Once the F&R dried, I traced some shapes on thick crafting foam.
There's a lot of static coming off the plastic hard hat, so I cleaned up the helmet and then gave it a first coat of filler primer.
Here in NY we are having some weird weather. It was sunny when I started painting this helmet. Literally 2 minutes later it began to rain. Those drops you might see on the helmet are raindrops - but any imperfections the rain might cause will easily be fixed once the primer dries.
When it did dry I added some wood filler to fix a few gaps.