These materials are often criticized and I understand this point of view.
But it is an artistic decision rather than lack of effort.
It is highly stylized character so hyper-realistic materials would not fooled anyone. I decided to stick to the eye-candy beauty. Enough for me some conventionality: it is the skin, it is a fabric, it is brass, skin is flawless … Smooth and perfect.
My colleague from another forum (plasti at max3d.pl) could not stand these materials and pester me to let him do his version.
Here are his materials made in Vray. but honestly I don’t like them.
It seams to be kind a dirty and grungy. “Mad Max” style instead of victorian perfection.
Even face seens dirty.
Not the way I wanted to portray a cartoon character.