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LARP Armor - v3 by Astanael LARP Armor - v3 by Astanael
Still in progress.

Except for the sword and the daggers, everything in this outfit is hand made. Most of the leather plate are made for croupon 3-5mm thick. No paint, only neat oil and forming. The overall is not really heavy.

I'm proud of the gautlets, you can find the blueprints on my gallery. The amber stone comes from a belt fond in garbage. The helmet is an historical aberration, mixing scales, celtic and greek inspirations. The rings around my belly are realy useful to hang various items.

I need to add legs protections. Working on it.

The main trouble I have is to get this nice rounded and burned effect ont the edges of my leather plates. How did you pros do it ? I've tried dremel, wood lissettes, plastic formoirs, direct burning, sand paper...
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CutLarp Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
i love the armor my most favorite part of it is the greek style mask. so awesome! and handmade! briliant!
Astanael Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot ^^

Yeah, I had a great pleasure working on this helmet. And the effect with the black voilage gives a really eerie look.
Had to review my work quite a few time though... Helmet are very hard to build correctely. Vision, head shape, fixation... So many parameters to account for !
hoplitenomad Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2014
Astanael Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot ^^
muddology Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014
That is really awesome! I'm no expert but that looks like top-notch craftsmanship to me!
Really inspiring. Thanks for sharing!
Astanael Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Many thanks, this goes right through my hearth. ^^

Have you check the improved 4th version ?

Leather Armor v4 by Astanael  
muddology Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2014
Damn I had totally missed it!
The earholes sound like a smart move haha
I really dig the poses! That would make for some great drawing references!

Personally, I kinda liked the layout for the v3 a little better; I find the white seperations in v4 distract the eye from the armor which pops out a lot better when set on a darker background as in v3. My two cents anyway.
Keep it up mate. Cheers!
Astanael Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I agree with you on the color and layout.
All things considered, I like the v3 photo more than the v4. The separations makes it look like a comic, segregating the whole.

Thanks for your two cents, to me it is worth a golden Louis.
JeeRobbie Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
Combien coûte environ une commande d'une armure pareille ? :)
Astanael Featured By Owner May 7, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Difficile à estimer...

Une armure complète, c'est un ensemble de pièces à concevoir. Celle-ci est entièrement modulaire, il est possible d'ajouter, remplacer ou enlever des parties afin d'ajuster le rendu général. Si je devais donner un coût total réel du temps que ça m'a pris, en comptant la main d'oeuvre, ce serait aux alentours de 3000€.

Ce qui est complétement irréaliste car je crafte principalement par passion et j'utilise beaucoup de matériaux de récupération. Les fourrures proviennent de vieux manteaux, le cuir de chutes de croupon, les décorations de restes de vielles ceintures trouvées en chiffonerie, etc.

Bref, tout ça pour dire que je peux difficilement mettre un prix sur un set complet, je préfère travailler pièce par pièce.

N'hésitez pas si vous avez d'autres questions à me contacter par mp ^^
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