first off i just joined the board but ive been checking on it for the past 4 weeks. i am very impressed by the work everyone does and i have decided to build my armor then buy one. iam 19 in Denton TX. i have been getting my supplies ready (thank everyone who has posted what materials to get ) and i am ready to start building. i am going to start helmet first and the rest as i progess. for the rawlings helmet i need to know where to cut so i dont make any mistakes. thank you everyone and your inputs. i love this board!!!