This soldier is unfortunate enough to take an anti materiel round to the head, but will luckily survive it, after half his face is synthetically reconstructed.
Two: My inquiery was more about the DELIBERATE obselecence of certain materials or equipment just to keep up good manufacturing demands. It's one thing when someone has Armor-Penetrating ammunition, it's another when the manufactureers don't keep up the requirements of necessary protection.
That being said, I suppose these little facts are a cold comfort to the poor bastard up-top, with half his face gone. You'd think he would've considered that surgical insurance plan when he signed up for this shit.
Just wanted to clear things up even though it's been, what, almost 2 years?
I just gave the extreme of the idea of imperfect protection, because it's a simple fact yet some people have trouble understanding it. It doesn't matter if it's going to take a high caliber, armor piercing, a cannon shell, or a nuke, there is always something out there that can penetrate your armor. Knowing that, you don't say "I want impenetrable armor", you have to choose "what level of armor", and for most infantry that's protection from shrapnel, handgun calibers, and some protection from rifle calibers. If you tell a solder what you told me in your first post, you'd get slapped
(and no, I do not think armor manufacturers deliberately make bad products. Armor breaks when it WORKS and requires regular replacement by default. If it didn't break it wouldn't be as effective)
Well you know.... girls do dig scars.
hehe just kidding. But this is a nice piece.
With I could do some gore effects like this.
HEADSHOT THE MAX
Got some nice density on that there spray. Really looks very globby and opaque.