Figured this would go here.
Gotta admit first off, that Fallout New Vegas is what gave me this idea.
Orginally was planning on going with a more classic "Gas mask and duster" look ala S.T.A.L.K.E.R
But this reminds me of when I was doing the SCA and belonged to a Roman house and sorta brings me back to that.
Main idea behind this, will be for Burning Man (I may do the STALKER look also) and as just a badass costume. It only needs to LOOK functional, plastic over Kevlar (yes yes I know, but YOU know what I mean) but needs to have that scrounged/PAW/home made feeling to it.
This is mainly a thread to record the progress, gather ideas and input y'all may have. Helmet
This will be based on Imperial Gallic Helmet
Mainly because I can modify the neck down far enough to hook straps up for the goggles and respirator.
-Molon gave me the idea of using an old baseball helmet for this. Cheap, easy to get and pretty much fits the bill.
-Coyote Pelt (or two) in the fashion of the Roman Vexillarius
-Right now I am leaning towards a 3M 6000 Series Half Facepiece Respirator
with the filters removed, and most likely modded with 1 or 2 hoses to a back unit
I do have a couple of surplus gasmasks about I could use Israeli M15 Adult Gas Mask
andRussian GP-5 Gas Mask
I do have to say, that thing is so fracking uncomfortable though... Might save it for the STALKER themed one.
For eye protection
I have a pair of ESS Land Ops
and Some Wiley X CQC's left overBody Armor
I have a few options here
do a chain mail shirt as I know how to make it and have the materials, but won't have that "PAW" feeling I'm going for. See the photo of the Vexillarius above.
So I think I'll go with a set of Lorica Segmentata
But of course, I'm not going to use highly polished steel or anything like that. But what materials could I possibly use?
-old tires (damn you Mad Max) cut into strips, but that bitch would be so heavy and uncomfortable
-metal (aluminum or steel) I could most likely age it enough to look PAW, but still seems a little weak
-plastic an old 55gallon PVP drum would net enough to make this I think
Anyone else have suggestions?
A third option is also a Muscled Chest Plate
I can get one in steal, or maybe...MAYBE be able to make one out of leather. But there is only so much I could do with it.
If anyone had any ideas on how to make one, but inline with the goals of this project I'd love to hear them.
More to come!