After six weeks of work the Defender helm, mask and gorget are all done.
This will be one of the pieces that I send to the Oxford steampunk exhibition.
The gorget has a small medallion with a gryphon portrait.
This photo shows the front plate with the bas-relief gryphons, the auditory amplifier horn, the sea anemone respirators, and the luminiferous aether collection devices all along the neckguard.
The Defender gas mask has two different eyepieces in preparation for various visual needs.
Here you can see the series of leather scales that make up the helmet crest.
Here is the Defender without the helm. Looks good on a bald pate.
The helmet and gorget can be worn quite stylishly without the mask.