This is a progress thread for my entry in this week’s challenge. Come check it out! Anybody can join and have fun while we practice our skills together!
I’m making a viking’s personal protective equipment: helmet, shield, and axe.
Modeling the helmet after the Gjermundbu Helmet:
The shield will be something like this, though probably painted differently:
And this is the axe:
I’ll be hapy if I can replicate that engraving. Might be tricky.
Here’s a basic block-out of the scene:
Now to do some detailing! I’m guessing most of my time will be spent on textures, trying to get the metal, wood, and engravings to look right.
I also found a page of viking quotes so I’m going to try to post one with each update. Here’s one that seemed fitting:
A man should have his plans worked out before he enters into great undertakings or incites others to them.
~The Saga of Ref the Sly, c.8