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    Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    TEMPLAR KNIGHT , first half of the 13th century
    The History: Only a few words, books are filled.
    Officially endorsed by the Catholic Church around 1129, the Order became a favored charity throughout Christendom, and grew rapidly in membership and power. Templar knights, in their distinctive white mantles with a red cross, were among the most skilled fighting units of the Crusades. Non-combatant members of the Order managed a large economic infrastructure throughout Christendom, innovating financial techniques that were an early form of banking and building fortifications across Europe and the Holy Land.

    The Templar Knight
    The Shield: At the beginning of the 13th century shields shrink in their size and their upper parts became more straight.
    The Sword: His sword is a longer sword, a greatsword or sword for 1 ½ hands.
    Such sword were much better in fights from horses to foot soldiers.
    Headgear: His helmet is on the ground, for his protection the knight wears a turban-like cloth, so his chainmail hood couldn´t heat up in the sun. After a while in the desert the europeans learn from their enemies….
    The chainmail: As all european knights he wears full chainmail, but withhout gloves.
    His ventail at the chainmail-hood is opened- it´s getting warmer and warmer…
    The mantle: The mantles of the Templars were described as white, but in medieval times there was a wide range in that colour from white over light grey to a light greybrown. That depends on the sheeps they used for the wool.
     
    His skin is red and burned from the sun, he is tired from the combats and the hard life in the desert…


    All parts are handmade and handsewn, the shield is covered with leather, the sword is full made of pewter and the scabbart is from real leather.

    Hope you like.























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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    that is brilliant... stupendous even! great choice of head sculpt, superb work on everything!

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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    WOW!

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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    Superb work on the chainmail! And on the sword and leathers! That is one great looking Templar!

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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    what type of leather do you use for the belts, they are the perfect thickness?

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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    Beautiful! And the right choice of a headsculpt - Sean Connery!!

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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    Quote Originally Posted by firerailz View Post
    what type of leather do you use for the belts, they are the perfect thickness?
    I got some leather from an old saddler, most was too thick for 1/6 , but great for medieval reenactment. Some smaller skins were for wallets and female gloves, this is what i use. Sometimes if it is not the right colour i paint it with a light mix from satin and dull acrylic paint. Such as the scabbart- it was black leather.

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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    Fantastic custom work from top to bottom, and excellent choice of HS.

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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    Quote Originally Posted by romedome View Post
    Beautiful! And the right choice of a headsculpt - Sean Connery!!
    Thanks! A great actor! I cast the Hs from an original one and paint him with a more red texture ( sunburn).

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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    The chainmail work looks very neat! This is tedious work! I never have the patience for that.

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    Fantastic custom work. Undoubtedly an arduous process, making the chainmail.
    Hats off to you sir. Well done!
    Great site as well.
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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    I know how time consuming making that chain mail can be! Wonderful work

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    Beautiful work there....
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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    Wonderful work , and historically accurate too !

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    great looking fig!

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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    Excellent job. The work on the chainmail and costume is amazing. Congratulations

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    excellent in so many ways
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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    You've caught the look of a warrior who has adapted to conditions in the Middle East, obviously a veteran of many fights. I think you did a particularly good job on the leather and mail face flap. It seems to be left off so many figures and actors in films, perhaps because of aesthetics. You show it only needs to be done right.
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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    Wicked! PD pretty much side it to the point. Well down on your warrior with the adaptation to the Middle East.

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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    the figure is astounding, especially the level of detail you put in. I am impressed also with the fact that you hand-stitched and hand hemmed the clothing; it takes me several hours to cut, sew, and hem (and sew-on/embroider the emblem) just to finish a surcoat by hand, but it is quite cathartic (imo) and period realistic. What materials did you use for the surcoat and cape? I use linen for my medieval surcoats, but it is hard to obtain from a store; I have to use old tee shirts for the other ones :-(. Great Job!

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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    what a superb detail on chainmail dude!
    good job

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    Quote Originally Posted by firerailz View Post
    the figure is astounding, especially the level of detail you put in. I am impressed also with the fact that you hand-stitched and hand hemmed the clothing; it takes me several hours to cut, sew, and hem (and sew-on/embroider the emblem) just to finish a surcoat by hand, but it is quite cathartic (imo) and period realistic. What materials did you use for the surcoat and cape? I use linen for my medieval surcoats, but it is hard to obtain from a store; I have to use old tee shirts for the other ones :-(. Great Job!
    Thank's for the nice comments.
    For the surcoat and the padded underwear i use a extra fine linen, i found on a flea market- historical and right in size i was very lucky that i found that!
    For the woolen parts shirt material is a good decision, when it is used and often washed it looks very nearly to wool.

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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    awesome job!!

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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    You've crafted a stunning figure! Fantastic detail - you haven't missed a trick!
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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    astonishing work!!!

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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    Thank's for all your nice comments.
    A few words to my chainmail. I sew the parts on the garments. That's the best way to make it closer to the body, it looks much more realistic. A chainmail that you can put over the figure and padded underwear would not fit and hangs like an old bag.

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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    nice templar! the costume is great, a hell of a lot better than ignite costumes. its just brilliant!

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    What a work!
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    Re: Templar Knight with real chainmail, first half of the 13th century

    Very cool. The turban adds somthing very special too. As for the chainmail... phew! that must have taken a while.

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    Wow! Gorgeous and amazing Love the real chainmail and leather accents on the shield... Great figure
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