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Topic: !!Post-Apocalyptic Street Sign Armor!!  (Read 8439 times)
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« on: July 23, 2011 12:16:17 PM »

http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/262404_254780607866981_176049985740044_1114921_4927440_n.jpg

This armor was one of my most fun projects to date. Inspired by the wholesome goodness of post apocalypse films, medieval armor and the Fallout games, I had the privilege of working with a nice fellow who found me via Etsy to bring his ideas to life.

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As you could probably guess from the pictures, the armor plates were made from a stop and a dead end sign (obtained through legal means, of course). These are affixed via arming points to a harness made from belts that features ammo loops and two straps to hold equipment. The plates were formed, in the spirit of the end of the world theme, the old fashioned way; with a ball peen hammer and an anvil.

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To top it all off, the extremely tallented Jen Owen of Jen Martin Studios (http://www.jenmartinstudios.blogspot.com/) captured images of the armor at an abandoned mental institution in Washington State. This created the perfect setting and really brought everything together. Now that's what I call a road warrior!

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/189248_254780491200326_176049985740044_1114913_1293407_n.jpg

!Behind the scenes look! Here are a few images that show the progression from signs to armor:
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KILL THE MUTANTS!!!!

Special thanks to Eric L. for modeling the armor!
More images of the armor can be found here: http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.254780294533679.73230.176049985740044&type=1
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2011 01:14:01 PM »

Wow, I love it!  Great concept and execution.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2011 01:16:46 PM »

Wow I love everything post-apocalyptic. This is really a fantastic idea. Great work. I like it all.
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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2011 01:28:37 PM »

Love this! Great idea and execution!
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« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2011 02:09:16 PM »

This is so cool, I need some for when the zombies come!
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« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2011 03:40:08 PM »

How cool!  I love the re-use of street signs - those things are heavy!  Probably make great and functional plate armor.  Really neat pictures, and great work!
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« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2011 03:47:51 PM »

Great idea & execution!  Love the photos as well, looks fun!
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« Reply #7 on: July 23, 2011 03:49:16 PM »

I LOVE this  Grin
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« Reply #8 on: July 23, 2011 04:03:40 PM »

 Shocked Shocked Shocked

Amazing! I think I am a little in love with this.

Hit the This Rocks button because, well, it does!

Great job!!
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« Reply #9 on: July 23, 2011 06:14:11 PM »

Brilliant!   Great job, this looks awesome!  You need a lady warrior version to pose with!
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