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Author Topic: Steam Punk Armour?  (Read 53858 times)
Stumpman
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« Reply #150 on: January 21, 2011, 08:38:22 pm »

I think the best steampunk armor I have seen was fan art done of the Vinci Rifleman from the game Rise of Nations, rise of Legends. The combination of European, Spanish, Japanese and clockwork makes quite an interesting set of armor.
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« Reply #151 on: January 25, 2011, 08:10:51 pm »

I think the best steampunk armor I have seen was fan art done of the Vinci Rifleman from the game Rise of Nations, rise of Legends. The combination of European, Spanish, Japanese and clockwork makes quite an interesting set of armor.


I was just about to post that very link and then saw your post. 
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« Reply #152 on: February 15, 2011, 11:46:11 am »

Just a quick update.This is where I am so far with my armour:
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« Reply #153 on: March 26, 2011, 02:18:55 pm »

Me wearing it last night:
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« Reply #154 on: March 27, 2011, 10:27:23 pm »

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« Reply #155 on: May 28, 2012, 05:48:34 pm »

Ran across this and thought I'd put it out there as a possible example of exotic armor. It's a armor coat made from the scales of a pangolin anteater. Wikipedia claims
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This coat has been covered with the scales of the pangolin or scaly anteater (Manis crassicaudata). The scales have been decorated in gold, and the larger have been used where more protection is required. This is the only known example of this type of armour. It originally had a helmet, also made of pangolin scales, with three plumes.
The scale coat was presented to the King George III in 1820 by Francis Rawdon, 1st Marquis of Hastinges (1754-1826), who was the East India Company's Governor General in Bengal, 1812-22.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Coat_of_Pangolin_scales.JPG

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« Reply #156 on: June 01, 2012, 01:28:46 am »

Have you played time splitters?
Future perfect was a game on the GameCube , ps2 I believe
Many steam punk references
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« Reply #157 on: July 10, 2012, 05:39:13 pm »

I'm currently toying with the creation of a new SP persona who is a "priest of the Cog".....somewhat related to the technomages from B5 (points if anyone remembers them). The armour I'm going to be using is a leather lorica segmentata that will be heavily embossed, detailed with brass and copper, and generally Spiffied Up. It's not so much intended to be proof against firearms, but against knives and swords, as well as to enhance the technomantik and magickal powers of the wearer. Also, it's reasonable to assume that if one were to be "ministering" to the underbelly of society, there would be a large number of people who couldn't afford access to firearms, and therefore would be using knives and such.

Think Hellboy meets technomage meets all manner of esoteric goodness.
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« Reply #158 on: July 11, 2012, 02:22:30 am »

Me wearing it last night:
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That is incredible!!! Well done!

Oh, and by the way...

I'm back! Sorry I have been away for so long, but sometimes life gets in the way of things we want to do.

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« Reply #159 on: July 11, 2012, 02:34:14 pm »

let us not forget the WWI tank helmets.
http://www.thevisualartisan.com/images/chainmaillehelmet_large.jpg

as well as early trench armor
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/7302/pc170099ij7.jpg

while not "period" i still think they are significantly steamy.
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« Reply #160 on: July 11, 2012, 02:54:25 pm »

let us not forget the WWI tank helmets.
http://www.thevisualartisan.com/images/chainmaillehelmet_large.jpg

as well as early trench armor
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/7302/pc170099ij7.jpg

while not "period" i still think they are significantly steamy.


I posted this elsewhere in the forum at one point, but I made a brass chest-plate loosely based on the trench armor.


As another poster mentioned earlier on in this thread, medieval style armor was still in use on the battlefield during the Victorian era, just in extremely limited amounts and applications Smiley
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« Reply #161 on: July 12, 2012, 01:34:43 am »

Mine from last years Steampunk World's Fair.
http://api.ning.com/files/CbqH7f51J72zUY7t2wT6J7B8BC5LF4Psq8nsnU9Ur215cL0D4qa7OoZWjLdCFj6-*hd0QhUzaHldFOTUgY8P3TZSJ7P-3E2t/photo.JPG
 I used an air raid helmet, instead of the more Brodie helmet, a 15th century two piece articulating bevor, standard coat of plates pattern, buzabands, and greaves.
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« Reply #162 on: July 12, 2012, 08:26:38 am »

let us not forget the WWI tank helmets.
http://www.thevisualartisan.com/images/chainmaillehelmet_large.jpg

as well as early trench armor
http://img523.imageshack.us/img523/7302/pc170099ij7.jpg

while not "period" i still think they are significantly steamy.


I posted this elsewhere in the forum at one point, but I made a brass chest-plate loosely based on the trench armor.


As another poster mentioned earlier on in this thread, medieval style armor was still in use on the battlefield during the Victorian era, just in extremely limited amounts and applications Smiley


Two of my favourite loves, trench armour and a good bit of brass. Marvelous.
I find WW1 protection so interesting, mostly because the stylings almost remind me of a different century.

Some rather radical prototype helmets
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And possible my favourite, Brewster body armour, France 1917
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« Reply #163 on: July 14, 2012, 12:33:17 am »

And possible my favourite, Brewster body armour, France 1917
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Reminds me somewhat of Pyramid Head from Silent Hil...
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« Reply #164 on: July 21, 2012, 02:39:23 pm »

this is some steampunkish armor that you can find in "the elder scrolls III Morrowind"
the Dwemer are an ancient and extinct race, however their technology was very advanced (the game is a fantasy rpg)




and a little off topic but still nice! the dwemer centurion!
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« Reply #165 on: October 17, 2012, 11:11:17 am »

I have built medieval armor & weapons before, and am planning on a sort of steampunk take on an iron man costume.
(and then i don't mean simply a brass iron man, but completely change the concept, with more SP-worthy weaponry.)
the electronics in this one are going to be a challenge however, as i'm only experienced at fabric, blacksmithing, and the more primitive aspects of costume building at the moment...

if someone could maybe tell me how to upload pictures from your computer onto this forum, i'll post some images of my homemade, fully metal medieval armor as a referrence. (sorry, not an expert on web-related stuff either)
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« Reply #166 on: October 17, 2012, 11:49:08 am »

Interesting idea. I've seen a steampunk Iron Man once, but still looked like Iron Man with rivets. I would think the first armour from the film would be more like it.

For uploading I think you need a online photo-folder (photo-bucket, Flickr etc) and add it in with the picture tab. Others may have a better guide for you.

Good luck
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« Reply #167 on: October 17, 2012, 06:40:42 pm »



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« Reply #168 on: October 18, 2012, 04:09:43 am »

i tried to copy an url from my facebook page, yet it won't work. i should stick to gears and goggles instead of the internet...
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PatronZero
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« Reply #169 on: October 19, 2012, 03:39:15 am »

Mind just my unsolicited two pence but I would envision steampunk armor to be perhaps more subdued or dare say even concealed.     I'm meaning more like a flexible mesh lining a great coat or or cloak-cape that would act much like a Faraday Cage against electrical or plasma energies of natural, arcane or scientifically induced origins.

Not to overlook foot-gear that would have a dual capability of operating as an insulating as well as grounding feature dependent upon the wearer's need or environmental conditions in general.   
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« Reply #170 on: October 19, 2012, 08:55:57 am »

At a Napoleonic Museum in Den Helder (NL), they have a sort of top hat that looked as made of steel.

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« Reply #171 on: February 12, 2013, 06:32:34 pm »

Blatantly stolen and reposted from another forum:

"Usually if someone thinks of WW1 armour they imagine monstrosities like the "Brewster body shield", but just glancing through 'Helmets and body armor in modern warfare" (circa 1920) I found some interesting examples.
- http://archive.org/stream/helmetsbodyarmor00deanuoft#page/244/mode/2up -Looks like a simplified imitation of a Milanese cuirass.
- http://archive.org/stream/helmetsbodyarmor00deanuoft#page/246/mode/2up -Same worn with matching helmet
- http://archive.org/stream/helmetsbodyarmor00deanuoft#page/238/mode/2up -A neat little "gorget" weighing only 1.5 pounds. (flip the page to see it's test results).
- http://archive.org/stream/helmetsbodyarmor00deanuoft#page/248/mode/2up -An interesting suit of "light" infantry armour, complete with almain rivet style arm defenses. (View on the right shows it worn with complete kit) The entire thing was around 20 gauge in thickness, and provided about the same level of protection as the helmet.
Also, a couple examples more closely resembling modern military armour in concept:
- http://archive.org/stream/helmetsbodyarmor00deanuoft#page/120/mode/2up
- http://archive.org/stream/helmetsbodyarmor00deanuoft#page/124/mode/2up  "
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« Reply #172 on: February 12, 2013, 09:55:12 pm »

Blatantly stolen and reposted from another forum:

"Usually if someone thinks of WW1 armour they imagine monstrosities like the "Brewster body shield", but just glancing through 'Helmets and body armor in modern warfare" (circa 1920) I found some interesting examples.
- http://archive.org/stream/helmetsbodyarmor00deanuoft#page/244/mode/2up -Looks like a simplified imitation of a Milanese cuirass.
- http://archive.org/stre
am/helmetsbodyarmor00deanuoft#page/246/mode/2up
-Same worn with matching helmet
- http://archive.org/stream/helmetsbodyarmor00deanuoft#page/238/mode/2up -A neat little "gorget" weighing only 1.5 pounds. (flip the page to see it's test results).
- http://archive.org/stream/helmetsbodyarmor00deanuoft#page/248/mode/2up -An interesting suit of "light" infantry armour, complete with almain rivet style arm defenses. (View on the right shows it worn with complete kit) The entire thing was around 20 gauge in thickness, and provided about the same level of protection as the helmet.
Also, a couple examples more closely resembling modern military armour in concept:
- http://archive.org/stream/helmetsbodyarmor00deanuoft#page/120/mode/2up
- http://archive.org/stream/helmetsbodyarmor00deanuoft#page/124/mode/2up  "


Oh my goodness sir that is fantastic, I need to find a copy of that book!!!!!!!!!!
So many ideas for SF Armour now!!!
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« Reply #173 on: February 12, 2013, 11:24:10 pm »

You might also like this armour book:  http://www.archive.org/stream/dictionnairerai06violuoft#page/212/mode/2up  Since it was Victorian and does not meet modern acadeemic standards it is suspect for medieval documentation but perfect for SP. 
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« Reply #174 on: February 14, 2013, 08:23:55 am »

Another beautiful book, some reasonable medieval stuff (I'm also a medieval reenactor) but loads of ideas!!!!
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