Bone armor?

Discussion in 'New Player Discussions' started by Gudetama, Jan 28, 2018.

  1. Gudetama

    Gudetama Newbie

    I’ve seen a few historical examples of bone armor. Any ideas on how you could make this work without using actual bone?
     
  2. Draven

    Draven Baron Seattle Staff Marshal

    I don’t have any personal suggestions outside of maybe carved wood. But remember that in the current rules, only specific materials get you Armor Points.
     
  3. Samyania

    Samyania Artisan

    Resin casts might be too brittle. There's a barbarian in Seattle who has bone spikes/horns on his armor--I think it's all foam? I can't remember what Luke's name is on the forums >.>
     
  4. Samyania

    Samyania Artisan

    @Azmodeous!! I was spelling it wrong. Also @rollinfrank had a giant pelvis that I assume wasn't real for their bone golem...
     
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  5. Draven

    Draven Baron Seattle Staff Marshal

    The bone was cow pelvis, I believe, and quite real.
     
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  6. Krystina F

    Krystina F Newbie

    Oh yes, it was super real. And ended up being very uncomfortable in the long run for him.

    Sculpted foam would ideally be the best, like Luke's, because you can get super awesome definition and detail with it... well depending on how talented one is with sculpting and painting. And it's lightweight and less stabby when you accidentally run into something.
    Wet molding carved/tooled leather could also work if you know how to work with leather in a 3D fashion, depending on what kind of shapes you're going for, and how 3D you are looking for.

    I've also seen cosplayers carve that expanding insulation foam that hardens when it dries into shapes (I usually see them do weapons out of it). That could work too, I don't know how fragile it would be on impact form a weapon blow or a fall, but it's something to google. But it is pretty lightweight, so that's a perk.
     
  7. JordarAd

    JordarAd Newbie

    I've had good experience dying large PVC pipe, breaking it apart, and grinding it into organic shapes to add to a leather backing. I'll try to find images of this and put it up for reference in the coming days.
     
  8. markusdark

    markusdark Knight

    As mentioned, the rules state that you can only get armor points if the armor is made from the following, non-metal materials:
    leather, leather scale, padded cloth, naugahide, suede, doeskin, vinyl, heavy canvas, bone, rope and wood.

    With that being said, always check with your local marshals if you have any ideas and see if they'll allow it as an alternative material before putting forth the time, effort and money.
     
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  9. Draven

    Draven Baron Seattle Staff Marshal

    To add to this, even if your local marshals allow it, it may not be allowed in chapters you visit.
     
  10. Azmodeous

    Azmodeous Newbie

    I'd recommend using either xlpe or eva foam carved out with a Dremel or another rotary tool before plasti dip and paint.

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  11. Fede

    Fede Newbie

    Hey guys, do you think that I can dress up like an anime character? Thanks
     
  12. Samyania

    Samyania Artisan

    Like a specific anime character? I wouldn't recommend it. In a generally anime style (giant sword, spikey unnatural hair, sharp lines and color delineations)? Sure. You might find your aesthetic doesn't blend well with the rest of your environment, but it's pretty possible to dress in a way that fits both in a general anime kind of thing and in Fortannis.
     
  13. Draven

    Draven Baron Seattle Staff Marshal

    We’re a game of people that don’t exist in a world where “Screw science, we wanna throw fire and heal massive wounds with mystical energy and a chant!” is a thing.

    You do your aesthetic, and have fun with it.
     
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