or as some know him: "that cool looking dude on the front cover of the new vegas game"
pretty fond of the design of this guy, so i decided to try my hand at making the best i can for him.
was eager to try out foam armor techniques i see popping around, and wanted to see what different thickness foam will do when combined..
I've now finished the armor, over a month after i started this project, and it worked out nicely.
for those who want a spoiler, heres a shot of the finished work, more pics are on page 8.
(special thanks to Ed209 for the awesome photoshop edit above)
so i started with the armored riot vest first.
i drew a paper plan by hand, eye'ballin' it and then copied a symetrical version of it to card stock till i was satisfied,
after that i cut the shapes in foam.
and rounded the edges
started to form them into good shapes with some heat.
and then glued them down, as well as using some elastic strapping to make a "rig" for the vest to be wearable.
the black duster is a place holder till i make the proper coat, but it's to give an impression of how the coat will hang on the armor.
a little dorky right now, but i think it's ready for some battle damage, weathering and some stencil paints.
all and all, i'm pretty happy with how this was this weekend's work.
and a rainy weekend at that! which usually sucks the creativity right out of me.
on a side note, i changed the pattern, the shapes i cut were a little uncomfortable, so i ended up making something closer to this.
i made these changes as i was gluing the pieces together, realized i did not need the psudo shoulder guards, and they just got in the way, and you need a lot more armpit hole than i first expected