the mask.
Now that you have your cardstock face attached to the helmet you will want to cover them in either the mirror replacement sheets or vinyl. This will cover up the paper texture and give your mask a shiny metallic look. Cut the mirror sheets or vinyl to the sizes of your mask face and glue them on to complete the look. After painting the mask you can apply the silver metallic vinyl. You will to cut two soda cans in half to create the ears of your mask.
The part you will be attaching to your mask is the bottom half of the soda cans. Attach one of the soda can bottoms on each side of the mask with glue or hot glue. Cut the cans in half, going around the middle of the can. You want to end up with the bottom of the can for use on your mask.
Take your clear plastic sheet and cut it to the size that you will need to completely cover the visor area of your mask. After your visor has been cutout, tinted, and dried you can attach it to your mask.
You will be attaching it to the inside of your mask using your hot glue gun or other adhesive. Gluing it to the inside of your mask will help hide the glue and keep your masking looking clean. Apply your adhesive inside the mask, around the edge where the hole for the visor is.
Stick the visor to the inside of the mask by placing it so that it comes in contact with your glue. Putting the visor on the inside of your helmet will help keep its visible lines clean and flush with the outside of the mask.
You can also place your visor in the mask and then tape it in place. Before you install your LED belt buckle you will need to program it.
Programming your LED belt buckle will allow you to display anything you might want to when your mask is being worn. Think about programming in some of your favorite lyrics or other Daft Punk icons.
Many LED belt buckles will allow for a number of words to be programmed into them. The last step in completing your helmet it to attach the LED belt buckle to your visor. Tape the LED belt buckle to the inside center of your visor. This will allow any programmed text or images to be seen through the visor, completing your Daft Punk mask. You should be able to see the LEDs through the front of the visor. However, you will still be able to see through the rest of the visor just fine.
Make any adjustments that you might need to.
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Download Step Thermoforming So for this part I had to build my own thermoforming machine from scratch. My box held a 12x18 sheet of plastic, which was too small for the mold i was using. I am considering making a 24x24 thermoformer, and you should make one this size if you are going to build one for this. Anyway, what ended up happening was we used the thermoformer to get the shape close, and then used a heatgun to get the bubbles and creases out. The mold was so big that the plastic pulled off of the board and wouldnt create a seal for the vacuum to use, so the only thing forming it was the pressure i was putting down. If you have no clue what thermoforming is, basically you heat up plastic to the point where it flexes, and in theory, you pull it down over a mold, and when the vacuum is turned on, it sucks the plastic down around the mold to create a copy of whatever you put on the machine.
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