WetOkole said:Interesting to see what others are talking about! I would love to see what Friendly does, Heck I would buy something from you Friendly if say its possible! Do you have a sample of what can do?
Skullcandy Girl said:No offense Zen, please post something that's a bit more constructive on these quieter threads
tsuyosa said:Hmm... honestly? here's my suggestion. Also, i can't believe i didn't think of this before (As i have on that would work perfectly.)
Find an OLD wet-suit that fits...
I'm talkin like something from the seventies (Go to a thrift store even)
The whole look of the MC's undersuit depends on it conforming to his body. So if you're forming a pattern like that... Use what is best suited. A wetsuit! And go from there. You can find old ones for CHEAP!
Not to mention, if you indeed, DO use pleather... remember that it's elastic properties are actually very similar to a wetsuits'. So when you form your pattern you should actually come quite close (heck, even the zipper placement is just about perfect!)
I've been putting a LOT of thought into the construction of this. Once I draw up a final design i'll post it here.
DYSTORTED INC said:I'm not sure if anyone has thought of this but while I was watching the Mississippi State vs. Auburn game i had an epiphany. Why not take some old football pads, like the ones on the legs, and cut them to fit the shapes that you wanted. You could also use something like UnderArmor or some cheaper version and attach the sections to the underside. Possibly even sew backing around the areas to hold them in place and to bring out the details a little better. Just a thought.
tsuyosa said:But I'm very curious as to why it *seems* NO-ONE has made any kind of attempt at an accurate body-suit? Is it because of lack of reference? Or because too much of the "would be" undersuit material is hidden by the armour. (Even then, no-one seems to try and get the stuff that is visible).
Spawn Camp3r said:You read my mind, but I had never thought of doing it myself becuase... well I'm dirt poor right now.
and instead of cardboard place holders you might be interested in using so low def pep files so that you have a scale representation of what will be there.
also you that neck seal is AMAZING!
as for the water cooling you might look into nascar equipment the drivers use them.
also I always thought of making the suit into a bit of a muscle suit so that both the amour and the under suit resemble a more spartan like appearance rather than a little kid in an armored suit
oh snap I did realize just how old this thread was DAM, but still is amazingly awesome