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 Post subject: Re: Fitz's Foam Smithing Log
PostPosted: Wed Dec 14, 2011 12:41 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Fitz's Foam Smithing Log
PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:22 pm 
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Here are a few new Pieces:
Medryn's Bellator Polearm:
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(note the scoobie-do walpaper trim in the office courtesy of the previous house owner)
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Small Centergrip Punch Shields. The Dodge ram one belongs of my youngest son who's persona name is Dodge (mostly cause I've wanted to PD a shield with this symbol on it for a long time), the other three are for Daenen's children for Christmas:
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This is a prototyped PD'd fitted cloth cover with craft foam details:
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It was built on a Breakdown Shield designed to colapse and fit into my hard golf case when flying to events:
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The cover originally looked indistinguishable from a fully PD'd shield, then I took it off, rolled it up to see how it would react and that is where the little crinkles in the surface come from, it kinda looks like leather. Rolling it didn't Damage the PD, I'm not sure how different paints would hold up, I'm not sold enough on the random design I came up with to waist airbursh paints on it so this cover may stay like this unless someone wants to purchase it. (built for a 28" round btw)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:42 pm 
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Looks amazing. I like the little punches.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 9:23 am 
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Breakdown shield design......

tell me more.

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 Post subject: Re: Fitz's Foam Smithing Log
PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 5:16 am 
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It's just a shield cut into three sections. It has those fiberglass slats countersunk into the face and back of the sheild with screws that go through the shield sinching them together.

It breaks down into a normal checkable suit case or Golfbox for flying to events. Once there I reassemble it, tape on some foam strips to the front side over the slats and boss of the shield then throw a strip of ductape around the edge of the shield, slip on the cover and bam.

I also completed the Breakdown Pole seen below. The shafts are the same material that Forkbeards Staff was made from but with 2-3 times the sidewall. Built in three sections, the upper and lower sections slide into the middle section with about a foot of cross over. The pole ends up at about 9ft fully assembled but I can also put on a smaller piece on the botton to shorted it up if wanted. Lopter played with it Saturday and was highly impressed with it and ya know how he likes warpoles.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:20 pm 
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and ya know how he likes pole.
ftfy :P

Interesting shield design. I'm curious if the collapsible polearm will sustain bel combat? Love your work.

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 Post subject: Re: Fitz's Foam Smithing Log
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 9:22 pm 
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Oh yeah it totally will. Ran it through the passes at olympiad in florida this weekend and Sold it to Evil Ryss out there.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:05 am 
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There isn't enough haft padding when it's 9' to be legal for bel.
I want to see this colapsable thing in person.
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 Post subject: Re: Fitz's Foam Smithing Log
PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:24 pm 
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I'm perty sure it had about 38" of padding from top to the bottom of the courtesy padding. Which amounted to over 1/3. Sadly Fork, I sold it at olympiad. I'll eventually make another if/when I find a special connector and have the $$ for more cores.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 1:17 pm 
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Swung weapons may only have 1/3 unpadded haft. 2/3 must be padded for striking or courtesy.

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 Post subject: Re: Fitz's Foam Smithing Log
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:43 pm 
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Yeah, it was made for Amt though which only needs 1/3. I could make one for Bel by adding courtesy to the middle setion without any issues.


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 Post subject: Re: Fitz's Foam Smithing Log
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:35 am 
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To be bel/dag legal, the haft padding must extend from the striking surface down the haft. An unpadded section as far forward as the haft padding is now(which you'd get from adding padding to the middle section) will fail. You would be hitting people with unpadded haft. Not cool.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:47 am 
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Forkbeard, what the **** are you talking about?

Re-read his posts.

You could easily make that same pole but with haft padding on the middle segment.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:21 am 
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I'm picturing this:
( )=======((((((())))))))====(((((())))))))))
as opposed to what it is now.
( )===================((((((()))))))))
Crude cave drawings for the win?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 11:24 am 
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Forkbeard wrote:
I'm picturing this:
( )=======((((((())))))))====(((((())))))))))
as opposed to what it is now.
( )===================((((((()))))))))
Crude cave drawings for the win?
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( )=======OOOOOOOOOOO|(((((((())))))))))

where the | line is a little joint where the haft padding butts up against the striking surface.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2012 6:59 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:31 am 
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You could burn some Roman ships or turn Medusa's gaze against herself with that shield there.

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 06, 2012 10:21 pm 
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LOL mirror shield.

Reminds me of The Legend of Zelda. Particularly Ocarina of Time, Majora's Mask, and The Wind Waker.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:29 am 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:18 pm 
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Patchiz of Clew wrote:
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You could burn some Roman ships or turn Medusa's gaze against herself with that shield there.

Thanks for the help in naming the shield Magnus, lol. Any suggestons where I could move this posting to so I don't clutter up Fitz's cool articles.....
AS for Black Cat.....the little girl plays a fairy for her Daddy every once in a while on the field, and he goes by Link. So your kinda psychic,lol. ALthough I don't see the Arcana of time semblence. touch'e none the less

Ocarina of Time is one of the three 3D Legend of Zelda games that feature a mirror shield as a playable item.

When I said that your shield reminds me of the Legend of Zelda, I was referring to its design concept (shield with a light-reflecting mirror on its face), not its appearance.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 5:44 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:11 pm 
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 7:08 pm 
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Love the wolf one! That would make a great shield for a viking.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 10, 2012 10:35 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:10 pm 
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Unless someone wants to purchase it. (built for a 28" round btw)


That cover still up for sale?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:25 pm 
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Nope, donated it to the benifit auction at olympiad in Jaunary. Mhog won the bid, not sure if he still has it or not.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:33 pm 
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Welp, at least it's not sitting around collecting dust.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:21 am 
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Finally finished this project and delivered it today:
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Her old shield next to the new shield:
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I filmed almost the entire process on this build and I'm currently editing the footage for a tutorial. However, after cutting all the dead air and alot of the footage where I'm just repeating previous steps (like painting on the full coat) I'm still left with 2hrs and 58 minutes. I'm going to go through and try to speed up some of the clips to show a time lapse... hopefully buy tomorrow night I'll have a video tutorial that can be uploaded to youtube.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2012 8:25 am 
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hopefully buy tomorrow night I'll have a video tutorial that can be uploaded to youtube.


I wait with bated breath.

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Fitz is a master at leaving us all with bated breath...
You could say he was a master bater...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 28, 2012 8:14 am 
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Part 1- Construction: http://youtu.be/EwfJUBtRMFc

Part 2-Sanding and Detail: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9933kK-hSg&feature=youtu.be

Part 3- Plastidip, Painting, and Sealant: http://youtu.be/cvfPHpguB5w

And Installing a Center Grip (a part I already had a video for so I left it off the PD shield Tutorial):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzQUh2kr2qo&list=UUTAWLmsa93a-JW0z2OCSTFQ&index=4&feature=plcp


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:08 pm 
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Couple new pieces:
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Did this one up to this point for my previous Squire Ceowulf:
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Then he finished up the paint and detail work on it (I totally need to send him my stuff for painting, he did a bad * job on it!):
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This is one I've tutored my Squire Yoshi on, he's done a good job and is just about finished, just needs a couple finishing touchups on the Demon Kitty and a clear coat:
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Been tutoring my wife as well, her shield is almost complete but it's currently covered in masking tape while she airbrushes the rim. Will post when it's done.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 7:17 am 
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Just needs the clear coat on it then she's done:
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edited to a better picture.


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Fails for lack of intricacy. Seriously though it's an awesome piece.

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yeah, She's way more patient with the design, detail, and painting stages then I am. She spent 7-8 hours hand painting the woodgrain that she had spent 3-4 hours burning into to the MC last week...


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Ok, so, Fitz. Do you think I can save myself $9 and just use the spray paint version? I'm sure it wouldn't look as perfect as using the pain on part, but would it be good enough?

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PostPosted: Wed May 02, 2012 3:40 pm 
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For a shield for Bel? Hell NO, you will want at least 3 cans of spray, and 3 cans of paint. Remember, the thicker you put it on (3-6 coats of the paint + a spray layer between each of those is what I normally do) the better durability you'll have. The spray coat is so thin that if that is all you do your shield will start falling apart very fast. The thicker the better, don't waist all the effort of making an awesome shield just to skimp on the PD. If you need to save up for more, then just put it aside and have some patience, you'll thank me later.


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Fitz Caliston wrote:
for a shield for Bel? Hell NO . . . If you need to save up for more then just put it aside and have some patience, you'll thank me later.

Thanks, will do.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 24, 2012 5:52 pm 
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That first sword you did is so pimp! It's almost like an update to Wynar's old swords. I really love how it's hard to tell where the flat/PD area is and the striking surface begins. Good stuff.

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 Post subject: Re: Fitz's Foam Smithing Log
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:40 am 
Slayer
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Gods, this stuff is amazing. I've always fancied myself as an exemplary foam smith, but clearly I have much to learn.

Keep up the good work, and BY GOD POST TUTORIALS!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Fitz's Foam Smithing Log
PostPosted: Wed Jul 25, 2012 11:12 am 
Backstabber
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Thank you, my tutorials are available at http://www.calistonarmory.com/index.php/tutorials/


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 8:23 pm 
Backstabber
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Dawken's new greatsword:

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I wrote a post on my facebook on one of the images that had all the specs of the weapon but can't seem to find it.

Also the 2 sidearms I made for his crew as well (both under 24" so no weight min):
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 Post subject: Re: Fitz's Foam Smithing Log
PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2012 9:18 pm 
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Amazing work as always, Fitz; a real inspiration.
Would you mind giving me the lowdown on your shop? Like, the essential tools/materials you have in your shop?

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 Post subject: Re: Fitz's Foam Smithing Log
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:29 pm 
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Essential tools for Foam Smithing:

Bandsaw (#1 used item in my shop)
Table top belt sander (amazing recent addition that makes profiling weapons a breeze)
3 Table Drill presses (nice to not have to remove the bits all the time)
lots of table space.
Heat gun
Wood burner
Airbrush and Compressor
(Sewing machine for covers and garb is in the house)
Straight edges, squares, rulers, protractors, scales, digital caliphers, markers, paints, foam brushes, razor knifes, steak knifes, tape (of just about every variety)....

That's for Foam smithing anyhow.


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