Lord of the rings Prologue 2nd age Elven Warrior Armour...

Discussion in 'Replica Costumes' started by spacemarine, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. spacemarine

    spacemarine Well-Known Member

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    This is my favorite costume from the LOTR trilogy. I've always liked this costume
    since i saw the fellowship at the cinema. So i've finally decided to give it a
    go, hopefully it'll turn out ok. I plan on getting the UC elven warrior items,
    the sword might be a problem in the UK but the helmet and shield shouldn't be too hard to
    get (just expensive) I plan on making the armour from 1 -1.5mm plasticard with
    rubber edge trim for the beaded effect on the edges and leather. I know you can get a bead
    roller to do the same job but i don't want to spend £100+ just to use it once.

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    On to the pics, i only started this yesterday and have pretty much got my
    chest and bicep templates done. I ran out of card so i'll try and get the
    hip/thigh armour and the bracers done this week. So far this is just card
    and brass split pins to hold it together.

    Chest armour.
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    Bicep armour.
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    Chest with Bicep (roughly attatched)
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    K.
     
    Last edited: Jan 22, 2012
  2. xaoslord

    xaoslord Well-Known Member

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    I've always liked this armor. Looking forward to seeing your progress!
     
  3. MadAlice

    MadAlice Member

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    Ooooh, I've loved this armor since the first time I saw The Fellowship on the big screen. :love
    Your templates look good already, can't wait to see more!
     
  4. HMS Mike

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    Hi Spacemarine,

    Your doing a great job on the armor. I do not know if you have seen this .

    Costume Construction

    My wife and friends did this for comic con a few years back. I thought that it my help. Not that you need it.

    HMS Mike
     
  5. mothmonty

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    Wow great work so far. 2nd age elven warriors are indeed the coolest of the trilogy
     
  6. spacemarine

    spacemarine Well-Known Member

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    Hey Mike,

    I have seen that site before, i didn't know that was some of your work
    though. Awesome stuff, i just hope mine turns out half as good as yours !

    Speaking of help (o; i am having a bit of trouble with the bracers. You
    wouldn't happen to have any templates that you'd like to share ?:rolleyes

    Thanx mothmonty, Elven warriors rule :lol:cheers
     
  7. spacemarine

    spacemarine Well-Known Member

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    A little update, i haven't had much time to work on this. so i'm not as far
    along as i would like. I worked on the hip/thigh armour a bit today.
    It still needs a bit of work but the rough shape coming along (again this is
    just card and split pins) I also reworked the chest templates a bit, so it
    doesn't look so much like a tube.

    Hip/Thigh armour:
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    Reworked chest with a sample of the rubber edge trim that i plan on using
    for the bead detail:
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    K.
     
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2012
  8. Jathoris

    Jathoris Well-Known Member

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    Wow you are a machine! You've got a lot done in a short amount of time and smart to overlap the hips the way you did. Looking good. Lovin' seeing all the new 2AE costumes pop up. :0)
     
  9. halowarmor

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    Looks nice
     
  10. spacemarine

    spacemarine Well-Known Member

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    Thanx Jathoris, Hows the SAAB gear comin' along ?

    Thanx, hopefully it'll turn out ok :rolleyes
     
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2012
  11. spacemarine

    spacemarine Well-Known Member

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    I have a couple of questions for you about your armor.
    I see you used a bead roller for the edge details.
    What size step die did you use ? also what thickness of
    material ?

    I was thinking 1-1.5mm polypropylene sheet ?

    I'm thinking it might be too much of a pain gluing rubber
    on the edges, especially the smaller pieces with the tight
    curves!
     
  12. Jathoris

    Jathoris Well-Known Member

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    Space it's goin' good! Hopefully we can get a group together this year and troop a bit. It'd be nice especially with all the helmet orders have that have to come be. I need to see about getting bigger shin guards as the ones I'd used were childrens, but other than that, all is good :0)

    HMS-WOW! that is some incredible work and they looked lovely! Thanks for posting that link. :thumbsup
     
  13. Rikarus

    Rikarus Well-Known Member

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    nice work SM!
     
  14. NintendoLiam

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  15. LastLegionnaire

    LastLegionnaire New Member

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    I'm a bit late but I was looking forward to doing this but I cannot find the templates, could you please help me?
     

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