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One of the two spray foam goblin helmets I had to carve really quickly. This one is ready for Halloween!
Both helmet designs were based on LOTR orc helmets.
This one almost has a Cylon Centurion look to it.
It's painted with a base of flat black spray paint and acrylic colors for the ancient, rusted metal look. used thumb tacks for the rivets.
The other helmet sold on EBay for $35.
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InKibus Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2008  Professional General Artist
Pretty darn good! The aging effects look really super.
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

I may be in trouble if I ever have to do smooth, non-decayed armor though!!
Thanks for adding the Bob images to your collection!

~D
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alrach Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008
Wow! Do I see air bubbles in the foam? They add to the ancient effect. We found that foam to be very expensive, and it didn't work too well for a tombstone. It had too many large air bubbles in it. Is there stuff made specially for sculpting?
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the compliments!

I recall a two-part urethane foam that has a much denser pack with very little bubbling. I think it's sometimes called marine foam. But it is not cheap either.

Here's a link to the stuff...

[link]=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318

The air bubbles in the spray foam worked out perfect for Bob and Dennis' hardware. But if I ever need to make smoother armor, I can still use the foam and re-surface with paper-mache or something else.

Thanks for asking!

~D
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kellin Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
The finish on this is absolutely fantastic! It really looks like old beat-up metal.
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

That's the beauty of spray foam insulation. It looks good even when it's full of bubbles and uneven surfaces!

~D
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kellin Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
I don't have much experience with that, but I'll definitely be considering it as a method. I've done a couple of props, but not much lately. I'm surprised that you were able to spraypaint it without the urethane getting all melty!
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Once spray insulation foam cures, it has a lot more strength than regular styrofoam.
In the case of the helmet, though, I used latex mixed with acrylic paint.

~D
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kellin Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool. My wife & I have used the pink insulation foam before, with a sealant, and it's surprisingly strong, too!
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WhatTheFuu Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008
that looks really awsome! I'm going to have to try this spray foam eventually.
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Ohhh! You should!!!
It is the most interesting and versatile material I have used for making larger costume pieces. It's extremely light weight and durable. Plus, as long as you seal it, the spray foam will last for decades!!

~D
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humanhound Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
that bloody rocks!!
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

~D
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humanhound Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
no prob :chainsaw:
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zorthose Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008
Thats pretty Damn awesome. Good job
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks!

I think it was the fastest I have ever made a costume helmet. Amazing what can be done with home improvement supplies! LOL

~D
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zorthose Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008
XD Indeed. What did you make it out of exactly? Cause i thought the blue foam But i couldn't figure out how you bent it
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Pirkleations Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
Expanding spray insulation foam called "Great Stuff".
I've also used the spray foam to make bones for full skeletons and parts in Haunted House graveyard scenes and decorations.

~D
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zorthose Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2008
Awesome Very awesome indeed I will have to look into some of that. thanks
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