How To Make a DIY Steampunk Flight Hat (part 2)
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How To Make a DIY Steampunk Flight Hat (part 2)

August 10, 2019

hi my name is Chris, and I like to make
things this video is a continuation sort of thing of my last video which was how to make a foam aviator hat this time we’re gonna take that hat and we’re gonna add some
steampunk embellishment O.K? And this is not gonna be a funny video I apologise for bits and pieces missing, it was kind of just an afterthought, this video. so, let’s go. Apply super glue to the decorative
scrollwork that you’ve already traced and cut-out. super
glue is super cool because, unlike contact cement, you only
have to apply it to one surface of a piece I wouldn’t use it for large surfaces
but for small bits and pieces it’s perfect. And in this case it keeps
that background leather effect nice and clean. Glue the edges of the
truncated cone together and super glue the vent on top of the
plain circle. and now you can glue that finished vent
on top of the truncated cone. and who doesn’t love a well-made
truncated cone? now go ahead and stick it on your flight
hat. Nice. I got some really cheap leather punches and these are great for cutting out
heaps of foam circles which I will use in a minute Now, what you should not do his have a
candle right where you’re working I was using it to bend the whipper
snipper wire and forgot it was there dumb. I also forgot to record me bending the whipper snipper wire but if
you’d like to see how check out “how to make steampunk goggles” so move
all sources of fire away from your hat, and trace around the
riveted peice so you know where to glue. Pull out your
contact cement and glue it up. Try to keep the glue inside the lines. I made some little foam
discs with the leather punch and that’s what
I’m using today as rivets. just super glue them on. And glue a
little strappy thingy on the back Add some of my foam circles to look like
snaps A couple more strategically placed form circles with holes punched in them,
and super glue the line trimmer wire into the holes. You can make foam washers
by punching a second hole through the center of your foam disks, and this works great as a place to
insert some tubing, or to look like grommets. Remember,it’s those little details that make your hat look awesome. And there you go all you have to do now is paint it, and
if you need help with that check out some of my other tutorials you can find a link for the pattern there as well. once again thanks for watching and have

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  1. Looks great, like usual ^^!  Did you look at an image of an aviator hat to create this, or just try and recreate from what you remember of one?  

  2. Wow and double wow. I've been looking for these techniques for yearrrrrs. So glad I found them. I may just trace the patterns I bought into my die cutting machine and that way I can cut the foam more precisely and make digital adjustments. Will post a pic when I've finished. Thanks for being a great maker guy. Cheers TOC

  3. So cool! And now I have a use for all those old, rusty washers that I've been collecting–glue them onto a steampunk flight hat!

  4. If I make this foam hat will I have to worry about wearing it in hot weather? I wouldn't think it would melt a little, but could it?

  5. Do you make other things than foam steampunk stuff if so it would be cool,if made a vid on how to paint cloth to look like the metal

  6. Thanks very much for the awesome tutorials! I purchased your patterns but I have been having trouble finding a contact cement that will bond the the foam pieces together. I'm in Canada so we have the LePages brand. I've tried the heavy duty and gel types with no luck. I even tried a construction grade adhesive that didn't work at all. I just tried a product called Shoe Goo that almost worked but just wasn't strong enough to hold. Any help would be appreciated 🙂

  7. Hi Matt…great ideas you have.  I will be purchasing your pattern soon.  I was curious what size hole puncher do you have? Also what size tubing did you use?

  8. what is the best stage for painting? i figure I should do the leather ironing before cutting it out and assembling, but I assume painting the whole piece after assembled is best? but maybe before tubing and such is added? or is it best to paint even before the fancy details are added, and paint them separately?

  9. Hy, i'm a brazilian teenager and i'm like you, I love to make thingns then you becane into an inspiration to me ( Sorry for my english, i'm not great when need to write)

  10. can you do this tank helmet? i need that pattern tutorial, i dont need bump pillow rear cover and headset, just need pattern tutorial helmet base only, material its up to you.

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