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Anyone here ever made their own plate armor? Seems straightf

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Anyone here ever made their own plate armor? Seems straightforward enough if you don't mind the hours and hours of hammering flat sheet metal into something wearable.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-aAz9JlZ7g
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What are you protecting yourself from.

It's easier just to buy a bulletproof vest.
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>>1233720
lightning strikes?
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>>1233718
>seems straightforward enough
Yeah, and making clothes is just cutting and sewing fabric, and framing a house is just cutting wood and hammering nails.
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I made a breastplate out of stainless steel. While ago, I cut the shapes on a metal sheet and then did the hammering, it was fun but a complete waste of money, I ended up throwing away the rest of my "armor" without cutting


There are a couple of books online about armor making and tailoring, iirc they are free and have some patterns ready to print

(Unless you're over size 58R)
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>>1233801
Carpentryfag here, we both know thats all it is.
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> Seems straightforward enough

sorry, but this is a classic example of the Dunning Kruger Effect.

You dont have the slightest clue how difficult it is, so it seems straightforward.

Sorry, but you couldnt be further from the truth. To get close, you're looking at hundreds in equipment (basics: saftey gear, hammers - hundreds of them eventually, though about a dozen basic ones to start - anvil, stakes which fit into the anvil hardy hole as formers, a heat source (torch) and for well-made stuff, a full heat-treatment kiln and tempering oven. That's a lot of kit, before you even factor the years of practice.
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>>1234543
You could start by practicing on thinner gauge metal. Ebay is full of replica armors made out of cheap 16 gauge metal that is easy to form, I own one and it's cheaply made but can be a good starting point.
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>>1233718
I have made a few pieces here and there. I made a 'suit' of armor for my senior year prom. The theme was 'Knight for a Princess,' so I figured, why the heck not. It still would need some more work for it to truly fit properly, and I'll perhaps revisit the idea of it later on, or something. >pic related
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>>1234072
Better, there's youtube guides out there by master armorers making them. Praise the internet and its free flow of information.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDSNezeW09U
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>>1234543
If OP is already a skilled metalworkers who just hasn't made any armour before then it's possible, just difficult.
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>>1235278
hory shiiet, send it to From Software
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>>1235307
B-but, Dark Souls is over, right?
I mean, I guess there's Bloodborne, but I don't know if that's going to be getting a sequel.
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>>1235278
How many layers of m'lady are you on?
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>>1235425
Mayhaps, five, or six, at the moment, good sir.
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>>1234073
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>>1235278
>>1235828
That's pretty aweson, Anon.
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>>1233801
hehe
you're not wrong
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>>1236097
Thank ya' very much, fellow Anon!

I heard mention of From Software, and the Souls series earlier.

I made a coiled sword of sorts. It serves the purpose, and has the look, but I'm not overly happy with it yet. Still, it works as a good fire poker!

>Pic related
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>>1235828
Dass cool
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>>1238602
Thank you as well!
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>>1235828
Did you get your dick sucked?
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>>1240730
Sady, nay. I did not. Although, there was a good deal interest by my date, we just, uh, didn't have a good chance for any of that ol' fooling around...

However! Shane Adams noticed my work at a local Renaissance Festival, and I am repairing a piece of his jousting armour. Also, I am now one of his squires for The Knights of Valour!
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