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I want to put together a new fighting kit, aiming for a 15th century citizen soldier (as opposed to a mercenary), to fit with my persona. I suspect that there will be many compromises required to make it affordable, effective, and legal, but I want to at least start out with good intentions.

First, a quick survey of images:

Armor Images )

So, it looks like I may have to consider the whole enchilada if I want proper protection. The less armored soldiers are a lot less armored, and it would just be silly to try to fake that. I may be able to get away with an inexpensive and lightweight breastplate solution (still metal, though) and hide it under a giornea.

So it looks like:

metal arms and legs with multi-lame articulation
open faced (aka bargrill) bascinet
simple breast and back under a giornea

I've already got a perfectly good pair of stainless mitten gauntlets, so I'm covered there. Now that I think about it, maybe I can build a gorget that will look like a farsetto collar. It's already the right shape...
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The velveteen I used for the gamurra sleeves is the last bit of the stuff I dyed with red clay back in 2003. The rest of it got used in [livejournal.com profile] adelavanbrugge's coat of plates. Just in case anyone wanted to know how to get that shade of orange. :)

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