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My latest and improved version of the heavy mongol warrior.
I've modified the lamellar on the shoulders, changed a few lacing systems for sturdier ones in rawhide. I also have a better gambeson underneath, and the belt attachment system has improved: I now use the hook system which was probably used by Mongols and Saracens.

And of course, you will probably have noticed my new helmet, with its face mask in the "tartar fashion" mentioned by russian archeologists such as M.V. Gorelik.

The face mask is detachable, I can also lift it up. It's not too difficult to breathe in it, the lower opening letting in enough air, and visibility is pretty good for an integral helm.
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Alfrov Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Impressive, to say the least !
Facemasks are really badass, could they be romans, Rus, or mongols

And that armor, damn ! Did you made it yourself ? If so, you are truly gifted. Love it.
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sabiss Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2014
Thanks! Face masks are truly badass as you say. Roman ones are beautiful, and there are a few rare arab ones chiwh are highly decorated. Rus and Turkish masks are the most well known though.

I did not do the helmet myself, a french blacksmith made it, after a plaster mould of my face ;-)

I make my clothes and some stuff (essentially all the leather and textile work. But I don't have the right tools for all the metalwork (nor the skill, in fact).
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Alfrov Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014
... Hell, I just realized you were french. I am, too ! 
A plaster mould of your face, really ? Haha, that's glorious !
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sabiss Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Ca grattait beaucoup... Horrible... Et puis la barbe et la moustache... J'en tremble encore!
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Alfrov Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2014
Haha, ça j'imagine ! Enfin, ça donne un sacré résultat.
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sabiss Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014
Merci bien!
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BurenErdene Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
this is some real mongol stuff....
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sabiss Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010
Thanks! I'm glad you like it!
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animewizz Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2009
that is some kickass armor, although the helmet looks a little off, I havent seen many recreations of mongol armor that uses a face-protector but otherwise looks very well made, whoever made that armor was fricking beast =D
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sabiss Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
Well, if you want to know, the smith who made the helmet is Marcos Vinuesa, who made it according to my demands... He plans to make more face-masks, but mainly roman parade helmets...
The helmet does look off, but russian archeologists do consider these to be a "tartar fashion", as in, something more or less common in the steppe. From what I know, such visors have been used amongst Kipchaks, Mongols, later "Tatars", Arabs and Persians, and Kwharesmians/Khorasanis.
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animewizz Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2009
in that case I understand why =D it is a very beautiful armor set nevertheless.
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