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Fernando P




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PostPosted: Wed 25 Aug, 2010 12:18 pm    Post subject: HELP! I want to build a entire 14th century armour         Reply with quote

Greetings!

Please, all the help I need of you is to show me the way I can find resources of: Planes, data-sheets, or guide with steps of how to build the armour part by part to get then those parts assembled. I don't know how to search for it in English, I've tried in spanish but there wasn't any result. It doesn't matter the kind of armour yet I'd like to see many examples.

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Aug, 2010 12:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fernando,
The armour you've pictured is 15th century, not 14th century.

Happy

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Aug, 2010 12:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Welcome Fernando!

Wow, you have a ton of ambition and a tall order to fill. I highly recommend you purchase or borrow a copy of Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction: The 14th Century by Brian R. Price. This book will be of substantial help to you.

Good Luck!

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Fernando P




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PostPosted: Wed 25 Aug, 2010 12:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

It's Ok... I am just asking for the way to look for guides, or tutorials with description

I think I could search using the word "pattern" ... any other recomendation?

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Fernando P




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PostPosted: Wed 25 Aug, 2010 12:48 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Scott Hrouda wrote:
Welcome Fernando!

Wow, you have a ton of ambition and a tall order to fill. I highly recommend you purchase or borrow a copy of Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction: The 14th Century by Brian R. Price. This book will be of substantial help to you.

Good Luck!


Thanks a lot for the information!

But now, I need to build the part of shoulders, chest, and arms of the armor in 4 months for a movie, I was thinking of 1mm sheet for building it haha to make the work a little bit easier.

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PostPosted: Wed 25 Aug, 2010 3:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Fernando P wrote:
Scott Hrouda wrote:
Welcome Fernando!

Wow, you have a ton of ambition and a tall order to fill. I highly recommend you purchase or borrow a copy of Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction: The 14th Century by Brian R. Price. This book will be of substantial help to you.

Good Luck!


Thanks a lot for the information!

But now, I need to build the part of shoulders, chest, and arms of the armor in 4 months for a movie, I was thinking of 1mm sheet for building it haha to make the work a little bit easier.


you may be surprised to learn that 1mm is about the right thickness or even too thick for many of those peices. the only parts thicker than 1mm would be the elbow peices (couters) and the breast.


I would also suggest that while this site is a good resource for learning, an even better source for armour is the Armour Archive, given a very large proportion of the regular members there do produce armour, from amateurs to professionals, and the community is generally welcoming to giving advice.

http://forums.armourarchive.org/phpBB2/

is a link to them.
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PostPosted: Wed 25 Aug, 2010 3:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

http://www.armourarchive.org/patterns/
http://www.arador.com/construction/index.html
http://www.eskimo.com/~cwn/armour.html
http://www.gwynfor.org/G/article/Armour/patterns.htm
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PostPosted: Wed 25 Aug, 2010 8:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

JG,

If the issue was that simple it would be nice. If I were to do an average for most limb armour it'd be 18 gauge but breastplates and helm would be 14 gauge or there abouts.

In the end 14th century is a great place to start for armour. Let us know if you have any questions.

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Fernando P




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PostPosted: Thu 26 Aug, 2010 8:21 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great, All of you. Thank you.

I guess I have enough information to start. Happy

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PostPosted: Thu 26 Aug, 2010 4:22 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yeah, the helmet and breastplate would be thick, though 18-20 gauge would be more accurate for the limb armour. Armour derives a lot of it's strength from it's shape.
(A 3/4" X 6" strip of 20 gauge mild steel with a flute down the center would be very difficult to bend by hand.)
Someone suggested the "Armour Archive", which I think is a great site. Have you had any experience before?
If you haven't, I think a complete harness in 4 months is a bit unreasonable, just saying.
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