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Armour preview by magikstock Armour preview by magikstock
This one is a freebie :) The rest of the indoors images will be exclusives,but I will also so some outdoors images later on that will be free. Enjoy!

Full suit of splint armour handmade by me. Check out the how too video here> vimeo.com/user9582201
(It may still be uploading so have patience :)

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Wesley-Souza Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Student Digital Artist
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darkconjurer Featured By Owner May 24, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
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conquistador11 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2014
It's a great image and all but I think your left leg is positioned wrong. what if a lannister attacks you from the side, you wouldn't be able to turn and take his head off.  (spoofing one of the earlier comments  in the comment section)

Love them!
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TL-Designz Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
stunning
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DamselStock Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Spammer reported.
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Elandria Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional General Artist
Absolutely brilliant! I tip my virtual hat to you! The armor turned out great and I love the entire look! :la:
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JackieMercer Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Student Writer
If you're wondering how women in armor should look... this ^ is it people. None of that video game "midriff"  nonsense.
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jademacalla Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Yay!!!  Turned out great!
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ArwendeLuhtiene Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You're really talented and the pic is lovely, but if you're going for functional, realistic armour, that gap between your chest and clavicle really should be protected as well, it doesn't make a lot of sense being exposed like that. In fact, that's the area you want to protect the most, along with the stomach and thigh areas. All the chest-stomach-abdomen area is vital and a sure target, so a realistic full suit of armour should make sure it stays covered and well protected. Constructive criticism, of course. The rest is realistic and lovely at the same time :)
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ArwendeLuhtiene Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Also, for optimum mobility and comfort (well, the comfort you can get with armour, anyway :) ), I think the breastplate should be secured more (shoulder straps or something like that), instead of being so corset-like. Corset-like breastplates without shoulder straps will need to be tighter in order to stay in place, resulting in less mobility and comfort.
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magikstock Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Photographer
The fact that you used mobility and comfort to describe armor made me laugh really hard :)…..Anyways, In an ideal world I would wear ring mail under the pieces, but I do not have several hundred dollars for ring mail :( So I guess I am just out of luck if it comes to arrows or a true blow to the chest. Stabbed in the back! 

On a side note the corset stays in place really well. I was in it for almost 2 hours and it didn't move……it in fact would not come off and my brother had to yank it off over my head. I thought I was going to be stuck in it :) 
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ArwendeLuhtiene Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, I'm glad it works :) . Ring mail under the pieces could have been an option, but personally, I would've fashioned the breastplate so that it came up to the clavicle (and the neck + shoulder piece above it would have already covered the whole area without the need of a lot of chainmail beneath). That gap does look like a very obvious target :( Even with chainmail beneath the pieces, I think the whole chest area should be well protected with the metal/leather pieces as well.
  It's true that you can't get that much mobility and comfort with armour :), but the aim of any realistic armour, I think (also speaking as a sword-fighter irl), it's to try to make it as protective and mobility-friendly as possible (taking into account that metal pieces and nearly all breastplates are never going to be exactly "comfy" jut to begin with, of course) - that's what I was referring to. Mobility-speaking, I usually refer to such things as reasonable footwear, and armour that fits and protects one's body without being too tight or body-shaping (which reduces mobility and breathing capabilities).
   But again, I envy your talent at armour-making, I'd really want to learn how to fashion a suit of armour of my own :)
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magikstock Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Photographer
If you could get cardboard and tinfoil to look like that I would be impressed. 

The armor is splint armor, which is a transitional armor popular at the end of the medieval period. It was popular because of it's functionality as well as being light weight. The odds of an opponent making a true blow between the metal splints is slim as generally an opponent with a long sword makes sweeping or downward strikes, which you would be protected from with splint armor. It's completely practical, and the use of splint armor pieces was popular till the end of the renaissance. 

The aluminum was cut with metal scissors, as you can see in the video I posted, the majority of the several hundred pieces were too tiny to cut on a saw. 
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magikstock Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Photographer
Wow really? You are either in a bad mood or a troll. You said it looks like cardboard and tinfoil. So I was saying that if you could make something out of those items that looked like this I would be impressed. 

I was simply telling you what type of armor it was since you had never seen or heard of this type of armour. In the article you posted it in fact talks about the beginning of splint armour before the use of full plate armour. Being that Splinted armour is made of leather and sometimes fabric examples of whole suits are rare. If you google Splinted armour you will see many different examples of this type of armour. You can also read about splinted armour here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splint_a….

If you have ever used a sword or watched actual sword play (with long or broad swords) you will have noticed that stabbing strait through is not common. Splint Armour protects against the majority of blows used with broad swords. If you look at historical representations of armour you will see splinted armour used along with plated armour especially as vambraces and greaves. Splinted armour is light and provides adequate protection from swords. 

When you construct a full suit of armour then you can say wether or not my choice of metal cutting scissors was a good one or not :)  
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DamselStock Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Darlin, ignore her, she is a troll and/or is jealous. People like her are not worth wasting time responding to. She made herself look like a fool by trying to talk about something she already admitted to not knowing anything about. Love your response to her, by the way. Let's see if it sinks in that she was proven wrong :)
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magikstock Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Photographer
I just blocked her I am not interested in bickering with a teenager on the internet. I am not really sure why she got so upset? I was just explaining that it's a different type of armour then plate armour. Splinted armour is kind of unusual so I wasn't surprised or upset that she didn't know what it was.....oh well I like it so that is what matters. :hug:
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DamselStock Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You are definitely not the only one who likes the armor. It came out fantastic and you can tell you put countless hours of blood, sweat and tears into it. That just makes it so much worse, though, when some ignorant punk kid tries to belittle your hard work. I don't know why she got upset either, your response to her was not rude nor even sarcastic. I guess because you didn't kiss her behind and agree with her and thank her for her superior knowledge on metalworking and armor. (Now that is sarcasm for her :P)
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NewmanCreatureworks Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Professional
Fantastic suit of armor!  Nice how to video as well.
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PirateLotus-Stock Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Hell yes, that is awesome
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MasterVule Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This looks great!! :clap:
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FantasyAndSFFan Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
That's a really cool Stock Image but I just noticed, that you are probably holding the sword wrong. I think the edge is pointing towards your thumb. It should point towards the first joint after the knuckle of your index finger instead. I'm not sure if I said this right... Sorry, english is not my mother tongue. I hope that you don't take this the wrong way. I'm just trying to give you productive feedback. Cheers!
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magikstock Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Photographer
Unfortunately, For stock images the way you hold a sword is generally not whats important…whats important is seeing the whole sword. So, sometimes I hold the swords, bows, guns etc wrong on purpose so that the don't appear like a little sliver in the image (which is hard to cut out for a manip). Sometimes the timer is also to blame. With 2 seconds to make sure everything is ready before the shutter goes off sometimes things are not perfect or held correctly :(…….I give you mad cudos though for spotting that most people wouldn't have noticed :)
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FantasyAndSFFan Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014
Haha, thanks for clearing that up. It makes sense if you keep in mind that the photos are created for image manipulation. But it was something that had been bothering me for a while now (not just in your gallery). And thanks for not getting mad :)
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Talasha Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Good Work.
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LadyKylin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
This is fantastic, can't wait to see more photos. It's so refreshing to see functional female armour.
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LieutenantGordon Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
Functional armor, yaaaaay! I wish more female armor looked like this.
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LadyKylin Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
I know, it's ridculous how hard it is to find women in armor that makes sense.
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GerdElise Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014
How cool! Great stock! And kudos for looking the part and not just posing with the sword whilst trying to look cute or seductive as many females sadly do :) Well done with the armor, you did a fantastic job!
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mawwyfawwie13 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
ACTUALLY FUNCTIONAL ARMOR?!?!
*swoons*
Lovely!
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IdaLarsenArt Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Gorgeus
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magikstock Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Photographer
:love:
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dead82 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Interface Designer
OUO
so epic and shiny
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HiddenYume-stock Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014
I am just so blow away by this set of armor - you outdid yourself!
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magikstock Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Photographer
:hug: 
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AngelicAdonis Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's pretty fantastic!
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magikstock Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Photographer
:)
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JohnRavenwolf Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh I can't wait til the rest of these are ready.  will they be premium download or pay through paypal?
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magikstock Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2014  Student Photographer
They will be available as either premium download or paypal :) 
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DamselStock Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! The armor came out amazing!! Can't wait to see the rest of the series. 
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