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Elysian drop equipment by ElysianTrooper Elysian drop equipment by ElysianTrooper
Only missing the gravchute....but its hot today..;-)
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Angewaire Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
front backpack is needless.Imo- suit requires bigger ( ?) armplates.
ElysianTrooper Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
????? What you mean?...front backback is only worn in front(cause the grave chute is worn on the back) for drop and direct needed equipment, if you have´nt the chance to reach any drop pod. It saves life..
Suit ? Bigger? häää?

No armplates in any way by elysian troops, only elbow protection plates, I had a pair but do´nt use them cause there are very uncomfortable to wear during the weaon handling.
Angewaire Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
i mean that:[link]
weapon handling is one thing but fighting in unpredictable conditions requires least that some basic protection should be given to top parts of body, not to mention of head or neck. I do understand that Cadians or any "Shock" troops are deployed in warzone but necessary gear should be dropped instantly with them (drop pods) or they should rely on gear that they have ON them ( plasma, melta guns, grenades, backpacks, medkits etc.) War doctrine says that these units should be deployed behind enemy lines or as a support to rear strike force, never as a main s.f. ( this includes guardsman, vehicles, etc. )
I might be wrong.
ElysianTrooper Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You are right for kasrkin, cadian shocks if you had a look at my kasrkin equip you see that we wear with that army style full armour..but all minis or artworks shown of elysians had´nt all over armour, the describtions says(imperial armour books) that veterans of the drop drops remove the knee plates after drop for better movement...

The fighting way of elysians is not the same as the cadians...have you ever tried to slide on the ground with kasrkin armour ? I of the badest idea I had.
Using cover and be swift and excellent weapons training, (they use no auto firing weapons)are the strength of the droptroops ( in that way I had understood the background)
I never read something like drop extra armour in the drop pods.

But in real life , I agree with you all over armour is better than only small chest armour and knee protection ;-)
Angewaire Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Ok, Ya convinced me :)
MrHoot Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Amazing loadout!
I'm curious about the helmet, how did you make it? Did you use some helmet as a basis? If so, which one?
ElysianTrooper Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
No, you cant get a existing helmet with that form.
Is complete self done and welded, using seperate steel sheets (1-1,5mm thickness)
Its not so easy cause of the curves and the ankles.
MrHoot Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Thank you for the prompt response :)
I know that this helmet does not exist, but I was just thinking that maybe you converted some kind of sports helmet.
I am an airsofter and a Warhammer 40K fan, and I am willing to create my own Elysian loadout for active airsofting. Your loadout is, by far, the best reference that I've seen. So I just wanted to get some tips ;)
You've put a lot of effort in creating your loadout and it shows.
ElysianTrooper Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You could try to do it with a modern style halfcut helmet(like the seals or deltas use) and work with plastic sheets you ad on the base helmet. The problem is, the elysian helmet is very small. But if that works, you could ad cover made of aramide laminate.
Its not my way cause I´m a steel nerd and metalworker ;-)
VanityKat Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2010
this really looks good, you know I am thinking of making a cadian schock trooper but I am confused if making a flamer,heavy bolter,lassgun,or a custom weapon I guess it really doesnot matter what weapon you use for this cosplay or doesit?
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