Saturday, July 18, 2009

Defender: Gas Mask is Done!

At long last, the Defender gas mask is complete. The helm was finished earlier, leaving only the gorget with a few remaining details to take care of.

Here are the final "sea anemone" respirators in cold cast aluminum. Now that they're done they look a bit like cuttlefish (with a nod to the cephalopod lovers out there).

And here is the completed mask. The eyepiece on the right has a tinted lens; the one on the left (with the camera-like lens) has only a ½" opening. The two eyepieces together effectively hide the identity of the wearer, while allowing him or her to see out moderately well.


  1. Awesome, can't wait for the full reveal!

  2. This mask has so much personality on its own, like some sort of elegant mechanically-snouted burrowing creature. Makes me happy every time I see it.

  3. This mask is my second favorite of mine that you've created. So much so that I would like to eventually purchase the mask. Beautiful stuff!