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Shoulder guard
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By Lynfir   |   Watch
Published: May 29, 2009
© 2009 - 2019 Lynfir
So as I was without any new projects lately, I decided to start on a new armor which is likely to be worn at Conquest of Mythodea this year. This is the first part of it anyhow. :)
Going to fasten it to the rest of the thing in due time.
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Dec 7, 2007, 9:19:34 AM
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Kindaconfused's avatar
This gear looks great I would like commission some similar Armor could you provide a idea of cost? Also where do you guys source your linen shirts all the stockists in the UK sell rubbish from china which falls apart and doesn't quite look right. 

Kindaconfused's avatar
Loving your work could you get in touch to quote me for a custom order.

Peper1fuet's avatar
i want one of this! are on sell?
Steven-T-H-N's avatar
i would wear something like that just walking down the street just beautiful.
Lynfir's avatar
Haha, that's very cool to hear. I have done so in the past. =)
Br0h31m3's avatar
Br0h31m3Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow looks great!
madelinde's avatar
Awesom!!!! oh, Nederlander! VET!!!! Super gaaf hoor!!!
zinc890's avatar
J- a- Bu-

But this... my gosh, I will never be as cool as you. :'(
DanilLovesFood's avatar
DanilLovesFood Digital Artist
You make way too cool stuff.
Lynfir's avatar
:thanks: Once again, thank you very much!
InKibus's avatar
InKibusProfessional General Artist
This really has what is you 'look' to you pieces, it doesn't feel based around or stuck on some one else's notion of armour.
It looks organic and original.
Lynfir's avatar
Thank you very much. :thanks: That's a really nice compliment. :)
I'm very glad it gives that feel to it! It's part of the intention.
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ShizunkHobbyist Artisan Crafter
wow. this particular piece of the armor made me think a little bit about it. We have already used some other pics from your gallery for inspiration and my clan didn't like it that much saying mostly "good quilted armor protects better, its cheaper, easier to make and looks well too".
But then i saw this shoulder guard and was stunned. This really looks like armor and its amazing.
We prefer "hardcore battles" (don't know any better expression) so i'm thinking of adding some bones and metal sheets for even better look and protection, needlework would be rather my style, but the idea is perfect, thank you.
Mythodea waits for some two years of preparations and training for us to participate, but then i'd love to see this in the real world...
How thick is the leather? I now hesitate how many layers is enough...
Lynfir's avatar
Thanks for the cool compliment! :) I'm glad I can be of inspiration to you.
I also prefer armor that has a good semi-solid feel to it.
I think it's also not a necessity for everything to be completely made from leather, you could compromise by using some parts made from leather.
When fighting on Mythodea I prefer good fights too instead of playing foam tag. But I don't cover myself in endless layers of armor to do that. (Besides, it tends to be waaaay too hot for that on Conquest)
This paticular piece varies quite a lot in thickness. The leather itself is about 2 to 3 mm thick and varies from being two layers to 3 or 4. But the laces add up to the thickness quite a lot aswell.
This is also why I havn't used this piece on a scenario yet, it doesn't move too well. But I'm thinking about a solution for that. :)
xDreamx's avatar
Beautiful "bark-like" design!
Lynfir's avatar
Thank you. :) The design, I think, turned out quite satisfying indeed.
Functional use needs some work as of yet, though.
w-i-l-d-f-i-r-e's avatar
dis baie goed, ek hou daarvan!
Lynfir's avatar
Dank je wel! :) Blij dat je het leuk vindt.
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farmerowniaProfessional Artisan Crafter
Those unstable shapes :) i like it
Lynfir's avatar
Thank you. :thanks: And for the watch aswell!
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farmerowniaProfessional Artisan Crafter
Sure :)

I suspect you will make some great things in future :)
Lynfir's avatar
I certainly hope so. :)
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