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Offline Richard LeMoon

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British Pith Helmet WIP
« on: April 16, 2015, 07:52:48 pm »
This is the start of my new Workshop project. So far, it is a pretty basic British-style pith helmet with the reference picture just pasted on for a texture. I have not decided how or if I will 'steampunk' it up. I am open to suggestions. The dyeable part will likely be the fabric wrap over the sideband.



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Re: British Pith Helmet WIP
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2015, 09:09:23 pm »
This looks awesome.

Firstly, whole helmet would be dyable, I really imagine it look cool in black or dark red or.... pink

Secondly, regarding "steampunk it up" thing you can just add a bunch of stuff like this:


Maybe not the cogs but basically some scars and screws, perhaps something to make it look like it's partially made from random (s)crap

You can also just add the googles on the helmet


Imagine how cool you'd look with one pair of googles on your helmet and other on your eyes :D Or one pair of googles on your helmet and some other "googles" on (like cigarette or moustache, which take up the google spot).

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Re: British Pith Helmet WIP
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2015, 09:41:50 pm »
There are a lot of examples with goggles, but we already have one of those. I also did not want to make it entirely dyeable due to the look of the pith. I was considering something like this, though, and maybe a holder for spare monocles and cigars. Things steampunk big game hunters would need.





Or, you know, just go batshit insane.....


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Re: British Pith Helmet WIP
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2015, 09:53:23 pm »
10/10 would buy

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Re: British Pith Helmet WIP
« Reply #4 on: April 26, 2015, 10:39:43 pm »
Some progress. The strap and buckle are nicely modeled.


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Re: British Pith Helmet WIP
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2015, 11:46:27 am »
Those helmets often had elaborate cap badges like this:

Perhaps you could do the metal wings and bullet logo of GOIO?

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Re: British Pith Helmet WIP
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2015, 07:38:35 pm »
I was actually thinking about an octopus or elephant emblem.



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Re: British Pith Helmet WIP
« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2015, 09:46:06 pm »
Whale emblem would do the work perfectly

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Re: British Pith Helmet WIP
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2015, 10:04:47 pm »
Shoot me some example whale badge images.

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Re: British Pith Helmet WIP
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2015, 11:50:07 pm »
Simply spiffing.

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I'm a big fan of this.

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Re: British Pith Helmet WIP
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2015, 05:27:51 am »
The emblems were often based on the service that was wearing them. The Police and Fire Brigades often had Pith helmets in their uniform. Having it as a steampunk Firefighter's helmet would be quite appropriate. Failing that, make a separate one as a firefighter's helmet.

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Re: British Pith Helmet WIP
« Reply #11 on: April 29, 2015, 02:17:51 pm »
Hmm. Since the emblem will be a separated (floating) part of the mesh, It could have multiple versions. Too bad there is not an extra 'hat/hair decor' options.

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Re: British Pith Helmet WIP
« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2015, 06:11:52 am »
Hmm. Since the emblem will be a separated (floating) part of the mesh, It could have multiple versions. Too bad there is not an extra 'hat/hair decor' options.
Your hat needs a hat-hat. Cue even more workshop items! :P

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Re: British Pith Helmet WIP
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2015, 06:48:05 am »
Hmm. Since the emblem will be a separated (floating) part of the mesh, It could have multiple versions. Too bad there is not an extra 'hat/hair decor' options.
Your hat needs a hat-hat. Cue even more workshop items! :P


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Re: British Pith Helmet WIP
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2015, 06:53:16 pm »
More progress made. Textures are still stand-ins and UV map is even more so.