OHL'D VART'S CUSTOM LEGACY PATTERNS
I'm putting these here, at the front of the thread, so they can be found easier. These are for a person my size (6 feet, 230-250 lbs), so they may have to be scaled down for printing, OR
you can check back periodically for updates, as I made a set of smaller plates for Drake (5 feet 11 inches, 130-140 lbs.), and will also make them available here.
Please bear with me as I find time in my new work schedule to convert these to PDF format...I promise they will all be done, eventually!
Here's the complete V.1 set, minus the codpiece, gaunts, and rear shin armor; I haven't had time to finish the designs for those yet, but they will be coming. I may even tackle a Legacy-style helmet at some point....I'm still mulling that over.
LARGER (ALMOST) COMPLETE SET V.1
(no cod)http://www.mediafire.com/?ip8eietmzazx1nlSMALLER (ALMOST) COMPLETE SET V.1 (Drake size)
...for those Mercs not as...uh..."substantial", as I am.... http://www.mediafire.com/?lj49zcw7ylcuk7a
At the very least, it is a starting point for those folks who want a Legacy design that is different.
(original thread post)
OK, here goes nothin'....I figured I'd go ahead and get started on a Legacy WIP thread, so I'll have a place to dump my stuff.
To start, it will be an "idea storage" thread...a place to post my drawings, doodles, sketches, etc, etc, as I begin on the research aspect of this new kit. A lot of these are just 'thinking-out-loud' exercises, as I haven't settled on an exact design as of yet. I'm using the available canon references and pics of the armor of completed Legacy members to work out the final details, so a lot of this stuff is likely to change in the future until I settle on a final design. Some of it might seem a bit far-fetched and silly, too, but it's just my strange mind at work...no need to be worried.
So, bear with me.
First, here's a 4 minute sketch I threw together the other day, while waiting in the car at the mall for my wife to shop....keep in mind the proportions are a bit off (top-heavy torso, arms too long, too short and not fat enough to be me, etc), but I'm not used to drawing in a car seat behind a steering wheel, and I really wanted to get some ideas on paper.
He ended up looking a bit like a cross between a lobster and a medieval knight....I'm going to tone some of the segmentation down, but I'm intrigued by the lorica segmentata concept; I'll be retaining this general idea in the final kit.
I'm also working on the full-size patterns in AutoCad; I converted the Legacy pdf templates into images I could bring in as scaled polylines. More on that later.
I've already started a new helmet project; I just didn't know which direction to take it, until I became interested in the Legacy armor....now I think I can modify it to work with the new kit, and look more "Legacy" (gotta trim down that front 'beard', for one thing....).
More stuff to come....