Nord Plate armor was an interesting mix of inspirations and a design challenge because plate armor is not usually associated with Nords (Vikings). We tend to think leather, studs, and fur. To get around this, I actually stole a bit of German and Polish Hussar armor and incorporated a little Stormcloak seasoning to try and make this work. I may have been a bit too slavish to my reference but hopefully the result was interesting.
...and yes I did that horrible thing that all entertainment artists do at one point or another. I made boob cups for female variant armor. What can I say? It's hard to resist some of these tropes sometimes. I've gotten it out of my system and will be more sparing with this in the future if I can. I instead will focus on making feminine design aesthetics in the decorative motifs. Far more interesting and practical.
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