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Jean Thibodeau




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PostPosted: Mon 02 Jun, 2008 6:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Paul Watson wrote:
Tim Mathews wrote:
Let me try this again... This my Daughter at MN Renn Faire last year.


Tim, you look like your'e worth about 20 normal men on a medieval battlefield in that kit with that sword. Big, well protected and with an intimidating weapon to top it all off. Being 6'6" and 275lbs, having you charging at opponents would cause a few of those defending against you to loose heart and run in whatever direction was away from you.


Yes and that is without counting the weight of the armour, another 40 to 60 pounds I would guess. Eek!

Tim: Oh, thanks for the kind words about my ginormous number of posts being interesting. Big Grin Cool

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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jun, 2008 12:23 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jeff Kaisla wrote:
Corey, ever consider adding a set of jack-chains to that harness?....maybe not if you're going for an archer but for infantry, I'm pretty sure that would be correct for 14th c. I like that gambeson, especially the padded neck.


Chuck is correct, jack-chains don't appear until later in the 15th century. Also, most English "infantry" in the 14th century and early 15th centuries were longbowmen, who would carry additional weapons for hand to hand cmbat. I have an arming sword and buckler as well for my kit.

I hope to expand into the 15th century at some point, but I have to work the kinks out of this kit first.

"He had scantly finyshed his saienge but the one armye espyed the other lord how hastely the souldioures buckled their healmes how quikly the archers bent ther bowes and frushed their feathers how redely the byllmen shoke their bylles and proved their staves redy to appioche and loyne when the terrible trotnpet should sound the blast to victorie or deathe."
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Tim Mathews




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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jun, 2008 2:54 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Bruno Giordan wrote:
Tim Mathews wrote:
Let me try this again... This my Daughter at MN Renn Faire last year.


I guess that to court your daughter one has to deal with your sword ....

That would be ... Swords and maces and axes ... Oh my...
I am going to attempt to attach a picture from a couple years ago of Chris ,Ian and myself at the MN Renn Faire ...
At that point I was using a Gambeson under the plate ... Not nearly as functional (or comfortable) as an Arming coat ...



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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jun, 2008 3:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tim,
I really like that harness you've got. Especially the aged finish....I might try to blacken or blue mine like that . Gives it a "lived in" look. Very convincing. That sword of yours is a beast too..nice choice on the cross guard. Though, them giant Zweihanders are a bit too big for 5' 10 guy like me Wink I'd hate to have to face you in a battle when you're wielding that one Eek! I'd probably soil my armor.
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jun, 2008 3:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tim Mathews wrote:
Bruno Giordan wrote:
Tim Mathews wrote:
Let me try this again... This my Daughter at MN Renn Faire last year.


I guess that to court your daughter one has to deal with your sword ....

That would be ... Swords and maces and axes ... Oh my...
I am going to attempt to attach a picture from a couple years ago of Chris ,Ian and myself at the MN Renn Faire ...
At that point I was using a Gambeson under the plate ... Not nearly as functional (or comfortable) as an Arming coat ...



That is a great group picture Tim. I would not want to run into the 3 of you working together on the field if things had gone south for my side. By chance do I spy ine of the custom glaives that A&A has on their website in that picture? If not then who made it?

Scott
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PostPosted: Tue 03 Jun, 2008 5:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tim Mathews wrote:
Here I am in my Landsknecht rig ... I have sice added a riveted mail hauberk for underneath the breast/back plates and shoulders arms etc.


ANd we won't talk about what you went through to GET that mail hauberk!

Nice to see what that mail went towards finishing!

best,

Greg

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jun, 2008 5:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Scott Kowalski wrote:
Tim Mathews wrote:
Bruno Giordan wrote:
Tim Mathews wrote:
Let me try this again... This my Daughter at MN Renn Faire last year.


I guess that to court your daughter one has to deal with your sword ....

That would be ... Swords and maces and axes ... Oh my...
I am going to attempt to attach a picture from a couple years ago of Chris ,Ian and myself at the MN Renn Faire ...
At that point I was using a Gambeson under the plate ... Not nearly as functional (or comfortable) as an Arming coat ...



That is a great group picture Tim. I would not want to run into the 3 of you working together on the field if things had gone south for my side. By chance do I spy ine of the custom glaives that A&A has on their website in that picture? If not then who made it?

Scott

Yes ... That is Chris holding one of the Glaives he made ...

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jun, 2008 5:08 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Greg Mele wrote:
Tim Mathews wrote:
Here I am in my Landsknecht rig ... I have sice added a riveted mail hauberk for underneath the breast/back plates and shoulders arms etc.


ANd we won't talk about what you went through to GET that mail hauberk!

Nice to see what that mail went towards finishing!

best,

Greg

Greg,
I am very happy the end result justified the process ... Your efforts are appreciated ... Thanks for the kind words.

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Peter Dietl




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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jun, 2008 5:58 am    Post subject: 14.cent armour         Reply with quote

ok hereīs my end of 14.cent. outfit, the photos from me and my group were shot shot at Schloss Egg, near Deggendorf, Bavarian Forest


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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jun, 2008 7:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

@peter: nice kit, and good looking Group...gratulations...

we are not that far aside, i live in Innsbruck ...whats the Name of your Group?

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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jun, 2008 7:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thatīs me in urnfield (900 BC) armour:



All is made of bronze - the stuff for real men. (Iron-Age-enthusiasts a searching for cover when the rain comes. Cool )

After finds in Bavaria, East France and Switzerland.
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jun, 2008 8:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Ok here come lots of pictures

1st century Roman Auxiliary:



No good images of my Viking armor kit but here is my civilian kit. I am on the right:



Norman; picture taken at Hastings 06:



1347 civillian; clothing based on the Romance of Alexander. Shoes are cut work shoes:



The Shoes:



1360s English knight; SCA armor. I am on the left:



1470s English archer:


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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jun, 2008 9:33 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I am going to try and send a picture of Chris ,Ian and myself with the visors lowered ... Gives a great look !
I am trying to put together a migration era ensemble ... Ian and I made a aged sheild and we are in the middle of renovating a Valentine Armoury helm - Nasal , cheekpieces and mail aventail(neckflap)
With the Blackened mail hauberk I think it will work ...
I have really enjoyed looking at the different kits folks have put together ...



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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jun, 2008 12:31 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

So you get to go to Ren Faires with Mr. Poor? You are one lucky dog then Tim. The second picture of the 3 of you with the visors lowered is great as well.


James,
Those are all great looking kits you have there.


Steve,
That is a great looking kit. Could we get close up pictures of the spear and blade on your belt by chance?


Peter,
That is a great harness you have and your group looks great as well.


Great jod on all the kits so far.

Scott
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jun, 2008 2:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

For pics of lance an javelin i beg for patience to the coming weekend, for the sword:

http://archaeoforum.freehost.ag/Userbilder/st...mplett.jpg
http://archaeoforum.freehost.ag/Userbilder/st...ezogen.jpg

Blade of Bronze (made by Neil Burridge, Cornwall), hiltplates and pommel bowl of (oiled) horn, pommelplate of antler. The scabbard is of pinewood, glued with hideglue (also the pommel bowl) and wrapped with linnen yarn, soaked with hideglue. Chape of Bronze after a find in Bavaria. Balteus is of braided cowleather.
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PostPosted: Wed 04 Jun, 2008 4:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Andreas , I saw your pictures earlier in the thread (your armor is quite impressive) but I only just noticed your avatar picture with the visor down, that is a fearsome lookin Sallet helm. I've got one coming from GDFB and I hope the visor extends as far down the chin as yours does. My pauldrons have haute pieces on them, and while I really like them they really dictate which helms I can wear. Im not sure if they will agree with a bevor or not so I hope my helm comes to the tip of my chin like yours and not up around the mouth area. Do you mind if I ask who made yours and what thickess it is (1.5 mm, 2mm)?

Cheers
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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jun, 2008 2:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

here another one of the sallet...


its 1.6mm made by http://www.kovex-ars.cz/ here in Europe ... for infantryuse a bevor is to uncomfortable...you just have to know how to defend your throat... :-)

i got new Shoulders, as soon as i got pictures, i post them here.


great kits everyone...i love to look at your pictures...

Andreas

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jun, 2008 5:01 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is my kit so far. The chainmail shirt is 3/8, 14 gauge aluminum, (handcoiled, cut and woven by me).

Same thing with the coif, though it has brass edging with some rings that I had laying around.

Steel spaulders with a brass edge.

Norman helmet with a chin strap that I added to it.

Hanwei's Edward the III sword with matching scabbard. (I thought it would match my outfit and add a little more "English" to the whole thing.)

Home-sewn tabard. I can't remember what fabric it's made out of. Rather heavy-duty, stiffer fabric. I like it.

Last but certainly not least, my kite-shield. I almost finished it yesterday, all that's needed is to edge it.

Sorry for the really dark pics. It was late at night when these were taken.

Please let me know what you think.



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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jun, 2008 6:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nathan Gilleland wrote:

Steel spaulders with a brass edge.

Hanwei's Edward the III sword with matching scabbard. (I thought it would match my outfit and add a little more "English" to the whole thing.)

Please let me know what you think.


Nathan,
The sword and spaulders really belong to the 14th century (especially the sword). If you had a nice early wheel pommel sword, or even a brazil nut pommeled sword, you'd have a nice late Norman/early Crusade look.

I'm jealous of all the kits here. I haven't been able to put one together for myself. The closest I have is much more a costume than a kit. It's basically a Ren Faire Scottish ensemble.

Happy

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PostPosted: Thu 05 Jun, 2008 8:29 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad:

I actually was going for more of a early 14th century, transitional look. I'm saving for a new hounskull helmet (for the 14th C), but for now, this is all I've got.

I realize that there are a lot of inaccuracies with my kit, but I use what I've got until I get something better, right?

I might make myself a curved heater shield at some point, but I just liked the look of the kite too much right now.

I figure it's alright for going to Renn Fairs.

Thanks for the suggestion, though, I may just save up for a new sword too! *starts collecting discarded pennies off the sidewalk*

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