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« on: March 07, 2011 07:59:48 PM »

I completed a project this weekend. It was a set of retro-future styled shoulder plates. They're made from 22ga mild steel and then formed, painted and connected in a similar manner to medieval spaulders. (I'm the goofy-looking guy with crazy hair in the second picture)

The gauntlets were something I made previously out of chainmaile, old cookware, hinges, a spigot and other interesting items I sought out at a local store featuring re-used parts and such.

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« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2011 08:57:05 PM »

Super neat!
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2011 10:52:27 PM »

That's so cool! plus, you can grate cheese!
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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2011 05:09:18 AM »

Wow, this is awesome! I love how you repurposed items. Thanks for sharing.

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2011 07:06:18 AM »

Whoa! Totally cool! The armor looks awesome, and those gauntlets are rad. The spigot is a perfect touch!
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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2011 11:53:11 AM »

That left gauntlet looks like an all-in-one personal protective device.  Awesome!
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« Reply #6 on: March 08, 2011 12:10:08 PM »

That left gauntlet looks like an all-in-one personal protective device.  Awesome!

Thanks! That's the feel I was going for. I've found that when creating retro-future type items, one of the best (and most enjoyable) ways to go about it is to roam about through second-hand hardware stores and junk shops.

Doing it that way makes it so that you come up with something that really feels like a piece that was built after the collapse of society. If it were some sort of crazy, mad max scenario & I wanted to make myself armor... I'd have to roam around and search for whatever parts I could find that could be pieced together into functional armor Smiley It's a fun, imaginative process.
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