Below is the where it all started. After receiving the initial layout from Hunt Adkins. mnfx did the following basic rendering before starting any construction.
After the drawing was approved. We started fabricating the basic shape and components of the helmet. Here the major parts are primed before getting painted. Then some of the finer detail components are added and test fit along with guitar cables, electrical wiring and circuit boards.
Once all the parts were produced and test fit. We pulled out the spray gun equipment and paint. The shell of the helmet has a black lacquer finish. While the gold parts had a 5-step paint system applied.
All the components painted, fastened together and ready for a trip to the photo studio. Rub down graphics were applied for additional detail. A construction helmet was embedded for fitting the Idea Helmet onto the model. The Idea Helmet was then put on display at various tradeshows.