Post Nihon Arc Armor

Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle

Last Updated: 12-28-2010

This armor is based on Kurogane's armor after they departed his country of Nihon (Japan) for the Country of Clow. This includes the longer forearm guantlets, leg guards, long sleeve shirt and gloves to hide his artifical arm.

As of right now, the only sword I have is based on the his sword he got in Otto. There are plans to replace this with one built after Ginryu (Silver Dragon) after I can figure out how to do it and look realistic.

Construction: The armor is made from hardened leather and cut into panels. A strip to run the inner lenth for support, and a top for the shoulder strap mount. Two shoulder straps came next. the shoulder guard is made of five panels with a top one to form the curved shape and hold the rest. A thin strip also runs on the lower side to hold its shape.

Do to time, I ordered the belts from someone else. They are attached to the armor for support via the same leather ties used to hold the armor together. The reason for the supports is because Kurogane wears them loose so they sag down.

The 'Head Piece' is made of a sheet of aluminum. I cut it and used a dremel to smooth out all of the edges. I used a small piece of foam cut into a wedge on the inside of the 'forehead' to insure don't pull backwards. I drilled the holes for the cord that will hold it in place on the head. Once this was done I painted it and then hand painted the half moon on.

I made this armor at looking at several Traditional Japanese Armors and the Roman Lorica Segmenta Armor. I used the Lorica Segmenta as a bases on its construction since it is is very close to it in design.

Leather cord is used to tie the whole armor together. I decided to use this since it was most likely what how it would have been made based on the images in the Anime, orginal manga, and OVA's. This is also how alot of armor was build in simular time periods for quicker and easier repair as replacing panels held together with leather straps is easier and faster then having to remove rivited joints.

I made the cloak from faberic I got at Seiyu. I used thin cardboard as a stiffener to insure the neck would stay upright in the shape I wanted.

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Character Kurogane
Series Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle
Costume Views 282
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Upload Date 11-27-2010
Debuted Comiket 79 (Winter 2010)
Retired Nothing Ever Retires, It gets Recycled.

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