|Most of these Pictures come from THIS INCREDIBLY USEFUL WEBSITE with a complete piece by piece breakdown of the entire ensemble, with line drawings by gryphonsmith|
(finish) Faramir Ranger Outfit for Josh
- Hauberk 1.0 (requilt the old hauberk, and to make the thin leather seem like thick leather...)
- Hauberk 2.0 (Buy New Thicker Leather) use quilting techniques I learned from the bracers
- Tan Quilted Tunic shirt, (use sheet)
- Brown pants (use sheet)
- Green Overtunic (use thick stuff)
- Faramir's Belt (with optional Link pouches)
- Link's back scabbard
- Faramir's quiver
- making Boots/boot-covers 1.0,
- quilted leather vambraces/bracers (Buy New Thicker Veg Tan Leather)
- quilted pauldrons (1.0 from canvas, use split hide in final?)
- cloak (make a new cloak like this from my 4 yds of loose woven wool, need to dye it first)
- Green Medieval Tunic (half-sleeve Link Style)
- BOW with fletched Arrows
We will look at Faramir's Scabbard (hip), and Link's Scabbard (back).
First, Faramir's Scabbard.
Link's scabbard is a back scabbard. It's basically a main belt with a smaller strap riveted to the belt in 2 places.
The main belt goes over his chest and over one shoulder and down his back. There is some sort of leather shoulder pad to distribute the weight better. (Especially as I think he also hangs his shield on the strap across his back). Then there is a strap that is riveted onto the front and back to keep the scabbard stable. It runs from his center chest along one side at the same height as the main belt on the other side and joins back to the main belt at center back.
The smaller strap is an attempt to keep the weight bearing belt out on his shoulder, and prevent it from crawling up and pinching his neck (as any mom knows who as improperly worn a baby sling). To me it seems an attempt to partly correct the assymetrical design and even out the weight a bit. Assymetrical is uncomfortable. (As any mom knows who has worn her baby in a Shoulder sling vs a Mei Tai carrier). Especially given the weight of his shield, I think it would make more sense for Link to wear 2 belts like an X across his chest, riveted together mid-chest and mid-back. (I'm pretty sure I've seen this style in Skyrim).
But then maybe Link wants his sword arm's shoulder to be unburdened....beats me.
So both of these scabbard's strap systems are totally doable with leather brown belts, some leather straps, rivets, and a few metal rings and fittings.
Now, to make the actual scabbards (the part that holds the sword)
THIS GUY (YE OLDE GAFFER) IS AWESOME.
|www.yeoldegaffers.com FULL OF AWESOME TUTORIALS and COOL PICTURES|
|Ye Olde Gaffers made this and has a tutorial HERE|
Once I have a sword.
So until then, I'm going to make strap systems that hold other things like pouches, shields, and quivers.
So it seems that Faramir's Quiver is simply a cyndrilical holder (holding a bag) attached to a simple loop belt worn slung over one shoulder across the chest.
|Back View, NO CLOAK|
It comes through a slit in the back of his cloak to enable him to wear his cloak over both shoulders, but still have the quiver outside of his cloak. (the old backpack over or under a cloak conundrum)
See how I highlighted the strap with red on the left image. It comes over his cloak on one shoulder, and then attaches to the quiver, and then into a slit in his cloak and around his body joining in a buckle on the chest.
So that should be relatively simple to make, its just a cylinder quiver with a single belt/strap that is attached at the top and middle of the quiver to keep it upright. (you don't want it attached at a single point or the quiver could very well flip over and dump your arrows out)
Something like THIS QUIVER TUTORIAL FROM THE AWESOME YE OLDE GAFFERS,
Faramir's belt is a regular belt but with a really wide fan shaped buckle.
|From this incredibly useful site|
This buckle allows him to knot the end. The belt also has a cool fitting on the end...
|Also from the same incredibly Useful Website|
Love the big roomy back pouches. I guess its a Medieval Fannypack.... kind of reminds me of Luke Skywalker's belt....
I definitely want to make a brown leather belt with pouches like this. I may make the pouches from canvas if I don't have leather. It's so useful, even if it is dorky...