i am ready to mask the helmet with masking tape for the damaged effects. my problem is how and where to start. like do i put alot tape on, then draw on the pattern, then cut out with an exacto? or hell, i dont know any other ideas. please help out.
I used peel off facial mask found at wal-mart. Freeman's brand found in the cosmetic section. When you paint over it it turns dark so spoting it to lift off is no trouble just make sure its completly dry.
I used blue painters tape. I put several pieces on a piece of scrap plastic and while studying several pics, I would draw the scratch out with a pencil. Then I would use an exacto-knife and carefully cut it out and lay it on the helmet and adhere it wher it should go. This was a LONG and TEDIOUS process, but worked great. If you want, I could try and post some pics of the finished product.
I am about to begin the task of laying out the scratches.
And in reading some of the posts above it hit me.
Has anyone made accurate scratch templates?
If they were laid out on 8 1/2"x11" you could overlap several layers of masking tape below you could anchor the template sheet and cut thru both layers to get the scratches out of the masking tape.
I am thinking about trying this. I know that this might not be too hard in the mandible areas, on the back, and across the rim. I am currently trying to work out a feasable way to map the scratches on the dome...suggestions/insight?