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helmet
By iskander71   |   Watch
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Published: March 8, 2015
Used few references of differents helmets.
Some patterns or motifs had been choosen but does not correspond of realistic historic elements. 
Made in zBrush ( & photoShop, &cinema4D &Headus UV Layout)
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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Windows
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lasaucisse's avatar
really nice work
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SaimGraphics|Hobbyist General Artist
Superb Work Bro!
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iskander71|Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you :)
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Mann-of-LaManchaEdited |Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's very cool, but also a little confusing. Is it supposed to be all metal or just some parts are and others are leather dyed to look like metal?

It still looks very cool ( but it still looks a little confusing too. ;P )
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iskander71Edited |Hobbyist Digital Artist
Welll, as I' ve said, I' ve used few photos references of few different helmets. For the main one, I had only a side view,
and one of the difficulties for me was to determinate what materials it is made with.
 This is the main photo ref I' ve used:

www.pinterest.com/pin/57083132…

I cannot determinate what is this material used !! it seems to be rigid but what !?

However, in other helmets which looks like to this one (same elements), metal is the main and only one material used (as I have seen), beautiful examples  here:

www.pinterest.com/pin/43691960…
or
www.pinterest.com/pin/36415831…
or this one with different style:
www.pinterest.com/pin/17381086…

Anyway, I will try to do better renders.

ps:
"...
Helmet, mid-16th century; Ottoman period Turkish Steel, damascened with gold This helmet was forged from watered steel and decorated in gold with arabesques and Qur’anic inscriptions..."
source:
www.pinterest.com/pin/30624484…
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Mann-of-LaMancha|Hobbyist Digital Artist
At first glance of your first reference image, I thought it was rigid leather with metal banding riveted on, which Ilikewise thought when I looked at your 3D model, but I was wrong.

The text that goes along with your first image is as follows:
This helmet was forged from watered steel and decorated in gold and arabesques and Koranic inscriptions. It is very similar right now to one in the Kunsthistoriches Museum, Vienna. Made in about 1560 for the grand vizier of the Ottoman sultan Suleyman the Magnificent (reigned 1520-66).

Watered steel is another name for Damascus steel which it is thought to be derived from Wootz steel.

The other references are from the same general location, but different eras of time.

I've seen some modern leather armors made with similar ridges like on these conical helms in your references and work, which is why I mistook it for leather (or part leather). Modern leather armor fabricators make their wares according to practices that were used in ancient times (or as close as we can approximate them. As with Damascus steel, the secrets of their fabrication were lost to the ages). However, usually, there is usually a marketed difference with leather and metal colors, which again, is why it confused me.

It is possible that since this was made for the grand vizier, that is why it is made from watered steel and gold, whereas the common troops would have a visually similar piece but made much less expensively (i.e. with leather and banded steel).
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M-Ehab|Professional Digital Artist
Awesome
you gained a new watcher :D
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iskander71|Hobbyist Digital Artist
salam bro,
choukrane, very appreciated ! ^^
(watched back)
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M-Ehab|Professional Digital Artist
Thanks bro :)
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LucianoMolloDesigns|Student Digital Artist
amazing model and textures!
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iskander71|Hobbyist Digital Artist
thank you !
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