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 How do you cover your neck?

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Drago Seron


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How do you cover your neck?
« on: Jul 17, 2010, 03:18 AM »
 I'm just trying to get some options besides a neck seal. What other ways have you (fellow Mercs) covered your necks with your gear on?

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Re: How do you cover your neck?
« Reply #1 on: Jul 17, 2010, 03:32 AM »
I've seen a few use scarves of a sort, armored collars (some of them literally dog collars with armor tacked on), as well as balaclavas. There's also the hood-thingy-thing Hydra used on her Umi kit, and the high-collared capelet inspired by her Lizean kit that I used on my old green and gold armor. The collar on my capelet was high enough, and loose enough, that it just about covered my chin, and was overlapped by the helmet when I wore it.

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Re: How do you cover your neck?
« Reply #2 on: Jul 17, 2010, 03:36 AM »
Turtle neck (use 'em to make a mock neck seal), scarf, balaclava are my preferences.

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Re: How do you cover your neck?
« Reply #3 on: Jul 17, 2010, 04:26 AM »
 Any pics to show off? My tailor left me in a lurch and I need something quick and easy (and no sewing skills if possible) to finish my kit by September.

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Re: How do you cover your neck?
« Reply #4 on: Jul 17, 2010, 04:43 AM »
Like Kora said, turtle neck.  Just go to a thrift store and get a black turtle neck shirt and cut off the neck part leaving about 6 inches all the way around to tuck into your vest.  Cheap, easy, and works great.

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Re: How do you cover your neck?
« Reply #5 on: Jul 17, 2010, 06:24 AM »
 Well I'm looking for any sort of ideas. The more options I have, the better this thing will look.

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Re: How do you cover your neck?
« Reply #6 on: Jul 17, 2010, 10:42 AM »
Drago, I should have my neckseal made this week. If I do, i'll show you. If you like it, wife said she can od it gratis, just let us know the color. We picked up a ton of random bits last night at a clearance at jo-ann's!

I personally prefer neckseals above all else. They just look best, imho.

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Re: How do you cover your neck?
« Reply #7 on: Jul 17, 2010, 11:42 AM »
For my desert armor I use a neck gaiter, which is pretty much what Raltho Valmas suggested with the turtleneck. For my new set I'm going to use one of Aden's armored collars.

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Re: How do you cover your neck?
« Reply #8 on: Jul 17, 2010, 01:54 PM »
I'll take you up on that offer Ijaat.

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Re: How do you cover your neck?
« Reply #9 on: Jul 17, 2010, 02:33 PM »
I personally prefer neckseals above all else. They just look best, imho.

Ironically, I've never been able to really tell (unless somebody has an oddly long neck). :P

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Re: How do you cover your neck?
« Reply #10 on: Jul 17, 2010, 03:39 PM »
Ironically, I've never been able to really tell (unless somebody has an oddly long neck). :P

It all depends on the helmet and hwo you see them.. 8/10 times I didn't notice at events.. But when I did, the difference was significant aesthetically speaking.

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Re: How do you cover your neck?
« Reply #11 on: Jul 17, 2010, 03:45 PM »
Dar and I made out's by cutting off the sleeves to a t-shirt of his, it was one of those under armor shirt, real stretching.

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Re: How do you cover your neck?
« Reply #12 on: Jul 17, 2010, 04:16 PM »
Step 1: Properly sized helmet. If the helmet is properly sized, little neck is even visable. This takes care of most issues on most people.

Step 2: I use an armored collar.

That's it for me, with those two things I have no need to add the discomfort of a neck seal or balaclava.

Also, although we almost always recommend people use a neckseal of some type, Jango didn't and he looked just fine.

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Re: How do you cover your neck?
« Reply #13 on: Jul 17, 2010, 09:03 PM »
Also, be shorter than other con-goers. The visible neck and chin issue is more of a problem when people look up to you, so to speak. You can also do quite a bit with small modifications to your flightsuit collar. That's my plan. If I need more coverage after my bucket is complete, I'll deal with it at that time.

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Re: How do you cover your neck?
« Reply #14 on: Jul 18, 2010, 03:06 AM »
Chin-plates and long hair:


Advantage: stays on even when I take off the helmet and the fixings keep my hair in order and could hold a microphone as well

Disadvantage: noisy. I have to put a leather backing on the lower one, too.

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