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B-Max Armor Testing Video

Thursday, August 30th, 2012

This testing video for Italian company B-Max’s Level III armored plate is pretty standard, until you notice the testing overseer with an open shirt and later without the shirt and with a cigarette in his hand.

Thanks to Nuno M. for the tip!

The Dark Knight Rises Motorcycle Suit

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

How could UD Replicas possibly top the awesomeness that was the Stormtrooper motorcycle suit? By making a motorcycle Batsuit, that’s how! This Batsuit replica features a motorcycle-grade mesh Cordura base and is made from Grade A cowhide leather with highly-detailed leather molding and form molded hard and soft shell Kevlar details. The jacket sleeves feature fully adjustable leather gauntlets while the gloves feature anti-skid Kevlar. CE Approved Body Armor in forearms/elbow, shoulder and back spine protector is completely removable, as is the lightweight interior lining.

The run on this fantastic motorcycle suit is even more limited then previous Stormtrooper offering, with only 350 sets available for sale and a price to match: $1564.00 CDN. Note that this is for the entire set; individual components can be purchased as the jacket, pants, gloves, and boots. Sales close August 31st, so those interested better hurry. Even at the price, it wouldn’t be surprising to see these sell out quick.

UD Replicas – The Dark Knight Rises Motorcycle Suit

TacHacker – Articulated Street Sign Armor

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Looking to perfect that Mad Max or Fallout cosplay? Then you might want to follow the example of Ivan Owen and build a set of street sign armor. Although the exact details are scarce, the piece was constructed from forming street signs using an anvil and ball peen hammer and affixing said signs to a belt harness. Mr. Owen also has an Etsy store where it’s entirely possible you can commission said armor, provided your smithing skills aren’t up to snuff.

MAKE – Street Sign Armor

Stormtrooper Motorcycle Suit

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

From UD Replicas comes the most awesome motorcycle suit ever come from a galaxy far, far away. The Stormtrooper Motorcycle Suit is made from grade-A cowhide and features CE-approved body armor in the shoulders, forearms/elbow, back spine protector, thighs and knee/shin which is easily removable for day-to-day wear. The jacket and pants zip together, converting the suit into a one-piece unit, while raised rib detailing on the sleeves, shoulders, legs, torso and midsection perfectly replicate the look of rigid armor. Above is Shadow Trooper black (it’s an Expanded Universe thing; Google it for more info), although the classic Imperial White is also available for those purists out there. For those interested, you’re better off getting your order in soon: sales close January 31st of next year, and the sets are limited to only 500 suits combined. Now if only someone would make a TIE Fighter-themed bike…

UD Replicas – Stormtrooper Motorcycle Suit

Carbon Fiber Full Body Armor: Stormtroopers

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Forget the Kryron Terminator Armor System or Dragonskin…the future of head to toe full body armor is here, and it looks eerily familiar. Engineering technician Leonard Carson woks for San Diego Composites. He convinced some of his buddies at work to help with his dream of creating actual storm trooper armor out of carbon fiber. Apparently they were all big Star Wars fans, so it was a pretty easy sell. Now, in fairness we’re not actually saying this armor provides ballistic protection (nor do they claim it) but it’s certainly pretty kewl to look at and who knows? Maybe some day a fully articulated, lightweight, serviceable set of real level IV body armor will be available. Then when SWAT teams go in after an armed and barricaded suspect they can play some good music over the same loudspeakers they were previously using to make announcements. (“Suspect inside the residence at 1616 S. Walnut, this is the police. You have five more minutes to lay down your weapon and walk onto the front porch with your hands in the air…n0? Okay Bull, cue the orchestra!”)

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