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Noel C Moos





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PostPosted: Thu 22 Mar, 2007 5:27 pm    Post subject: Hey guys i have a question ??         Reply with quote

Well let me introduce myself

My name is Noel C Moos i am half irish half danish living in ireland and i love this site

i was wondering how would i go about making my own armour and helmets as such i have resently started a welding and metal fabrication course and i was thinking instead of buying maybe i can provide myself with some armour?

Thanks guys

Noel(the viking)Moos

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Mar, 2007 7:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Noel,
First, welcome to the site. Happy

Second, if you're interested in armour, I highly suggest picking up a copy of the book Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction by Brian Price. It is an excellent book that will take you step by step through the process, focusing primarily on various aspects of 14th century armour. It will explain what tools you need, how to do various techniques, and so on. It is also full of pictures, which is always nice. Happy

On top of that, I also highly recomment browsing the photo albums on this site to familiarize yourself with period armour shapes and pieces. From there you should try to get your hands on as many books that show antique armour.

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Matthew Amt




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PostPosted: Fri 23 Mar, 2007 7:24 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

An excellent resource for beginning armorers is the Armour Archive,

http://www.armourarchive.org/

Find the Essay section and read through all of that, then browse the Patterns and check out the Discussion area. LOTS of very experienced folks there!

Have fun!

Matthew
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