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Elf Armor set - no plastic etc by Lathron Elf Armor set - no plastic etc by Lathron
This is my version of the old elven armor, that was shortly seen in the prologue of the Fellowship of the Ring. Actually, only the curass and the hipguard are the same lamellar structure as in the movie. The pauldrons (shoulderguard) are my own desing, slightly roman stylish. And the helmet is also from my pencil and "workshop".

The armor is made from 0,8mm brass plate, it is hand made by coldforging. Almost all the edges are rolled inside, giving it a stiff structure. The leatherparts are vegetabletanned 2mm cowleather, cloak is wool and the belt is silk.

It is fully functional and doesn't restrict much. Well, at least i'm able to do various athletic exercises with it on. Fencing with a longsword isn't any harder that without this, since this supports spine like a corset. Once I get a suitable photographer, I'll arrange pics of me inside this tincan.
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vycanthus Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2015
Beautiful work!
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MathieuBerenguer Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
awesome.. :D
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Lathron Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011
<3 Thank you!
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MathieuBerenguer Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
=D

Tolkien for ever!
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Warkot Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice and seems to be 'working' too. :)
What kind of metal sheets did you use?
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Lathron Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
It sure is functional. I've tried it in Fiore longsword training (even though we usually don't use anything but historical or modern gymnastics gear), and it doesn't restrict movement too much, cause of the lamellar structure. I can even do a somersault with it on. I used 0,8mm brass sheet.
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OpheliaRosenblut Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It is very elegant and looks strong. I'd love to see some pics of you using it!
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Lathron Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
Thank you! I promise, I will arrange some photos as soon as I get someone with tools and eye to get proper shots.
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Celefindel Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
I especially like the helm design. Do you have a picture of it as a whole?
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Lathron Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
Yea, I can upload a pic of it someday. Not a problem.
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Celefindel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
Yes, please! Thank you :)
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Elafacwen09 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
To put it simply....this is INCREDIBLE!
Looks like you went to Middle Earth and plundered an elf's armor! I love the helm! Actually I love everything...
You can obviously tell you put a lot of time, effort, and passion into this.
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Lathron Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
No, actually I didn't plunder it, honestly! :-)

And thank you. I'm very proud of the cuirass and
how it came up. But I still have to make something
to cover my arms and legs.
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Elafacwen09 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
"But I still have to make something
to cover my arms and legs."

Or else you'll end up like Monty Python's Black Knight. And we don't want that, now do we!
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Lathron Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2010
Bah! A mere fleshwound won't stop me! :katana: ;P
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Delashael Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
Very nice. The helm is amazing looking too.
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Lathron Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Thank you. The helmet is purely my own desing. I've always imagined elven helms to look like corinthian helms from the front and otherwise like bascinet. To tell the truth, this one's not a real helmet. It doesn't have a proper top. It's made of thin (0,8mm) brass, and it's more of a face-cover or a mask, than a helmet. And the edges are not even rolled. It was fun to make though, I finished it with potassiumpolysulphide(?), which gave it a slightly antique look. And theres also some floral decorations that I engraved.
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Delashael Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
I figured that it wasn't completely finished due to the Hood. It looks good like that. I wouldn't roll the edges on most of this stuff, it'd give you a crisper line. I'd much prefer they wore helmets more like this or like the gondolion helms than the space alien ones they wore in the movie.
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Lathron Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2010
After I'm done with my present helmetproject, I'll finish the one that is ment to be a successor for this brassmask.
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ScenSalar Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2010
Nice job dude, did you use any forging methods? or did you just cold-beat it.
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Lathron Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2010
Just cold-working. I did it slowly in my parent's garage without proper tools (anvil, good hammers, forge etc). With my almost-ready-sallet I've learned to use coal-forge and gas for hotworking. It has been a very educational project.
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ChouchettePeluchette Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Amazing Craftsmanship
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Lathron Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2010
Thank you very much, but you are mistaken. It's not skills, it's only determination, but it actually looks as if I could do something out of metal. Before this job, I did metalworks maybe 10 years earlier in elementary school. :-)
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ChouchettePeluchette Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2010  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Well it is even more impressived since you have to recall skills of old and probably make up for those that you haven't learned.

I wish you luck with that and hope to see another art piece soon.

Cheers

Thama
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