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Jeffrey Hildebrandt
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PostPosted: Tue 11 Dec, 2012 6:08 pm    Post subject: Achilles cuirass build         Reply with quote

My last project was an interesting collaboration with a client who is building a panoply based on Homer's description of the armour of Achilles, and on archaeological evidence. My contribution is the following cuirass, finished to the point where the customer can integrate a leather liner using the holes furnished. Black leather lacing and suspension are temporary. Pauldrons decorated in the same fashion are to follow.


Front


Back


Detail showing left side closure


Detail showing shoulder closure

-Hildebrandt

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Augusto Boer Bront
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Dec, 2012 5:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Do the shield please Big Grin Big Grin Big Grin .
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Jeffrey Hildebrandt
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PostPosted: Wed 12 Dec, 2012 6:00 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That has been an ambition of mine since I first read the Iliad, and would be a wonderful project. I suspect that many of the magnificent parade shields of the 16th C took some inspiration from that text as well.

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PostPosted: Wed 12 Dec, 2012 9:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Beautiful work. I really like this one.
'I saw young Harry, -with his bevor on,
His cuisses on his thighs, gallantly arm'd,-
Rise from the ground like feather'd Mercury,
And vaulted with such ease into his seat,
As if an angel dropp'd down from the clouds,
To turn and wind a fiery Pegasus,
And witch the world with noble horsemanship.'
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Jack Savante




PostPosted: Thu 13 Dec, 2012 1:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That is a wonderful piece of functional art. Truly masterful!
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Jean Thibodeau




PostPosted: Thu 13 Dec, 2012 3:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Looking forward to seeing this project completed, excellent work. Cool
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