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by Mac
Sat Aug 12, 2023 7:14 am
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: How should I go about measurements?
Replies: 3
Views: 842

Re: How should I go about measurements?

What do you usually do to figure out what the measurement of your amour should be? Let me recommend a video which discusses some important aspects of planning out an armor. I'm sorry the sound quality is poor. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLGTRVkLlAg&list=PLaw2MSWWJwVtQzBjg3Rq_hrLVlq_vY310&index...
by Mac
Thu Aug 03, 2023 8:34 am
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Björns Junkjard
Replies: 115
Views: 15363

Re: Björns Junkjard

First off, there are three things which make this arm strange. The first is that the seam is on the lateral surface, rather than being on the medial one. They are usually in line with the armpit... The third thing is that the proximal end of the lateral surface is articulated. While not common, the...
by Mac
Tue Aug 01, 2023 3:44 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Björns Junkjard
Replies: 115
Views: 15363

Re: Björns Junkjard

Hello Guys. After long research I made a pattern for the rerebraces in my last post . I am still trying to figure out how a rerebrace conforms to the body - There's the deltoid muscle, the Bicep, Tricep, the rather flat medial side where Bicep falls down right into tricep in a rather plateau-like i...
by Mac
Sat Jul 01, 2023 7:58 am
Forum: Interpretive Re-creation
Topic: How do the grips of hand pavises work?
Replies: 10
Views: 1167

Re: How do the grips of hand pavises work?

Not sure who has tried the 'bull's pizzle' handles. I was very skeptical about this until more or less recently. A couple of years ago there was a discussion (somewhere.. ) on Face Book about it. I was maintaining that the extant material looked like bovine leg tendon, and that the bull pizzle was ...
by Mac
Wed Jun 21, 2023 7:31 am
Forum: Interpretive Re-creation
Topic: Mac's new fauldstool
Replies: 56
Views: 6834

Re: Mac's new fauldstool

Sorry for necromancing, but I'm in the process of building one and off course I'm starting to think of the next, from riven ash. - From a tree to a fauldstool, as Jenny Alexander would've said. :D But I'm getting ahead of myself. First question concerns the geometry. Afraid of buttsqueezing I might...
by Mac
Fri Jun 16, 2023 1:10 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 62
Views: 13492

Re: Articulation

The more "arc" you have the deeper the articulation needs to be to provide the appropriate angle, and this is based on the radius of the outer arc, which is farther on a couter than a gauntlet for a similar degree of movement, because the arc length of a 5" diameter radius (couter) is much larger t...
by Mac
Mon Jun 12, 2023 10:08 am
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 62
Views: 13492

Re: Articulation

Hi Mac Sorry I didn’t jump in earlier, it’s been a very busy year so far! I recall our discussions at the Texas hammer-in, and that really helped me with artulation, particularly with the “droop” for gauntlets. One of the tricky points to making the articulation “shallower” is that in general the a...
by Mac
Sun May 28, 2023 7:47 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Mac's blog
Replies: 1118
Views: 80006

Re: Mac's blog

Wow, so all that fancy brass trim is not hiding the rivets of a leather strip that you sew the cuffs of the leather gloves to? That would be a good place to look, but as far as I can tell it's not what they did. It seems like the people who defined 1470-1500 South German armour were brilliant artis...
by Mac
Sun May 28, 2023 11:00 am
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Mac's blog
Replies: 1118
Views: 80006

Re: Mac's blog

Hi Mac: Are the cuffs of the gloves rivetted into the metal cuff in any way? Ilkka To the best of my understanding, it is typical and normal for the cuffs of the gloves not to be attached in any way on Gothic gauntlets. That's not the way I would design them, but it seems to be the way they did. Mac
by Mac
Sun May 28, 2023 10:58 am
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Mac's blog
Replies: 1118
Views: 80006

Re: Mac's blog

Keegan Ingrassia wrote: Sat May 27, 2023 5:53 pm A handsome conclusion to a breathtaking project. Many thanks for sharing the pattern here and explaining its finer points over on FB. I've definitely saved all of it for future use!
I hope the patterns work well for you, and look forward to seeing them used.

Mac
by Mac
Sun May 28, 2023 10:57 am
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Mac's blog
Replies: 1118
Views: 80006

Re: Mac's blog

What a fantastic conclusion to this project! I hope you or Tom will post a video of the gauntlet in motion. If ever there was an object designed to catch your eye with movement... It's only a pity there's so little traffic on this site these days. I see there are eyes on your photo over on FB. Than...
by Mac
Fri May 26, 2023 1:46 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Mac's blog
Replies: 1118
Views: 80006

Re: Mac's blog

I've finally got the Gothic gauntlet project done. Tom Biliter and I have been working on glove patterens for a while. This is the latest iteration of our pattern. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AJFCJaVPBq2sh9ihbHX-uGEb26JoGzetL_Ws8seg03W68_IUS9sjnGqn7cZEnFUSbnAS-5pQhinv8M-FT5F9MadFkbU0s56aZ4O...
by Mac
Wed May 17, 2023 9:53 am
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 62
Views: 13492

Re: Articulation

Today, I'd like to show a series of models based on a two lame articulation of a 60° knee cop. I'm keeping everything the same, but changing the width of the underlapping part of the lame. This first sketch shows the mid saggital shapes of all five lames that were used in the modeling. https://lh3.g...
by Mac
Thu May 11, 2023 1:14 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 62
Views: 13492

Re: Articulation

I am at work at the moment, but, for what it is worth, I tried to take a stab at this. I fired up Blender and opened a photogrammetric model of the Parade Armor of King Eric XIV of Sweden I got from Sketchfab ( here is a video on how the model was made!). I looked at the knee cops as straight on as...
by Mac
Wed May 10, 2023 1:20 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 62
Views: 13492

Re: Articulation

I've edited out a post here. Somehow I had managed to quote myself and repost while trying to edit the May 8 post.

Mac
by Mac
Tue May 09, 2023 3:52 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 62
Views: 13492

Re: Articulation

wcallen wrote: Tue May 09, 2023 3:23 pm Mac,

I'll get some in the next few days. Stay tuned.

Wade
Excellent! Thank you!

Mac
by Mac
Tue May 09, 2023 9:29 am
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 62
Views: 13492

Re: Articulation

I don't have all that many knees. They are annoyingly hard to find. I do have: https://www.european-armour.com/A-200.html https://www.european-armour.com/A-162.html https://www.european-armour.com/A-169.html My other knees are part of knee length tassets and they are often not designed to work comp...
by Mac
Mon May 08, 2023 12:12 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 62
Views: 13492

Re: Articulation

A big part of this thread is attempting to quantify the things I have an intuitive understanding of. This involves a lot of test sketches to try to see the effects of different variables. Most of those sketches just pile up somewhere in the corner of the room while I decide what it the best way to p...
by Mac
Wed May 03, 2023 10:20 am
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 62
Views: 13492

Re: Articulation

Just a quick note today. I'm sure that many of you are wondering when I will address knees and elbows. The short answer is that I'm working up to it. A longer and more honest answer is that I'm still trying to understand them. Knees and elbows have a lot more variables than the things I have been de...
by Mac
Tue May 02, 2023 3:00 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Batteredshell’s Cardboard Armour Questions
Replies: 77
Views: 9573

Re: Batteredshell’s Cardboard Armour Questions

If it's no trouble to you, do you have any pictures of what the inside of faulds with leather strips might look like, just for reference? I think I have it figured out, I just want to make sure I'm not missing anything. I have not been able to come up with an internal view of a fauld which is entir...
by Mac
Sun Apr 30, 2023 2:15 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 62
Views: 13492

Re: Articulation

Today we are going to start by taking a step back. Earlier I told you that in the simplest type of articulation there was a relationship between the amount of "throw" (measured as an angle) and two variables; the height and the distance of the pivot forward of the articular edge at the horizon. Thes...
by Mac
Sun Apr 30, 2023 12:58 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 62
Views: 13492

Re: Articulation

Thank you, Wade!

Mac
by Mac
Sun Apr 30, 2023 12:57 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Batteredshell’s Cardboard Armour Questions
Replies: 77
Views: 9573

Re: Batteredshell’s Cardboard Armour Questions

That's actually really helpful! You seem surprised. ;-) Another question. Do faulds use full articulation with pins, or riveted leather strips that allow it to compress? Or does it really depend on the piece? I found a pattern for a cuirass with faulds on the pattern archive (https://www.armourarch...
by Mac
Sun Apr 30, 2023 9:14 am
Forum: Interpretive Re-creation
Topic: Woodworking Project Diary
Replies: 96
Views: 11868

Re: Woodworking Project Diary

I drew some quick lines with MS Paint.... The circles where the "ropes" enter the spirals need to be bigger, so that there is room for the three (or four) layers within. Also, the cow head's axis needs to be angled so at to point up into the corners of the red or blue spaces. I think you presumed th...
by Mac
Sat Apr 29, 2023 10:14 pm
Forum: Interpretive Re-creation
Topic: Woodworking Project Diary
Replies: 96
Views: 11868

Re: Woodworking Project Diary

I have an idea of another test piece to paint: one of the ceilings of the palace of Amenhotep III at Malqata in Egypt (Amenhotep III was Akhenaten's father). This will give me more practice at brushwork and tempering the pigments while still not being very complicated. https://www.bookandsword.com/...
by Mac
Sat Apr 29, 2023 4:15 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Batteredshell’s Cardboard Armour Questions
Replies: 77
Views: 9573

Re: Batteredshell’s Cardboard Armour Questions

So, I've noticed that when I put the cuirass on, since it falls around my belly button area, it also happens to fall where there is a bulge of fat/extra skin. (It's that small hump on the belly. I'm sure everyone has one of their own, not necessarily because they are fat, but just because it's a pa...
by Mac
Fri Apr 28, 2023 3:46 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Batteredshell’s Cardboard Armour Questions
Replies: 77
Views: 9573

Re: Batteredshell’s Cardboard Armour Questions

So where you say the cuirass should end- you are talking about the small squishy area between the bottom of the ribs and the top of the hip, right? Also, that post you linked was very helpful for visualizing how it should be shaped and much more. I just love a good diagram! Yes. The waist of the ty...
by Mac
Fri Apr 28, 2023 10:09 am
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Batteredshell’s Cardboard Armour Questions
Replies: 77
Views: 9573

Re: Batteredshell’s Cardboard Armour Questions

Ok, so onto the cuirass and faulds. I was wondering how far down a cuirass is supposed to cut off. Right now I have it cut off about at the belly button. Is that normal? I plan on making faulds that will be attached to it. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AJFCJaWEnUvb9AQCET5yD9HCznbQeOR90zub2IZ...
by Mac
Thu Apr 27, 2023 11:20 am
Forum: Historical Research
Topic: Early Pairs of Plates
Replies: 15
Views: 5667

Re: Early Pairs of Plates

It's great to see one in art that so closely resembles the Wisby examples!

Mac
by Mac
Wed Apr 26, 2023 4:16 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 62
Views: 13492

Re: Articulation

Earlier, I showed that we can model a gauntlet mitten, starting with a "generating" arc or circle. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AJFCJaVGWj1s4t4iGyus4iI86POKxOmI6HSv5bvo3CJUrLwoMnE-MFsF9wfo2JQ6RoUV64mt5n4fp3xkA4TbK5dVffu_UJAn1OhqSbqXLu_XGAf9Lc1HtrA9beEX3wB6yl7SQ7WdRgO1K8iMjmkn-5NJ3re6tg=w850?...
by Mac
Wed Apr 26, 2023 2:26 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 62
Views: 13492

Re: Articulation

The second set has been used many times, and is part of one of my standard "sportified" hourglass gauntlets. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/pw/AJFCJaV7MNV3tIPzJhlfh-1JWk1MT-iGrOsEkMbdXDBe7eN4vAZAANsIYvl6vfUIqQ55zGcn97-nxqVfGW7oZJgnmsS_2O0txM78KK3Nl4nXkF-_Zkr3n57Eti_DmTWzOiZbsKuQlqhj5vMJ4loNttE21...
by Mac
Tue Apr 25, 2023 1:32 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 62
Views: 13492

Re: Articulation

It's just a quick post today, but I hope it addresses an important point. Our two dimensional models have only addressed what happens at one plane in a three dimensional thing. This has been the plane which forms the horizon or high point in a side view or elevation. On the right, I show a cross sec...
by Mac
Mon Apr 24, 2023 8:24 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Articulation
Replies: 62
Views: 13492

Re: Articulation

thank you once again Mac! what are the chances of posting the rest of the sportified" hourglass gauntlets? mostly the thumb and metacarpal thank you. I was going to do that yesterday, but I noticed that this set does not have a cuff template. I've just searched the likely places and haven't found i...
by Mac
Thu Apr 20, 2023 9:44 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Batteredshell’s Cardboard Armour Questions
Replies: 77
Views: 9573

Re: Batteredshell’s Cardboard Armour Questions

I don't make any promises that this will fly right out of the box, but it will get you started. The old pivot holes are almost certain to be in the wrong places now, but with a bit of trial and error you should be able to get them about right. From there it's a question of messing around with this "...
by Mac
Thu Apr 20, 2023 9:30 pm
Forum: Armour - Design and Construction
Topic: Batteredshell’s Cardboard Armour Questions
Replies: 77
Views: 9573

Re: Batteredshell’s Cardboard Armour Questions

That's really weird! On my phone the image is missing from the post, but when I go on the computer, it's there. I just realized that the photo is not in the correct folder in google photos. I really don't know why the image is gone from the website but I guess I'll try adding it back again. Sorry i...