MattI love helmets so i am excited to see this one develop. great referrence page. your explorations are are solid, sometimes too literql, but that is ok, that is why we sketch these out. I like the idea of the ^"spine" that you are using. it is a good example of an element that is distinctly alienware. I think this spine element needs to be contrasted with larger simpler shapes. combine your spine shape with stuff from page 1, sketch 8 or sketch 1.