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Pinups?

Postby Kitsume on Sun Jul 28, 2002 4:35 am

Uh.. o.o

Wierd.

On other news, I can now wear my suit of chainmail! The left side is completely finished, and the chest... the right side sleeve is just started, and the right side is just started. No back yet, but, I can wear it!

It feels, and looks, extremely cool. :D
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Roleplay costume photo Gallery?

Postby Tanami on Mon Jul 29, 2002 9:21 pm

Want to send in a picture of your chain mail? I'll make a gallery and put up a pic of myself with cloak and crossbow ^_^
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Chainmail!

Postby Kitsume on Fri Aug 02, 2002 4:35 am

http://david_adams20.tripod.com/Chainmail/Dscn4314.jpg

It's a really crappy pic, and it only shows a bit of it. :( The person who took it only managed to actually take one pic, and managed to foul up the ones where I was wearing it. :( You're kinda looking at the left sleeve.

Don't worry, I'll have more pics later, specially now I have the shoulder pads attached (GODS They're big, and heavy, but they really make an affect)
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More pics!

Postby Kitsume on Tue Aug 06, 2002 3:28 pm

Whee. Here's some more pics of the armour:

http://david_adams20.tripod.com/Chainmail/Dscn4317.jpg

This one is me just holding it up, upside down. :P It hasn't been finished quite yet, and the shoulder pads arn't currently attached, but yeah. You can see how it sorta looks now.

http://david_adams20.tripod.com/Chainmail/Dscn4318.jpg

This pic is me wearing it; again, without the shoulder pads. For refence, the pads are a foot long and half a foot wide, with a bolt just over an inch on the back and front bottom corners (left on right pad, right on left pad).

http://david_adams20.tripod.com/Chainmail/Dscn4319.jpg

And, this is me wearing it again, but from the back. :) It's not quite finished yet; the armpits both need work, it's too tight, and I have to make it stronger on the joins so that it can actually support a bit of strain on the shoulderpads (they're a little delicate now, and if one pulls hard on the pads they will actually come off and bend/break some of the rings).

But, yeah, very nearly finished.
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Rrrf?

Postby Kitsume on Sun Aug 11, 2002 4:43 am

Comments? Queries? Suggestions? :D All welcome! If it sucks tell meeee!
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Ano....

Postby Tanami on Sun Aug 11, 2002 11:01 pm

I can't see any of them... May be my computer: I'm on a school on and it has blocks on some locations... I'll try from home or could you email me one so I can see?
>very curious!<
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E-maul

Postby Kitsume on Mon Aug 12, 2002 1:26 am

Mailed! :D
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Doh

Postby Kitsume on Mon Aug 12, 2002 1:44 am

Hotmail seems screwed; mail came back with some message about exceeding my bandwith limit or something. Strange, given I havn't sent any e-mail this month.

I'll try again I guess. :/

It could be tripod; it's really dodgy.
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Postby Magus Nex on Thu Aug 29, 2002 4:59 am

Looks good David.
To you have a count on the number of hours used to make said product.

BTW im still waiting for an email with instructions and pics. Dont need the pics now, cause i seen them here. :wink:

But the instuctions on how to built would be great mate! :D
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Doh

Postby Kitsume on Fri Aug 30, 2002 8:17 am

YEp, sorry, forgot!

Well, there are some really cool resources at

http://www.mailartisans.org

including information about wire, techniques, patterns and all sorts of stuff. I suggset you start with European four-in-one, and for your first suit, use larger rings since it's easier. The rings I used on my suit are larger then would be found on real chainmail, but that kinda works for me, since it was just my first suit. :) They also cut down the weight of the suit, but of course, the smaller rings you use the better the 'look'. I'd also recommend:

http://kendaco.telebyte.net/rlindber/sca/chainmail.html

for some neat ways to do it, such as suspending it on a coathanger. I personally found that a bit cumbersome, but a few guys I talked to swore by it so yeah.. It's up to you I guess. :P

I'd recommend using the '45 degree sleeve pattern' to start with, as it's ment to be easier and provides a good look for a sleeved tunic. I didn't use it for my piece, rather, the whole thing was made as one piece; that got terribly complicated around the armpits and stuff, so... a uniform pattern would be best IMHO. :D
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Groovy!

Postby Tanami on Mon Sep 02, 2002 11:14 pm

I've got a whole day off Thursday and intend to spend a part of it making a Links page: Any more links like these would be great.
Feel free to share on the board ^_^

I've found one where you can get replica weapons including those for LotR.
http://store.museumreplicas.com/ :D
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