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Jeremy Winchcombe




Location: New Zealand
Joined: 22 Nov 2009

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PostPosted: Sun 22 Nov, 2009 1:30 pm    Post subject: im new can you help         Reply with quote

hi all im looking to make a helm for the battle of wisby and dont no wot to do can you help me with pic or info i can not find pix

thanks jeremy
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Andrew Maxwell




Location: New Zealand
Joined: 03 May 2009

Posts: 90

PostPosted: Sun 22 Nov, 2009 2:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Jeremy,

Welcome to the forum. Just a few tips to help you elicit some more favourable responses- as simply saying "I don't know anything, help me" isn't likely to get you many. First off, you should probably go through the following questions, as the answers to these will greatly affect the responses you get:

What are you wanting to make (precisely)? You say you have no pictures but you presumably are basing it off something...
What research have you done on your own? Google is your friend Happy
What do you want to make it out of?
What experience do you have with this material (have you used a forge, can you weld etc)?
What tools do you have access to?
What is the intended purpose of the piece (display, costume, protective during sparring)?
If it is for use during sparring/freeplay, what group are you using it with (SCA, NAAMA etc)? Will it conform to their rules- do you know what those rules are?

If you can answer those questions, you can probably figure out what specific help you need and ask some more focussed questions, which will get you better replies Happy

cheers
Andy
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Jeremy Winchcombe




Location: New Zealand
Joined: 22 Nov 2009

Posts: 2

PostPosted: Sun 22 Nov, 2009 3:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Andrew or Andy

thanks for your tips:

I want to make a helm but have not found much on wisby but armor and gloves.....found no info Confused
Google is my friend i have done my research.... found no info Confused
i want to make it out of 2mm mild steel. Big Grin
What experience do I have 12 years of knife making .
What tools do i have access to 4 forges all hammers to do the job i hope.
intended purpose is for NAAMA combat and MLHNZ ..
yes i know wot the rules are Andy you and i wrote them..

Iv been doing viking living history for 11 years its time do do somthing a bit later..

If you can help me out with this that be grate

thank

Dawson or thorsson or jeremy
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Andrew Maxwell




Location: New Zealand
Joined: 03 May 2009

Posts: 90

PostPosted: Sun 22 Nov, 2009 5:26 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I can't be a huge help with the style of helm- not my period of interest- but if you haven't already I'd check out the Armour Archive and Gathering Darkness forums (though I'm guessing you're probably a member of the latter).
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