5 bucks says she never posts again.
5 bucks says she never posts again.
Guys, guys...wipe your hormones outta yer eyes...prtygrrrl posted an image of how her armor design will look, but not necessarily on her body, whatever she may look like...you don't wanna scare her away from the forum, thinkin' you're all just a bunch of hornee guys....
(yeah..it's spelled wrong so the filter would miss it...)
I like your initial concept design. I'm going to agree with Novall that a few minor tweaks would improve the overall appearance and "functionality", if you will. I would raise the upper outside corners of the breastplates to just barely cover the clavicle and taper them in a V toward the sternum. I would also lower and slightly widen the bottom part of the breast armor to cover most of the ribs. I'm mixed on whether or not to cover the inverted V that points up toward the diaphragm from the stomach, but I'm leaning towards covering it; but just the gap between lower ribs and diaphragm so that the midriff is still open. If you choose to leave the inverted V open, I would probably tailor the undershirt to the armor shape and go ahead and expose the upper belly as well. The thighs look good exposed, just throw on some shin guards and forearm guards along with some armored gloves with open fingers. I also like your initial choice to not use neck armor and leave the neck exposed. Just my 2 cents, it's your armor and I think it looks great. Keep us posted on the develpments.
wow i love it...kinda like a cross between leeloo and a mando!!! AWSOME!
novall sed a lot of good idea's i cant really think of anything to add or take away from what he said
I definitely agree that you're gonna want the hem of the shirt to follow the same shape as the bottom of the chest plates. I'd like to see the center "diamond" plate a little larger, it looks tiny!
The pic is just what I have so far, I will have a belly piece. It will have an upper and lower. The upper is pretty much the same as boba's, but with a chevron shape on the bottom edge. The lower piece will have a matching shape at the top, and a curved bottom edge to match the codpiece. I will show pics, when I get to it. I have been a bit busy with other things.
And yes, it will be practical. Historically many cultures and soldiers trade off protection for dexterity. Just look at gladiator armor. You protect what is most likely to get hit, and leave freedom of motion for the rest. How many of you can even sit down wearing a full suit of armor?
That's the end of my rant. :P thanks for the comments.
Here is what I meant about the belly plates.
I am thinking about doing something for the upper arms as well. idunno
This is just me, but I wouldn't necessarily use a Fett helmet for the Female Mandalorian. I'd go for a variant that has a narrower head, and one that reinforces the unique armor design and its femininity.
Here's a rough concept:
Last edited by CSMacLaren; Nov 30, 2007 at 3:03 AM.
dude nice concept pic of the helmet
Your armor mi lady is interesting. I like the two piece stomach plates. i too plan to use such idea. seems it will give better movement of the torso.
Word of warning, watch out for "baseball" chest armor. I think people know what i am getting at. Are you going to plaster cast your chest and take a mold for the top armor or.. wing it.
If your winging it may i suggest stopping by or looking up Fencing supply stores (like foils and rapier stuff). they have chest protection for ladies and it looks good for armor. Practical too
agreed. The chest armor plates that go up to kinda make it look like a Catcher's chest protector.
Very nice helmet concept as well CSMacLaren. Love the sleek-ness of it. Not so hot on the rangefinder cap though looks a little too distant, maybe too alien. Nevertheless good to see another Mando in San Jose! I live in SJ as well!
Another idea is to find out who makes those Femme Trooper chest armor and use that as a base for modification. I like the one to the right in this following photo:
If you simply paint it up, people might not notice what it is. The Femme Trooper armor in of itself is a unique design. Using a cutting wheel you can probably create the split down the center and separate it into three pieces.
If I build your theme to this armor, this is what I come up with.
Of course, this is your idea to begin with, so please feel free to be creative.
Last edited by CSMacLaren; Nov 30, 2007 at 8:11 AM.
That would be Richies Armor.
I happen to be currently sculpting out female mando chest plates. They will be made available in fiberglass if there is enough interest. I want to get some more work done on the project this weekend before I post any pics. I'll start a new thread for it when pics are ready so as not to hijack this one.
Hey, good luck on the costume, it takes a lot of time and patience (Most of the time anyways!)
But guys, if it is impractical....it is a costume... it's not like we are in the SCA and we need functional armor or anything.
...I wonder how many times Boba fired his jp missile and forgot to move his head out of the way...
Nice work, prtygrl. I can't wait to see the finished product.
Are you making a custom helmet too?
This is make believe. No one is going to be shooting at your "plastic" armor anyway with a "laser" so...make is sexy, make it cool, make it what you want it to be. Rock on!
I cant believe a female come in with a whopping 3 posts (all in this thread) and it receives over 1300 page views and almost 50 replies! we really are just simple creatures aren't we? lol
Everybody loves a sexy mando heheheh. Nice concept by the way. I'd love to see this project move into the next stage. Good Luck! It looks awesome.
Hope you don't mind, but I'm going to steal your idea for the belly plates. I made one already, but the shape was off. I made it small, because I'm small, but it just didn't look right when it was on. Have you started any of this, or are you still planning it out?