If you are a fan of the "Halo" video games, then you probably know exactly what the "Master Chief" helmet is. There are masks on sale of the Master Chief helmet, as well as wearable replicas, but these items can be expensive. You can save money and make your own wearable Master Chief helmet with a few inexpensive materials and an old motorcycle helmet.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Old motorcycle helmet
- Thick poster board
- Measuring tape
- Razor knife
- Duct tape
- Masking tape
- Metallic olive spray paint
- Black acrylic paint
- Paint brush
- Transparent gold contact paper
Gather pictures of the Master Chief helmet from the Halo video game and try to get pictures of the helmet at different angles to use as references.
Trace the shapes of the top, bottom and sides of the helmet on thick pieces of poster board. You will need to draw the shapes from every angle of the pieces of the helmet so that you can connect them together. Cut the shapes out with a sharp razor knife. Measure the motorcycle helmet with a tape measure so you know how big to draw the shapes.
Connect the shapes roughly with small pieces of duct tape. Once the pieces are together, attach them to the motorcycle helmet with duct tape in the correct spots, according to your reference images. Attach the edges of the poster board to the helmet with small pieces just to get it in the right place, then you can hide the rough edges and cover the pieces entirely with duct tape to protect them.
Cover the visor of an old motorcycle helmet with masking tape and paper so that you don't get any spray paint on it. Spray on a coat of spray paint primer so that the coloured spray paint will stick to the helmet. Wait about 2 hours to let the primer dry completely, and add the first coat of metallic olive spray paint to the entire surface. Add one or two more coats if necessary.
Dip a small paint brush into some dark grey acrylic paint and add the dark grey areas of the helmet, again using your images as references. Wait at least an hour for the acrylic paint to dry completely.
Remove the masking tape and paper from the visor. Apply some transparent gold contact paper to the front of the visor and smooth it down. Work slowly to avoid air bubbles or wrinkles. Enjoy your wearable replica of the Master Chief helmet.
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