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Probably not suitable for actual combat with dragons.
May 5, 2012 9:43 AM   Subscribe

How to Make Fantasy Video Game styled Helmets and Armor.

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posted by quin (10 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

 
Step 1. Become independently wealthy and retire, so as to free up sufficient time.
posted by Sing Or Swim at 9:52 AM on May 5, 2012 [2 favorites]


For female armor, see if the local hobby store is throwing out any torn strips of fabric
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 10:09 AM on May 5, 2012 [12 favorites]


See this is why people play as mages and clerics, voluminous robes are less time consuming.
posted by The Whelk at 10:23 AM on May 5, 2012 [1 favorite]


Wow, that is pretty amazing for diligence and attention to detail. The whole time I'm thinking that there must be a quicker way...
posted by meinvt at 10:26 AM on May 5, 2012


For female armor

Interestingly enough, this *is* "female armor".

For this project I'll be building the female "Ancient Nord Helmet" (also called the female Draugr helmet) from Skyrim.
posted by dubold at 10:50 AM on May 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


The whole time I'm thinking that there must be a quicker way...

A Professional 3D Printer?
posted by TwelveTwo at 11:03 AM on May 5, 2012


The funny thing about most videogame armor is that it makes traditional RPG armor look almost plausible.
posted by JHarris at 2:05 PM on May 5, 2012


My friend Warren has achieved some pretty incredible results making helmets and costumes from cardboard... and more...
posted by pkingdesign at 4:38 PM on May 5, 2012 [3 favorites]


I'm glad this was by Volpin, because if it weren't by Volpin, it would have been a total waste of time.

Volpin is a mad genius.
posted by Admiral Haddock at 7:40 PM on May 5, 2012


The whole time I'm thinking that there must be a quicker way...

I'm pretty sure that once you had the knack, steel, a leather mallet and a planishing hammer would be faster.
posted by Kid Charlemagne at 6:42 PM on May 6, 2012


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