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.
Chartrand, Santa Anna’s Mexican Army 1821 – 1848. Osprey 2004
Hefter, The Mexican Soldier 1837 – 1847, 3rd edition, The Virtual Armchair General, 2013