this is my unfinished cold steel armor I have made. The pauldron is kind of mocked up at the momment it tends to slide off my shoulder from time to time but just wondering what anyone thinks haha been a little project on and off for a few months now.
You don't call yourself senpai, for two reasons:
1) calling yourself any honorific makes you look like a massive, massive, massive twat. It would be like calling yourself "Mista Fantastic" in front of an English-speaking audience
2) senpai is a relative term: the appropriateness of its use depends on the addressor, not the addressee. Your kouhai would call you senpai, your boss wouldn't. For that reason, you yourself can't call yourself senpai; that makes no sense.
I'm a homeless sword smith,but I'd love to do some plate armor. What's the most primitive tools you can work with?
I just use tin snips. ball ping hammer. And pliers. I mean I'm using cold steel. I'm not actualy forging it in a fire and quenching it in oil. So. just basic stuff really and a power drill
so in short. You need a ball ping hammer
you need tin snips to cut the steel.
you don't need pliers but it helps shape the metal on small tabs and stuff. and the drill is for the holes it's hard to make holes in steel unless you maybe use a nail and hammer but it wouldn't be as clean. I use roofing nails as steel rivets and cut the tips off then hammer it flat
> cold steel armor
one, if not two redundant words in that phrase.
About 90% of armouring is cold-worked. Its just armour. not "cold steel". that's a pointless and useless phrase.
the exceptions are raising (ie, helmets), the process of making steep dished forms, and heat-treat if you're using carbon steel.
Also, its a ball-pein hammer, not a ball ping.
Now, would you like to be complimented, or criticised, and if you're wanting criticism, do you want it to be honest...?
>not "cold steel". that's a pointless and useless phrase.
Nigga learn some poetry, "cold steel" is perfectly acceptable.
you get the point you knew what I ment. also I don't see how you have room to criticize if you can't see the work Infront of you. I never asked for critisism. just personal thoughts. mostly for fun. nothing super serious, lol you want to criticize off of a couple of photos lol
>you get the point you knew what I ment.
that doesn't make your using the wrong word any less wrong.
if you went into a tool shop and asked for a Fort Saw, instead of a fretsaw, or a Peters Screwdriver instead of a Phillips, you're going to be looked at as a fucking idiot.
Learn the right names.
> also I don't see how you have room to criticize if you can't see the work Infront of you. I never asked for critisism. just personal thoughts. mostly for fun. nothing super serious, lol you want to criticize off of a couple of photos lol
I've handled enough armour in my life to see the glaring faults in the design. But if you dont want to actually improve your work, and are just posting in some sort of ego-wank wanting people to say its great, regardless of how flawed it is... well, I'm not the person to pat you on the head and tell you well done, Timmy.
but for a start, you've assembled the couter entirely wrongly - lames should flow from the centre of the couter, which needs to be dished far more than you have. what you have there will tug and catch badly. the entire spaulder/pauldron structure is a trainwreck too.
1st off the pauldron is mocked up. Un finnished. Second of all. the couter and well basically the whole thing was made using only images I saw on the internet. I didn't have any other help or guide I didnt watch any sort of tutorial or have any sort of template. I went off my own sketches and ideas and if you ask me I'm fine with the way it turned out. I would like to improve yes. But let's get this out of the way. This isn't made to be authentic of any style. I just made it up as I went. Also the steel is just thin gauge steel I picked up a Home Depot. it's not like I'm forging the pieces. This is mostly for show. It's thick enough to stop a slash maybe. would be completely useless agenst a thrust or stab. if it hit hard enough. I'm not trying to be the best lmg dank scoper armorer. It's mostly just a hobby. for fun. Also you have no room to judge my work without seeing it in person. say what you want but low quality photos from my iPhone 4 isn't enough to go off of
Also the main reason of this post was not get people to tell me it's good. I don't care what you say about it. Just trying to start conversation among others who maybe are into the same sort of stuff
I Litteraly had no experience working with metal. When I started this. I even taught my self how to roll the edges of the bracer also I never claimed my metal working was 99.
not sure what your deal is
If you are going to judge at least see it up at a Better angle
>The year of our Lord Two-thousand and Sixteen
>Not using Kevlar®
>Thy newness dost showeth
Right, I'll be blunt.
your responses, frankly, come over as being a dickhead. And I'm not inclined to waste time on dickheads.
your prototype is a trainwreck, there's gaps a mile wide.
I can give you a load of help - better reference pics, like that one of a disassembled spaulder with a besagew (far easier to make than a pauldron, trust me!), and details of how to do better dishing. But am I going to be wasting my time writing it all?
I mentioned a ball-pein, not a ball-ping. its a little thing, just correcting a technical word you were getting wrong. but the pissy response, not "ok, thanks, didnt know that" or something similar is a great big flashing warning sign that if I say, "X part is really wrong, you need to do this, this and this", you're going to reply with stuff like >>926624, and give reasons why its that, instead of actually listening to what's said, and learning from it.
And frankly, I dont know if I can be bothered with that, because If I'm going to spend my time, I want to spend it on people who'll learn from it, and hopefully, get something out of it.
So, you tell me. Do you want to learn? Do you want to know how to do it better? And are you willing to look at what you've done, and maybe accept that it'll all end up having it binned, as you learn more techniques?
I am all for listening and learning. I was just letting you know it was mocked up. I didn't want you to think it was a finnished product. further more I don't even have the proper tools and lack the funds to buy them at the momment. so I guess you might as well save your breath. But if you see somthing that bugs you please. Let me know what's wrong.
also I know there are a lot of sharp pointy bits I haven't bothered cutting them off yet. I should probably do that first
Hahahahahahahaha typical egocentric bullshit.
OP your work is garbage. Your attitude is garbage. I know your type, I bet you think you are some kind of genius who is always right. You are not.
Get your shit in order or you will never accomplish anything.
I'm far from full of my self. I know my work isn't all that good. I accept that. I like you guys jump to conclusions easily lol also I would like to see your work before calling mine garbage it seems you know somthing I don't?
>I didn't have any other help or guide I didnt watch any sort of tutorial or have any sort of template. I went off my own sketches and ideas
That's half your problem. If you want to improve and not end up with the this mad-max monstrosity, watching tutorials and practicing of templates is exactly what you need to do.
The other half is that you want everyone to jerk you off over Igor's home-made cobble plate.
> so you're just picking on what you can.
you have a fucking name that pretty much says "I think I am superior to you, and you should show me respect" (which is what a senpai means, in effect).
When this is pointed out, your reaction is not to think about changing it, but to instead start slagging the guy off.
You use the wrong terms for items. When this is pointed out to you, you do not go "oh, thanks" or the likes, no, you try to attack, saying "you knew what I meant"
When the armour is criticised, to start suggestions of where to improve, you pretty much rebuff the replies, so much so that the person stops wanting to even bother to assist.
when others step in, see what a shitty brat you've been, your reaction is to start name-calling, saying they are "stupid" and that you thought there was intelligence - which is pretty much another way of you saying "I think I know more than everyone here".
Well, you dont.
Your comments, even the name you're using reek of arrogance, blind ignorance, an unwillingness to have any humility, or manners. You are, quite simply, a brat, whose tone has not in any way been conducive to you being given the slightest respect. your shitty attitude means I have absolutely no incentive to want to assist you -you come over as a complete and utter prick. And why should I help someone who's a prick, who I dont feel will respect my advice?
So, yes, Glad to see you go. your shitty thread can either sink down the order, and off page 10, or it can be taken up by people who have manners and an interest in armour, and can talk about methods of production without your toxic presence.
I've always seen it spelled "ball peen", but I guess that varies. "Ball ping" sounds like someone that only heard the term and didn't want to say "peen" because they must have heard wrong.
Lol. You've been defensive since the beginning, and even when you change your tune after getting called out, you get defensive again real quick. You flaunt ignorance like a badge of honor when you use terms like "ball ping hammer" or don't learn how armor is made before you attempt to make it, then have the audacity to call everyone else stupid. Go home, hick.
except for the embossing it looks like the hardest thing he does is rolling the edge, it seems, he is working with pretty thin steel for the most part and does pretty simple forming, the hardest part about the riveting is getting slotted holes right for articulation, he makes good points about starting with paper patterns to fit you before cutting steel, he sells templates on his site or there are good sites you can get free ones from.
this guy has some great videos, it is obvious he has been doing this kind of thing for a while
So for a total noob. How long would the various armor parts take to make?
I mean, i have worked with metal before. i can buff shit, i can hit shit with a hammer. But i have never done anything of this caliber before.
i've not made much armor but i have done metal work that took similar techniques so i can't say for certain but i would expect it would depend on your personal skill and the amount of time you want to invest learning how to form it, i'm sure there are anons here with far more knowledge than i have who may be willing to lend some tips. there are tons of resources online
you could start here
Naw i dont need it to stop a bullet.
I would just want it to look sexy and get that metal on metal sound.
No it dosent need to stop a bullet. But it would be nice if giving it a good smack with a shit tier sword would just put a mild dent in it and not cave it in.
i think you will want something heavyer than what david guyton uses
these are the thicknesses required under battle of nation rules,
this isn't pussy boffer swords, they aren't sharp mind you but they are steel and not foam. find some of their videos on youtube, the russians are fucking beasts when it comes to this.
when it comes to making stuff i'm pretty slow because i always second guess myself and over think
I want to weigh in on this while the thread is up, I'm a novice armor maker, I've only made a breastplate and shitty Pauldrens with the help of my buddy who is significantly farther then me in skill.
I'm currently borrowing my friends leg armor but it's too large for me and doesn't fit right so I need to make my own, where do you get your metal for cheap? I'm looking for at least 14 gauge so that it doesn't crumple if I roll.
I used old oil drums for my breastplate but the thickness varied between 16 and 18g so it wasn't reliable.
>pic related, it's fatass me dying of a cold at an event.
Yeah nah. Food grade ones are worth something. There are a fuckton of them around for free from farmers, dodgy cunts that have been used to store all manner of horrible pesticides and nasty shit. Think phosphene. If you are ok with being exposed to phosphene gas, then go ahead.
>you know it will liquify your organs when they say "oh gee anon, i dont know. Im pretty sure i bought it full of rice or some shit."
in all honesty, get new sheet - scrap is just opening yourself up to problems.
That said, for a few small practice pieces, I used the sides from old PC cases that were to be scrapped, from the computer shop I lived above.
But buying fresh sheet ensures that its flat, so you can draw out plates easier. (Tip: draw your patterns on poster board, and keep them in a folder. if a part doesnt fit, you'll modify the metal, say, trim 5mm off one side. trim 5mm off the side of the pattern, too. it saves you a LOT of time in the long run. )
more importantly, its a good habit as it ensures consistency. you know you're using 18ga, or 16ga, or 14ga sheet. you know you're using 1018 mild... or 1050 carbon, or 4130 spring.
Its also much cheaper to buy a big sheet than getting it any other way (except for free, obviously.)
use street signs, they are some kind of aluminum alloy, they are light and tough
only if anon steals them, anon could try and get a hold of the local government agency that is in charge of sign installation and see if they have any old ones they could give away or sell for cheap, i'm not sure who would be in charge of such a job but maybe stop by a city hall and ask.
my well is lined with aluminum culvert, if i was worried about alzheimer's i should be more worried about that not the possibility of inhaling a small amount of aluminum dust should i decide to make armor out of signs, a problem that is easily avoided by wearing a simple bandanna when cutting or grinding
Can we all agree that the OP was 14 and couldn't handle not only actual criticism (and use it to better himself) but the fact that 70% of the time this board is for getting shit done and not trying to get nerd pussy by posting pics of self made shit on fb?
Lol. That is never going to be a sword dude. That thing is gonna snap the second it taps anything.
Why in God's name are you fucking smithing instead of at a shelter or temp agency getting a package job at 12 an hour to get thenfuck off the street?