Here are some pics of my bucket as it is done... besides the clear-coat, and one or two minor little fixes I notice now that I look at the pictures. One important thing to note, the camera used here is a crummy little consumer point-n-shoot, so there's a "fish-eye" distortion going on that belies the true shape of the helmet. There's no focal length adjustment, so there's virtually no compensation for it. I'm going to take better pictures this weekend with a pro-level camera in natural lighting, so there's no "flash pollution" OK folks, let me have it! Be honest!
EDIT: I am remiss! Let me also thank and credit Lee Malone and Rogue Studios for the years of research into the paint colors and techniques. Bobamaker for his awesome RF piece. And both The Dented Helmet on another board without whose resources I could not have made this otherwise!