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.

Thursday, 31 May 2012

Not dead - just finals

And by finals I also mean last year in university, so I'll be  100% busy for the next month, so no updates, sorry.

Still summer is coming.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Chain& plate armor 2nd set progress report 1

Phew, we are finally getting somewhere. The second set of turkish armour is closing completion.The set is already wearable and fairly comfy. I'm yet to close the sides, but I've made  progress on that, I simply ran out of premade links - the ratio between plates and chainmail in this one is more in favour of the chainmail than the plate mail. Still its not as if I don't have enough wire to wind into new coils. Here's the new armour as worn by me. The curve of the belly plate isn't that good. Not an issue in its own right, its just that it will always be slightly tilted to the right. Since I'm not going for looks, that's ok. After all I'm recycling old bits and pieces, can't be picky.

The set in its current state and full length - once i close the sides, I won't be able to display it like this again. Its about 4-5 kilograms right now, I'd say it will be less than 10 kilograms once finished which would be slightly less than a chainmail shirt of comparable size.

 Here's a close shot at the back

 And another for the front. The neck hole is quite big right now, I will probably tighten it later on. First things first  of course.  I need to close the sides of the armour with two strips of chainmaille, then think about the shoulders and neck.  I'd say short sleeves are in order here. A coif with a bigger mantle could cover the neck area decently too.

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

Another Milestone reached and surpassed.

Looks like yesterday Drunkethics broke 400 000 pageviews. That definitely >9000. And its awesome. Popularity is one of the main things that keep me updating and posting all the time. So yeah -keep them coming.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Chain& plate armor reborn

Oh boy its been a while since I posted about this project.

Well then, with the weather warming up, its back on track.

Not too much to show yet since its not yet wearable. I finished the front and most of the back. The belly plate has been coated to avoid rust. Once I'm done with the back, I can try it on. A far more...streamlined build than the previous one. There is less plate and more chainmaille but its going to be easier to wear and put on . Last one involved way too many straps...

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Hulk's true identity

After watching the new Avengers movie earlier this week (its good, go watch it) something caught my eye. I could not quite get what it was - you know that feeling when you are missing something? Yeah.

And then it hit me. I finally recognized the Hulk for what he is.

Over 9000 hours of photoshop I swear!
He is the lost Primarch of the Angry Marines. It can be no other! Think about it: Hulk has the physique and size of a space marine Primarch, he most certainly has the abilities, and the psychological profile fits the Angry marines to the letter. That leaves another question. What about Banner? Isn't Bruce Banner the Hulk's creator? Nope - its the other way around :) Bruce Banner is the Hulk's creation - a feat of his psyker potential - an active camouflage of sorts - the Hulk laid dormant waiting for the Emperor to find him...but a certain someone's radiation therapy awoke him early.

After all - he said it himself... He is ALWAYS ANGRY! 

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Battle of the Nations

Because you know, you need some place to bend all those tin cans, unless you plan on keeping them gathering dust and rust in some corner.

What IS the Battle of the Nations? Taking the name from that OTHER Battle of the Nations ,
its more or less an international medieval full contact combat tournament. Its not reenactment - more like LARP/SCA/WWF with swords and plate armor, but non the less - its pretty awesome in its own right. There are participating teams from half a dozen or more countries in several trials - 1 on 1, 5 on 5, full 21 on 21 etc.

There are teams from all over the world but the regulations and requirements are high.
For more info you can visit this Ukrainian site http://www.battleofthenations.com.ua/
It has english version as well.

You can also watch this short episode series on medievalists.net


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