Archive | May, 2014

Magneto Build

22 May

*Started with one of those plastic football helmets. Removed the facemask and any buttons/bolts.
*Used wire mesh & cut out a mold for the neck and chin pieces. Screwed it into the helmet and then used drywall fill to sculpt it.

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*Cut a piece for the triangular peak that goes between the eyes.
* Sanding & molding. Sanding & molding.

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*Added some red paint before it’s finished because I was looking for the right color.

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*More drywall filler and more sanding…
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*Used a metallic paint first. It helped show imperfections and also looked really cool.
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*More molding, filling and sanding. Then the red paint that I think looked the best.
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*Used play dough to mold the crown piece. Let it dry, painted it, and screwed it into the helmet.
*Used craft foam-paper to cut out the purple boarder around the helmet. Super glued it on.
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*Finishing the purple edging.
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*Helmet all finished. Added padding on the inside around the edge, top and forehead.

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*Bought one of those Lycra full body suits. Used purple spray paint to add muscles and paint the neck area purple.
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*Cut out a foam chest piece and bought the Styrofoam half-balls from a craft store. Painted them purple with silver shaded on the top for metal effect.
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*Spay Painted gloves, under wear, a belt and gauntlets for the arms and legs.
* Bought purple metallic fabric for a cape.
* Attached chest piece, cape, shoulder pads to backpack straps for mobility.
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*My son was Wolverine.
I think the Magneto came together pretty good. Some of the foam and super glue didn’t agree for the whole day, but overall it’s held together nicely.