Replacer Thyme: Nord Plate

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.

Opinions? Suggestions? Anyone? Bueller…?


  • jumarbye 1

    Hello there!

    Comments you ask for, and comments you shall have (just try and shut me up) πŸ™‚

    I personally like your socks, but that's just me. As far as the belt is concerned, I think it looks good where it is – maybe have a fur "loincloth" type thing hanging from it (think orig Mad Max movie type outfits) – or in a separate slot – kind of like there is a fur…skirt thingy (technical term)…on the vanilla plate armor?

    And maybe you're wanting to move the belt up bc there's an expanse between the belt and the chest piece? Well, maybe a sexy bandolier could go there? But then he looks more bandito than housecarl perhaps… Just my 2 cents.

    I'm sure you'll come up with ideas after hearing our input…get you thinking like. (That's how I get many ideas – they either pop up in the middle of the night or take a jump off of someone else's idea)

    Can't wait to see the final product. πŸ™‚ Good luck!

  • Elven H

    It's good to see you share the same outlook on skimpified armors like I do Furb. A bit of skin is great but having the dong out and about is just ehhhhhhh….silly like you said. Personally I would prefer something skin tight then something that's airing out the goodies anyday haha.

    About the armor, I say it's coming out magnificently!. The style is great, shows a good amount of skin but it's covered up in a sexy kind of way, loving the sock too, very unique. My only criticism would have to be the boots looking a bit large for the armors appearance but it's definitely not a huge deal or a deal breaker πŸ˜€ overall a wonderful job on the armor so far, I love it.

    Keep up the awesome work Furb!

  • RefurbMadness

    Yay, thanks for the input πŸ™‚ I like the socks, too, but it seems like I use them all the time. You know this will probably turn into another modular with all the stuff you gave me to think over πŸ˜›

    The belt I want to move up because, as it is now, it's canted over the bulge; you just can't really tell at this angle. Once I weight it to handle genital scaling, it'll wind up ballooning out and look weird. I imagine…I guess I won't know til I try? lol It does look good low, though.

    A loincloth could be good, and I've thought about narrowing down the vanilla one so it's a bit more graceful over bare legs.

    Yeah okay, this is going modular xP Thanks a bunch for giving me some stuff to chew on πŸ™‚

  • RefurbMadness

    Thank you, Elvin πŸ™‚ I have to admit I'm a huge fan of big boots. When Wrath dropped for WoW, my poor little Blood Elf huntress could never escape my habit of giving her slim-fitting everything else but big ol' honkin' boots xD

    I know that's not everyone's kick though (lol sorry for the pun). As I was saying to jumarbye this will probably wind up being modular and I have no issue doing like I did with my elven gauntlets and offering more proportional boots πŸ™‚

  • syl

    Hmm, yes, unless there's some good goatskin lining there's going to be a whole lot of blisters with those boots. Are you sure about the waist? Looks alright to me.

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