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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:30 pm

deffo taking shape looking miles better

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:34 pm

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Looks like a good fit so far , nice job !

Cheers Jay yes the fronts a good fit mate but a bit sparse around the old Kyber pass Embarassed but as long as he's not attacked from the rear he should be alright Mad lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:37 pm

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Yes nice job Ian! Very Happy

Cheers Jim I've got the main shapes I wanted so now the finer work and sort out how to keep it all strapped onto him lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Fri Nov 06, 2015 10:43 pm

snow white wrote:
deffo taking shape looking miles better

Thanks Gary now I've found it out again Im going to spend more time on it Twisted Evil before my missus flipping puts it away again, I've got hidden projects all tidied away somewhere but I've no idea where she's put them scratch lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:31 am

Excellent stuff Ian!, might I suggest you drop brownboots a pm about a chain mail under suit that he is working on?? cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:33 am

What an awesome project and coming along in leaps and bounds too.

Fantastic Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Sat Nov 07, 2015 10:44 am

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What an awesome project and coming along in leaps and bounds too.

Fantastic Very Happy

Thanks Jason yes it's getting there mate I need a nice dry day when I'm off work next to do some tydying to it with the Dremell (the missus has banned me from using this in the house because of the mess and noise I make lol) so hopefully next week should see a good improvement Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Sat Nov 07, 2015 12:49 pm

Cool project mate! I always wanted to make a suit of armour in 1/6 scale, I should have done it when I had the time, tools and materials at my disposal at work but those days are gone now! What bigger figure would you use? Would a SMDM be a better scale??

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:20 pm

We've been discussing about making chainmail over on Chat for a while. We've found a few solutions
You might find useful for your Armour.

Chain mail.
These are the best 2 I've found so far.
Metal.
Handbags!....handbags you say? This configuration of chain is ready available right now.



There are 2 sizes of this type of chain....you'll want the smallest, in scale it would look like this.....


You'll want to use the underside of it which looks like this.....


It will take a spraying too if you want to paint it up.

Cloth Chainmail.
I've found the best for this is the mesh from kids Knight Costumes especially M&S ones


They are both the same material, the figure on the left has been sprayed black and painted up!

Might give your Knight a covered backside! Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Sat Nov 07, 2015 4:59 pm

Rossini wrote:
Cool project mate! I always wanted to make a suit of armour in 1/6 scale, I should have done it when I had the time, tools and materials at my disposal at work but those days are gone now! What bigger figure would you use? Would a SMDM be a better scale??

Thanks Ross the body I used was a Mattel Max Steel, the original sculpture was a bit out of proportion but I really want to make a 1/6th set and maybe Steve Austin would have been a bit big for the legs on the original, I was lucky enough to find the original tin statue so has taken a lot of the work out of the project cheers

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:04 pm

[quote="brownboots"]We've been discussing about making chainmail over on Chat for a while. We've found a few solutions
You might find useful for your Armour.

Chain mail.
These are the best 2 I've found so far.
Metal.
Handbags!....handbags

There are 2 sizes of this type of chain....you'll

It will take a spraying too if you want to paint it up.

Cloth Chainmail.
I've found the best for this is the mesh from

They are both the same material, the figure on the left has been sprayed black and painted up!

Might give your Knight a covered backside! Very Happy

Thanks a lot for the tip I've been trying to find some chain mail material I'll have to have a recce through the missus handbags lol there may be trouble ahead lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Sat Nov 07, 2015 5:10 pm

Let me know if you fail to find some, I might have a bit spare.......save you sleeping
In the Shed!
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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Sat Nov 07, 2015 6:45 pm

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Let me know if you fail to find some, I might have a bit spare.......save you sleeping
In the Shed!
Very Happy

Cheers Paul that's really good of you I think I will get worse than the shed if I have a go at Georgettes handbag collection with the scissors affraid

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:37 am

Trawl the bootsales and charity shops for hand bags!! May get a few funny looks though lol
What is that Max Steele figure called? as I've not seen him before,

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Sun Nov 08, 2015 11:49 am

Outstanding work with the chainmail. Certainly beats the cloth ones on the market.

Also the solid looking links (top instead of reverse side) would work beautifully for a wealthy Knight or dare I suggest Knight of the Round Table. Certainly stand out against the others using reverse side up.

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Sun Nov 08, 2015 12:14 pm

http://www.heathcoatfabrics-online.com/product/N-01472-1500-R05-999918
Saw this online and thought it looked quite good

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Wed Nov 11, 2015 9:01 pm

Rossini wrote:
Trawl the bootsales and charity shops for hand bags!! May get a few funny looks though lol
What is that Max Steele figure called? as I've not seen him before,

Cheers Ross I'll keep my eyes open for the hand bags for the chain mail lol I'm used to the funny looks lol! I'm always looking for stuff that can be converted into Action Man gear lol! And regarding the question about the Max Steel body it has a different head sculpt on it, from a knight ive had for a long time Suspect

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Thu Nov 12, 2015 2:18 pm

Great idea brownboots! cheers

Yes Ian don't be cutting your wifes handbags up... lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Fri Nov 13, 2015 12:40 pm

inntruderr61 wrote:
Great idea brownboots! cheers

Yes Ian don't be cutting your wifes handbags up... lol!
unless you want a divorce lol

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Fri Nov 13, 2015 1:28 pm

What figure range is the headsculp from? Its very Max Steele range looking and is even stamped in the same way on the neck too! What does it say as I can't make it out! Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:30 pm

inntruderr61 wrote:
Great idea brownboots! cheers

Yes Ian don't be cutting your wifes handbags up... lol!

lol! lol! Yes Jim that wouldn't be a good idea, she'd only want me to buy her more to replace em and that would also lead into a big shopping trip Shocked be at definate shot in my own foot affraid lol! lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:33 pm

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inntruderr61 wrote:
Great idea brownboots! cheers

Yes Ian don't be cutting your wifes handbags up... lol!
 unless you want a divorce lol

scratch Mmmm now there's a thing lol! just think of all the money I would have for myself Laughing lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Sat Nov 14, 2015 1:51 pm

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What figure range is the headsculp from? Its very Max Steele range looking and is even stamped in the same way on the neck too! What does it say as I can't make it out! Smile



Hi Ross this was the only picture of the figure Ive been able to find it was a knight and has the words K+M INT 2001 on the back of hos neck I did put a post up on here when I first got him but I can't seem to find it scratch lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:38 pm

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blueboxier wrote:
inntruderr61 wrote:
Great idea brownboots! cheers

Yes Ian don't be cutting your wifes handbags up... lol!
 unless you want a divorce lol

scratch Mmmm now there's a thing lol! just think of all the money I would have for myself Laughing lol!


lol! lol! lol!
Sounds good in theory, somehow I don't think you'd be allowed to keep it.

and remember the old blues adage: "Cheaper to Keep her"
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PostSubject: Re: Real Knight's metal Armour New Project   Sat Nov 14, 2015 10:40 pm

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Hawkeye wrote:
blueboxier wrote:
inntruderr61 wrote:
Great idea brownboots! cheers

Yes Ian don't be cutting your wifes handbags up... lol!
 unless you want a divorce lol

scratch Mmmm now there's a thing lol! just think of all the money I would have for myself Laughing lol!


lol! lol! lol!
Sounds good in theory, somehow I don't think you'd be allowed to keep it.

and remember the old blues adage: "Cheaper to Keep her"

lol! lol! lol! Yes Bri I think your right there scratch lol!

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