Clothing preference for new book on German Longsword

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What would you prefer in a book base don Ringeck?

Tight hose, loose doublet, shoes
2
7%
Slash and puff - late style ala Meyer and Mair
0
No votes
Completely naked ala Capo Ferro
4
14%
Loose doublet, tight hose and boots
4
14%
Modern clothes
19
66%
 
Total votes : 29

Postby Kim Young » 22 Nov 2007 12:28

I wasn't. :)

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Postby TheDude » 22 Nov 2007 15:32

How about something like this for trousers? This is very generic with no belt, zip etc. It is not super loose but neither too clingy. Does this work or not? Yes, I know he has no top, or sword etc etc. Just asking about the trousers! :-)

This is like a shopping trip.

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Postby Oli » 22 Nov 2007 16:32

not black but otherwise fine w/me ;)
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Postby TheDude » 22 Nov 2007 16:49

More like this? I've gone for light trousers, generic training shoes like most of us use and a light coloured long sleeved top. The top clings quite tightly to the skin so hopefully those lovers of the male form won't feel too let down. ;-) No names mentioned!

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Postby TheDude » 22 Nov 2007 22:35

Assuming you like this would a change of colour and beard/hair for each of the characters be liked? Or would you rather something different for character no 2?
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Postby Paul B » 22 Nov 2007 23:22

TheDude wrote:Assuming you like this would a change of colour and beard/hair for each of the characters be liked? Or would you rather something different for character no 2?


I think maximum differentiation between the two, so you dont have to figure out who is who. Blonde with no beard perhaps?
.... or I could be completely wrong.

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Postby Paul » 23 Nov 2007 01:26

I like the second one.

And yes, maximum differentiation would be good. :)
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Postby Oli » 23 Nov 2007 08:25

Paul B wrote:I think maximum differentiation between the two, so you dont have to figure out who is who.


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Postby Richard Strey » 23 Nov 2007 10:02

I'd go with lightest grey/darkest grey that's still visible for pants and shirt, respectively and switch colors for the two persons. So light shirt/dark shirt and dark pants/light pants. The style works for me, it's tight enough to see the size of the step, direction of the foot/knee and so on.
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Postby TheDude » 23 Nov 2007 11:12

Is this a consensus I see before me? Surely not?!!!!!! ;-)
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Postby Jose SP » 23 Nov 2007 11:54

Go with historical authenticity, and differentation too ofc. Different colours on the legs is good too.
If you don't do historical clothing, do something common, something normal, i.e not leather pants :D
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Postby Lord_Nelle » 23 Nov 2007 12:02

I liked the clothes in David Lindholms book. They where half grey and halt white at the centre. That was good because it made it easier to see.
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Postby TheDude » 23 Nov 2007 17:32

How about this then for the two models? Note, the second model now sports blonde hair, with reversed colours compared to model 1. Also, he has no facial hair. Like or no like?!

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Postby Richard Strey » 23 Nov 2007 18:18

Lighten up the right guy's pants a bit and I think it would work quite well. Try to put them into some semi-wrestling position and see if you can easily tell apart the four legs and arms.
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Postby admin » 23 Nov 2007 18:27

I actually find these figures a bit scary. Like creepy dolls from a children's TV show.
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Postby TheDude » 23 Nov 2007 18:47

Is that a bad thing?!
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Postby Richard Strey » 23 Nov 2007 21:47

Only if you want Matt to buy the book. *g*
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Postby Jose SP » 23 Nov 2007 22:32

They look a little like the Sims (that PC-game you know)
Maybe something like this: http://www.codemasters.com/severance/it ... oes_EU.jpg would be better then :D

Kidding ofc but those models of yours just look too... emo?
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Postby admin » 24 Nov 2007 05:02

They are giving me bad dreams... :cry:
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Postby Oli » 26 Nov 2007 08:50

ok, i think we do not want a discussion whether we like or dislike the particular look of the two figures, but only if we find the look acceptable in general.

and on this topic i am with richard. i think if there is a possibility to make them look even morre different the better. the more similar the colours are, the harder it will be to tell whose arm/leg is whose when they come close.
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