Tuesday, December 5, 2006
Building a Breast Plate Part 1
The first step is to actually visit the museum. This is Mr. Stroud, curator of the Palace Museum in Malta. You see what I am doing is making measured drawings of the armours. Not only do I pick up the actual real honest to goodness measurements, but I can also see things like old attachment points for leather, hinge rivets, and details of the roping and such. This requires looking at the back of the armour of course, something you never get to see, and when you DO, it is behind glass.