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How to make a Daft Punk helmet in 17 months

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Uploaded on Jul 17, 2010

For more info on the build and process, check out my website: http://www.volpinprops.com/portfolio/...

This video chronicles my odyssey with replicating the iconic gold Daft Punk helmet worn by Guy Manuel de Homem-Christo. Over the process, I took hundreds of pictures, mostly because my crummy digital camera I shoot with has a bum autofocus. What you see are the collection of all of these images, and a little hint of video as well.

Programming for the helmet code was done by James Moss.
http://jamesmoss.co.uk/blog/daft-punk...

Chroming work courtesy of Creations n' Chrome
http://www.creationsnchrome.com/

Custom PCBs printed by batchPCB.com (designed by me)
http://batchpcb.com/index.php/Products

Visor vacuum-forming performed by Mike Iverson
http://www.blindsquirrelprops.blogspo...

Some video and photography courtesy of Emily Krix

A lot of people asked why I don't have this in my store, and the answer is: I need to resculpt this helmet. If you're interested in seeing that happen, you can donate to my Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/volpinprops?ty=h) and at $2k/month, I will be able to set aside the time to redo this helmet properly. After that, I will sell raw casts of the helmet for people interested in finishing their own.

Otherwise, sorry, no, there's not really a way for me to take time away from my paid work to revisit this project, as cool as it is. Thanks for your understanding.

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