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Rod Walker




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PostPosted: Sat 04 Aug, 2007 4:45 am    Post subject: Crest for my Frogmouth Helm.         Reply with quote

Just finished it and I am so happy with it that I am posting it everywhere. Big Grin

Based on those seen in the Beauchamp Paegent. Yes, those are real pearls, surprisingly cheap too.





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PostPosted: Sat 04 Aug, 2007 11:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looks great! I would love to see pictures of the complete harness. Excelent work.
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PostPosted: Sat 04 Aug, 2007 3:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Applause! It turned out great..

I am curious, how is it affixed to the helm?
Do you plan to use it in an actual joust event? If so, would it be just for introduction, or would you actually wear it during tilting?

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Rod Walker




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PostPosted: Sat 04 Aug, 2007 4:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jared Smith wrote:
Applause! It turned out great..

I am curious, how is it affixed to the helm?
Do you plan to use it in an actual joust event? If so, would it be just for introduction, or would you actually wear it during tilting?

Regards,
Jared smith


Thanks guys.

The torse is sewn to the leather cap and this is all held in place by 1 screw that comes through the helm skull and into the orb.

I will be using this in the joust.

Cheers

Rod
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And tilt at windmills under a wild sky!
For who would live so petty and unblessed
That dare not tilt at something, ere he die?"
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Tim May




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PostPosted: Sat 04 Aug, 2007 7:38 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow, this is really cool, truly outstanding work, it looks terrific. One question though, what is the gold mount made of connecting the plumes to the base of the crest?
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Rod Walker




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PostPosted: Sat 04 Aug, 2007 8:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tim May wrote:
Wow, this is really cool, truly outstanding work, it looks terrific. One question though, what is the gold mount made of connecting the plumes to the base of the crest?


Hi Tim, it is pine. Picked a few of them up from the hardware store, I carved the 'acorn' lines into it and then painted gold. I have some 24carat gold leaf that I will cover it in.

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Rod
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PostPosted: Sat 04 Aug, 2007 9:07 pm    Post subject: Beauchamp Crest         Reply with quote

Hi Rod.......That is so awesome !! Sir Justin the Huge will be jealous and so will Sir Luke. You'll have to stay away from strong winds of course, and, please watch out for birds ! Eek!
Looking forward to seeing you live and moving.....should look great ! I'm hoping to work on some later period joust harness with Dean .......there's just so much gear thats never been reproduced before !
Will you be up for next years Abbey tournament ?

Cheers & best wishes !

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Aug, 2007 7:19 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I think that's fantastic. I love crests in general and this is a great example. Happy

Nice job!

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PostPosted: Wed 08 Aug, 2007 2:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well, this is a good time to ask about the spherical attachment seen here and in contemporary illustrations of 15th c. sallets, albeit without plumes (Beauchamp Pageant, etc.) Were those made of wood or metal, historically? Either way, they appear to have been gilded. Were they purely decorative? Some are quite large, with radiating lines that make them look like gilded octopi!
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Aug, 2007 10:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Wow! Amazing work. I'm sure everyone at your tourney will be in shock and awe. Good luck to you. Big Grin
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PostPosted: Wed 08 Aug, 2007 11:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice.
What kind of fabric is that? Is it velvet? If so, what kind?

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Rod Walker




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PostPosted: Thu 09 Aug, 2007 6:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Sean, I believe they could be wood or metal, or perhaps even leather. I have seen a metal version on a sallet ascribed to Phillip the Fair.

Mine is wood and painted at the moment. I intend to gild it with 24carat gold leaf after this weekends display. The radiating lines are that of a star.

Hi Nathan, the material is a cotton velveteen that is left over from a doublet I had made. It is worked all over with a flower and leaf pattern in a silk thread.

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Rod
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And tilt at windmills under a wild sky!
For who would live so petty and unblessed
That dare not tilt at something, ere he die?"
--Errantry, John Galsworthy
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