Blacksmiths Create WoW Epic Armour

By Jim Rossignol on April 3rd, 2008 at 3:29 pm.


This interview with a German blacksmith over on the official World Of Warcraft site explains how his team got into making full, wearable sets of fantasy armour, including some based on WoW’s epic armour sets.

In the post you show us the tier 2 set for the Paladin. How long did you work on it until it finally matched your vision completely, and what was the most difficult part of creating it?

In total we spent several hundred hours on the tier 2 set for the Paladin. The mighty shoulders with the big books and the daggers, which we created out of brass, were especially hard to do. Additionally the shoulders have a substructure to make them lead out as far as they do for a Human Paladin in the game. It was very important for me, that at the end the proportions would be really exact. Also the belt had a few pitfalls, one might not see right away. More precisely, you don’t see – like in the game – anything where you could open the belt.

What videogame objects would you like to recreate, readers?

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32 Comments »

  1. dazed says:

    It seems like F.F. I through LXZIII all had real nice oversized swords to bandy about with, if a bit unwieldy. . .

  2. Zeno, Internetographer says:

    Gravity Gun.

    In before WCCube.

  3. Seniath says:

    The Pyro’s flamethrower, natch.

  4. matt says:

    A dreadnought.
    Though it must be a little too slow to serve as a vehicle, you won’t fear any accident..

  5. Kommissar Nicko says:

    I’m tied between a) Gauss Rifle from Fallout 2, or b) Carpenterion from Dark Cloud 2 (hey, I’m allowed to do console games, right)?

  6. AbyssUK says:

    BFG!

  7. grey_painter says:

    Give me a Crysis nanosuit or a Warhammer 40k space marine power armour and I’ll be happy. Fully functional ones obviously.

  8. Fumarole says:

    I’d take a G.E.C.K. any day.

  9. Leeks! says:

    A really sweet leather jacket, like from Just Cause.

    My imagination is extremely dry and realistic.

  10. Cian says:

    I would like to create a Watilla, one of the cute little Gorillas that act as companions in Dreamfall.

    Failing that, my own Cate Archer would suffice ¬_¬

  11. Jonathan Burroughs says:

    The Universal Constructor.

  12. Chris R says:

    I’ve always liked the look of the warrior sets myself… Plate always looks so cool.

  13. Phil says:

    The TF2 medic healing gun, to be used in combination with Turok 2′s cerebral bore and Armed and Dangerous’ landshark cannon.

  14. dartt says:

    Several of the video game objects I can think of off the top of my head have already made their way in to reality.

    Frostmourne
    Master Sword
    Dragon Slayer (tenuous video game link!)

    I would like my very own Dog though.

  15. KalleR says:

    …But can it bubble + hs?

  16. FreezerBag says:

    The Persuadatron from Syndicate.

    (Either that or the Space Marine power armour as grey_painter suggests. :) )

  17. Joel Esler says:

    Iguana-on-a-stick.

  18. AbyssUK says:

    I’ve changed my mind… Portal Gun clearly… or the Concrete Donkey from worms..

  19. lungfish says:

    PIPBoy 2000

  20. luckystriker says:

    Mithril Spurs to increase my walking speed by 3% lol

  21. tikey says:

    I’m not picky. I’d like the Stealth pistol from Deus Ex. And incidentally I’ve been looking for JC’s glasses.

  22. James T says:

    I’m not picky. I’d like the Stealth pistol from Deus Ex.

    “Never know when you might come up against some heavy armour — gimmetheGEPgun!

    (Actually, I’d take the wrist crossbow, what with its neato moving bits, although I wouldn’t relish aiming it in real life…)

  23. phuzz says:

    A bloke at work has found a 3d model of the WCC, so that’s an easy one really. Pictures once we’ve fed it to a milling machine.

  24. markcocjin says:

    2 things. An HEV suit worn by Gordon Freeman in Half-Life 2 or a Combine Overwatch uniform complete with pulse rifle. These suits have a mixture of durable fabric to belts to distressed painted metal to padded fabric enclosed armor. They are neither overindulgent nor overemphasized and would probably look fantastic if seen in real life.

  25. Seniath says:

    @markcocjin: If only it were true; http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/?p=1361

  26. R. says:

    The dagger design from PSO – I just adore the graceful circular blade that arcs around and tapers off to a lethal stilletto, and held by a pistol grip. A weapon to die for.

  27. Jakson Breen says:

    Surprising no one has said the most obvious answer: A real talking Companion Cube, to spend those oh, so lonely nights with…

  28. Aldrenean says:

    A speed-fitted Incursus.

  29. justin kimmel says:

    OMG THIS IS SO COOL!!!
    i want one >_>

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