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How do you model this peace of wargear (the mantle, I mean)? I couldn't devise a suitable way yet... So what ways can be taken in modelling it?
A mantle is some sort of shoulder garment according to Wikipedia so I'd say big bulky shoulderpads, or possibly ornately-floofy ones. There's an excellent tutorial for making big bulky shoulderpads from green-stuff somewhere in the Modelling section and the stock Canoness model has shoulderpads that are ostentatiously floofy enough to count as a Mantle Of Ophelia for most purposes.
you could easily say the mantel was under her huge cloak if you ran into a WYSWYG idiot.
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pretty sure a mantle is a a cape attached at each shoulder, like romans used to wear..
is also the tea bag thing in a lantern that makes the light, but i assume it means the cape, model as it is is good enough i reckon
Well, leaving the model "as is" puts up the problem of distinguishing a cannoness with mantle from a canonness without one... How to do it then?
Well in my experience there is no cannoness without a mantle.....everyone always takes the 2+.
you can take both the mantle of ophelia and the 2+ save . I acuatly have avelor cape on my cannones.
This has always puzzled me. How can a canoness wear both the mantle and the cloak at the same time? A mantle is just a type of cloak. If she was wearing both, wouldn't it be rather awkward?
Since an alternative definition of mantle is 'covering round a gas jet to give incandescent light' I'm going for that one. The stock canoness has a gas jet mounted on top of her backpack, that brazier thing. I interpret the Mantle of St. Ophelia as a special energy field fitting for that thing, sort of like a marines Iron Halo. In that case modelling it would be either saying the existing brazier thing represents it, or creating some large and elaborate lamp thing to go there.
Mantles are shoulder-pieces. I don't beieve they auomatically include any sort of garment that hangs down, and if they did, it would be covered by a cloak, which typically has arms and a hood.
Mantle and Cloak do go together, so fear not fellow Ophelia + Aspira junkies!