Here are some more shots of a finished Cadet helmet painted in the rank and file color scheme.
Very good, I look forward to seeing it. Using reference pictures, I was able to determine the relative spacing. Each helmet deco pattern varies slightly in the placement due to the different shapes. However, the consistent shape from all of the patterns is the rectangular strip that goes in the back. I like to place it about 2.25" inches from the bottom and 4.25" inches from the side edges. From there, it should be easier to determine the placement of the rest of the decals relative to the position of the back.Hi Fierfek!
I'm finishing my Cadet helmet this week or next week. It's painted and the black decals are applied.
Next is the color decals which in my case are Blue. The front logo was no problem at all, but I was wondering how you positioned the back and side decals so nicely? Did you use any specific measurements or something ?
Yes, the prototypes are just about ready for molding. The only thing that I have yet to figure out is a viable accurate hinge mechanism that will still allow the helmet to be wearable. Otherwise, the V2 split mask would have to be attached with magnets as a modular non-mechanical design.This looks awesome! Have you made any progress on the V2 design? I'd be interested in one if you're not too busy.
Thanks, the V2 will when it's finished.does the helmet open like on the show? These are fantastic!
Yes, I was thinking of using a reed switch with magnets. Maybe I'll make an accurate working mechanism for display purposes only because I don't see an accurate motorized helmet being wearable. The mask portion in the animation appears to intersect with and disappear into the head. Still, I think there's a possibility of it working with the right suspension system and altered angle of incline.Interested in a V2, working mechanism would be really cool. Maybe something you lever with your thumb whilst touching the side (like in the show) but I'm sure you've got ideas already