My color scheme for the Defender has been black and silver from the beginning, and now I can reveal why I chose silver. It was all based on this wonderul silver colored horn which is now mounted on the left side of the helm, to assist the wearer in detecting sounds. An auditory amplifier.
The black color was chosen because the last two major pieces I created were both brown, and I wanted some greater variety. The helm is now complete (except for the satin liner which will finish off the interior). I do still have more to do on both the mask and the gorget.