Upon receiving a feedback of my Blind Dead concepts (you can see it some posts ago here) that they were just “a bunch of naked guys”, I decided to make that image a lot more interesting by designing armors and character types from my “Grey Days” world.
I always loved undead, specially zombies and reanimated corpses. So I went on and researched A LOT for what has already been established, specially concept art-related stuff. I also studied medieval resources to see how armor works, medieval weaponry, etc.
A very good book on the subject is Warrior – A Visual History of the Fighting Man, by R. G. Grant, where it not only describes the historical aspect of medieval armors, but also gives amazing photographs showing details of them.
Another excellent resource is Empire de la Mort, a fascinating website by Paul Koudounaris that shows amazing photos and information about the dead and their history.
I decided to make their armor rusty and dirty because, well, they were supposed to be dead for centuries.
Here are some closeups: