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Talon Company Combat Armor by Dain-Bramaged-01 Talon Company Combat Armor by Dain-Bramaged-01
Full suit of Talon Company Combat Armor, from Fallout 3, as worn by the character Rividia in our upcoming Fallout reviews and fan films at Lastlevelpress.com.

Crafted from thick cardboard, elastic straps, velcro fasteners, and a whole lot of spraypaint.

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CardboardKnights Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You dont happen to have any pictures of this thick cardboard before it was painted do you? Thick cardboard is very relevant to our interests. (Kick ass armor by the way! That was one of our members favorite armor in Fallout 3)
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chatt3rbox Featured By Owner May 29, 2015
oh man
show me your ways 
this is amazing!
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13521351232435435 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
What type of card board did you use did you just cut apart boxes?
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Dain-Bramaged-01 Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2013  Student Writer
Specifically, it was cut from the treated cardboard used in shipping a 50" flat screen. Father in law didn't need it after he got the T.V., so I took it off his hands to make armor with. :P
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13521351232435435 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Hey did you just start cutting out shapes or what because I Tried and screwed up, also are you useing the armor let alone have it?
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Dain-Bramaged-01 Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Student Writer
First, I took some general body measurements from the person the armor is meant for (specifically the width of her shoulders, length of her torso, and relevant extremities for shin-plates, etc.), then sketched out the shapes of the plates onto the cardboard with a sharpie. One thing to note, when using cardboard, is the "grain" of sorts that most cardboard has, and to work with that rather than against it.

I'm pretty good at thinking in three dimensions, so you may want to take notes on body measurements on section at a time as you draw out the outline of your pieces. Inches across the top of the shoulders, distance from the center of the chest to under the arms, that sort of thing.

And yes, I have the armor on hand. I suppose I could take some retroactive measurements of it, since there seems to be some interest in the plans for this set.
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13521351232435435 Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
This is great! Surprised this is made out of card board. Also what do you mean "hard card board"?
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Futhri Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Whoa, do you have a pattern or design for that?
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Dain-Bramaged-01 Featured By Owner May 16, 2013  Student Writer
No pattern. Like I told Chakra above, I spent a couple of hours taking measurements from its intended wearer, and comparing those to full-body reference pictures of the armor itself. Took a sharpie, started getting my shaping down, and got to cuttin'!
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Futhri Featured By Owner May 16, 2013
Awesome
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Chakra-manipulation Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
THAT IS AMAZING!!!
Do you have any reference shots?
I'd like to make my own version from foam :)
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Dain-Bramaged-01 Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2013  Student Writer
Glad you like it! I just used the front/back full body screenshots of the in-game armor from the Fallout wiki as references. I don't have much of a blueprint when I set out to make these. I just take measurements from whomever is intended to wear it, sketch out a quick idea of the shapes I'll need, and get to cuttin.' :P

I found that with this particular set, especially the breastplate, cardboard was actually a pretty good medium. (Can't say the same for my Riot Armor, but live and learn, eh?) It held the stiff shape as needed, and gave it the weight to hang properly.

I will be posting a few more images of this set soon, since the last few pieces of tactical gear meant to go with it just arrived today. The next image will be the full composition, on the actress it's intended for. I'll do a front/back to give a better idea of how it's all laid out.
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Chakra-manipulation Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the reply. I'm making my first set out of EVA foam and it's a challenge.
I've found that cardboard does help out in visualising things so i'm glad that i stumbled across your picture, and i can't wait for more pictures of this outfit.

Thanks man.
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