I need some honest and unbiased opinions for a few things I'd like to add to my helmet. I carved the wooden spikes out of the pegs for coat racks-you just have to carve the point evenly. In the pic below you can see the basic shape(minus the "male" pegs will be cut off and sanded flush before affixing them)and size they'll be...
As you can see, it goes from smaller (about 2 1/4" to about 3 1/2" roughly-but I'll play around with the size before affixing them-I may leave them longer, or maybe shorter-you let me know which you think would be best.) on to increasingly larger spikes. I'm going to run them as a kind of crest down the center of my buy'ce-shortest in front and the larger in the rear. Any thoughts so far? I'm planning on popping a chalk line right down the center of the helmet, giving me a way to keep them all perfectly in line. Then I'll drill the holes when I'm sure that size and placement is ok, and epoxy/screw or bolt them down tight. Color has been an issue. I'm not sure if I should go with white, the yellow I've used here and there for an accent color, or the rub-n-buff silver leaf I've already put on it. Thoughts? I've left just enough imperfections in the wood so that they look used and after weathering, it should look sweet.
I know it doesn't jive with my customs era as the spikes scream KOTOR era, but who's to tell a mando he can't put spikes wherever he wants on his armor, no matter the era? :D Let's hear your thoughts...And thanks!