12/16/08

Elliot Salem mask


The Army of Two masks are hardcore. I have never even played the game, and I am utterly blown away.

Upon seeing various movies and pictures of them, I decided I needed one for myself. "I can use it for airsoft", I kept telling myself. Looking for a .pdo (Pepakura) file, I only found one iteration. It was underwhelming, to be polite. Using some pictures from XMDRay at The Army of Two Costuming Forum I was able to make a passable 3d model, convert to a .pdo file, which I will share with you now. Presenting:
Download Link 

Anyone with a better place to host this file, please contact me. Link it to your friends, share it. Just give me credit for making the model.

Edit 1/26/2011: Due to the efforts of some of the members of Youtube, this post has taken off! I've gotten several thousand hits, and numerous emails asking for instructions. At the original time of this posting, I hadn't expected for it to be so popular, and only shared with those among the costuming community. I have been proven wrong. Below is a quick "How-to" to get any curious Army of Two costumers on the right track:

  1. You need to download Pepakura Viewer, or Pepakura Designer. This is software that allows you to view, edit (to a degree), and print the individual polygons of a 3d model on cardstock. Get that, and install it.
  2. Download the file at the link above. Once Pepakura Designer or Viewer is installed, you can open ".PDO" files, just like the link above.
  3. Once you've opened the file, you can simply print it. I would suggest cardstock, or heavyweight paper.
  4. Cut out the shapes.
  5. Match the numbers, and glue them together.
  6. Papier-mâché, Fiberglass, plasticoat, or simply paint your mask to your own personal taste. I have even reinforced a simple cardstock mask with chicken wire and cardboard for a school project. I won't go into detail on exactly how to do this bit, but you can find detailed tutorials on websites like The 405th, Instructables, etc.
I investigated a few of the youtube videos, and saw some pretty cool builds based off my helmet design. Please, post your finished work here! Email me a picture! I'd love to see them. Happy costuming!

46 comments:

  1. Can you make bigger instructions? I really want to make it..

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    1. i used the above plans for this mask, and noticed when complete there are 4 pieces that are different from the opposite side.
      excellent project though. thanks

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  2. its pepakura dont need instructions

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  3. how do u join both sides of the mask together? i made the mask, then i realised that there are no flaps at the middle of the mask to join them.

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  4. thankyou for giving this free,your hard work is appreciated :)

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  5. Hi there,

    Can someone email me a jpeg of this mask? I have a MAC and Pepakura program is a PC only program. I need it for my kids costume.

    Email to:
    ToddBerenger@yahoo.com

    Thanks

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  6. how can i get a life size version of this layout

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  7. pleeeeeeeeease i need a life size version of it nooooooooooooooooow! :(

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  8. okay this shit is suppost to be self explanitory, but still can someone send me the file, my email is
    crisis5314@yahoo.com
    all help is appreciated

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  9. were do i download the mask from ?

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  10. ive downloaded pepakura but i need the mask how and were do i get it please

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  11. with the numbers on

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  12. Guys, the link to the file is right in there. It's under the picture titled "Salem mask", and in the step by step instructions. Very simple.

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  13. is there anyway u can save those into a word document and print it because my printer says that the size is different and ive tried everything

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  14. is the print size correct(just print it like this?) or do i have to do any settings?

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  15. If I try to put me on a scale of other models from this error Specify 1000 to 2000 assembled size for what I do?
    if you kindly grant me the file send it to knives5@msn.com

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  16. Thanks a lot! It's really appreciated! I was searchinf for a template of this mask so far then I found it on your website! Thank you again! :)

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  17. i downloaded it and it had no numbers to match

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  18. Hey Man, Thanks so much for posting this File. My friends have been requesting me to make it for quite some time.

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  19. cant open the file in Pepakura

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  20. EDIT: It worked in viewer but not designer

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  21. it doesn't print out for me, i have ink and it sounds like its printing but paper comes out blank, any help?

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  22. When i try to open the .PDO it just spams pepkura and keeps closing and reopening... help?

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  23. the template doesnt work when i download it ive tried it 7 times already. all my other files work just this one doesnt open in pepakura. all it does is close and reopen repeatedly

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  24. i cant get to the file using that download link,could u email the file to me directly please? jakewalke@yahoo.com tyvm!

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  25. could you email me it at kirstenjerry@gmail.com

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  26. The file isnt opening. teh message on pepakura is: The file doesnt exist.

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  27. hey can someone please email me the jpeg for this please send to superman111151@yahoo.com

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  28. How i can print the file with real sizez? Please send me tutorial: momikdroid@gmail.com

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  29. could you email me it at juanfranbarcelo@hotmail.com

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  30. uhh they say look at numbers there are no numbers
    help please

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  33. why can't I scale the mask? the finish product is a bit small to my head. :(

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  34. can somebody send me the jpeg file for this plz.. tiongmokong@gmail.com tnx in advance...

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  35. The file is locked. I can only see it in Pepakura Viewer so I cannot properly print the mask. Please help.

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  36. PLEASE somebody send me a jpeg of the file at connor.brindon@gmail.com its not working for me

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  37. Danny, I was wondering if you had created the mask design in another format, such as .ipt, perhaps? If so I was hoping that you might be able to send me the file in order to format it for use in a CNC mill. You can reach me at eswaind@gmail.com. Thanks!

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  38. how much time does it takes to make it?

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  39. there are no numbers how do you fit them whit no gabs ?
    the mask is nice !

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  40. Epic!! Works perfectly. If a girl can do this, you lot should stop whining and figure it out.. Thanks for sharing!

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  41. Hello, i dont understand the messurements anywhere on the mask, and what about the numbers on the mask? how am i supposed to know how to cut? how can i calculate the messurements on the mask? please let me know and email me at thatoneguy1993@hotmail.se

    thanks in advance.

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  42. hey I was wondering how you would attach the mask to your face. do you just super glue straps to the mask? or what method are you using?

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  43. As the pdo ist locked I'm not able to scale it up or down. So I'm not able to make a mask, that fits to my head :(

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  44. You're a girl qnd was abkeable to do it... Who gives af?

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