This matchlock mortar originally started as a concept by Jens Fiedler before very quickly taking on a life of it's own. Made from bronze, jade, wood & Iron with a silver trim I tried to incorporate aspects of the Japanese Mythological creature "Namazu the Earthshatterer" when designing this and I think it was executed in a way that still maintains function of the original match-lock mortars from that period.
2x2048 Albedo/RGB/Normal for the stock and head
1x2048x512 Albedo/RGB/Normal/Alpha for the 'whiskers'
Although a super low resolution mesh was not one of the goals for the project, the final mesh polycount for this asset is 20995 Tris.
Initial inspiration from this concept: