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Author Topic: DIY gas mask on a budget  (Read 1506 times)
Herbert West
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« on: March 31, 2015, 12:23:53 am »

I've always loved this gentlemans work, and his ability to make wonderful things from inexpensive materials. I wonder if his patterns can be adapted to be used with leather and styrene sheet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ePT1Sv3Mpnk
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« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2015, 02:02:37 am »

The end result is pretty damn amazing!
Thanks for posting, Herbert. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2015, 03:54:37 am »

I too love this guys work. Stumbling across some of his videos partly lead me to believing I can make something. I've never used styrene sheets, what is the benefit compared to craft foam? Seems like the patterns would work on anything with some flex to it. I don't know about heat shaping the pieces. As I said, I'm not familiar with styrene, but I've been meaning to pick up some craft foam, maybe this would be a good alternative.
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« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 04:41:17 am »

Just goes to show once again that Rub n' Buff is a propmakers best friend. Smiley

Craft foam is wonderful stuff. It's dirt cheap so its great for beginners, young folks, making patterns, and for experimenting when you don't want to use your expensive leather.


 I'm just not sure how durable it is over longer periods. That's why I'm considering thin plastic sheets for the face cover, and leather for the strap just to lessen the risk of tearing.
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« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2015, 10:58:02 am »

Herbert, being like yourself a member of the comedy facial hair troupe have you any ideas how to adapt the typical design of mask to be credible for a beard wearer?
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« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2015, 12:11:31 pm »

 Thats a darn good question. Perhaps modifying the mask so it covers the beard?

 It's something I'll look into once I get the pattern and give it a go.
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« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2015, 11:26:00 pm »

I LOVE LostWax! I have 2 of his patterns and am going to buy this one as well. I have yet to make any of them, but I plan on doing so and using them as decor for my walls. He's pretty amazing and makes me believe I can actually accomplish this stuff! We'll see whether I actually can or not with time. lol
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