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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Wed 16 Nov, 2016 9:43 am    Post subject: DIY armor...Great Helm...         Reply with quote

Does anyone here have a pattern for making a 'Pembridge-style' great helm? Or, am I just gonna have to wing it with cardboard until I get it right, then transfer it to steel? Thoughts? .............McM
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Victor R.




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PostPosted: Wed 16 Nov, 2016 9:54 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Dunno what searches you did, but I put in "Pembridge great helm pattern" and came up with some links and tutorials. May not be the precise helm you want, but might give you a good starting point.

http://www.bladeturner.com/pattern/greathelm/greathelm.html

http://www.crescentmoonarmoury.net/Crescent_M...rials.html

https://web.wpi.edu/academics/me/IMDC/IQP%20Website/MakingOfFiles/2012-2013/GreatHelmProcess.html

http://www.bladeturner.com/pattern/pembrk/pembrk.html

And, yeah, even with the patterns, doing in cardboard or butcher paper first, then applying to steel might be a good idea. Happy Good luck!
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Wed 16 Nov, 2016 10:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the links, Victor. I'll check them out later. Got an appointment soon, so.....And, yes, I wouldn't dare try it without something in paper...at least a rough pattern. McM
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Mart Shearer




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PostPosted: Wed 16 Nov, 2016 4:12 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nickolas Dupras's thesis also contains detailed information and photographs of the Pembridge helm and the nearly identical Royal Armouries helm.
http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/4376/1/Dupras%...26%202.pdf




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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Wed 16 Nov, 2016 4:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yup.....that's EXACTLY what I want to try to make. I may have to go with thinner gauge steel than what I have....it's at least 10 gauge, maybe 12. I figure I'll go with 14-16. A 10 gauge helm of this size would probably weigh about 12 pounds and that's without padding. I don't want to be in a neck brace the rest of my life! Thanks fellas....I'm pooped...beddy-bye time soon....McM
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Randy Cieszynski




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PostPosted: Thu 17 Nov, 2016 6:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There.s always this one....

http://armourarchive.org/patterns/greathelm_sinric/
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Mark Moore




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PostPosted: Thu 17 Nov, 2016 8:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks to everyone. I believe I have a pretty firm foundation now. If my camera will work like it ought to, I'll try to get some WIP pics. I've decided to go with a slightly different approach, and style from my original plan. I think it'll work though. Thank you all again!...............McM
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