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Armor for my son: Floating elbow cops PIC HVY

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posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 04:39 PM
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Gearing up at our house for kicking off an SCA(Society for Creative Anachronism, www.sca.org...) group in my small arse town. Theres an active group about an hour away but aint nobody got time for that.

This isnt fresh off the stump as it were but its the last set from before Christmas I've made. This isnt a tutorial as such, rather a guide for those interested in the overall process.

Next project is a GreatHelm for adults, but that is another thread....

First off you see one nearly finished piece compared to the initial shape cut out via pneumatic nibbler. 18ga. for the kiddos, no need for the thicker gauges


Moving onto the dishing using a stump of hardwood with a bowl shape cut into it to help shape the metal. Start with a round faced hammer in the center and spiral out. take out the divets and smooth it out on the anvil with a flatter faced hammer working the inside.


The basic set, the flanged edges help strengthen the shape quite a bit. This was done by marking the flange and hammering it over the edge of the anvil.


Strapped and minimal padding using foam weathering strips, and leather thongs. I alreadsy need to replace one side's leather, serves me right for going with the cheap stuff I had lying around.


Finished peice, side shot with my maille coif. I added the roundels(term?) for historically accurate inner elbow protection with candle holder wall fixtures.


Here he is with the cops and shoulder pauldrons added to his in-progress soda tab chainmail hauberk!


Thought I'd share in one of my non-political hobbies, hope you all enjoy and maybe get inspired!

PS: Patterns are everywhere online, mainly here; www.armourarchive.org...




posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 04:44 PM
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He just doesn't look very scary, hanging chain-mail on him won't help. I bet he smiles if you show him a donut.



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 04:49 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
He just doesn't look very scary, hanging chain-mail on him won't help. I bet he smiles if you show him a donut.


Or any type of cookie really



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 04:50 PM
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Cool

now he just needs a sword



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 04:54 PM
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a reply to: Butterfinger


That's awesome



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 04:58 PM
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Did you tell him it is (not) possible to delete the pictures from ATS later in life.?
Anyway wish it was my dad making this to me, all i got was blue navy sailor outfit.



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 05:04 PM
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duudeee. how do we join your fiefdom?



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 05:22 PM
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originally posted by: rickymouse
He just doesn't look very scary, hanging chain-mail on him won't help.





I bet he smiles if you show him a donut.


Full Metal Jacket - Jelly Doughnut Scene


edit on 22-2-2017 by IgnoranceIsntBlisss because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 05:29 PM
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That is awesome!!!!!! What a handsome boy you have! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us, I really enjoyed this!!



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 07:39 PM
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Just echoing what others have already said...that is fricken awesome.

When I was growing up, I devoured medieval fiction novels until my eyes bled. If I could have had a suit of arms then, my life would have been complete. I still treasure the brass rubbings with great fondness that my parents made while stationed in England.



posted on Feb, 22 2017 @ 07:41 PM
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Awwww




posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 03:08 AM
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That is badazz..being a metal worker myself I appreciate the time it takes to hammer something.



posted on Feb, 23 2017 @ 05:33 AM
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a reply to: tinner07
Took the words right out of my mouth I'm a welder fabricator as well and always appreciate this stuff




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