Samurai helmet: Help with weathering


New Member
Hi everyone.
I hope this the right place to post my question.
Ive just finished this samurai helmet and I would like to whether it's not so that it appears to be battle damage but just like it has been used and worn out a little bit. I am aware of some washes that people do to whether their helmets I'm curious as to what colors would be used as this is a black helmet and most washes that i have seen are black so i dont think it would do much . What could you recommend to make this look more like a genuine samurai helmet. Any help would be awesome! Thanks in advanced!


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Master Member
First off, great helmet!
as far as the weathering, this helmet is bare metal under the paint. Scratches, abrasions and raised edge rubs should reflect that.


New Member
Awesome job!
Do you have a build thread or instructions to share?

Agree that if it is metal, it would lookworn on the raised bits first.
If it is leather, I think it would just look a little dull after time.
Unless it was used a lot, then dull with shiny-er bits where the wear is..


Sr Member
I think alot of those helmets were not metal, but rather lacquered leather or multilayered paper even so the weathering would be different than a metal one which is why I recomended the way I did earlier
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