It looks kind of silly,but not in a bad way. I wonder if these are the same bubble helmets I saw used on an entire Genestealer Cult army. The combo of the bubble (which was clear) and the GSC miners uniform made them look very cool. Like scified up versions of modern astronauts. I will look for picts of that .. found it!
A local did a really cool version of primaris marines with clear bubble helmets and skeleton heads. They looked creapy as heck but I liked them too. Also looking for picts... Found it!
Yeah, those are definitely the same Bombshell helmets. I've seen that awesome GSC army before, as well as a few other marines.
Years ago, I started up a necromunda team with the same idea (this was before the relaunch of necro), but I only ever finished a couple models.
For the Marines, I didnt want to paint a zillion heads just to have them be distorted under the clear plastic glass. The clear helmets are cool, but you can clearly sense the thickness of the plastic and it does hurt the scale of the model a little. Makes them appear more like tiny toys.
In my quest to find some other solutions, I tried using marbles and various types of silver/gloss, but I could never get it glassy enough.
The marbles, while fun, do tip it firmly into the realm of goofy scifi.
Edited by McGibs, 05 August 2020 - 02:48 PM.