Once I got the size and shape of the hood last where I wanted it, and after sanding the shape smooth I wanted to test the size with a hood. As you can see from the pictures, it fit just perfectly, and I am really happy with the way it turned out.
The sensory deprivation hood on the larger form is made of a pretty thick (and slightly spongy) leather, just the kind of hood I would want to place on the form to help shape and contour the leather to ensure a tight fit. The patent-leather hood on the smaller form is an example of another type of leather that would benefit from stretching over a wooden form to help fit a face contour better. Sure, they are a pain to make, but I will be able to make sculpted forms, casing and multi-layer hoods using these hood lasts as a foundation. Mu-hu ha ha (insert evil scientist laughter here!!) I can't wait!