Don't like ads? Help support the Mercs by becoming a Supporter or Auxiliary Member today!
Official Members also get to use the forum ad-free - so kit up and join us!

 long coats and dusters

  • 3 Replies
  • 1459 Views
long coats and dusters
« on: Feb 01, 2016, 05:58 PM »
Are there preferred or unacceptable ways to  where your long coat  over your armor? for example, is it better to where it over or under your belt ?

Logged

Berit Haran


    *
  • *
  • 95
  • Awards 15+ clan level invasions Clan with the largest number of new OM's in 12 months Clan with the most recorded invasions in 2016/2017 Celebration Orlando 2017
Re: long coats and dusters
« Reply #1 on: Feb 03, 2016, 07:31 PM »
Couple of things. First off, it's encouraged, but not necessary to wear the coat over your belt, as it controls your coat. This is especially necessary if your coat is wide at the front, because you don't want it covering your armor.

A good example of this would be our founder and Mandalore

Logged

Kavryn Falco


    *
  • *
  • 2199
  • I am the advice ninja
  • Awards Award for 10 official invasions. Repeat appearance in the invasion reports Hard Contact - Clan with the most recorded invasions Celebration Chicago Award for 25 official invasions.
Re: long coats and dusters
« Reply #2 on: Feb 03, 2016, 11:12 PM »
I also like Your Master's kit because, while it's not a duster, it is an excellent balance of fabric and armor. Note the external backplate, armor flaps, and belt doodads, all adding hard-armor interest to the back of the kit.

Edit: edited proper link in >.<

« Last Edit: Feb 04, 2016, 12:45 PM by Kavryn » Logged

Kotyc solus guyani, a mirdala solus shukala.
The strong one survives, but the clever one conquers.

Build & upgrades | Hurty things | K.O.V.A. #15 | M.A.R.S #7

Vraeden


    *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • *
  • 4496
  • Awards Award for 50 official invasions. 2016 Hard Contact - Clan with the most recorded invasions Recruitment - Clan with the largest number of new OM's in 12 months Medic Brigade Member
Re: long coats and dusters
« Reply #3 on: Feb 04, 2016, 12:40 PM »
Overcoats and dusters can work, but they usually require some work and special considerations for the club's armor requirements.  One thing to consider is that wearing a trenchcoat or duster can look cool, it really doesn't mix with the Mandalorian aesthetic.

For one thing, wearing an overcoat covers up the armor that you worked so long and hard at making.  It also tends to look more "earthy" than "swarzy".

The picture above is one of the early iterations of Mandalore the Uniter's armor, and you'll notice that the duster part is sleeveless and it doesn't cover the chest armor.  He's also got a jetpack and it's cut in a way that it doesn't dominate his kit.

What you don't want to do is buy an overcoat, slap some armor pieces on it and then submit it for approval.  Those look less like Boba Fett and more like Inspector Gadget.  I guarantee that your ruus'alor, the Regional Pre-Approval Board and the app team will have lots to say about that (and most of it will not be complimentary).

If you have a specific look that you're going for, whip up some concept drawings or take some pictures of what you've got to see how exactly you're going to incorporate a coat or duster into your armor.

Logged
Your armor tells your story.

West Virginia's First Merc
Medical Corps
OM #876, BMC #10, TASK Force #11, M5 #29, BMG #3, KMB #36

Submit your Brigades application
 


Don't like ads? Help support the Mercs by becoming a Supporter or Auxiliary Member today!
Official Members also get to use the forum ad-free - so kit up and join us!




Powered by EzPortal
anything