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Show your subarmalis!
#31
I've used a canvas type cloth, but that is a good alternative!
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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#32
Here is mine:

http://www.romanhideout.com/legiov/fabr ... es5_en.asp


Luca
Luca Bonacina
Provincia Cisalpina - Mediolanum
http://www.cisalpina.net
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#33
Wax the entire subarmalis? Might be like wearing a plastic sack!

The subarmalis if made of cloth wicks sweat away from the body thus cooling the body! Seal the cloth with wax or oils and that cooling effect is gone.
Hibernicus

LEGIO IX HISPANA, USA

You cannot dig ditches in a toga!

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#34
It was just a thought. Better out than in, ergo a brain fart :wink:
TARBICvS/Jim Bowers
A A A DESEDO DESEDO!
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#35
Quote:It's actually to sew several layers of felt and linen, not leather...
Either way, try using what's called a glover's needle. They're very sharp, and have a triangular blade that will cut its way through felt, layers of cloth, leather, and yes, your finger! Available in several sizes, for anything from thin leather to belt leather, these are my needle of choice when sewing anything that's thick or resistant to the ordinary round needles.

There is a law about their use, however: when you pierce your finger, you must mark your project somewhere with a drop of your own blood. Don't know why, it's just the law. :wink: :lol: Might as well be, because if you stick yourself, you're probably touching the fabric anyway. When people ask "What's that brown spot?" just tell them you were obeying the Glover's First Law, and look very intelligent and Gnostic. :roll:
M. Demetrius Abicio
(David Wills)

Saepe veritas est dura.
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#36
Quote:Wax the entire subarmalis? Might be like wearing a plastic sack!

The subarmalis if made of cloth wicks sweat away from the body thus cooling the body! Seal the cloth with wax or oils and that cooling effect is gone.

Just the outer layer, especially the shoulders.....the torso you can leave, if you need the cooling factor. Personally, up in these parts, you'll end up wet one way or he other, and still catch cold, sweating your ears off, so it makes no odds.

But yes, in a hamata in ther heat is good to wick away, a seg just traps it anyway.
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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#37
Salvete frates!

Here is my subarmalis and my leather vest:

[Image: Subarmalis800pixels.jpg]

[Image: Leathervest800pixels.jpg]

The subarmalis is made from four layers of linen (two on the outside, two on the inside) and three layers of thick wool. Pteryges are linen strips folded and sewn so that each pteryge has four layers. The body part is quilted. The subarmalis has fastenings on both sides, so when you unfasten it you can use it to sleep on (it is about 1.5 m long).

I think that this subarmalis could be used in a real battle 8) (of course, we fight with blunt weapons, although steel ones; we want some safety after all).

My leather vest was made by a local leatherworker, and it was a bit more expensive, considering how small it is (6000 CZK, that is approximately 330 USD). But it was made to measure, and it works really great. Nevertheles, I look (and feel) like a snowman when I wear it all Smile

Best regards,
Radka Hlavacova A.K.A Titvs Iventivs Martivs
Tesserarivs Legio IIII FF
Castra Romana, Czech republic
"Concordia militvm"
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#38
I started mine a few weeks ago. Smile I set up a little webpage, that's the easiest way to show you.

http://sander.grandtrunk.net/SandrvsCastvs

Big Grin
Valete,
Titvs Statilivs Castvs - Sander Van Daele
LEG XI CPF
COH VII RAET EQ (part of LEG XI CPF)

MA in History
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#39
Sander,
I think you are off to a great start. Keep up the great work.
Mike Daniels
a.k.a

Titus Minicius Parthicus

Legio VI FFC.


If not me...who?

If not now...when?
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#40
Thanks frater! I'm afraid I won't have much time to work on it, as next week my exams start. (03/12-16/12)
But then, the Christmas holidays will be there. :twisted: Days and days of free time. Be prepared. Tongue
Valete,
Titvs Statilivs Castvs - Sander Van Daele
LEG XI CPF
COH VII RAET EQ (part of LEG XI CPF)

MA in History
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#41
Very interested in your project..any further progress?
SEMPER FIDELIS,
MARCUS SEMPRONIUS
Marcus Holt
LEGIO IX HISP
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#42
Thank you, Marcus.
Till Tuesday the 16th I'm having exams, so I haven't got much time to work on it. But you're right, I should do a little update, I still have some pictures. I have already made shoulder pieces and extra padding (to flatten the shoulderprofile) and I've worked on the quilting.

That padding will have a decorative extra, by which I mean there will be long shoulderpieces, like the reinforcements on a hamata or on a linothorax. Probably I'm going to sew some figure on it (not "on top of it", but the lines of the image are just the thread itself). I was thinking of an eagle on the left and a depiction of Mars on the right.

Does anyone have any good pictures on which I can base those useless but still hopefully good looking sewings? :lol:
Valete,
Titvs Statilivs Castvs - Sander Van Daele
LEG XI CPF
COH VII RAET EQ (part of LEG XI CPF)

MA in History
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#43
Here is my subarmalis in progress. (At DSC) It has been tailored to fit beneath my squamata.

It is felted wool/linen construction. It will use small bronze toggle buttons of the type found at Chester (Diva) as the closure fasteners.
(unsure what colour to dye it yet!)

[Image: DSC03110.jpg]

[Image: DSC03111.jpg]
[Image: button.jpg]
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#44
Nice work Ade!
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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#45
Quote:I started mine a few weeks ago. Smile I set up a little webpage, that's the easiest way to show you.

http://sander.grandtrunk.net/SandrvsCastvs

Big Grin

Big Grin D

Only a little one, 'cause it goes slowly (but it goes!). :wink:
Valete,
Titvs Statilivs Castvs - Sander Van Daele
LEG XI CPF
COH VII RAET EQ (part of LEG XI CPF)

MA in History
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