Well then

There are 3 reasons why you might be here.

You want to learn how to make chainmaille. In this case you should start with my basics guide. Or you saw one of my crossbow guides perhaps? Or you simply like awesome stuff of which I am a capable provider even if I say so myself. In this case, the popular posts section is a good start. This blog(and me) is very much active and I'd gladly help you out if you have question and so on. You can find me at email: bogy_shashav@abv.bg or skype: bogy_shashav

Have fun and enjoy your stay.

Monday, 30 April 2012

Lego armour version 3 finished with video tutorial

Phew! Its done. I finally sat on my behind and am now done with the lego DIY armour version 3. Gave me a headache but it was worth it.

USED MATERIAL: custom made links - 0.3mm rhodium plated copper wire, winded on 1.2mm dowel.

Since I do believe I've reached the maximum development possible for this project, I made a video tutorial on it. Its not the best, and well my camera isn't the best too, but it will do. Any chainmaille enthusiast will be able to catch up and get on with it in no time. For the rest - hold your horses, this is not for newbies. Do some easier stuff and then try to ruin your eyesight with this.

Here's the front in better detail.

 And the back.

Pimp my horse! 

 Here's the armor removal process. Its like putting on and removing a full sized chainmail hauberk, except the part where you remove the head first.  It has to be done very slowly and carefully. A stronger pull and you will open some of the links, and repairs on something THIS small can make you go nuts. (Unless you already are, like me)
 Armour removal process step 2
 And its off.

Here it is again compared with the lego armour version 1. 

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Shortage of recent updates.

Sorry my bad ^^. Been a little busy recently. Still I'll probably have something good to show in the next 2-3 days, now that I have some free time. Final exams are coming and its the the current thing eating my nerves. Oh well, can't escape them right?

Saturday, 21 April 2012

Plate armor Tip 1

Well I generally wanted to shy away from posts discussing proper plate armor, since i'm not doing any at the moment, but times goes by.

Now, today's post is again courtesy of maister Aule.

2 years ago he made a rather awesome winged helm for a buddy of mine.

It bears remarkable similarity to the steel plate armor helm from Skyrim, except there is no face plate.(Mind you thats from before Skyrim came out)

There are no pattern blueprints or full making process pics available or i'd give em. None the less there is something useful to be learned from here.
Thats two shots from the WIP on the helm.  The parts are shaped, the holes are drilled, however - they are not riveted yet. Its being held by bolts. Very useful if you have to make adjustments, which you probably will, with any custom project. Admittedly I hadn't thought about this before as with all simple and obvious things. It would have saved me a lot of trouble. So yeah - When working on plate armor with lots of riveting? Don't hammer out immediately, grab a bag of bolts first.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Mini medieval crossbow model

Again with permission here's another of maister Aule's works. Following the same design and steps in his 15th century crossbow guide he made a miniature version. Photo quality is a bit bad, but you can see what's what on the big crossbow guide.

Here it is, half way through assembly - the wooden parts are carved out already, same goes for the lever and nut.
 Close shot of the body.
 Another shot of all the parts before assembly.
 Here it is, there is just no string attached yet.
Close shot of the trigger lever and nut.

 And finally the finished mini medieval crossbow next to a Nokia.
Here it is loaded for bear.
 And here it is test fired on a Suchard chocolates box. I wonder if there is a deeper subtle message in here? We might may never know.

 As you can see, its the bane of all chocolate boxes.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

Happy Easter

Happy Easter everyone, I hope you are having the same cholesterol filled, artery clogging time as I am.
:) Going to take it while it lasts. Its exams session after that. And I have to write a letter to the European court of human rights in Strasbourg as an assignment from my intern job. Ah well can't be all fun and games I suppose.

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Spring laziness

I just realised its high time to sit on me arse and start working seriously. I got so much stuff literally lying around in some half finished state. Pic very related - its my chainmail tie. I found it just lying around burred in the clutter, and its been like that since, I don't know...last summer?

My university studies are also lagging behind which is a more pressing concern. While the piles of stuff/trash/tools are a annoying only my mother, the latter can have more serious consequences.

Sunday, 8 April 2012

4 in 1 japanese chainmail

Been a while since I made one of these clips :)


4in1 japanese chainmail armour is quite simple, you can't really make a mistake in it. It lacks the density and strength of 4in1 european chain. On the other hand its lighter, and quite easy and fast to produce.
You can use one, or two types of links depending on preferances.

Here is several variants(one of them is from the video)

4в1 японска ризница

Японската разновидност на стандартната 4в1.

Съвсем лесна за направа, няма какво много да и се сбърка.
По рехава и оттам и не толкова здрава като европейска ризница 4в1.

Може да се прави както от еднакви, така и от два вида халки.

3 отделни варианта(единия е от клипа)

Saturday, 7 April 2012

Drunkethics is 1(one) year old.

I just realised that this blog is now more than 1 year old. I started it last Spring by the end of March.

All in all, I'd say we are doing quite well so far. I mean come on - we got awesome legos, awesome videos, awesome golden bikini and whatnot. And I got plenty of works in progress like the lego chainmail below, so future updates will be coming.

Otherwise - life goes on. University is coming to an end. The world MIGHT be coming to an end as well since december 2012 isn't so far now. I dunno. We'll see about that when we get there. Stay tuned for more of my stuff if you like it.

Thursday, 5 April 2012

Lego armor version 3 WIP

Version 3 of my lego chainmail armor. Its made with custom homemade rings which i winded myself and cut with a nail clipper. Its still a work in progress. I finished about 2/3of it.

The home made custom links are much, much smaller. Now it looks like a proper chainmaille suit for the lego mini fig. However its much harder to weave it.The links are so tiny I can barely see what I'm doing there, and they are very easy to damage. Not saying its impossible ofc, but its quite hard.

 Here you can see it in comparison to the old lego chainmaille. The new links are small enough to fit inside the old ones.


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