my ranger kit, Update!

Discussion in 'Fantasy Weapons and Armour' started by David S, Sep 17, 2003.

  1. David S

    David S New Member

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    just wanted to throw a updated picture of my ranger costume up.
    I am useing the chainmaile shirt and the long vest as a background, just an eqperiment, i'd like peoples opinions
     

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    Anduril Flame of the West

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    Very nice. I like the cloak. Tell me David. How old are you and are you an elf or a dunadan?
     
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    Gavaha Art House Member

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    Sweet! I see that pouch that has the Gondor tree on it, where from?
     
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    That's all looking sweet David S! Love the Gwailas scabbard, so classy without a leather wrap. I ordered the Heavy Leather bracers in dark brown over black, we'll see how they compare to your Kropserkel beauties. Sadly the rest of my costume will be deferred due to the lack of UC Scabbard and EHK by October 31...maybe by the premiere, but I'm not holding my breath.

    PS, what type of chainmaille shirt do you recommend for Aragorn? I've been watching the battle prep scene in slowmo to see the details. Looks like short sleeves, waist-length with a leather tie-up at the neck.

    Any word on the clothing from Museum Replicas? That oilskin coat of his is just perfect.
     
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    Gavaha Art House Member

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    heres a pic of his chainmail for ya Elrohir (its kinda large if you can't tell)
     
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    Sweet Gavaha, you can see that leather split at the neck that I was taking about. I'd love to get a shirt made just like that. But I bet you can get pretty standard maille shirts that are close enough.
     
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    David S....looks amazing! I'm speechless
     
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    I don't think his chainmail has any leather necking? I know of some people who looped leather thonging through chainmail for removable face protection, but the leather tends to hold moisture and rust the rings, kind of like storing a sword in a scabbard long term.

    From memory, when Aragorn gets dressed at Helm's Deep, his mail shirt is a basic T shape, and the leather at the neck is just his overcoat.

    I could be wrong but that's the mental image I've got in my head.
     
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    Yeah Mub, I was surprised to see this as well. But watch the dress-up scene in superslomo, you'll see that it clearly has a split at the neck (just so you can see the Evenstar?), which is lined with leather. You can see this in the pic above also, once you know what you are looking for. I have no idea what function this would serve, and I haven't seen it in any chainmaille examples online. Clearly the leather isn't going to last as long as the rings. I'm considering getting an aluminum ring shirt (anachronistic, I know)-- any recommendations on ring diameter and size?

    His sleeveless deerskin coat is badass, isn't it?
     
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    Yes, if you want it close to his do a 16 gauge 7/8 diameter
     
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    tight a$$ costume, I really like the knife but the whole thing is sweet
     
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    Cool thanks for the tip Gavaha, that's two I owe you...
     
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    the movie chainmaile shirt DOES have a leather neck type

    Mine is just a v neck butted stainless steel shirt, weighing about 10 lbs.
     
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    yes, the shirt HAS that leather neck, heres a good pic of it :
     

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    Does anybody have a good pic of the BOTTOM of Aragorn's mail shirt? I can't tell what length it is-- waist, thigh or knee?

    David S, how long is your shirt? I found a good Aluminum mail shirt on eBay, but the sleeves are too short.
     
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    make/buy your shirt so that it fits you, and if you are young, make sure you can grow into it
     
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    My shirt is a bit longer than waist level.
     
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    Just an update, My sword Gwailas has gone off for some modifications. Going to shorten the hilt a bit.
     
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    ascadian Ranger of Gondor

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    I love the 2 long knives they look great and the dagger to.Could you tell me where you got them.
     
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