Lord Of The Rings Elven Armor

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  1. GeneralMayhem

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  2. Lello999

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    HI there

    Does the colour match the UC helmet?

    Thanks a lot

    Domenik
     
  3. firesprite

    firesprite Master Member

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    Wow, absolutely gorgeous and a fantastic price. Now I need to lose weight so I could pass for an elf. ;) :lol
     
  4. GeneralMayhem

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    I get asked this question a lot by customers, and the answer is yes, customers who own the helmet and shield say the color is an appropriate match for the UC items. We will also be offering the cloak and kilt/pantaloons to match soon.


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  5. SmilingOtter

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    Yet ANOTHER thing to save money for... Very nice work.
     
  6. Got Maul

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    having put one of these things together myself, its a pretty fair price for all the work involved. Good luck . Glad to see another elven armorour around .
     
  7. GeneralMayhem

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    Here they are, matching capes for the armor, available in a range of colors...

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    Details and color samples here: Elven Warrior Cape



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  8. Scott

    Scott New Member

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    Wow, I'm incredibly impressed... if I ever get my sword made, I'd definitely have to start saving for a set of this to go with it.
     
  9. allosaur176

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    Thats too cool, great job.... :thumbsup
     
  10. hansoloway

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    Nice job. Elven Armor is my next project, but I'm gonna be building this puppy myself. May be interested in the soft parts though.
     
  11. Guri

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    beautiful.

    Guri
     
  12. Lello999

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    Very nice indeed.

    Domenik
     
  13. GeneralMayhem

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    As promised, here are the kilt and pants to complete the set, in custom dyed cotton velvet.


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  14. Red Five

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(GeneralMayhem @ Dec 2 2005, 08:45 PM) [snapback]1127346[/snapback]</div>
    ...and I thought I'd celebrate my "100th Post" by sharing the work YOU did & do on this Elven Armor project.
    I remember when (way back "when") you were just drawing this out and, also, when you were making the first cuts on your prototype costume. Thanks for introducing me to everyone & everyTHING here at the RPF.
     
  15. GeneralMayhem

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    Glad I could usher you into the "big picture".

    ;)
     
  16. Admiral Vaughn

    Admiral Vaughn Well-Known Member

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    Awesome Armor..

    Would love to see it all on an elf :)

    ~Russ
     
  17. GeneralMayhem

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    Elves are so hard to find these days. But my friend Fritzie was happy to model it for us...


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  18. Bob Gaussington

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    What is the armor made from? I've seen examples made with everything from cardboard to steel.
     
  19. Admiral Vaughn

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    It looks Amazing. :thumbsup :thumbsup

    Thanks Fritzie.. :p

    ~Russ
     
  20. Last_Chael

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    Absolutely beautiful. It looks very close match to the UC stuff, I absolutely love it.. This is bound to be popular.

    I've always loved the Elves, but it's only recently that I've realised I could actually make the armour. I've been on a bit of an armour kick lately, so I've decided to add the third age (helm's deep) armour to my to-do list :D
     
  21. Darth Kahnt

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    Wow, great armor. And great modelling by Fritzie. :)
     
  22. Darth_Eagle

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    Heehee.....I still got your patterns for the armor tho' I'm sure it's not as good compared to your latest improved versions. ;) They looked a LOT better and more closer to the original IMHO.

    Great job done there. :D


    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Last_Chael @ Dec 6 2006, 10:36 AM) [snapback]1372636[/snapback]</div>
    Let me see, I had been on it for.....2 years? :eek: The Vest and Underskirt been hanging on my wardrobe since I did them 2 years ago. Seriously with my shape, I feel like putting it off for another year and just do the Elven Warrior first since I need it next Dec 2007 for my planned "Armored LOTR Characters" Group. :p Strangely, Elven Warrior feels more easier to do for me compared to the Elven Archers.
     
  23. GeneralMayhem

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    Thanks. The armor is made from high impact plastic finished to look like metal, like the ones in the film, with real leather strapping and trim. Very time consuming to cut, paint, and assemble, but very light and wearable.

    I had to take the patterns down from my website when I started making copies to sell, and I've changed them considerably since the original prototype, which I had to sell to pay a vet bill when my dog was hit by a car. Lots of subtle changes to make it closer to the originals after additional research.

    I'll be making a set completely in leather for a customer this spring, finished in green and gold just like this version, only with armor grade leather for the lames instead of plastic. Should be fun to make, but I don't envy the person who's going to wear it, I know how much heavier it's going to be compared to the 10 lb plastic version.

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  24. Hitogiri

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    Very nice work, and I'd say its a great price for the amount of work that takes.
     
  25. Last_Chael

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Darth_Eagle @ Dec 7 2006, 02:38 AM) [snapback]1372748[/snapback]</div>
    Yeah a friend of mine is trying to put together a LotR group, and I was trying to decide what to do for it. I want to make Arwen's Chase (I have the suede) or a few of Eowyn's dresses, but there are others whom I know already have these costumes. So I figured instead of putting it off, why not do the armour.

    The second age elven warrior armour is pretty awesome. My friend was trying to convince me to do that with him. But There's something about the colours and the style of the third age archers that I just love. It does look harder, I admit, but I love a challenge.. :D I can't wait to start on it. I'd love to see yours when you're finished.
     
  26. gnrlotto

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    Holy moley that's a whole lot of sexy right there. That armor is fantastic. :eek
     
  27. Got Maul

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  28. GeneralMayhem

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    Beautifully done. I must find the time to attempt a set some day.
     
  29. Hangar18Studios

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    Fantastic. One of my favorite costume designs from the trilogy.
    Scott
     

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