Southern Mordavia


#59

There is an example of how to do a complex rolled edge in this tutorial on how to make a breastplate.

ildhafn.sca.org.nz/tutorials/breastplate.htm

However, I’d suggest a simple folded over edge under the armpits and arouck the neck.


#60

Here is a link to an exploded view of a lorica segmentata. You’ll notice the armpits and neck have rolled edges.

legionxxiv.org/corbridgaenlrg/corbridgeA.jpg

This is pretty easy and you can use pretty much any old hammer where you’ve slightly rounded and polished the face and a sturdy wooden block. Rolling around wire is optional, but probably worth it for the weight of aluminium you’re using.


#61

Funny that, that’s the exploded view I used to figure out the way it went together :slight_smile:. However all the edges are folded on these to avoid nasty injuries, agreed rolled edges would look good, but at the end it’s a time saving measure in not doing it :slight_smile: at least they are folded giving a smooth edge :slight_smile:.


#62

Southern Mordavia will be suspended until a later time in favour of the newly established “TOTAL ECLIPSE” event that was announced at viewtopic.php?p=5749#5749 Mordavia will happen in CHCH but at a later date once numbers and gear meet minimum requirements.

  • Scottie

#63

Ok, here it is proto-type sword, the back of the blade is supported to give the whole blade extra strength, I think you all agree it came out well.

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#64

That looks crazy cool. How long is it?


#65

Total length is about 70cm, there is a 5 foot double handed version in production.

This small one was just to see how well the new design would work, can honestly say I’m quite pleased with it, we tested it out last night there is a lot more strength structually than usual boffers but you do sacrifice one side of the blade to achieve this.


#66

The first shots of my most ambitious project to date, yes it is animated, and currently going through the flesh work.

Should have the head finished soon and onto the lung and heart systems.


#67

Go the gas mask mods!

Far out. Nice combination of materials. Is the lower jaw controllable? What’s with the metal bits sticking into the cheek?

Do you get those gas masks in Christchuch? The K Rd surplus store has run out of that style :frowning:


#68

Insert Manic laughter here

24 hours later and he looks more like an ogre :wink:


#69

Holy freaky head extension. Uh, can you still see out of it? Man, he’s enormous.


#70

Visability is not a problem, and it tends to have a slight drunk persons view from inside, all adds up to one very dumb Ogre.


#71

I once had a part time job as The Easter Bunny. The view was out of the mouth which also worked really well…


#72

I had a one-off stint as this guy

Also a view out the mouth.


#73

Being an old Russian gas mask looking out the eyes is fine, plus I went one step further the vent at the front was removed and two nostrel tubes installed along with an intake fan included in the electronics, fresh air galore inside :slight_smile:


#74

verry good idea, your forsight into that is commendable.


#75

Thanks, no point in frying the NPC’s like we use to do traditionally, times are changing and creations have a lot of lee-way in them as long as you think in advance.


#76

Looks awesome so far, the finish on the eyes is particularly nice.


#77

Ok new update time:

In the next few days I turn dentist and skin specialist :wink:


#78

Cool!

Oil of Olay should get rid of those visible signs of aging.