Friday, January 15, 2010

Tin Hats

I've been working on the miniature helmets, done to 1/4-scale in wax, which will sit atop the Marines' heads in the upcoming Belleau Wood sculpture.

The helmet worn by Marines in the Great War was modeled after the British 1915 "Brodie" helmet (named for John Brodie, its designer) and was designated the M1917, but also known as the "Doughboy" helmet, or "Tin"Hat":

Just a little more refinement needed-- but not too much (as texture will give it more grittiness)...