I FINALLY have been able to create armor that I like. My problem is that I usually can't draw armor that isn't plain, but this, as you can see, is not. One thing I really like about this is that it (theoretically) works. The joints are all designed to allow for a fairly large range of motion (as far as armor goes anyway). For instance the shoulder plates are only firmly attache din the front on a swively sort of thing so that the arms can come forward. Addiontionally, the abdominal plate was originally drawn in such a way that would cause it to jab the wearer if he attempted to bend over. I ratified this by making it retractable. By looking at the drawing it is not apparent, but 2 suspender-like straps connect to the top of the plate, go over the shoulders (under the mantle) and attach to the belt. Thus, when you bend forward it slides up. Finally the blade-like thing on the forearm of the gauntlet is indeed a blade that swings around to an attacking position.