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Mini-armor

The weaves will be covered in the construction page.

 

I started making this as a joke.  I found it's a great way to develop technique.   Some of the transitions between fabrics I like, and some I don't.  I guess I should cover my legal arse.  I am not affalliated with the beanie baby twits.   They were simply what I had to use (by gift...I would never spend any money on them.)  One good thing about them is their uniformity in size, so I can make gifts for people who are in the craze.  $5000 for a stuffed animal, which is smaller than an elephant is too much.

All wire in here is 17 Gauge.

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This is for my cousin.  This is my most recent small armor, I'm making a full sized version of this.

The Shoulders - kings mail - 1/4" ID

Upper Torso - European 6 in 1 - 1/4" ID

Lower Torso - European 4 in 1 - 3/16" ID

Sides - Oriental 6 in 1 w/ horizontal doubled - 1/4" ID

Brass for neck

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Another for my cousin.  Brass in bottom center.

Center - kings mail - 1/4" ID

shoulders/far edges - european 6 in 1 - 1/4" ID

Sides - European 4 in 1 - 3/16" ID

       

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The first minishirt and coif I made.                                                                       The second I made.

 

    Shirt                                                                                                             All except the 'V' at the neck - European 4 in 1 - 1/4" ID

All European 4 in 1 - 3/16" ID                                                                         'V' in neck - Oriental 6 in 1 - 1/4" ID

    Coif

Center strip - European 6 in 1 - 1/4" ID

All of the rest except jaw area - European 4 in 1 - 3/16" ID

Jaw Area - Oriental 6 in 1 variation - 3/16" ID

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This is the third I made.

Alternating rows of Oriental 6 in 1 and European 6 in 1 - 1/4" ID

 

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