Southern Mordavia


#41

Keep forgetting to put this one up, it's the first of a group of Black Roman Shields which will be for the Praetorians in Mordavia.


#42

Got to learn how to not be so busy sheesh, you've seen it a few times, but this time it's modelled painted :wink:

Yes scruffy me, but heck Latexing clothes aren't suppose to be good looking :wink:


#43

Ok, I'm seriously thinking against building 18 of these, but so far this is what I have.... Next time I'll lengthen the shoulders they are a bit short.


#44

Ladies and Gentlement I present to you........

It's super lite, very flexible and most of all dents upon hard impacts :smiley:, only improvement I have is extending those lesser shoulder plates lower, I under estimated the length of them while templating :frowning:.

Apologies about the attire I was wearing while modeling, I did remove the pink slippers for the sanity of others.

  • Scottie

P.S: A couple more people helping with these and I'll go ahead with the complete 19.


#45

A bunch of those with the appropriate costuming to go with them is going to look totally sweet.


#46

I'm with Ryan. Can't wait to see it +costuming -tearaways.

Do you reckon dry-brushing the helmet with a light silver would be a good idea? Looks quite different to the plate at the moment.


#47

The helmets will need some further latexing, going to get a bright silver next time to match that Lorica, I'm trying to get a few people to help make the plates so piecing it together won't take too long.


#48


#49

Combat damage :wink: looks great when it dents.


#50

Second Lorica is going to be off the production line by the end of Sunday :slight_smile: it feature a load of improvements and really does look better than the first one, only 17 more to go :slight_smile:.


#51

I'm guessing the fittings of the front are pretty time consuming. As you're making the plates from aluminium, have you considered using extruded aluminium for these fittings?

Check out:

ullrich-aluminium.co.nz/misc4lg.htm

In particular part UA 1370. I'm not sure of the scale but I'd guess it's about 30-50mm across and I'm reasonably certain that Ullrich could supply this in a bronze or gold anodised finish. Extruded aluminium comes in about 5m lengths and cuts really easy with a drop saw.

Just a thought...


#52

Derek you're a legend, just what I was trying to source from another supplier :slight_smile:, I'll drop them a line :slight_smile:

Thanks

  • Scottie

#53

And then there was two :slight_smile:


#54

nice shower curtain!


#55

You should learn how to roll edges. It's really easy and it'll make the neck and armpit holes that much safer.


#56

Do you have a plan for helmets?

Wholesale Armour stock an okay one for US$100.00 + shipping

But I imagine you'll want to make your own. I've always thought you could do a lightweight (but still metal) helm from stainless steel mixing bowls:


#57

Hey Derek what do you mean by rolling edges? at the moment I dull them down by rounding the corner of each plate with scissors, is that what you meant?


#58

With the helmets I'm still in two minds what to do there. The bowl idea is a good one and practical, but would be rather time consuming, where with a foam helmet it's faster to build but getting the colour and look right takes a little playing about with it.


#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.