As a carry over from MandoMercs, I'll also outline my progress on my variant/custom helmet here.
Originally posted @ Mando Mercs:
Ok, as promised: here are some photos of where I am right now.
I am having trouble attaching the templates to the dome itself. I'm thinking it might be that the dome has a slight slope to it on the sides that I could cut off. Right now, the only modification I have done to the dome is remove the foam liner and the rivets holding the chin strap in. So right now it is just the plastic shell. I also couldn't get the stickers to come off. They are real touch plastic of some sort. I tried some Mineral Spirit solvent type "adhesive remover" stuff and it didn't do anything except shine up the surface for a few seconds till it evaporated.
Well anyways, here we go:
This shows how I am holding it upright at this point.
I am trying to attach the dome to the templates, but the dome keeps rolling over and being a pain. I just set the templates around it for this picture. I'm still trying to find that perfect length to the inner surface.
I'm still unsure if this dome is really the right proportion to the lower parts. It just seems a tad low to me, but it could just be that I haven't cut the dome down to size yet.
Here is a sort of cross section of the dome piece. I have plans to cut off the excess lower part and just use the dome. I believe that is what is giving me trouble trying to attach it. I'm not sure though.
Another view of the dome
Just the templates by themselves. I am kind of frustrated that they don't butt up together perfectly, but I did use scissors so, there you go!
Anyways, now that I have my working camera again, I'll be taking regular progress pictures. Any advice on my progress is greatly appreciated.