Here is a little project I’ve been wanting to do for a long time: a small, painted belt shield (from Mytholon). I wanted to do this as a test to see how I would go painting on steel, and to add an accessory to my kit with IC symbolism.
I tried to take a picture at pretty much every stage. First I made sure the steel was clean of any dirt or oil, then I primed it using a matte grey etch primer. I drew the design on using grey lead pencil and painted it using regular acrylic paint. To finish it off I spray coated it a few times with a clear, satin sealer (I might spray it a few more times to be safe), and this is how it turned out!
I have to say, I even surprised myself a little bit with how well the hand turned out, and I’m really happy with it!
Okay but hear me out…
H E L M E T S
I’ve been away at Swordcraft: Blood and Gold spring Quest: The Swarm of Sudenburg and now I’m home and straight back into reality. Swordcraft is Australia’s largest LARP event and battle game with upwards of 500 people in attendance and I’m proud to be one of its executive.
Quest was a fantastic week filled with fort and field battles, political alliances, underground shenanigans, tournaments, TrollBall and heaps more, all while looking and feeling like a total bad ass.
I love getting to camp with all my friends for a week and I already have BIG plans for Quest next year.
I have a heap more picture on my Instagram @larplyyyyyyf if you want to check them out. Or follow @Swordcraft_LARP to find out more!
Tanky (IC) siblings 💪🏻
Armour and stuff. It really is time to upgrade I think. My armour was state of the art 10 years ago but it’s getting a little dated now and I need to up my game. #medieval #armour
I’m going to make a couple of new coats of plate in the next few weeks. I made this one about ten years ago and it’s a bit tired and worn these days, not the fantastic royal that it was when I first wore it here. #medieval #armour