The red guard is not necessarily a costume that I felt I really wanted but the helmet has always been highly attractive to me. My theory is that the reminiscent cylon look of it is what sold me off. So I got an ABS kit and started to build. Not an overly complicated build, maybe slightly more challenging paint job to get it right.
I guess in the future I will have to find a better technique to fill in the seams properly to make them truly invisible.