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I made this for protection during cardboard tube tournaments ( http://www.tubeduel.com/ ). It protected me well; I took second place and I believe I w...
Having quite a bit of experience making clothing, I figured fitting cardboard around the body would not be too difficult. As it turns out, there are s...
It's possible to really do a cardboard helmet well, but I chose to go a faster and easier route. I measured around my head at the largest point (abou...
Now you have a full head helmet but no way to see out! Not very useful. Work out where the face opening should be and cut the helmet open there. St...
The vambraces guard the forearms. I didn't want to attempt cardboard gauntlets... maybe someday. I measured my wrist and my forearm for circumferenc...
Pauldrons are the bits that protect the shoulder. I haven't ever seen a suit of armor with its arms up, but it seems logical that you'd want to keep ...
I'm not sure these are really faulds or if they're just part of the cuirass... but whatever. The bits that stick out from the breastplate & backplate...
A trusty squire is vital at this point. Tape the front & back together down one side and see if the shoulders fit together. Bend them more if necess...
Go thou forth and smite thine enemies! Which shall not in turn smite thee, but fall before thine anger like sheaves of wheat beneath the thresher's f...
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Posted:Oct 30, 2007
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