I got my HS helmet today!
It's heavy in hand, but feels fine once it's on. If you've ever worn steel maile, it's like that...
I didn't really do much of anything cleanup wise. The RotJ helmet is so beaten up that sanding it all perfectly smooth didn't seem to make sense.
I did the deep gouges all over the thing using various dremel bits. It's WAY easier to cut grooves into fiberglass
1 layer of latex down, then I sprayed primer. I used 3 different shades of grey primer on it... I'm hoping that works out as desired later, but we'll see.
Right now I don't have any great pics... just quickies I snapped while I was down there.
Masked and primed. You can see the big cut on the forehead.
You can see the latex here:
I'm going to need to grind out the RF side ear area... my RF stalk is thicker than the groove.
After the primer dried, I masked again... some of the grey will show through in the final product. I painted the back of the helmet and the cheeks.
Hunter green for the back and Hunt Club green, black and navy blue for the cheeks. Photos to come!