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Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    Very Very nice.................. I love it.... top draw work there Ordo Te'skot.... love the fresh collar look....

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    "The really tricky part is going to be finding an SCA combat-grade helm that looks even vaguely Mandalorian... *maybe* a barbuta. I'd *really* like to have one custom made for SCA combat, and then have my regular metal "costume" bucket (once I get it made) for trooping purposes, but a custom SCA helm is lots of $$$. It would have to have a 14 guage steel top, and 16-14 guage steel cheeks and back, a bar-grille across the wide part of the T visor, etc. But it would be wicked once it was done."



    something like this? (quick photoshop of an sca helm)

    I had a similar idea, but in leather. I don't have pics of the finished product, but here's my sketch...

    you seem to be competent in shaping steel, why don't you give it a try? for the dome, you just need a "dishing stump" and for the rivets, roofing nails cut to size, and small washers. Just mushroom the cut end of the nail against the washer. you can find armormaking patterns and tips at http://armourarchive.org/
    good luck!

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    Nice design, DB!!

    I've been thinking about dishing the cheeks rather than welding them, which would help prevent cracking of the weld seams later on. Ashcraft Baker sells 12g and 14g helm tops, which would help quite a bit. I have dome-top steel rivets already... But I don't have a way to cut the proper weight steel for the rest of the helm(yet).

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    Too bad you are in OK, I have a beautiful B-3 Beverly Shear sitting in my basement...

    -x

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    The armor shaping you did is really good, I am impressed.

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    Thanks


    tried out a bit of weathering on the breastplates today:


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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    Why not use a sugarloaf helmet as a pattern for an SCA mando? It's a great helm so it's gonna be plenty big, and all you would have to do is bring the point down off the top then make the mandibles/T in front.

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    Added insignia to the shoulders, still have to weather them:

    Bloodnaught Clan insignia:



    My personal symbol:


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    Looks great so far. You're making me want to steal street signs...LOL

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    Weathered the belly plate:



    Duct-taped the chest, shoulders, and belly plate to an old doublet... which is the wrong size, so it doesn't look quite right, but still gives a basic idea:



    This isn't the doublet that it's going to be attached to eventually, was just something I had handy to tape the armor to.
    Last edited by Ordo Te'skot; Jun 15, 2007 at 5:07 PM.

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    I've been waiting on my SCA armorer to get back with me on making an SCA legal helm blank to work off of... meanwhile, I constructed this sword out of a damaged antique cutlass, using the swords from KotOR and KotOR II as inspiration. It has a wood and antler hilt, carved aluminum tsuba-style guard, brass pommel, peened, filed, and polished tang stub, Peridot, Rubies, Sapphire, Amethysts, and Citrine. I still have to finish cleaning up and polishing the blade, but here's the Sword so far.



    I also have a custom blaster pistol I'm working on, building it out of an old .22 blank-powered studgun:

    Last edited by Ordo Te'skot; Jun 15, 2007 at 5:12 PM.

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    Looks very cool so far.

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    Very nice blade. Do you have a saya/scabbard already? What materials did you use or plan to use? I think for a costume that it's just as important how you carry as what you carry. What's the length on your blade and where do you plan to carry? Hip? Arm? Back? On a Pack? Keep up on the update pics and beautiful work so far.

    -x

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    how'd you get such a smooth finish? on mine you can see the hammer marks

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    Thanks, I plan on making a sheath for it out of leather, with a couple carved aluminum plates for decoration/mounting. It will likely be on my left hip, with my blaster on the right, and then I'm making a shiv as well that will likely be either a boot or back of belt rig.

    Ram, if you're talking about the armor, I used a home-made planishing stake and a mirror-finished dishing hammer, and then filed/sanded some of the marks out. Paint took care of the rest.

    If you're talking about the "Mandalorian Short Sword" blade, the blade was from an antique cutlass that had been bent and ran over with a car... there were some hammer marks left from straightening the blade, anbd then on the end of the tang where I peened it, which I took out with various files and sandpaper, then polish. Lots of elbow grease, lol.

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    Yeah I was gonna ask if you ran it under a planishing hammer or english wheel. That answers that. Good work, polishing usually takes long than the shaping. Thats a lot of work. Your sheath sounds like a good plan.

    -x

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    Fresh from my workshop...



    This one is 100% from scratch. I used scrap high-carbon steel from the handguard of the cutlass I made the "Mandalorian Short Sword" from for the blade, I worked it slowly and carefully so it wouldn't lose it's temper. The bolster is carved aluminum, copper retaining rivet, antler handle, with an amethyst set in the tip of the pommel. This is my first attempt at both a Knife from scratch, as well as detail carving in antler. This one will be my "utility knife", likely in a boot rig.
    Last edited by Ordo Te'skot; Jun 15, 2007 at 5:19 PM.

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    Dang, thats amazing. Fantastic job on the knife and sword. I'm really loving that Mythosaur skull carving.

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    everything is looking awsome..

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    Looking very awesome!

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    That short sword you have there is NICE!

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    I gotta see more of this, you got the armor shape very well, and that is pretty cool what you have done with the knife/sword.

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    This piece was rather complex to pull off. I got it cut, assembled, hammered out, and applied the black base coat. Unfortunately, my digicam is still dead, so I didn't get progress pics. I had to take this pic with my webcam, so please forgive it's poor quality:

    Last edited by Ordo Te'skot; Jun 15, 2007 at 5:22 PM.

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    Arguably the most important piece. It looks fantastic.

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    Re: Ordo Te'skotah's Armor

    Bocus is doing a metal set on the Mercs board, and I have to say that all the sweet looking metal sets here and there are about to make me convert!

    Your doing a very impressive job.

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