Back in June, fresh back from Anime North and high on the success of our Batman Villain's group, I had gotten into a cosplay discussion with a friend of mine. He had mentioned wanting to cosplay the Red Hood (Jason Todd), and I jumped at the chance to add another of Gotham's criminals to our entourage. A few weeks later, he approached me about building his helmet. I was naturally eager to give it a crack.
The Bondo however doesn't leave a lot of working time, and even though I mixed it in batches, it started setting up too quickly and I ended up with a lumpy helmet. I didnt take pictures during this stage of the build, as I was too busy panicking. Lacking a power sander, I feebly attempted sanding by hand, but the results were less than stellar. In a fit of "I have two days to produce a helmet" panic, I foolishly coated the thing in resin as it was, and painted it.