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Victor Sloan




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PostPosted: Wed 16 Apr, 2014 6:47 pm    Post subject: Non-Historical Kits and Harnesses?         Reply with quote

Hello everyone! I have been very curious about a particular idea--we have a thread for historical kits and harnesses, so since this is the off-topic section, I was curious: Is anyone here interested in non-historical kits and harnesses?

If anyone is interested and happens to have a kit or harness created just for enjoyment but is not historical, please share it here! I do not have an assembled kit yet but when I do I will share! I hope to have one that is historical and one that isn't.

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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Thu 17 Apr, 2014 4:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just go to any Ren Fest anywhere and you'll see plenty of 'em. Laughing Out Loud ...........McM
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Zach H.





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PostPosted: Thu 17 Apr, 2014 5:03 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi,

I'm actually working on a semi Skyrim/D&D Barbarian cosplay for cons. I'm using my leather cuirass and pauldrons and going to add fur to it. Probably going to get a latex LARP sword since most cons won't allow real weapons, even if they're peace tied. I can post pics if I get things done for Gencon this summer.

Zach
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Victor Sloan




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PostPosted: Thu 17 Apr, 2014 7:05 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Awesome, that would be great! Looking forward to seeing those pics!
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Rod Walker




Location: NSW, Australia.
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Apr, 2014 9:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is one I did last year. A mix of periods and cultures.






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Rod
Jouster
www.jousting.com.au

"Come! Let us lay a lance in rest,
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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Victor Sloan




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PostPosted: Fri 18 Apr, 2014 8:30 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That appears to be celtic lamellar, roman-esque battle skirt, not sure about the greaves and vambraces, but the helmet looks eastern european, perhaps polish with the mask? Or more Russian/Ukranian?
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Kai Lawson




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PostPosted: Fri 18 Apr, 2014 9:02 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Love that kit. Nicely coordinated mash up of times and cultures. The helm reminds me more of the later Roman cavalry helmets than the Eastern European face-plate helms
"And they crossed swords."
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Rod Walker




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PostPosted: Fri 18 Apr, 2014 5:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The helm with the face is a Roman face plated cavalry helm. The rest is a mix of fantasy, Roman, Viking etc.. I needed it to be functional though so I put some thought into making it all work as a functional armour. I have used it for SCA, steel fighting and I even jousted in it a few weeks ago using the heavier helmet. Those are steel lammaler over 5mm leather and the tooled sections are two layers of 5mm leather sewn together. All the stitching was done by hand. I did all the work on this. I did buy the Roman helmet and I bought the other helmet as a plain helmet and added the brass work, leather and front plate.

It's up for sale as well. I want to put back together my full mail 13thC harness.

Cheers

Rod
Jouster
www.jousting.com.au

"Come! Let us lay a lance in rest,
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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Victor Sloan




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PostPosted: Fri 18 Apr, 2014 6:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh wow that's awesome! I definitely thought the helmet looked Roman but didn't know Roman helms ever had faceplates. Either way, beautiful work!
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Kai Lawson




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PostPosted: Fri 18 Apr, 2014 6:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Please post pictures of your full mail somewhere when you have it together, Mr. Walker!

Anyone else have something snazzy for this thread? My own kit is slooooowly coming along, but...

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Victor Sloan




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PostPosted: Fri 18 Apr, 2014 7:55 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Mark Moore wrote:
Just go to any Ren Fest anywhere and you'll see plenty of 'em. Laughing Out Loud ...........McM


True, I have indeed seen many but I am curious about if anyone on this site is interested in both the historical and fantastical!

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Dan Howard




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PostPosted: Sat 19 Apr, 2014 1:50 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hey Rod, it will probably sell for more if you put some jousting dents in it first. Even better if you had video evidence. Happy
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Zach H.





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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jul, 2014 5:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've slowly started to get into cosplay and it's nice being able to use skills and parts of kits from reenacting to help out. Here's a test I did for an Ankh-Morpork city watchman from Terry Pratchett's Discworld novel series. I think next time I wear this I'm going to ditch the doublet or just make a new one. I still need to find a replica of the Ankh-Morpork watch badges, or just make one my self.

http://i.imgur.com/pDQz2aS.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/26er4Nq.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/lSxkuIY.jpg
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Victor Sloan




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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jul, 2014 7:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That's awesome! Looking forward to seeing your future work!
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Jared Smith




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PostPosted: Wed 09 Jul, 2014 7:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Well,
I have heard of "carpet" armor as being surprisingly good and durable for simulator weapon sparring. I suspect it could be sewen with leather working thread. Supposedly the old 70s style thick pile long shag carpet was the thing for absorbing impact without all of the trouble of actually making pleats like some gambesons may have had. I have always wanted to see some just out of curiosity. Maybe someone here has a photo of someone wearing it at an event. I would love to see it!

Absence of evidence is not necessarily evidence of absence!
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