I have this idea how to put the pattern used in the logo on the helmet. last night I put some paper tape on the helmet and draw some lines over as I expect to have the pattern overlay. then I carefully removed the tape (it has 3 layers in some areas) and cut around the drawn lines in order to be able to lay it on a A4 paper sheet – flattening the pattern is tricky because of the spherical shape of the helmet and I had to stick to thin shapes.
After all this I scanned the A4 and imported it into Inkscape (one of the most capable free tools available).
After importing the sketch the fun started. I spent more than 5 hours to test different ways of achieving what I want. Next day I had an idea of what tools to use . But i’m satisfied with the outcome. Next time will be easier for me.
So, here are the to stripes for both sides of the helmet.
Here are the first results: