For the longest time, I've had this old swiss m71 helmet laying around. It was a plain ol', boring ol' olive drab color. Then Halloween season began and my brother and I hatched an evil master plan to be post-apocalyptic soldiers this year. And, of course, Being the brothers we are, we set out to do it all ourselves.
Starting with the helmets.
This one is going to be short and sweet.
What you will need:
1. One of those AWESOME old helmets that are made of that thick metal and weigh at least 3-5 pounds(I had two of them just laying around my house, but then again, I'm a weirdo. Most military surplus stores carry vintage helmets like mine for $20 to $50 depending on the rarity or era that the helmet is)
2. A marker for layout
3.spraypaint for large areas or designs
4. Acrylic Paint for details and smaller designs
5. CREATIVITY! I don't want to see any rehash of what my helmet is.
6. A camera. Yeah. I want to see what you people do with this idea.
Step 1: Layout
Step 2: The Little Things
So I pulled out my acrylic paints, a few reference pictures and my dry-erase marker ( I learned my lesson from that sharpie after I had to restart the lion).
I Then proceeded to Draw the items on the helm and paint them to my liking. I hope you like them too.
Step 3: Finishing Touches
sandpaper to lightly distress the paint. I am now very satisfied with my helmet.
I hope to see your helmet paintings on here as well!