come on guys. i think they can be very valuable to get a very close to screen accurate helmet. i find it funny that there seems to be some resistance on using some templates to get "scratch" area down on the helmet, yet everyone has nothing but praise and kick butt comments on tk409's kill stripe templates. call me crazy, but those are templates used in the same fashion as what scratch templates would be used for.
bottom line if you have no painting skills a template isnt going to make you a great painter. if you have skills they will help get a more accurate finished product. i own a creative firm here in socal, so with my graphic and computer skills i was going to try and take a stab at getting some templates put together for my helmet (when i get it and i find time to actually paint it) (MS3 on the way!!!)
i think it will help raise the bar of everyone to have them avaliable, so when i give them a go and if it works or helps i'll post them up for anyone to use if there is interest.