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Mandalorian Armor => Soft Parts => Topic started by: Jacad Moonstar on Oct 20, 2011, 08:28 PM

Title: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Oct 20, 2011, 08:28 PM
I plan to place my Shin plates over them
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Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guardz?
Post by: Ori Dart on Oct 20, 2011, 11:55 PM
Those look pretty cool, actually. They're made of a nylon cordura material, right? I think they might be ok.
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guardz?
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Oct 21, 2011, 12:55 AM
Yes, with Polycarbonate plates in them. The Straps are Nylon webbing.
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guardz?
Post by: Zolar Kresh on Oct 21, 2011, 02:05 AM
Do they come in other colors?

Will wait for an app team member, but I think they would be okay as spats.
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guardz?
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Oct 21, 2011, 02:16 AM
Yep, they come in tan, Orange, blue and brown
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Zolar Kresh on Oct 21, 2011, 02:21 AM
well I looked at the site and they are n the expensive side for still needing modding
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Niabi on Oct 21, 2011, 01:21 PM
I believe there are a couple of OM's who use them as a base for shins ;D as long as there are no visible logos i don't see why they would not be approvable.
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Remo Jadd on Oct 21, 2011, 01:27 PM
They'll be ok as long as you add armour to them.  ;)
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Oct 21, 2011, 09:02 PM
Yeah, I'm just going to add my shin plates on them. Boot plates don't look as nice on them
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Remo Jadd on Oct 22, 2011, 08:31 AM
What material are they made from?.
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: pinocchio on Oct 22, 2011, 09:39 AM
I don't see a problem with them, just weather to match.
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Jacad Moonstar on Oct 22, 2011, 11:31 AM
1000 denier Cordura Nylon encasing polycarbonate inserts
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Remo Jadd on Oct 22, 2011, 11:36 AM
Right, interesting. As Pinocchio said just weather them up.  ;)
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Oryan Nightstalker on Oct 22, 2011, 04:04 PM
i have looked all over for this style where did you find them .. i like them and would like to use them but i can only find the bigger bulkier ones not the ones that look this neat
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Kazya Rembrea on Oct 22, 2011, 07:23 PM
http://tongs.com/p_gear.aspx


Khaki and the olive green.
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Oryan Nightstalker on Oct 22, 2011, 08:16 PM
awsome im sure i can diy them black tomatch thanks for the info
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Dar'manda on Oct 23, 2011, 02:23 AM
just asking but why would armor have to go over these?
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Remo Jadd on Oct 23, 2011, 07:55 AM
They don't. it was just a suggestion, but i do think they'd look better with it.  ;)
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Dar'manda on Oct 23, 2011, 01:00 PM
I just thought it would be a cool look for spec ops or a tech mando, that is why I suggested it to Jacad
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Hondo Karr on Oct 23, 2011, 01:03 PM
Armor them or theyre no good... too recoginizable as real world snake guards otherwise. It's bad enough we accept catchers shins because of the Mara Jade loophole. These would be fine as a base, as long I can't see em.

That said, for the price... doesn't seem like a great investment choice for modding unless you have an old pair laying around that aren't in use.
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: pinocchio on Oct 24, 2011, 09:59 AM
I would most definately armor them
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Spanner Murraan on Oct 24, 2011, 10:11 AM
Armor them or theyre no good... too recoginizable as real world snake guards otherwise. It's bad enough we accept catchers shins because of the Mara Jade loophole. These would be fine as a base, as long I can't see em.

That said, for the price... doesn't seem like a great investment choice for modding unless you have an old pair laying around that aren't in use.

+10.

These things use velcro and shiny nylon in their construction.  Very much a recognizable earth garnment, and would detract from the other-worldly feel of the star wars. 

a suitable replacement made from more swarzy fabrics could be made any competent seamstress in a day. 
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Lasruin Toth Lan on Oct 24, 2011, 01:35 PM
Armor them or theyre no good... too recoginizable as real world snake guards otherwise.

REALY , i had no idea what they were for , far as less being real worldly . But hay i'm sure if there's plenty of snakes around where you stay then they'd be easily recognised
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Dar'manda on Oct 24, 2011, 01:48 PM
armor them really? As soon as I saw them I thought legacy armor. How many people  know what snake guards are, especially people do conventions?
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Spanner Murraan on Oct 24, 2011, 02:21 PM
Really. 

I do conventions, and so do all my other Herpetology friends.
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Zolar Kresh on Oct 24, 2011, 02:23 PM
Anyone who is a hunter, rancher, hiker, or outdoorsie type person will know what they are at a glance.
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Zophar Ptay on Oct 24, 2011, 02:40 PM
Anyone who is a hunter, rancher, hiker, or outdoorsie type person will know what they are at a glance.

Never seen them before either, I'd have thought they were armoured spats... which I guess they are, in a way, but I'd never have thought a snake guard.  I consider myself very "outdoorsy" but I grew up in an area without any poisonous snakes, and spent most of my life moving between areas that don't have them, or have very few, by some odd luck.  So as far as recognizability, it really depends on where you live. 

The App team has spoken though, so the point is moot.  As spanner said, Stitch up a pair and use them as a base.  I like the look and think it has real potential.  I may use it in a future build.
Title: Re: Any comments on these Snake Guards?
Post by: Dar'manda on Oct 24, 2011, 08:48 PM
Same here, I do a lot of camping and hiking in California and like the only snake protection I have ever seen are those full pants things that snake hunters wear.