I have no intention of selling them, I just wanna have a few cool helmets to give to either my nephew as a bday gift, or keep for myself as a cool collector item.Doing a Silicone Mold of a helmet won't ruin the original, that's the point of using Silicone, it doesn't stick to anything but other Silicone and other things, like the original sculpt or the cast agent, not really stick to it. You brush on the Silicone, build up your layers, then peel it back and pop out the original.
Making a mold and producing copies of the Halo 3 Legendary Edition Helmet itself is going to get you into a Morally Gray area. Typically making a mold and producing Copies of another person's work with out their permission is called "ReCasting" and it is a major No-No. Where this issue becomes gray is that making a mold of Fan's work, another Fan Sculpted or Fan produced item or helmet, is absolutely unacceptable, however, some people think that recasting a commercial product is acceptable, because it was a commercial product, and others still feel it is wrong because you are still making a copy of another artist's work, even if they were working for a corporate entity.
Well my friend said: "Legally one is not allowed to copy or reproduce a copy of anything based off a commercially copywritten item for any use". He did go on to say, off the record, if it is for personal use, and not being sold on any market, then none the wiser. It's not like they will come after you in the middle of the night and arrest you.I have no intention of selling them, I just wanna have a few cool helmets to give to either my nephew as a bday gift, or keep for myself as a cool collector item.