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Author Topic: Powered Pauldron (WIP Photos Included this time!)  (Read 988 times)
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« on: March 10, 2015, 04:36:55 pm »

One of my latest commissions was for a pauldron that matched the Powered Gauntlet. I had already been working on some armor for myself, so I only needed to adjust the pattern a little bit to be a pualdron instead. Lost of pics below!

To start I used 5-6oz leather, wet formed to create the base pieces. This is Tom by the way. I've had him for years and use him as a model when working on projects like this.



Then the base leather gets dyed. I love this Fudge Brown color. It adds a lot of texture and has just a hint of red in it.


Next up is cutting and riveting the plating into place. Here I also have dry fit the the electronics. I run the wiring through the coiled copper.


I love using coiled copper, and copper in general.


Dry fitting the started power box


The completed power box. The batteries are held here. I particularly like how the etching came out on this. I force a patina to show the etching and it darkens naturally over time as well.


Spent bullet casing that will be attached to the arm.


Dyed, riveted, and ready to be mounted


The completed pauldron


I added a bandolier so other items could be hung.


Side View


The back. The switch on the front controls the lights. They illuminate Blue or Red.




The switch that controls the lights


The plating on top is also back lit.




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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2015, 05:07:23 pm »

Another beautiful build. Thanks for the WIP pictures.
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« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2015, 04:21:40 am »

That is absolutely beautiful work, sir.

I was going to ask about the copper conduits on the gauntlet, and I see you're using them here too.  Are they simply (!) lengths of copper wire coiled round a piece of dowel or similar?  They look marvellous for what you've done with them.
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« Reply #3 on: March 11, 2015, 08:18:21 am »

Positively splendid work! Lovely WIP pictures.
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« Reply #4 on: March 11, 2015, 11:21:01 am »

That's beautiful! Love the shoulder section, still trying to work out the right pattern shape for mine.
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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2015, 01:32:10 pm »

That is absolutely beautiful work, sir.

I was going to ask about the copper conduits on the gauntlet, and I see you're using them here too.  Are they simply (!) lengths of copper wire coiled round a piece of dowel or similar?  They look marvellous for what you've done with them.

Yes. I take spools of copper wire and wrap it around a metal rod. Wood distorts after some use. I used to make chain mail and this is the same technique. I believe this is 20 gauge wire. I now but it by the hundreds of yards!
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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2015, 01:33:13 pm »

That's beautiful! Love the shoulder section, still trying to work out the right pattern shape for mine.

I went through quite a bit of experimentation before settling on this. Card stock is great for trying shapes out.
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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2015, 01:47:43 pm »

Great design.  Beautiful workmanship.
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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2015, 08:17:05 pm »

Great work. Love the copper wire technique.
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2015, 11:02:05 pm »

Tremendous!
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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2015, 02:41:43 pm »

Outstantanding attention to detail, I will have re-think all my future projects. The quality of recent projects In Tactile puts my attempts to shame.....  Sad
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