Friday, December 31, 2010

Just so we are clear: Applying your own trim sucks! It does look good but the process sucks!

When you use trim in the future for the brass trim effect use the 3-5oz. deerskin for a thicker trim, over the next year I will get some and change out what I am using, however, this will do for now. I will need to dye the straps but that will be when I get home.

Now I am not wearing the chainmail hauberk that would go under the breast plate, nor the cup, knee pads, or gorget. This was done to get a picture but rest assured I have all these items and will bring them to bear during war practice this coming Sunday. Now on to the treadmill to learn how this wears on me over the course of a mile.


Lord Iosif Volchkov, Squire to his excellency Viscount Sir Jerry the Inverter of Kilkenny
House Inverted
Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Here is the chest piece nearing completion and I am out of dye for the rest of the chest straps so they will be natural color when I attach them.

Yay for update!


Lord Iosif Volchkov
Well here is a quick shot of the finished shoulders on my only gambeson (padded jacket).


Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Here it is test drive a Google Chrome OS notebook, this is actually pretty awesome concept and I'm very interested to see how it pans out. Oh and I found the link from another blog I read:

So check out the link and the fellow blogger!

Friday, December 24, 2010

My what strong shoulders you have - hahahaha!

Bad joke or not, but I couldn't think of a better way to introduce the third part in the chest piece since my shoulders tie onto the chest piece. I re-fitted the spaulders with blue plates from Eldesarian Metalworks. Ahh and the lacing I had to modify the leather strap attaching them but I think it went pretty darn good. Now I still need to trim the bottom and buckle and strap to the lower lames.

I know your thinking Medieval Geek & Tech Slave but where's the tech? Hello, anodized blue aluminium lamellar plates! Come on its like I got blue scales off a lightning or frost dragon (ha nerd moment...)! Tech used for medieval ends is awesome because the S.C.A. is the modern middle ages and I know if knights had access to this stuff back then they would make use of it.

Besides it looks cool :-)


Thursday, December 23, 2010

So we are closer to our objective of a full suit, the only piece I am left to work with is the lamellar and leather breastplate. This is part two, much trimming left to do. I only dyed the exterior of the leather and tried to include my house colors ( ). I found an axe stamp to use on the blue leather.

Tedious, but sexy cool when done !!!

You can also hit up my facebook if you want to see additional angles.


Lord Iosif Volchkov
Squire to his excellency Viscount Sir Jerry the Inverter of Kilkenny
"Slava Atenveldta!"

Monday, December 13, 2010

Putting a Lamellar breastplate together with plates from Eldesarian Metal Works and you have seen the thigh plates I made so far in "this post." Well here are some of the progress pictures I have so far.

This portion is the part that wraps around my torso, and I have gotten my arms (bazubans) back. Working on the gauntlets issue but other than hands I will have a full suit of 13th - 14th century Rus Nobleman armour.




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