What would your helmet be?
16th March 2014, 15:28 at 3:28 pm #252851
For some reason my post with story won’t come through. So I’ll leave it at ‘inspired by Alesi and de Cesaris’.16th March 2014, 17:33 at 5:33 pm #252872
I’m terrible with photoshop and those picture programs* so I’ll just have to describe my helmet. Ideally I’d have zero sponsors but the design would be horizontal rainbow stripes (but a deeper colour) and for special races I’d have it sparkly like rainbow dust. I’ve always said I like colourful designs and that would be the ultimate one. For Japan though I’d have a Super Mario design from the Gameboy and then have it flash so that it looked like Mario was jumping over the pipes, dodging Donkey Kong and giving Yoshi a great big hug.
*what I really mean is I’m too lazy to use them16th March 2014, 20:13 at 8:13 pm #252904
Ah, finally a thread I seriously love!
My helmet is very simple: it’s plain white, with a black “F” (my initial) shaped like my signature, on the side (it’s flipped backwards on the right side of course), and it touches with the one on the opposite side. In the area below the two “F”s, an Italian flag is represented by colouring green on the right and red on the left – ideally the flag would be seen from ahead, with the white central part beign the front of the helmet rather than the rear, which is nonetheless white (from the back it’s an Italian flag flipped round). The two “F”s are then reflected horizontally and in a smaller scale on the top of the helmet, so this time they touch from the bottom rather than from the side, which is located on the rear. Again, the area in between is coloured as an Italian flag seen from ahead, and this time visible (it’s flipped backwards from the on board camera).
For the 2011 Italian GP I had a special helmet to mark the 150th anniversary of Italy’s unification: it was all blue with the “F”s in white, and the Italian flag only on top, plus the logo of the event on the forehead.
For the 2011 Indian GP I had a special helmet to commemorate Marco Simoncelli and Dan Wheldon who had lost their lives prior to that weekend. It was black (dark grey to be honest) with silver “F”s and, again, the Italian flag only above, with Simoncelli’s #58 on the left and Wheldon’s #77 on the right.
My helmets can be seen here: http://bit.ly/1qJfKEQ
The evolution of my design is long: it started off as Massa’s design with different colours, with 5 of Schumacher’s stars on top and part of Raikkonen’s rune insigna, with the Italian flag on the forehead. It then became similar to my current design but all red with black “F”s and the same top lid as before; then, once I switched to my current colours, the top part was a reflection of the two “F”s but not flipped over.
My helmet’s evolution can be seen here: http://bit.ly/1d4S9es16th March 2014, 20:41 at 8:41 pm #252906
I think my helmet would have to have some connection to the car livery.
Most likely it would have my number (17) in red above a picture of a budgie on top. My initials (SW) would be on the back and some of my teams sponsors would probably be on the sides.
The gaps between all of that would be filled with turqoise, blue or red.16th March 2014, 22:38 at 10:38 pm #252911
Ultra violet, turquoise and a deeper shade of purple, adidas and monster sponsoring16th March 2014, 22:39 at 10:39 pm #252912
[IMG]http://i1020.photobucket.com/albums/af321/samfuzzy19/helm2012purp.png[/IMG]17th March 2014, 10:27 at 10:27 am #25294117th March 2014, 10:29 at 10:29 am #252942
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Solid purple.17th March 2014, 15:37 at 3:37 pm #252850
A design I’ve been using since I edited carsets for Grand Prix 2 (I started editing around 2003 I think, used a variation of this helmet since 1999 or so). It’s inspired by Alesi/de Angelis and de Cesaris. I made red cars in Grand Prix 2, so the main theme of my helmet is red as well. The top used to be a huge tobacco logo, but since that’s no longer allowed, I made it a bit more fashionable since.
I lack the patience to make it on the PC, so I just drew it with whiteboard markers.. :P18th March 2014, 14:34 at 2:34 pm #253132
@fixy just curiosity, do you design helmets as a job? I’ve seen your Twitter page and you have great designs. Also, do you know if it’s possible to “patch” the F1 2013 game so we can design the helmets? (maybe designing the helmet first on an external program?)22nd March 2014, 13:53 at 1:53 pm #253506
@omarr-pepper ah, no, it’s just a hobby! I have very little fantasy and I only draw real drivers’ helmets to have them all look the same for icons.
It’s possible to add your own helmet in F1 2013, you only need Ryder PSSG editor and open one of the files in [F1 2013 path]\characters\bespokehelmets, then you can edit it using Paint.NET (that’s what I use) and add it back in the program. With the same process you can edit car liveries and probably more, but I’m not the right person to do it!5th April 2014, 18:02 at 6:02 pm #255524
I’d have it like this:5th April 2014, 21:38 at 9:38 pm #255627
All these helmets are so cool!5th April 2014, 22:07 at 10:07 pm #255629
I’d use something similar to my F1 2012 helmet. I loved my design:
It looked especially nice in the Ferrari:
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