Hey gents, posting my build here for all of your advice/comments/viewing. Starting with the helmet. I ordered a cast from Red Bow Props and can not be happier. It was a fantastically smooth cast which needed extremely little work to prep for paint outside of removing the visor and smoothing the bottom out. I will post a comparison of size next to a BS proto helmet and an EFX. It is considerably smaller and for me, being 5'6" and 130lbs, is perfect. This was my first attempt at a helmet ever and trimming/prepping were easy enough. I slipped with the dremel a couple of times and had to use bondo to fill out the cheek and mandibles where I had taken chunks out...rookie mistake. However it all smoothed out perfectly fine. I used the grey rustoleum primer and then masked off the damage using cap-that and howtoboba.com reference photos. I used rustoleum texture spray for the texture and applied slightly heavier on the upper cheeks. I used Montana spray cans for the majority of the color. Storm for the dome and lower cheeks, Tag Green for upper cheeks, Cardinal for the mandibles/ back trim, and Celtic for the rear green. I used orange for the killstripes and the 19th one flat black. I'm still in search of colors for both ears, so that will be updated as I find them. I also gave the whole helmet a few acrylic black washes and that really toned the paint and made it look really nice. I will be adding the silver damage topically as well as adding the paint in the turn signals and then I'll airbrush some more wear once helmet is complete. I will post updates here as I have them. Also received my RKD armor. Aside from the chest plates being very curved (I fixed with a heat gun) pieces feel quality and the smaller size is going to be essential for me. I'll post updates on that in the next few days hopefully.