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A Dead Space-Inspired Welding Helmet

Instructables user Krest decided his welding mask needed an upgrade. He took his plain black automatic welding mask and modeled it after the helmet Isaac Clarke wears in Dead Space. For the first step:

I took out the visor, the electronics and the head strap. Then I drew the patterns on the helmet with a pencil (sorry, no pictures of that).

Using thin (1-2mm) EVA foam, I cut out all the shapes with a cutter knife and/or scissors. The parts that wrapped around corners where a little tricky, but it worked out fine. I tried to work symmetrically as much as possible.

Everything was glued down using superglue. Be careful, while it might be quite handy, that it sticks fast, it’s also not very forgiving since it sticks fast (to fingers also).

Looking at the reference, I thought it was important to work in layers to give it some depth, so I added bits and pieces to some of the panels. The rivets where pressed in with the cap of the superglue bottle. For one because it was there and it has a pin in the middle to open the glue, which adds extra detail.

I added 2 wooden coffee stirrers to the visor as ‘guards’. Double check that you neither obscure your vision nor sensors in the process. Vision & function = more important than looks.

You can see the EVA foam stage in the below photo.

Read more at Instructables.


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