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Martin Wallgren




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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jan, 2006 4:08 am    Post subject: Coolus helmet help needed!         Reply with quote

Hi guys!

I want to make a Roman Coolus Helmet. I plan on a beating (is that called a coldforged?) but I need patterns or a something simillar. Is there any of you who could help me? The thing I gonna base my kit on is this Auxiliae from the Trajan Column.

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PostPosted: Fri 13 Jan, 2006 4:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

check here: http://www.romanarmy.com/cms/

or ask here: http://www.romanarmy.nl/rat/

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan, 2006 1:56 am    Post subject: Coolus helmet..         Reply with quote

Hello Martin,

If I can help you in anyway, please feel free to contact me. Roman helmets are fun ! Big Grin
Are you going to try and raise the whole piece in one piece or make it the easier way and braze on the neck guard ?

Here is a coolus type 'G' that I made, it is raised in a single piece,.....

http://www.living-history.no/wahre/rgg.jpg

but do not get too excited.......it is only a quarter size miniature ! It was great fun though Razz

Perhaps I will hear from you....

Regards as ever,

Russ

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan, 2006 4:14 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

You have just one choice, the LEGIO VIGESIMA website

http://www.larp.com/legioxx/helmets.html

Tons on info on how to remake everything for the roman soldier and the civilian.

Extremly good caligae patterns
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Martin Wallgren




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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan, 2006 7:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanx a million guys Happy

I am trying to make somthing like the one from Trajans column as depicted above and I figure I have to make that in one piece.

Wish me luck and I will give you all uppdates on the prosess.

M

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan, 2006 9:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks, Bruno, that's a nice plug!

Martin, I think what we're seeing is not a Coolus helmet but more of what is called "Auxiliary Type B", or possibly even type C which has crossed reinforcements. The second century AD is a little late for Coolus types, though it's also just a tad early for helmets made with reinforcements (though many seem to be getting them as modifications). There's a nice Auxiliary B on this page, 6th helmet down:

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/samuel/pages/rome.htm

Making a Roman helmet in one piece, that's more than I would try! Best of luck to you. I think for the basic pattern you start with a circle whose diameter is equal to the diameter plus the height of the finished helmet. Something like that! And you have to add on some for the neckguard, too. If you are using brass, work it cold but keep annealing (heating and quenching) whenever the metal starts to get hard, or it will crack.

Have fun! Vale,

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PostPosted: Fri 20 Jan, 2006 6:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Coolus helmet..         Reply with quote

Russ Thomas wrote:
but do not get too excited.......it is only a quarter size miniature ! It was great fun though Razz

Sorry for the off-topic comment here, but I really love those miniature helms you do!

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PostPosted: Sat 21 Jan, 2006 12:22 am    Post subject: coolus helmet         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:

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Sorry for the off-topic comment here, but I really love those miniature helms you do!


Thankyou Nathan, they are immense fun to do ! And for people wishing to try their hands at making armour I always suggest trying it in miniature first, especially things like raising helmets ! It is a great , fun, way to learn !

Regards as ever,

Russ

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