Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Hard at Work - Ray's Patchwork Armor Revisions

Armor (and feet)
The patchwork armor ended up a little too big when Ray wore it at fair opening weekend. Even after we cut an inch out after the initial sizing, its still too big.  I am not sure what I am doing wrong in the measurements here, but I think I am doing something wrong.

 So, tonight we undid all the pretty stitching and I am taking out another inch in the center of the top lame.  Thankfully there is a small section left where we can do this without damaging any  of the tooling, and without (fingers crossed) messing up any of the fit of the rest of the armor.

This is our cat "helping"
We cut out the stitching, cut off the inch, punched the holes, redid the stiching, dyed the undyed newly cut piece, restiched the piece, tried it back on, and hecked a teenager playing Portal.

It was a good night. 

Friday, July 18, 2014

Upcoming Projects and Posts

Yes, we did indeed finish the armor for the first weekend of Ren Fair, though it will be getting a few more tweaks this week. 

Soon on this very blog you will get;
Pics of finished armor!
New Helmet Project
A refinish of a set of armor as I prepare it for sale on the internets...