So another work day comes to a close. And no, I don’t mean actually getting out into the world and making a living. I mean sitting at home and sanding down aluminum with Brillo so that I don’t cut myself and then sitting here and contemplating whether I want to go any further tonight (meh, maybe get the bending done… start riveting… *shrug*). So yeah. Very successful.
In all seriousness, I got back to work on the pauldrons today after my weekend hiatus. I’m still not completely sold on the harness that I made (pics will be up soon!) and whether it’s actually feasible to be able to comfortably wear this for an entire day. Then again, I’m sure that between wearing a corset, cuisses, and a breastplate, a silly little aluminum pauldron harness will be the least of my comfort worries…
In any case, the pauldron… plates?–I don’t know what to call them–are done. I actually used the exact same pattern as the knee cop for this as well as the smallest plate pattern that I used for the tassets. I’m not sure where this larger plate will go yet. Either I will use it to begin the linking of the plates at the top near the harness, OR I’ll use it as the bottom-most plate and actually use that to attach around my arm (which I need to do with leather or something anyway so that the pauldron doesn’t just flop around). In any case, pauldron plates are done.
I have this idea and I’ll put it past my readers. So, my paladin is a servant of the moon goddess. Wouldn’t it make sense that she would have some lunar symbolism on her somewhere? I don’t mean that I want to go all Sailor Moon crazy here (which I sometimes feel the inclination to start quoting during live games, and then bite my tongue), but I thought a crescent moon applique here and there couldn’t hurt. I would rivet this on. But I can’t decide if I would use more aluminum for this (crescent moons are sharp!) or leather (which would probably offer some nice contrast to the metal, metal, metal of the armor).
By the way, a friend of mine the other night remarked that if she ever needs a Tin Man costume, she knows where to go. Does my armor really look that… boxy?
By the way, as a final tidbit before I stop the blogging process for the evening (unless anyone has any more in-character dialogue to engage me in, and I would happily oblige!) here is a site with leather fantasy armor on it that makes me DROOL. Oh, if only I were so lucky…
Finally beginning to put stuff up for sale on Etsy. Be sure to check it out!