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What you been doing over Christmas??
#1
Apart from Christmas day and Boxing day I have been rebuilding totally the top end of a lorica, I have renewed everything except the two outer shoulder plates.. They seemed ok. What an absolute [email protected]*&%?!**!?*8&&???*** awful job getting everything to line up. Never again. Im getting a proper one in due course.
Considering the hassles Im quite pleased with it. The original curass bands are a bit narrow and the tie cleats unravel when you haul on them too much. I am replacing them as they break.
Mind you if I do replace the bands I will have built my first lorica lol Big Grin
Mike Carroll.
LEGIIAVG

Dying aint much of a living.
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#2
i got sick.

other than that i got all of the insides to a Greek linothorax cut out.
i wanna finish my hamata too, but i don't have thin enough leather sitting around.
Tiberius Claudius Lupus

Chuck Russell
Keyser,WV, USA
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#3
I had no appointments, and have been (a) sleeping, (b) working on my website (results here), © eating all kinds of delicatessen I had bought. Smile
Jona Lendering
Relevance is the enemy of history
My website
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#4
Quote:I have been rebuilding totally the top end of a lorica, I have renewed everything except the two outer shoulder plates..

Have you had any problems with nerves below your underarm getting pinched while wearing your segmentata? While carrying my scutum my left hand eventually becomes numb. I've never been able to fix this. I even went to the trouble of fabricating a new torso section from scratch.

For other activities, I'm spending the holidays making a pair of caligae for a friend. Presently the right boot is ready for hobnails and I'm about to start stitching together the left. I'll have pictures to share when they're done.
Titus Licinius Neuraleanus
aka Lee Holeva
Conscribe te militem in legionibus, vide mundum, inveni terras externas, cognosce miros peregrinos, eviscera eos.
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#5
Quote:Clamate caedes atque emittite canes belli!
Gloria omnibus quindecim minutas erit.
Gloria canium?
M. Demetrius Abicio
(David Wills)

Saepe veritas est dura.
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#6
I've been sleeping, eating, quaffing beer and aqua vitae over these fine holidays. Oh, and working on my subarmalis and gladius. Got it almost done; unsure if it's thick enough so I'll leave the bottom unsewn to slip more padding in.
---AH Mervla, aka Joel Boynton
Legio XIIII, Gemina Martia Victrix
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#7
I had to work...... in one of my favorite museums. But next few days I'll be working on my new samnite belt, the Nijmegen festival programm and some other small items I've to finish.
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A.K.A. Jurjen Draaisma
CORBVLO and Fectio
ALA I BATAVORUM
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#8
Quote:
Quote:Clamate caedes atque emittite canes belli!
Gloria omnibus quindecim minutas erit.
Gloria canium?

I don't think the two go together. If I read them correctly, there's more than 450 years between them.
Der Kessel ist voll Bärks!

Volker Bach
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#9
I have been eating, drinking & reading. There`s a gargantuan amount of 5 hours of "daylight" in this time of the year here so you can imagine the batteries are a bit low :wink: ...
Virilis / Jyrki Halme
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#10
We got stuck in the hole a 7300m, jarred for 24 hours and then twisted off....just running in to fish! :roll: The joys of Christmas morning...... Confusedhock:
Visne partem mei capere? Comminus agamus! * Me semper rogo, Quid faceret Iulius Caesar? * Confidence is a good thing! Overconfidence is too much of a good thing.
[b]Legio XIIII GMV. (Q. Magivs)RMRS Remember Atuatuca! Vengence will be ours!
Titus Flavius Germanus
Batavian Coh I
Byron Angel
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#11
Quote:
Quote:I have been rebuilding totally the top end of a lorica, I have renewed everything except the two outer shoulder plates..

Have you had any problems with nerves below your underarm getting pinched while wearing your segmentata? While carrying my scutum my left hand eventually becomes numb. I've never been able to fix this. I even went to the trouble of fabricating a new torso section from scratch.

For other activities, I'm spending the holidays making a pair of caligae for a friend. Presently the right boot is ready for hobnails and I'm about to start stitching together the left. I'll have pictures to share when they're done.
I wear a light canvas 'waist coat' with leather pads on the shoulders and under the armpit. this seems to stop chaffing and numbing when wearing a summer tunic.
Im also a pikeman in the Sealed Knot (was a musketeer hence the handle) Too boring. When holding a 13 foot pike for long periods I get the same problem with fingers going numb. It seems to be quite common.
Did romans have a kind of baldric on which to support the shield???
Mike Carroll.
LEGIIAVG

Dying aint much of a living.
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#12
And another thing. I have had to go to a pals house today in order to scrouge 6 longer copper rivets because the ones I have will not accommodate hinges, plate leather and washers for fixing the main shoulder plate. In the book I have and according to XX Leg handbook the pointy bits on the top shoulder plates face to the NECK. My pal says he's seen them pointing OUT on stuff that is sold at reenactors markets. I think Im doing right...someone please confirm before I nail 'em on.
Mike Carroll.
LEGIIAVG

Dying aint much of a living.
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#13
Quote:M. Demetrius wrote:
Quote:
Clamate caedes atque emittite canes belli!
Gloria omnibus quindecim minutas erit.
Gloria canium?


I don't think the two go together. If I read them correctly, there's more than 450 years between them.
Illa solum verba soluta sunt.
Titus Licinius Neuraleanus
aka Lee Holeva
Conscribe te militem in legionibus, vide mundum, inveni terras externas, cognosce miros peregrinos, eviscera eos.
<a class="postlink" href="http://www.legiotricesima.org">http://www.legiotricesima.org
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#14
A scorpion, it will soon be finished! Big Grin

I'm also working on a smaller manuballista , similar to the Xanten manuballista, but with less power (my own desing!). It will be great fun to shoot even though it can't throw a long distance- maybe 70 meters?
Juuso Laasonen
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#15
starting to get into Flickr (although on the whole I've not been online, not having a connection at home):
http://flickr.com/people/dandiffendale/
http://flickr.com/photos/dandiffendale/

http://flickr.com/groups/spolia/
Dan Diffendale
Ph.D. candidate, University of Michigan
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