Today was set aside for the helmet build which has been sitting as a box of various sized cut out pieces for a couple of days - or "laminating my helmet" as I explained it yesterday to Tom and Fran, which was met with much hilarity.
The helmet is ridiculously tricky and fiddly, which is why I was leaving it until last. However, as I've balled up several pieces with the jesmonite and have to make them again now, I thought I may as well do it now as I had a day free.
Several hours of Tara and I scoring, cutting out and folding bits that had either been stolen by the cats or had gone missing saw the structure beginning to form. Some photograph evidence is below. The more astute amongst you may have noticed that I can't actually see out of the helmet yet - the visor has to be built into the structure otherwise it would fall apart. Once the fibreglass is in the rest of the helmet and it's had another few coats of resin, the visor can be sawn out and replaced with the gold visor.