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James Cunniffe




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PostPosted: Mon 24 Jan, 2011 11:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Just the one shield I have something I made for fun only.


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Thom R.




PostPosted: Mon 24 Jan, 2011 1:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

James Cunniffe wrote:
Just the one shield I have something I made for fun only.


Looks great................ do you have family roots in Connacht?
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James Cunniffe




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PostPosted: Mon 24 Jan, 2011 1:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thom I am from Mayo/ Galway border now living in Chicago.
Though the pen is mightier than the sword,
the sword speaks louder and stronger at any given moment.
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Larry R




PostPosted: Wed 09 Feb, 2011 4:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Stephen

Where did you find such a large piece of rawhide? How much did it cost?

Also, I'm no expert by any means, but wouldn't rivets leave the same "bumps"? Every pic I've ever seen has the bolts/rivets on the outside of the outer covering.

Nice job painting!
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Mackenzie Cosens




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PostPosted: Wed 09 Feb, 2011 6:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Tandy sells raw hide sides and smaller size.
http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/home/depar...=Product_1
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Boris Bedrosov




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PostPosted: Fri 11 Feb, 2011 12:36 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

And my newest one - Ottoman infantry trapezoid (or winged) shield from the middle - second half of 15th C





Materials: 3 layers of 4 mm plywood; heavy cotton and linen for cover; rawhide edging, stitched with rawhide thongs.

The whole working process could be traced here:
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t...046a2911c9

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and he has to separate from it when he separates from his life"

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Luis Armando




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PostPosted: Sun 13 Feb, 2011 6:19 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

This is my shield tear XIII century


"Dying is nothing when for the homeland dies" (Jose Maria Morelos)
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Luis Armando




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PostPosted: Wed 16 Feb, 2011 8:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

this is my Aztec shield.

"Dying is nothing when for the homeland dies" (Jose Maria Morelos)
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Scott Hrouda




PostPosted: Wed 16 Feb, 2011 9:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Luis Armando wrote:
this is my Aztec shield.

That is very attractive. I am not too familiar with Aztec armour, was the round shape common? I like the geometeric design and feathers, do they carry a special meaning historically or for you personally?

...and that, my liege, is how we know the Earth to be banana shaped. - Sir Bedevere
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PostPosted: Thu 17 Feb, 2011 2:04 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Luis Armando wrote:
This is my shield tear XIII century...


Nice work Luis!
Isn't Mexico too hot for armour? Laughing Out Loud

A Knyght ther was, and that a worthy man,/ That fro the tyme that he first bigan/ To riden out, he loved chivalrie,/ Trouthe and honour, fredom and curteisie./ ... He was a verray parfit gentil knyght./ But for to tellen yow of his array,/ His hors weren goode, but he was nat gay./ Of fustian he wered a gypoun,/ Al bismotered with his habergeoun;/ For he was late ycome from his viage,/ And wente for to doon his pilgrymage.
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Stephen Forshaw




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PostPosted: Thu 17 Feb, 2011 1:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Larry,

I got the piece of rawhide at Tandy. It was thankfully big enough to cover my heater shield. The rawhide cost me about $35 Canadian.

I just bought some old fashion rivet with a "truss" head, which is much flatter. The bump compared the what I was using would be dramatically less.

Thanks for the compliment on the paint job!
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Luis Armando




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PostPosted: Thu 17 Feb, 2011 2:40 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Scott ... thanks, the form of the shield is the correct ... watch this European codex ...


The colors, the pens and the drawing has a great meaning ... First, the red is blood (tribute to Huitzilopochtli the god of war), yellow is power
small feathers mean the same as the colors ... pheasant feathers (the long feathers) means prestige ... not much ... the shield is a jaguar warrior ... a middle-ranking military ...
For me it has great meaning ... because in these few things ... the shield ... narrates most of the custom of my ancestors.

Sam Gordon ... thanks.

Mexico has a varied climate ... in northern Mexico have one of the coldest places ... never stops snowing ... there are few hot spots in mexico ... is just a misconception that many people lol ... Sonora is just really hot ... in my city the weather is always between 6 ° degrees to 18 ° ... when spring comes to 25 ° degrees ... so no ... not so hot hehehehe

Thanks again

"Dying is nothing when for the homeland dies" (Jose Maria Morelos)
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Nick Bourne




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PostPosted: Mon 11 Apr, 2011 8:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My brand new Viking shield. The design is my own with the help of my girlfriend and the shield was made by a member of my group. The runes say, "Bare is a mans back with no brother to protect it" and is a quote from one of the sagas.


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Roderick Stacey




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PostPosted: Thu 05 May, 2011 7:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I thought I would add the two shields I have finished working on, plywood, with leather covering.

The first is my wife's shield;



Based on,



And my shield;



This is based on Matthew of Paris.

A big thanks to Craig S. for all his assistance in building these shields!
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Ahmad Tabari




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PostPosted: Wed 18 May, 2011 9:02 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Phil D. wrote:
One more...small buckler.


Thats a viscious looking sabre
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William Frisbee




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PostPosted: Thu 19 May, 2011 8:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

One is an SCA legal shield, the other is a more authentic heater shield of the late 14th century. Light birch ply, covered with linen, gresso, painted and sealed.... I need to do a better job with the suspension...

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Christopher Ron Covington




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PostPosted: Thu 09 Jun, 2011 4:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello all,

I just wanted to show everyone my coat of arms painted on a shield. I've been meaning to post this for a while (and honestly thought I did but I guess not). I was granted a coat of arms in South African (2005 Bureau of Heraldry, South Africa #3497 ) and thought it would be cool to have it on a real shield. The paint is acrylic on a heater I got from Kult of Athena. My girlfriend was so kind as to do the art work.

Arms: Quarterly, Vert and Argent, a Maltese cross counterchanged between two towers Argent, masoned Sable, flying the flag of St. George and two lymphads in full sail, oars in action and pennons flying, all Sable.
Crest: On a wreath Vert and Argent, issuant from a mount of leaved strawberries proper, a demi mountain lion rampant pean, langued Azure, in his sinister paw a Highland targe, and in his dexter paw a Highland basket-hilted sword proper.
Motto: Into the Deep

Best regards,



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Brett Whinnen




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PostPosted: Sun 03 Jul, 2011 10:33 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Long time reader (well not as long as some), first time poster and I must say the shields here have been an inspiration, so have many of the subjects, posts and of course astounding knowledge of some people!

This is my recently finished large heater shield, I did cheat a bit and purchased the pre-curved and cut blank from a local company.

The rear is two layers of canvas painted white, the front is three layers of canvas, the sides have a total of four layers (first back layer and the three fronts all curve over. The front has three coats of white ceiling paint (my poor mans gesso), which was sanded down slightly, then covered with the colours you see in artists acrylic, all by hand and brush. And then sealed with a matte artists sealer from a can...

Rivets are brass, they started life as threaded rod which was filed down and then peened over to make the heads, this was done front and rear. Enarmes and guige is inch width belt leather, doubled up at the rivet points and the rivet heads supported by brass washers.

I know not too historically accurate using brass or round washers.







Thanks for looking,

Brett
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Mikael Ranelius




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PostPosted: Thu 08 Sep, 2011 6:28 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My shield based on the preserved wooden shields at Kristdala Church in Småland, Sweden, dated to the 1380s. The image of St Olaf of Norway is based on the one featured on the early 14th century altarpiece in Nidaros Cathedral.

The shield is constructed around a birch core dressed with glued rawhide and two layers of heavy linen canvas.

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Sjors B




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PostPosted: Sun 18 Sep, 2011 3:32 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

On the right the shields i''ve made for my group

al shields depict the heraldic crests of historical persons we impersonate, members or friends to the court of Guelre in the early 15th century

also, some simple paveses i've made and painted



an unfinished one, with a Talhoffer image


and a third, the painting , la dame et la licorne was done by a friend, who's absolutely better at such things than i am

member of the langenort school for European martial arts in Nijmegen (NL)
http://www.historicalshows.com/
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