In case anyone remembered my last post about this paintjob and was waiting for it, my sister has received her MkVI helmet intact. Here she is trying it on:
She asked me, "Does this helmet make me look fat?"
Then she wandered down to the armory on base and borrowed a machine gun for some more pics:
The colors were not a bad match. More angles:
On closer inspection, I should've added a lot more of the darker shades of tan. Plus, with the different sheen of the plastic helmet against the fabric of her uniform, the helmet looks a bit too bright when photographed with a flash:
Still, I'm pretty damned proud of this one.
Stay tuned while I try to talk myself out of painting one in NAVPAT blue digital camo to match my Navy working uniform...