So the wife and I are going to be joining the ranks of custom Mando mercs soon and we are planning/gathering materials. I recently picked up in an auction two never worn Man of War Studio buckets. Got a Rubies as well but obviously the MoW are much nicer
First off was wondering what everyone thought of the MoW helms and also what if anything I should know about these buckets (dos and don'ts). The foam lining inside keeps the helms on tight though it seems that the foam is a big tight on the face so that when you put the bucket on it causes the helm to spread and widen which seems to look awkward. I assume i can cut down the foam inside to have it fit better without it spreading wide as it does now. The MoW helmet though seems too big for my wife, it fits, but it seems way to big for her frame, so I guess the Rubies would be a better choice for her? Haven't gotten the Rubies yet but getting one anyways just to have and figured it might work out better for my lady.
These helms don't need any type of reinforcement installed? They seem kinda soft, I'm used to fiberglass helms from other costumes I've done.
What is the best paint to possibly do some touch up on the helmet that should crack or peel? I wan't to just do some minor alterations to match out custom suits we're working on.
Also been searching but didn't see anything, but anyone know any good tutorials on installing fans in a bucket to cool things down? Used to do Cobra costuming with Wife for our GI Joe group and wearing Viper Helmets would kill me at the end of the day so definitely want to install some kind of cooling/ventilation.