Leather armor

So, plenty of people have said, ok, we have learned tons of stuff about leather. Now show us what can be made.

Ok. here you go. Here is what I am working on for my next film.

chest armor

chest armor

This guy is dwarf thief. He has chosen leather for some protection but is quieter than metal.

dwarf thief

dwarf thief

This is not completed yet. It still needs several panels, and it needs to be distressed.

panels

panels

The panels are placed so the armor will fold around my body better for a more custom fit.  The hat is hand-sewn. I just finished it yesterday.

axe holder

axe holder

His small axe hangs from his belt. This also needs to be distressed.

dark

dark

This photo is in the shadow, but it shows what it will probably look once it is oiled and finished.

neck area

neck area

Once this character is completed, you will not pay too much attention to the armor. It is not supposed to be too noticeable. Once I get more pieces of the costume together, you won’t notice all the work I put into the armor as much.

back

back

The back of the armor will provide some protection against abrasion and dungeon creatures. The shirt is actually a store bought store. The pants are hand-sewn.

dwarf dagger

dwarf dagger

On the other hip, opposite of the axe is the dwarf dagger.

So, there you go, a sneak peek of my dwarf thief costume. It still has lots of work to finish it but I thought I would show you some leather work.

Oh, yeah, some of you have no desire to learn any new crafts, or film stuff. I have heard that some of you really are just here to learn the secret of my flaky pie crust. Ok, I will share it with you.

When you combine the flour and butter in the mixer, keep the bowl, the flour, and the butter cold. This keeps the butter solid. It will end up being cut into the flour in thin layers, like a croissant. That is the secret to a flaky crust.

Go ahead, make a mess, make some armor, have some fun.

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