Mexican Infantry Shako

October 19, 2015
Mexican Infantry Shako 1836

Mexican Infantry Shako 1836

This is a model of a shako worn by Mexican infantry soldados during the battle of the Alamo in 1836.  The hat and visor are leather with brass furniture and plate.  The chin strap is a scalloped pattern brass.

The model was created in Blender and textured in Allegorithmic Substance Designer and Painter.  It is a bit more complex than it looks.  I had to choose between using geometry vs textures for some of the more complex objects.  The model has 15 different materials.

A simple model will be built for low-poly distant viewing.

View in 3D on Sketchfab here.

References:

Chartrand, Santa Anna’s Mexican Army 1821 – 1848. Osprey 2004

Hefter, The Mexican Soldier 1837 – 1847, 3rd edition, The Virtual Armchair General,  2013

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