Thanks, Defiler. Witnesses can attest that as cool and calm as I look in the pic, I was actually shaking like a leaf. Only two minutes before had I seen the DP Deluxe and compared the two.
After thinking about all the time in it, and the even longer set-up and planning, and always wondering in my mind if my efforts would be laughable or a waste of time, the only emotion besides WooHoo! I could muster was shock and shaking. Notice the thousand-yard-stare.
The only thing I can say is that I built this all scaled to the GI helmet I used as the crown. This supports my theory that the original possibly used a pull of the same. Had I used a crown of my own making, no doubt the helmet would have turned out radically different and laughable.