This is it! The final step in our epic cheap 3D printer helmet build. Follow along as Bill shows how he sanded and painted the Tank Trooper helmet that was printed on the ultra budged Anet A8 3D printer.
Bill was visited in the shop today by Domestic Dan and the duo made a custom built corgi masquerade mask from EVA foam!
While in Los Angeles for VidCon, Bill crashed Evil Ted’s shop to team up with internet superstar Ali Spagnola to build a Marvin the Martian Helmet!
The last step in the epic Star-Lord helmet kit build is to add those iconic glowing eyes. Bill does some Dremel work, soldering, and assembly.
The Star-Lord Helmet kit is nearing completion, so Bill went over the entire thing with oil and acrylic paints to weather it and make it look a little bit dirty.
After reinforcing the Star-Lord helmet with epoxy and fiberglass, Bill got to work doing the bulk of the paint job. For this prop, he went with “metalizer” lacquers and an airbrush.