I also completed my first V1-V5 head to head comparison. The curvature of the V5 helmet is not as drastic as the V3’s & V4s so you are able to use more realistic looking stripes. The masks pop off easily with a small screwdriver and are easy to handle and easily to paint. There’s no wrong way to do Gumball Helmets based on each persons preference. I like the modern look the V5 give.
Thanks. I hadn't even seen that design before you posted. Since then numerous teams have unveiled alternate helmets for the 2022 season in wake of the repeal of the NFL's "one helmet rule" which had been in place since 2013.
My take on the others is attached. I print them out at 44% for my purposes. I don't think I had ever done a full-helmet Bengals design before this. I thought it came out pretty well.
The last two indoor leagues are ending in a couple of weeks. I need to make sure I have all their 2022 lineups straight and get them posted. ELF and CFL are about mid-season. Should get them posted, too.