So something that has been bugging me for a while is this, gas masks on ponies in the Fallout Equestria setting. Good because well, duh, you sometimes might not want die from the horrible poisons that can be found in the post apocalyptic Equestria wasteland. But then again there is a huge disadvantage to anypony who isn't a unicorn as you are suddenly unable to wield any non-hoof based weapons.
Seriously, I have spent nights staying up thinking about this. Dose this make me a mega nerd? Definitely, but thankfully all that pointless pondering has paid off!
My logic is that somepony would have obviously thought of this in pre-war equestria, somepony who realized that you might want your armed team to be able to breath should the enemy try somethign nasty. So here is my take on a full head gas mask with a built in line leading to a battle saddle!
The sample I have here is basically suppose to be a sort of tatical infitration get-up. The pony is decked out in some nifty light weight tactical barding, her integrated mask hooked up to her battle saddle, and a sweet little .45 smg number with a silencer. Sure looks to me like she is ready for whatever the world can throw at her!
I am do more art based around this subject in the near future as I am actually quite taken with this concept. Especially interesting to me is the possibility of scrap built ones from post war Equestian citizens.
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And of course now that I have posted this I realize that I am a dumb ass, seeing as how I should have realized that this is basically how Steel rangers use their weapons.
Curse my lack of common sense, CURSE IT!!!
Also, in case any pony was wondering, her cutie mark is a pawn.