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improvement to the closefaced helmets so that the eyes are visible from the outside....

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Improved Closefaced Helmets
Legendary Edition
--> Special Edition Available <--


Mod Description
This mod makes modifications to skyrim's closefaced helmets to have actual eye sockets and gaps so that you can see the characters' eyes and some face features. The modification is done to the meshes only, which means that you can use any texture re-placer of your choice as long as it does not change anything in the meshes.
Each race has it's own helmet model appropriate for their size and head shape (most notable on beast races).
Here is a list of the helmets that are included:

Steel plate helmet   -   Dwarven helmet   -   Ebony helmet   -   Daedric helmet   -   Guards/Stormcloak helmet   -   Imperial full faced helmet   -   Nightingale hoods   -   Dawnguard heavy helmet   -   Bonemold helmet   -   Chitin light helmet (+optional goggle version)   -   Chitin heavy helmet (+optional goggle version)  -   Vanilla Dragon priest masks (including Konahrik)   -   Dragonborn dlc dragon priest masks (including Mirrak)

Thank you Nazenn for providing updates and support

---> UPDATE 1.57 <---

- Chitin helmets with glass goggles included as an optional download (no additional .esp file,just meshes).

General: All meshes have now smooth face normals thanks to Insaneplumber
Steelplate: Fixed a vanilla vertex weight bug - Redesigned helmet for argonians - refined model for khajits, Minor texture distortion fix on female helmet.
Dwarven: Refined mesh for argonians - Removed vertex colors. helmet colors are now in the same tone as the armor
Ebony: New mesh for argonians and khajits - Refined mesh for male humans/elves.
Daedric: clipping fixes for female humans
Guards/stormcloaks: New mesh for argonians
Nightingales: Refined mesh for male humans, elves, orcs (you can see their eyes more easily) - clipping fix for female humans and elves.
Imperial fullfaced: New Full face imperial models for khajits and argonians (image is available above)
Chitin Light: New chitin light mesh provided for female orcs to avoid clipping caused by their teeth, Vertex weight fix on all chitin light helmets, clipping fix for female human/elf helmet.
Chitin Heavy: Vertex weight fix on all helmets.
Dragon priest masks: New mesh for argonians and khajits - Fixed vanilla vertex weight bug (hood moves more realistic now) - New mesh for argonian and khajit females, Clipping fix for male human/elf Konahrik
Dawnguard: New mesh for argonians and khajits - adjusted eye sockets for male humans.
Dragonborn Priest masks/Mirrak: New mesh for beast females

** Weapon and armor Fixes (WAF) compatibility patch available here: Weapons and armor fixes


: German Translation by Penetrator3


Use the mod manager or simply copy the .esp and the meshes folder to your skyrim data folder. and don't forget to select them in your load order.
NOTE: If you are updating from version 0.9 or earlier, you'll need to remove the old mod (the *.esp files) and re-install the newest version.


NOT compatible with any mod that modifies the mesh files or the stats of the subjected helmets.
The mod with priority will overwrite the other one's changes. Therefore, if you see headless NPCs check for mod confilcts and adjust loading order.

Known Bugs
Very long beards will clip through the helmet.
Report any clipping or bugs in the comments 

Used Tools/Programs
3ds max 2010
bethesda's creation kit for skyrim

give credit and link if you want to use this in your mods.!

everyone is free to translate the mod into their native language while having a link back here.
- Many thanks to Nazenn for taking the time helping the mod users with glitches, bugs and workarounds.
-  Hoodless DP masks as circlets available thanks to Pantheress for taking the time making it happen.