Juan Carlos Oganes' film-making and work blog.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Bolivian Coracero's armor intial prototype

Bolivian Coraceros. Even if it will be short scenes where they'll appear in the initial battle of Alto del Alianza, it is important to also showcase their bravery and participation.

Commissioned an artist to make me a few of those armors they wore and today he showed me the basic molds and features it will have. The helmet is quite good. The sun face insignia in front is just drawn now for it will be beveled. The chest plate here is still flat-looking but will be more round to make the actor look chisseld and muscular as those era armors made them look like.

Helmet looking good so far.

Initial prototype needs more work and chiseling to make it round.

The sun insignia will be beveled and will protrude.
Still a bit far from perfect but....it's there. It's on it's way. Let's see what comes out of it in a week from now.