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What I Got Up To Easter Weekend

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Hi there guys, I just thought I'd post some pictures of what I got up to easter weekend.

I decided that I wanted to try my hand at making a churburg style breastplate, for my wife and I wanted to see if I could do it all with out making a pattern just seeing if I had got my eye in for the 4 dimensions that armour needs to be.

The plates have rolled edges and the main part of the plates covered in a soft dark chocolate brown leather, with brass rivets. And the straps are all out of a nice burgundy leather.

There is still some bits that need going onto it as I did start to cast the v-shaped adornment in bronze but I cast the ends to thin and they split when I tried to drill the rivet holes.

Now I know that its a variation on a theme that the churburg is only depicted in plain plate, but at the period there are plenty of covered armours so I took a bit of artistic licence here(so please forgive me).

However the fact that I spent two whole days in the workshop and sort of didn't eat properly and on Saturday I had the forge going all morning and in my t-shirt carried on in teh cold with out noticing, did make me very ill yesterday.

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What a lovely easter present will last much longer than an egg.
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Cheers Annie
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Very nice indeed! :D
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looks pretty!

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Very nice Skev!
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Nice work mate - I bet she can't wait to clobber you while wearing it! :lol:
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I have to agree this is lovely work, and a romantic pressy too!
Nice to think you cherish your good ladies breast enough to want to protect it in such an authentic way.... :wink:
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very nice!

guess what we were doing... just enough energy to type - missed you both!
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Thanks for all the comments, its nice to see that you liek it.

Matilda, I think that I had eneough of a work out making 14 gauge do what I wanted it to do.

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yes probably - hope all your blows were in a 45 degree angle and that you alternated between left and right arms :D .

Hope to see you both soon,

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Well we will be going to Cossie in May and Bodly bottom in April so see you there .

And I have to admit all my blows where coming ina at 90 degree angle and I can only hammer righ handed :(

Say hi to Carl for me, and did you both have a good weekend.

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Post by Melons de Cantilupe »

Bloody hell Alixx, that's gorgeous.

I'm talking about the churburg... :wink:

So who gets to bash it first on Sunday, and with what implement?

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Nobody,

As we have som eminor fitting problems so I need to bring the side plates in by and inch first. But, its a close is to f&&& was to swearing so I need to get some more brass rivets first and then trim and re do the holes on the side and then recover it.

But thanks for your comments Melons.

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the que

Post by Sampson de Strelley »

i defo think there will be a que to hit it if shevs wereing it lol :lol:

and yes they are very nice, think the group need to place a order now, nick get the cheque book out lol :D

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