So I may have mentioned this before, but I have pretty much every male outfit in Skyrim skimpified. They pretty much just started as a way to fulfill a personal desire to have skimpy male armor that didn’t involve everyone’s dick flopping all over the place (because let’s face it, at some point it stops being sexy and starts being silly), and as a way to teach myself Blender. Yes, the need for beefcake skin was my impetus for learning Blender. Be the change you want to see, I guess.
So as you might expect, all the armors and outfits have varying levels of quality, because this spanned about a year and a half. So the first thing I made (whatever it was) was kinda crappy, and the last thing I made…was kinda crappy, but more competently put-together. That’s pretty much why I never released any of them; they all need some amount of polish. But already you’ve likely seen (if you’re here) some of the fruits of this labor: my “light” modular armors being the more evolved examples, and of course my Thieves Guild and Iron replacers.
I was kind of waffling on what to do next, and then becoming enveloped by other things and real life. Initially the choice was between the Dark Brotherhood outfits and the mage robes (all of them), but sifting through a little while ago, I think maybe I’m going to go for the Nord/Steel Plate, because I need to put out more heavy stuff, and this has more potential than I thought. You know you run with a replacer for so long things kind of just become normalized until you for some reason hone in on one thing and go, “Oh. Well, okay.” That’s kind of what happened with this. Cymbeline ran into the Blue Palace and saw the Jarl’s housecarl and welp.
I’m not entirely sure about it. I dunno why I was such a sucker for those socks, but that’s a silly thing to become a signature, so I think I’m going to make proper plate cuisses. Also I want a breastplate, maybe? Can’t be the vanilla because of structural issues, but I already have one made for an original mod that maybe could be mapped to the vanilla textures. Also belt needs to be moved slightly higher for scaling. I dunno, though. It needs some flair.