|Calling this complete because I don't want to work on it anymore. |
I worn it at Amecon 2016, but please note a large amount of this was made a few years ago. So the quality is pretty poor :p
All in all this was a great learning curve for me (worbla, painting and priming etc).
|Wig (using hair for now)||£0.00||Bought|
|Resin (or worbla) for sword only||£0.00||To Buy|
Painting. (Posted 24th August 2015)
Unhappy with the first bronze that I used I decided to go for gold. I primed with gesso.
Yeh... Armour (Posted 21st August 2015)
Started painting it. Whole thing is crap really. But I guess it's my costume and it doesn't have to be the best thing since sliced bread (why is slided bread such a great thing anyway, I like rolls and buns)?
The bronze paint is a bit too dark. I may try gold on top to lighten it a bit.
Also I didn't bother priming properly. I just put a couple of wood pva layers on it. And I didn't bother sanding it. So it's lumpy and warped.
I've also changed my 'attachment plans' a few times. First I was going to use buckles, then changed to elastic strips. Most recently I've decided to try felt. The reason I will try green felt is because the armour is very fitted (tight actually) so I don't think it needs support to stay on, I thought green Felt was less obvious than black or white elastics. Once it's painted I'll experiment and post what I decide on.
Armoouuuuuuurs (Posted 1st March 2015)
Previously all of my upper arm bits where seperate. Today I added the pieces all together. I then did the detailing on one arm piece (majority of it... Still a little detailing to go!)
Now I need to; Finish this detailing. Go and detail the other arm. Then put all the elastics/straps underneath to secure the armour. Then I'll seal it all. Maybe a tiny bit of sanding? And finally painting and sealing. If I'm lucky I may finish this year...?
Armour development (Posted 29th August 2014)
Used worbla for all upper arm armour (8 pieces). Bought from Coscraft.
Amour one (Posted 18th August 2014)
Using foam board with Worbla either side and 'trims' on the edges.