To coincide with the launch of our new Henry Moore Exhibition, The Helmet Heads. The Wallace Collection is proud to launch, with the help of armour replica specialists Wyrmwick Creations the opportunity for our visitors to own a small part of the Wallace Collection armouries. The Wallace Collection has made hybrid polyurethane resin replicas of two Italian 15th Century Helmets featured in the new Henry Moore exhibition.
The Helmets have been hand cast from the original helmets in the Wallace Collection Conservation Studios. This is the first time something of this nature has taken place using the Wallace Collection Armour. These helmets are therefore very rare and exclusive to the Wallace Collection.
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What material is the armour made from?
The armour is made from a hybrid polyurethane resin material.
How durable is it?
It is a very strong material. It will not split or crack under normal use or become brittle with age. It is widely used in the film and TV industry both for main armours and for stunt armour.
How durable is the paint?
The paint will not crack or flake off, however it will scratch with wear and tear like any other painted surface.