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Overmare Studios: Military Battlesaddle P1 by Jeffk38uk Overmare Studios: Military Battlesaddle P1 by Jeffk38uk
This is page 1 for the Military Battlesaddle concept which is featured in this week's blog. There are two versions of the battlesaddle, the other being the Civilian version which is not as durable as the military version, nor as advanced.

To read more about them check it out here: theovermare.com/blog/2014/01/b…
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blaz3scratch Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
cool but I don't see any place for a pegisi to put there wings
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Jeffk38uk Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In the original sketch, the wings were a little further forward, but you're right it's not quite comfortable. It is on my list to update the battlesaddles however. 
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sychotech Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2014
I like it, but it looks a little to "high Tech" to me.
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DragonstarV99 Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014
Awesome job
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David-Irastra Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mmmm look a little heavy, but i guess... those are for Earth ponies, right?
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Jeffk38uk Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's actually for any pony to wear. The weight shouldn't be an issue given the types of load we've seen ponies handle in the show.
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ParastarSarasva Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I'd be worried about the buckle button as laying down might unlatch the entire assembly unless there's a lock lever with a flip latch to keep older lock levers from unlocking.
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Jeffk38uk Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm, you raise a good point there. A latch to cover or lock the button would be needed to prevent such a thing from happening. I'll make a note of that when I make some final tweaks to the design.
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ParastarSarasva Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
Can't wait to see em.
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DrunkenDragonDirge Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
The one thing, in part, given that facing forward, one is amply, defended, why the mechanics aren't shielded/armored, while leaving access to the ammo? As being hit from above/side could easily jam a weapon/loader, or the aiming mechanism.
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Jeffk38uk Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You do raise a point about the gimble mechanic area being a bit exposed but I believe a choice of aesthetics was also a decision factor. That and the gun holder and ammo box is modular so any protection cannot be too bulky otherwise other weapon designs may not fit. As such the amount of protection that can be placed has to fit that narrow gap.

Still, I'll experiment with making at the least a front facing armour plate or some kind when I do some final tweaks.

I'm not sure I understand the question about the ammo tho.
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DrunkenDragonDirge Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2014
If you are shooting from the side (or a lucky/skilled shot from the front) and the metal of the slug hits and lodges in the loader, you are having a solid chunk that is preventing the ammo of the belt feed from properly going into the weapon akin to a jam, but having caused more serious structural problems to the harness itself. As what I see is this acting as an ammo belt for what amounts to a machine gun. I hope this clarifies?
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Jeffk38uk Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's unlikely you'd be able to shoot it from the front given the design blocks where the loader and the gun ammo connects from actual view. The only way you can shoot and cause a jam is from the side as you said.

Even then, I'd imagine any chunk of metal getting caught on a belt feeder would jam regardless. In this case the ammo belt isn't even visible as it goes directly into the gun. Can't make that area too bulky for armour either as once again, different weapon designs.

I'll take your comment into account tho and raise it as a possible issue.
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DrunkenDragonDirge Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014
With military grade weapons, there are high explosive rounds that could fragment more so what I was thinking, or things like grenades, missiles, or any lobbed, tripped or set explosive. As with rounds designed for beating armor, its more about going through armor, than causing damage to the person in it (so you can get to them, i mean). and those would foul the gun/loader anyhow by virtue of being designed to go through folded and reinforced metal. But thank you for the reply.
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Strange-Mark Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
interesting
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