Good morning, afternoon, or evening to you all. My name is Wraith, a New York City dragon. I've just joined up so I figure I may as well give y'all a wave hello. I'm a furry artist with a rather avid interest in fursuits, all weapons, and technology.
Never actually made one, myself, but I'm currently brainstorming and searching for ideas. I've got a few definite things down, though.
1) The suit will be form-fitting and realistic. I'd prefer to have scales, though I have no idea how I'm going to pull that off... Same with the ventral plates. There are some points where I'd like to exaggerate musculature, though I'm not sure how to do that, either.
2) The feet are digitigrade; Large with T-rex-ish feet... Three toes tipped with claws. The suit feet will be much larger than my own, and I have a few ideas, but I'm not sure how to pull it off.
3) The head is also T-rex-ish, and I've figured that the snout and jaw would reach from my own jaw to between my eyebrows and mid-forehead. Obviously, seeing in this scenario will be the major issue... I'm trying to design the jaw to move somewhat, though with something that size, I'm baffled. The only other issue at the moment is the hair... big, foofy white hair. I'm totally blank here. Same for the horns. I'm definitely going to put ventilation fans in. Batteries and switches will likely be placed in the left arm, if not the back of the head to help counterbalance.
4) I'm planning on designing a cybernetic left arm of sorts. I'm thinking about using aluminum, I have a hammer and anvil, and building a fire pit for a forge won't be too much of a problem... I could use other materials, but they'd either be impractical or expensive.
Explaining appearance will take up too much space, so I'm just going to post a link to an image: Wraith
If anybody out there has any ideas, they're more than welcome to say something, including a simple "you're nuts".