Not HDPE. These will be made with white ABS and finished products, not kits.
The First run of Helmets will come fully made up with hovi mic tips which we've cast from this helmet they'll be hand painted include lenses and on a numbered stand.
Details versus material.
You lose either way. No matter what option you choose, you'll always lose accuracy in some form or another, so in my view, I just go for what I would like and to me details and shapes are more important than the right materials.Seems to me if you don't go 100% with materials too what is the point of the bumps?
It just makes them look sloppy. Which of course they are. Low Budget and all.
and since no two are exactly identical in pull depth and assembly.
What is 100% on the details?
But see... I don't want to reproduce different helmets. I want the exact one as close as possible to the one molded. And the only way to achieve that for me is a one-piece fiberglass cast. I've tried vac-formed helmets and I'm just not into doing all that trimming, fitting and assembling that those require.It wouldn't just be the materials that are wrong though, it would now be a one piece helmet whereas the original is a 4 piece discounting the trim/lense, that seems to me to a pretty big detail.
Plus you're stuck with one helmet assembly style with fibreglass, at least with vac formed kits you could reproduce different screen used helmets in terms of assembly.
Seems to me if you don't go 100% with materials too what is the point of the bumps?
Or ABS that needs no painting - except for the trap details and tube stripes, but they could easily also be decaled. :thumbsupHDPE would be a sweet option if it can be done right. But first and foremost get some perfect stunt castings. A lot of people will be perfectly happy with a more paint friendly plastic than HDPE.
Boy, this thread slowed down since the efx Vader lid came out.