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Nathan Robinson
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PostPosted: Mon 29 May, 2006 12:01 am    Post subject: May 29: myArmoury.com news and updates         Reply with quote

Today's update:


Museum Replicas German Mace

A hands-on review by Sean Flynt


Arms & Armor Horseman's Axe

A hands-on review by Russ Ellis


Arms & Armor Warhammer

A hands-on review by Bill Grandy


Museum Replicas River Thames Mace

A hands-on review by Greyson Brown


Wallpaper: A&A Warhammer

Created by Nathan Robinson


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PostPosted: Mon 29 May, 2006 5:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am glad to see some impact weapons covered here. Great job, guys!
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PostPosted: Mon 29 May, 2006 6:06 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

cool to have some non-sword reviews, nice addition to the site.

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PostPosted: Mon 29 May, 2006 12:51 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'll echo the above comments, and add that I agree completely with Russ' review of the axe. I have one of those and it's a nasty beast.
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PostPosted: Mon 29 May, 2006 1:42 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

More temptations ............. Oh NO Eek! Laughing Out Loud

Good to read something about this class of weapons. I wonder how these impact weapons compare to the longer ones like the hammer side of a Pollaxe ?

All interesting pieces but I do tend to be attracted to the A & A ones just because of quality issues, but then they are a bit more costly but still affordable.

Apart from the option of getting them all I'm still not sure which one would go to the top of the list ? The spiked ball one they make has that look that is classic and shows up even in old Bugs Bunny cartoons. Razz Sort of a childhood favourite. Big Grin

Their Iberian mace does have a certain appeal due to simplicity and would be good for earlier periods ........
Hmmmmmmm....... Not expensive at all. Wink

( Edited at 4:58 local time: Just sent an E-Mail to Craig at A & A to order the Iberian mace, 99 % official now / 100% official when he replies and confirms availability and if he can ship it with a previous order. " You guys are KILLING ME " Razz Laughing Out Loud )

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PostPosted: Mon 29 May, 2006 2:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

haha, that is classic, Jean. I agree, myArmoury reviews are killer. I don't have the cash to act on my whims, but everytime I look at any A&A or Albion review I am instantly attracted to whatever the weapon is. For instance, looking at the Albion site I had no interest in the Castellan, but this morning I re-read the review and, of course, started drooling, and scheming new ways to make money (and I think I actually have a good idea too!). As of today, I am craving a mace too...thanks guys Confused

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PostPosted: Mon 29 May, 2006 8:43 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

When you're broke and you know it the reviews are not so bad! WTF?!
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PostPosted: Tue 30 May, 2006 12:16 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would like to compliment Nathan on the wallpaper. The wallpapers he has been creating are beautiful pieces of artwork. The war hammer is now on my desktop. (I need to learn how to make the pictures change every few seconds.) Cool

My teenager is about to walk through the door and I know he will roll his eyes and say "Another one?!"

And I like the pun in the file name on this one. Big Grin

Very nice job Nathan! And thank you again for all of your hard work on this site. The articles, reviews and other features that come out every other week on schedule are amazing. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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PostPosted: Tue 30 May, 2006 2:45 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would concur with everyone else, it was good see some other type of weapons. It was a bonus to see the A & A Warhammer review. I've been debating on getting one, I'm convinced now Happy.
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PostPosted: Wed 31 May, 2006 4:16 am    Post subject: good pictures         Reply with quote

I also agree upon the former posts...

I only wished to ad, that it again strikes me how, good pictures, do make a difference...
I mean, looking upon the site of Museum Replicas and even when viewing their bigger picture there, I would never have appreciated the look of there mace as much as I do now after seeing the pictures here on myArmoury...

Good work!!
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Jun, 2006 2:05 am    Post subject: Re: good pictures         Reply with quote

Folkert van Wijk wrote:
I also agree upon the former posts...

I only wished to ad, that it again strikes me how, good pictures, do make a difference...



Exactly. I love swords made by Armour Class, they are wonderful, I own two of them and want and plan to purchase more, but I made a decision to commission the first one only after I had seen pictures of their hand-and-a-half, taken by Nathan. I think it would take a week maximum and not a huge lot of money to let people know better how good their works really are. Sorry Iain, I but it Is my opinion.

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Jun, 2006 2:10 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My photography services are available to any makers wishing to take advantage of them. I have many levels of quality I can produce including a professional setup in my studio and even going so far as to place them in a light tent. Much of this work could be done in a barter arrangement, offering a better bang for the buck, as it were.
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PostPosted: Thu 01 Jun, 2006 2:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:
My photography services are available to any makers wishing to take advantage of them. I have many levels of quality I can produce including a professional setup in my studio and even going so far as to place them in a light tent. Much of this work could be done in a barter arrangement, offering a better bang for the buck, as it were.



I've said it before in previous topic threads, but I have often chosen to buy something after seeing a superior quality photograph on this site of something that didn't particularly attract my attention on a maker's site, were bad or simply adequate photography didn't prompt me to buy.

A dollar saved on second rate photography is ten dollars of lost sales IMHO

Drool over quality product photos is good marketing.

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Jun, 2006 8:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Quote:
I've said it before in previous topic threads, but I have often chosen to buy something after seeing a superior quality photograph on this site of something that didn't particularly attract my attention on a maker's site, were bad or simply adequate photography didn't prompt me to buy.


I completely agree with that... I've decided to buy my ATrim and my Albion after seeing pictures of them here.
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jun, 2006 1:07 am    Post subject: Re: good pictures         Reply with quote

Konstantin Tsvetkov wrote:
Folkert van Wijk wrote:
I also agree upon the former posts...

I only wished to ad, that it again strikes me how, good pictures, do make a difference...



Exactly. I love swords made by Armour Class, they are wonderful, I own two of them and want and plan to purchase more, but I made a decision to commission the first one only after I had seen pictures of their hand-and-a-half, taken by Nathan. I think it would take a week maximum and not a huge lot of money to let people know better how good their works really are. Sorry Iain, I but it Is my opinion.

Konstantin


Hi Konstantin, if your talking about the "Armour Class Hand and Half, 16th Century Europe",
Then that's exactly how I desided upon buying mine Armour Class Hand and Half.. Laughing Out Loud

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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jun, 2006 10:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

There are times when ya just have to say, "to heck with it" and go with the heavy blunt object. While I am a sword enthusiast, I've also been fascinated by the sheer menace of maces and hammers. An advantage I've noticed is that you can hit from more than a single angle (as you would have to in a bladed weapon), and still manage to do damage.
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PostPosted: Fri 02 Jun, 2006 2:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I particularly liked the German Mace. If I did not have a new Albion, and some scabbard making supplies to pay for this month, I would probably buy it now. I have book marked it.
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PostPosted: Sun 11 Jun, 2006 3:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Pamela Muir wrote:
I would like to compliment Nathan on the wallpaper. The wallpapers he has been creating are beautiful pieces of artwork. The war hammer is now on my desktop. (I need to learn how to make the pictures change every few seconds.) Cool

My teenager is about to walk through the door and I know he will roll his eyes and say "Another one?!"

And I like the pun in the file name on this one. Big Grin


I wondered if anyone would notice the filename Happy

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PostPosted: Sun 11 Jun, 2006 7:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Robinson wrote:


I wondered if anyone would notice the filename Happy

Of course I did. Happy I really like a good (?) pun. WTF?! Laughing Out Loud

Seriously, I've been having such fun with all the wallpapers. They are really gorgeous. (And my teen really does roll his eyes with each new one that I put on my computer.) Cool

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