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Female Ancient Nord Helmet, Skyrim

13 Jul 2012 / in

Taken on as a personal project, the Ancient Nord helmet was a welcome deviation from the mechanical angles of guns and the exacting precision of chrome DJ helmets. This helmet exists in the game Skyrim as a relic from a time passed, neglected and abandoned in a tomb for a few hundred years.

Rust effects were added to the helmet surface using iron powder, and homebrew rust accelerant, giving the surface a gritty and disintegrating feel. The cleaner silver areas of the helmet are the result of cold casting the piece with aluminum powder and buffing before weathering.

Costume shown in photos is the work of Manzi DeYoung (
Photography courtesy of Max Song. (

Click here for the Skyrim Female Ancient Nord Helmet design and build log.