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Wood elf Helmet by Valimaa Wood elf Helmet by Valimaa
Well...this is my helmet i usually wear when i play wood elf...as wood elf i normally wear loads of armour so obviously i needed a helmet as well ^^

-Its got a 1,2mm steel skull, so that would actually make it a steel helmet...but its not visible so I just posted it in leatherwork :D
-4mm waterformed and gluehardened leather
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ajdowntheblock Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2014  New member
I would love one of these for my outfit!!! Does anyone do commissions?
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ganbah Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2014
I am so inspired of your awsome work. Thanx for sharing. (By the way, what means "gluehardened"? I know the wax-, water, soda and boiling-method, but I have never heard of that.) Anyway. Awsome work. In the drow-version i see a white horse´s-tail instead of the Fabric.
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Valimaa Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2014
Thank you...I'm happy you like it ^^

Glue-hardening as I do it is actually quite easy.
I just soak the leather in water with a little soap for a couple of hours, then I let it dry (sometimes with heat...as in baking it a little), then I colour it with a alcohol-based dye. I use a mix of water and wood glue (PVA/white glue) and brush multiple layers on the backside of the leather...and then it gets rock hard.
-In this way of doing it the soap and alcohol are rather important as they remove oils in the leather...the oils are then replaced with the glue.
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ganbah Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014
Sounds interesting. I have to try that. I think with this procedure the leather will become less cracky than in other techniques like boiling, will it? 
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Valimaa Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
yeah..when done right it dosnt crack at all. After some time though, when you've hardened a piece that gets squished and moved, it tends to unharden...then just apply some more glue ^^
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mooglestiltzkin Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2014  Professional Artisan Crafter
this is really inspiring
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mebhats Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2014  Professional Artist
Great work very nice lines and use of materials 
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battosai1976 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Great work !
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AlphaCitrouille Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013
That's really nice, I love this kind of design for elves, unlike the more traditional look, more feminine. Like this, they look true warrior !
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VarikGraythorn Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2013
I really like everything about this...
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