The Gas Mask Citizen is an infamous cut model, known mainly for its appearance in the "Get Your Free TVs!" shot, stated to be from around 2000-2001.


The Gasmask Citizen is a person contained within a green rubber suit, using a gasmask to breathe. They were originally intended to be the Citizens of City 17 and wore their suits because of the poisonous air created by the Combine, but was later cut, along with the air, so Valve could focus more on their facial animation system. In anon-hl2, the Gas Mask Citizen is in a relatively poor state. The model is long gone (with a few potential descendants still present), and all that remains of it are its textures. It's symbolic of the earliest eras of development, while the atmosphere still was toxic enough to necessitate gasmasks.

The model location of the Gasmask Citizen is referenced several times in the WC Mappack. These paths being "models/Citizen.mdl" and "models/C17_citizen_minimal.mdl" (A possible "cheaple" variation of the model). None of these models are present in the leak's files.


Potential Descendants

Remaining Textures

Efforts to remake

Released Gas Mask Citizen

  • The "FF27" Gas Mask Citizen

Initially released on Gamebanana, it was eventually taken down afterwards.

  • The "Gmadador" Gas Mask Citizen

Relatively new compared to the others, with a particular emphasis on being accurate to the pictures.

  • The "Stacker" Gas Mask Citizen

With a head based on the TFC Pyro, it offers a distinct interpretation of the model.

  • The "Red Katana" Gas Mask Citizen

Also known as the "Milkyway M16" after the person who released it, this one is very well-regarded in quality, although with some differences from the pictures.

  • The "Snood" Gas Mask Citizen

Although not a particularly good model, either in accuracy or quality, it has the dubious honor of being the first "released" Gas Mask Citizen, predating better alternatives.

  • The "Spud" Gas Mask Citizen

Not a particularly common Gas Mask Citizen, but released nonetheless. It is middle-of-the-road, accuracy and quality wise.

  • The "Scientist" Gas Mask Citizen

Based on the HL1 scientist model, it has a much lower poly count than the rest.


Collection: (Dropbox) (Mediafire)

Unreleased Gasmasks

  • Posted on Facepunch by Sgt. Headcrab.
  • The "Project 9" Gas Mask Citizen

Originally posted by Odddoc, with the third shot being released by T-Braze on the discord.

  • The "Rastellarous" Gas Mask Citizen

Certainly one of the stranger ones. It is very low quality due to the fact it is a simple recolor of an existing 'Haz Mat' playermodel.

  • The "Conscript" Gas Mask Citizen

This Gas Mask Citizen was in the mod Conscript, and "went down with the ship", so to speak.