Category: lotr

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The first round of fights have started, here’s the English link

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So I went to Mjolner Bar and restaurant tonight in Melbourne and you’ll never guess what they have on their wall.

A sword from the late 10th to early 11th Century. Got some pretty good photos and would highly recommend the Bar itself for its fantastic aesthetic.

Plus some photos me and my mate took of the 15kg Scotch filled “Mjolnir”

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Various stages of in “full kit”

I need a new mail shirt though because this one is about 18kg of all round riveted rings. Instead of having 4:1 solid.

Decided to put everything on because the on season is coming up and I need to see if I have to alter anything.

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Excited archery noises

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Started some arrows for tomorrow’s school demonstration.

I’ve already got 4 made up for armour piercing purposes, but I intend on making several that are just target points for regular shooting

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Thought I’d upload the actual video as well, quality is better than on YouTube

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Managed to take a video of me shooting today, needed to send it to the bowyer so he could see it in action.

Link to the video:

https://youtu.be/GB_816uNv9o

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Shot process form checks, figured I’d upload them here as people use them to help draw archers.

I need to keep my elbow higher on lock at the end of my draw, that way my shoulders take the majority of the weight as opposed to my arms.

I’m not the fittest, around the middle so yeah bit overweight, but that’s not the point here.

For those interested, bow is Hereby/Ballinderry style, made of Australian Pink Ash, and is 85#@30"

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Made it to full 30" tonight, now I’ve just got to work on consistently reaching that draw with an arrow on the string.

Yikes, I haven’t been on here for a while!  He…

Yikes, I haven’t been on here for a while!  Here’s some pictures of what I’ve been up to recently, with a small life update/costume rambling under the cut.

Legolas Greenleaf: @ivorivet

Photographer: @imploder

Hey guys, sorry I’ve been a bit quiet here on Tumblr!  I just realized I haven’t made a post on my cosplay account in months, even though I’ve been chugging away at stuff.  When I started using Instagram I didn’t intend to become less active on Tumblr, but I think my drop off in use is due to Tumblr Mobile being so broken that it makes it hard to blog about my WIP stuff.  It’s way easier to throw stuff up on my Instagram stories than wait for Tumblr to choke on an image upload. :I  I’ll try to be more consistent about posting here!

Anyway, here’s my Legolas cosplay I made for Dragon Con!  He’s far from finished – I just managed to get his very basic outfit together with not much else.  I’m really pleased with how everything turned out so far despite being thrown together in less time than I thought I’d have. The bracers and the tunic are probably my favorite pieces so far – the former are made from leather that I had a great time forming and painting, and the latter is made from two types of synthetic suede that I’m reeeeally pleased with the color matching on.  The wig is an Amazon wig that I ventilated some Arda fiber to to customize the hairline, the shirt is dupioni silk with ridiculous underarm lacing that you can’t see in these photos, and the pants are some fakey fake stretch suede that were the only fabric that I had to dye for this project.  YAY.  The current belt is a stand-in I bought from at a Ren Faire the weekend before Dragon Con, because I wanted to sleep instead of tool leather for 5+ hours.  I’ve got his actual belts in the works, though!

Currently I’m trying to recover from the con season and also get a new workspace in order for doing messy non-sewing stuff, but pretty soon I should be starting work on Legolas’s Lothlorien quiver and other gear.