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Brigandine Progress
Mar 25th, 2013 at 1:43am
 
Well it's been nearly a year (around 8 months of actual work), but here's my brigandine so far. I'm mostly working on it whenever I get more than a weekend of break. It was technically due a month or so ago, but I'm allowed to keep working on it until april or may something (hmm I should probably check on that deadline- not a biggy, I intend to finish in a few more days)

Here's a background on brigandine armor: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brigandine

Background on my project: http://slinging.org/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1336450954/0

here are all the plates, cut out. N.B. I'm missing a few plates on the shoulder and stuff, I'm going to make those after I rivet everything down so I can fit everything better.

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and here's how much I have completed. My riveting and planning skills are a little sux0rz, so they're pretty uneven. Also, it took me until my 50th rivet or so to consistently get the rivet to look round and symmetrical, instead of being a lopsided lump of aluminum.

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Reply #1 - Mar 25th, 2013 at 2:17am
 
Very cool. I have never tried making somethign that complex. I made a scale armour vest 2 years ago. I have pics. At least of me in it.....
Maybe i can upload them. Venitian blinds make surprisingly good fake armour for a school project.
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Reply #2 - Mar 27th, 2013 at 12:07am
 
Man that's gonna be one sweeeet lookin' brig Grin

I've always wanted to make one (same design and layout of plates as yours, actually), but I never got around to it, due to the cost of materials to make one that's actually functional
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Reply #3 - Mar 27th, 2013 at 11:28am
 
Go to Lowes or Home Depot, go to their loading dock and go Dumpster diving.  Look for the steel bands that they use to hold heavy pallets together, 1/2 inch and 1 inch bands.  Just right for scale or brigintines, you will need a tape cutter, a grinder and a drill press.  Or you can use tin snips, a file, hammer and punch and a drill.  But that is going to take a really long time.
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Reply #4 - Mar 27th, 2013 at 6:51pm
 
Bill Skinner wrote on Mar 27th, 2013 at 11:28am:
Go to Lowes or Home Depot, go to their loading dock and go Dumpster diving.  Look for the steel bands that they use to hold heavy pallets together, 1/2 inch and 1 inch bands.  Just right for scale or brigintines, you will need a tape cutter, a grinder and a drill press.  Or you can use tin snips, a file, hammer and punch and a drill.  But that is going to take a really long time.

Tin snips:)
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Reply #5 - Mar 29th, 2013 at 8:15am
 
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Kid, that brigandine looks super cool! I have pictures of some steel plates dating 13th Century still linked each other with their leather strings, they're from Mongolia I think, tell me if you need them.
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Reply #6 - Apr 3rd, 2013 at 7:58am
 
After you posted your progress on facebook my girlfriend is now interested in making a brigandine now.

Thanks kid Cheesy
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Reply #7 - Apr 14th, 2013 at 8:29pm
 
Cool. I like the idea of using a packing blanket! Where did you find the information on the pattern you used?
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Reply #8 - Apr 15th, 2013 at 1:00am
 
lol excuse me for my ignorance, but I thought for a moment when I read the title of this thread that you were building a Brigantine.... not quite a brigantine, but still impressive (brigantine as in a type of sailing ship).  lol
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