As you may remember, I’m about to refurbish a HGU-33/P.
Since I’ve got a styrene foam liner, and pads, it will actually become a 34/P.
I’ve collected some old and new parts.
The idea is to make a display helmet. The theme will be Pete ”Maverick” Mitchell, the real USN pilot.
As such I will tape the helmet, in 3M 1” reflective tape. Now, the tape is lighter in color than the helmets used in the movie, which were painted. Since the tape is reflective, it varies greatly with lighting. I’m considering black tape. What do you guys think?
What should I do with the mask receiver covers? Paint them blue? In the movie they were the same color as the rest of the helmet.