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Making a Redskins Fauxback Concept Helmet

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I'm starting the process of making a new helmet. I have a decent size helmet collection and I've made/reconditioned most the helmets in my collection myself. For my next helmet, I'm making a Redskins "fauxback" helmet using the colors and logo that the team used on their throwback uniform from the past two season.

I typically start by making a quick photoshop of what I envision the helmet to eventually look like. I'm pretty settled on the logo and the striping, but I'm having a hard time deciding on the facemask. My natural inclination to go with a gray mask, but that seems typical and boring for this fauxback. I've also toyed with gold and burgundy masks.

Which mask do you think would like best?....

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Second (gold) one is great! Don't care much for the burgundy mask. Grey looks good too.

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Instead of the current stripe you have, I might even dare to make the helmet like the one from the early 60's. This one: http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/1060/Washington_Redskins/1959/Helmet_Logo.

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Instead of the current stripe you have, I might even dare to make the helmet like the one from the early 60's. This one: http://www.sportslogos.net/logos/view/1060/Washington_Redskins/1959/Helmet_Logo.

I have made one before, and it was a royal pain in the a**. I did think about getting a smaller feather stripe to use with this design, but thought it would be too cluttered.

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I would go with the grey mask.

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Grey just doesn't fit with the logo and stripes... gold is the bwst option then burgandy then grey

I'm leaning gold too, true gold masks are just harder to come by.

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Really great old red and idea for stripe, ( feather). I think grey looks most retro, the yellow good overall.

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Gold mask really pops.

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I found a new gold mask that I'm going to use for this project. I'll post pics once I'm done.

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Having the matching burgundy mask looks a little like the bears helmet does, and I don't think it's too bad of a look. But it's probably a little too NCAA for a lot of guys here. I think the gold looks the best though

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I finished this project this past spring, but never posted pics....

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I decided to reverse the stripe colors, with the white on the outside, mainly as a nod to the team's current helmet stripes. I almost wish that I had gone with a single gold stripe.

I recently made a second "Alfred Morris" style helmet and went with the single stripe look....

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Which do you like more?

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