HM3: Armor up

It looks like the vote is to do Fantasy Armor next. As usual the plan is to convert as many of the 2.5 items in that set over as possible, and to kick it up several notches by including as many of your suggestions as I can. So by all means, please feel free to request in the comments to this post any specific upper-body armor you want to see in the program.

Comments with links to actual images of what you mean will be much more helpful than just plain text descriptions, although certainly those will be good to have as well. It’s just a lot easier to visualize what you mean if I have something to look at.

Thanks in advance for your great feedback, it’s suggestions and requests like these that make the program worth doing!

72 Responses to HM3: Armor up

  1. Jeff, I have a few suggestions for various sci-fi and fantasy armor.

    1). The Borg- A chest armor composed of wires and plates. http://www.fortunecity.com/tattooine/constantine/157/images/borg.jpg

    2). Batman/The Dark Knight- Obviously due to copyright infringement you’ll want to leave off the ‘bat’.
    http://miamiherald.typepad.com/reeling/images/2008/05/28/got_milk_batman_dark_knight_ad.jpg

    3). Roman/Fantasy armor- http://www.fantasy-armor.com/images/armors/AE1442.jpg

  2. Is this strictly for female armor or just any armor in general?

  3. are you going to make a armoured helmets set at the same time to go into headgear cause most armour sets have a helmet??
    and heres my segestions
    Greek armour
    http://www.weaponsemporium.com/WE-Greek%20Armour%206071R.jpg
    And the famouse (in Australia) Ned Kelly Armour
    http://www.ironoutlaw.com/assets/Armour_Ned.jpg
    you gotta at the ned armour!!!

  4. Actually, how about an Armored Horse Companion?

  5. OK. Armor suggestions it is:

    – Red chestplate:

    http://maskworld.scene7.com/is/image/maskworld/104345-blutelf-paladin-lederruestung-rot-blood-elf-paladin-leather-armour-red?$fullsize$

    – Paladin armour:

    http://th02.deviantart.net/fs20/300W/i/2007/288/d/4/Leather_Paladin_Armor___Pic_3_by_Azmal.jpg

    – Knight armour:

    http://www.aurorahistoryboutique.com/products/C000445_L.jpg

    or

    http://www.hickerphoto.com/data/media/184/knight-armour-exhibit_14663.jpg

    or

    http://home.comcast.net/~bkr2879/Robe2/Warden.jpg

    or

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_ylHlNv0ChHg/SxNDNzEqWzI/AAAAAAAAAdg/LeJNu6-v9D4/s1600/concept-preview-1.jpg

    – Assassin armour:

    http://img159.imageshack.us/i/gwfemaleassassinimperial15k14l.png/

    or

    http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/gw/images/b/b8/Assassin_Seitung_Armor_M_gray_front.jpg

    – Hunter armour:

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/row_gallery/86639.jpg

    – Roman armour:

    http://www.fantasycostumes.com/mm5/costumes-images/roman-armour-set-gladiator-5214-cesar.jpg

    or

    http://www.fantasy-armor.com/images/armors/AE1424.jpg

    or

    http://www.armsoftheworld.com/images/ah3851.jpg

    – Samurai armour:

    http://www.alleycatscratch.com/exhibit/AMPD_FIDM/2004/LastSam/100_4999_SE_fi04.jpg

    or

    http://lisabernhard.files.wordpress.com/2007/10/__extra_6429-the-last-samurai1.jpg

    – Black armour:

    http://www.fantasy-armor.com/images/armors/AE1443.jpg

    – Leather armour:

    http://www.skornictwo.pl/english/jpg/armours/Lamellar_leather_armour.jpg

    or

    http://www.lrpstore.com/uploads/images_products_large/713.jpg

    or

    http://fc01.deviantart.net/fs13/f/2007/114/3/e/Leather_armour_and_gorget_by_Lluhnij.jpg

    or

    http://www.esford.com/I1004%20Child%20Medieval%20Leather%20Armour.jpg

    or

    http://www.ljplus.ru/img/b/o/bob_basset/Chest-armor-1.jpg

    – Demonic armour:

    http://cadsu.cthulhu522.com/tp-images/3uideq_araxis_armor.jpg

    – Science fiction armour:

    http://www.fsgear.com.au/files/2055821/uploaded/demon%20back.jpg

    or

    http://www.jejamescycles.co.uk/product-images-large/661-pro-pressure-suit-41337.jpg

    – Mithril chain mail:

    http://chorrol.com/files/129/ob_concept02B.jpg

    – Power armour:

    http://fc04.deviantart.com/fs48/f/2009/212/9/7/fallout_tactics_power_armor_by_zamorak07.png

    – Epic armour:

    http://mythicmktg.fileburst.com/war/us/home/images/newsletter/2008_10/he_armor_whitelion_Epic.jpg

    or

    http://mythicmktg.fileburst.com/war/us/home/images/newsletter/2008_10/em_armor_brightwizard_Epic.jpg

    – Steampunk armour:

    http://th02.deviantart.net/fs46/300W/i/2009/226/a/8/Steampunk_Armour_by_Steampunk_club.jpg

    or

    http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1275/1302720873_51a48bbe43.jpg

    – Elven armour:

    http://entropyhouse.com/penwiper/images/costumes/helmsdeep/1.JPG

    or

    http://www.wetanz.com/assets/Uploads/_resampled/CabinetLarge-lotrelvenarmourdetail.jpg

    – Orc armour:

    http://www.by-the-sword.com/acatalog/dc-648t.jpg

    or

    http://www.spellenwinkeldeburcht.nl/webshop/images/ork%20harnas%20roestig.jpg

    – Barbarian armour:

    http://jamesegeli.com/Kagonasti/barbarmor.png

    – Cool armour:

    http://wiki.guildwars.com/images/b/b4/Dervish_Norn_armor_m.jpg

  6. Well it looks like you have a few already covered in Tops>MaleStandard. Like a couple that could be chainmail shirts, if you had a chainmail pattern , the closet I found was the scale pattern. But patterns are a bit to uniform and do not follow the curvature of the folds. A full chainmail harburk to me would be a great place to start, something like: http://www.medievalweaponinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/ab2481-hauberk-50-inch-chest-knee-lenght-full-sleeve.jpg or http://www.by-the-sword.com/acatalog/info_KR_HK46.html

    You really don’t see this full length mail flared sleeves split front much. Draw it as a the full set then you can cut it up to its components I.E. chest (an alternate for female), short sleeve, long flared sleeve, waist down to split, then the split to the legs. Also since you are drawing chainmail.
    The Coif http://www.wulflund.com/images_items/chain-mail-coif—simple_2.jpg
    And the Gorget
    http://www.wulflund.com/images_items/chain-mail-gorget_2.jpg would be my next choice to draw. Again it may be best to draw these together.
    My thought would be not to draw every single link in the mail. And/or perhaps use your color separations Color1 Color2 and LineColor to facilitate some different looks. links in the light, links in the shadow, define links from underneath Light and shadow can play great on chainmail, and the contrast can make or break the look of it. IMHO but it is your call.., you get to draw it. :)

  7. OK, here is my entry for this one.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/107263429437355588118/MisCreacionesHeroMachine#5457940394838589074

    This is Ultra-Knight. His armor enables him to fly at great speed in both air and space. It is also fitted with computer systems like guidance control, pinpoint for firepower, breathing equipment, micro-missiles, laser projectors and cloaking device. The armor is capable of energy absorption, which provides him with an inexhaustible, constant power source.

  8. http://www.flashbackuniverse.com/Characters/Cyclotron.aspx i would love to have a guy like this parted out

  9. Here’s a culture lots of people missed: Tlingit armor:

    http://www.alaskanativeartists.com/tlingit_body_armor.htm

    You know, for those of us who prefer a more Native-American approach.

  10. geez, bet you got enough good ideas now!

  11. jeff something wrong with my request?

  12. I don’t know if this counts as armor, but I figure I’d suggest it anyway.

    Ezio Auditore’s Assassin Attire
    http://www.digitalsomething.com/media/images/asc2.jpg

  13. Because steampunk is also fantasy, i want steampunk armor pieces. References here :
    http://IRIRIV.deviantart.com/art/Steampunk-Armours-151568508

  14. Orc armor – made of bits and pieces.
    Massive and bulky armor – Like Warhammer fantasy, goes so high with neck opening that nose is barely visible. Just scaling function doesn’t create this kind of bulky effect right.
    Dark elf style armor – Can’t have too many of those, basically a lamellar plate armor, plates with lots of sharp points and serrated edges.

  15. I emailed this to you a few days ago Jeff but since I am not sure weather you got it or not I will post it here for you.

    http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll49/Kaldath/Armor.png

  16. Dudemeister

    I see a lot of fantasy armor suggestions.

    Please also add some sci-fi/futuristic/robotic armor as well.

    Light leather armor with robes, fabrics, etc would be nice too. Sort of like thief or assassin armor. Examples have already been given.

  17. It’s always interesting to see what everyone links to when Jeff proposes a new HM3 category. Ladies and Guys, I really marvel at some of your creative choices.

    Now Jeff, not to pick a favorite, but I’m really digging Fabien’s Steampunk armors. Sure, they’re ‘cloth’, but that set would be fantastic! Great choice, Fab.

  18. Just a plain breastplate or segmented cuirass that we could add an insignia to would be nice

    http://www.medievalcollectibles.com/popup.aspx?src=wolthuis.aspx%3fproductid%3d1918%26size%3dlarge

  19. And what are those “epic” armors from? That’s really awesome design.

  20. About time I have been waiting for this here’s a suggestion for some steam punk armor both male and female its one of the best armor sets I have seen for Steam Punk. http://images.cryhavok.org/v/The+Walk+by+Matt+Wilson.jpg.html

  21. Not sure if this one has been posted yet – from one of the D&D books.

    http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/LD3QGtGvFHT9CzBhas-NTQ?feat=directlink

  22. How about some heavy “Battlearmor” type parts for those of us who play games like Battletech?

    Don’t forget the scifi armors!

  23. http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/thumb/c/c7/FFT_DarkKnight.jpg/447px-FFT_DarkKnight.jpg

    http://images.wikia.com/finalfantasy/images/thumb/c/c7/FFT_DarkKnight.jpg/447px-FFT_DarkKnight.jpg

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FwWKEyGmP-c/SLwUyRliD4I/AAAAAAAABpo/cFIEXQFgMSU/s1600-h/grim.jpg

    http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs20/f/2007/258/f/e/steampunk_sky_pirate_Dahlia_by_rami.jpg

    http://th02.deviantart.net/fs50/300W/f/2009/303/2/4/Sky_Pirate_Aurlena_by_Ultamisia.jpg

    http://www.vecona.de/fotoalbum/sky_pirate/sky_pirate01_web.jpg

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FwWKEyGmP-c/SL3Yep2MaeI/AAAAAAAABqw/SxNYiWL_lDc/s1600-h/sculd.jpg

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_FwWKEyGmP-c/SMYB8SmhhiI/AAAAAAAABrY/TbwVt8zCWpo/s1600-h/Black+Knight.jpg

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FwWKEyGmP-c/SMsohmTCX7I/AAAAAAAACT0/dHt8zEnuOzU/s1600-h/Dressage.jpg

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_FwWKEyGmP-c/SNh_N_SypkI/AAAAAAAACUs/LMHFo3XpbFs/s1600-h/Pirates+Queen+Type+2.jpg

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FwWKEyGmP-c/SNh_N33j6sI/AAAAAAAACUk/IraB3HyEXF4/s1600-h/Night+Gazer.jpg

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FwWKEyGmP-c/SMalumuDEpI/AAAAAAAABrg/ptBYQ9QKPm8/s1600-h/Rabe.jpg

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_FwWKEyGmP-c/SLwUyBGzH6I/AAAAAAAABpY/fEMHJvFcBO4/s1600-h/White+Armor+Fur+Coat.jpg

    http://www.outoftouch.de/RMP/campaigner/01.jpg

    http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/1338/aospearman.jpg

    http://conanwatch.files.wordpress.com/2008/05/sheet_cimmeria_armor_full_005.png

    http://rappelz.gpotato.com/images/m/CC_Viking.jpg

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_ZIlWjCM_M7E/SYy_n4JGzpI/AAAAAAAAAHo/r8w-xix6q-o/s400/AOmonk3.jpg

    http://ancientarmour.com/KE2500.jpg

    http://www.doyle.com.au/images/viking_waxe.jpg

    http://www.halloweenpartystore.com/Images/Products/Viking-Vixen.jpg

    http://img20.imageshack.us/img20/4066/aoarcher2.jpg

  24. I hope you add full upper body armors, you know where the arms are involved

  25. Megadorkynerdgoddess

    Maybe I’m just crazy, oh wait I am, but I thought the armour you already had was fantasy. Hey, no worries, I’m all for more armour!

  26. http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/dmg35_gallery/DMG35_PG191_WEB.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/rof_gallery/49765.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/cw_ag/75419.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/cw_ag/75403.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/rodragon_gallery/94119.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/rodragon_gallery/94131.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/rof_gallery/49753.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/dmg35_gallery/DMG35_PG176_WEB.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/dmg35_gallery/DMG35_PG221_WEB.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/compscoundrel_gallery/102039.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/DrowUnderdark_Gallery/104470.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/DrowUnderdark_Gallery/104452.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/rof_gallery/49734.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/mof_gallery/MonFaePG87.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/cw_ag/75421.jpg

    http://howtodrawfantasy.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/how-to-draw-a-full-plate-step-4-291×300.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/rof_gallery/49716.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/dmg35_gallery/DMG35_PG190_WEB.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/cov_gallery/92352.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/cov_gallery/92322.jpg

    http://www.blogcdn.com/www.joystiq.com/media/2006/04/guild_wars_factions_armor.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/cov_gallery/92348.jpg

    http://www.path-of-radiance.info/images/dl/titania.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/cx_gallery/86369.jpg

    http://wire.ggl.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/de_armor_disipleofkaine_edi.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/cx_gallery/86372.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/cosw_gallery/90415.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/cx_gallery/86355.jpg

    http://www.wizards.com/dnd/images/cx_gallery/86348.jpg

  27. http://img75.imageshack.us/i/necwarrw8.jpg/

    http://img80.imageshack.us/i/rappelzue3.jpg/

    http://i186.photobucket.com/albums/x22/DrunkMonkGar/Motivators/FantasyArmor.jpg

    http://i54.photobucket.com/albums/g102/aubrizzle_007/fantasy/Fantasy_Girl_8711.jpg ;-)

    http://img159.imageshack.us/i/gwfemaleassassinimperial15k14l.png/

    http://img159.imageshack.us/i/gwfemaleassassinimperial15k14l.png/

    http://media.photobucket.com/image/fantasy%20armor/ScorpioEyez/Shashimi%20Reference/elf654654.jpg?o=86

    http://img84.imageshack.us/i/guardqs0.jpg/

    http://media.photobucket.com/image/fantasy%20armor/cinren/dragons%20and%20fantasy/675048225.jpg?o=69

    http://media.photobucket.com/image/fantasy%20armor/Hitokage_01/Furrys/Furry1.jpg?o=97

    http://unfor54k3n.deviantart.com/art/hero-96778464

    http://rebelkimy.deviantart.com/art/Super-Sci-Fi-Soldier-159771316

    http://pronice.deviantart.com/art/Harvesterby-Soldier-1-concept-77924341

    http://blackangelofmine.deviantart.com/art/Need-some-help-Mario-156069002 :-)

    http://ab0180.deviantart.com/art/Super-Soldier-colored-92848423

    http://grahamku.deviantart.com/art/Puppet-of-the-State-1010822

    http://e–mart.deviantart.com/art/A-Super-Soldat-116293754

    http://the–z.deviantart.com/art/super-soldier-83846192

    http://phy911.deviantart.com/art/muscular-female-soldier-125704506

    http://the-alchemists-muse.deviantart.com/art/CW-Exhuman-Foot-Soldier-135329503

    http://d1sk1ss.deviantart.com/art/ss-soldier-87164705

    http://skywarp-2.deviantart.com/art/Major-Valor-I-81571441

    http://gourmandhast.deviantart.com/art/Super-Soldier-47795763

    http://blackangelofmine.deviantart.com/art/Boom-Boom-128240307

    http://skywarp-2.deviantart.com/art/The-Mighty-Samson-Pin-UP-137860342

    http://skywarp-2.deviantart.com/art/Varnon-Soldier-94140361

    http://th03.deviantart.net/fs51/300W/i/2009/257/8/4/Nomada_by_blackangelofmine.jpg

  28. OK guys, that’s plenty. Thanks!