Pennsic.net

Photos by: Kayleigh McWhite

AnS-PW33-016.jpg

Below are listed all the comments posted to-date.
Comments are now closed
9 comments

Dustyn McGroyne:    Fri Aug 27 09:42:25 2004
Faundel McGroyne, one of my kin made this along with a fully researched armor kit. If you think this is spiffy you should have seen the entire thing. Beautiful work - and its combat ready not just for show.
Kayleigh McWhyte:    secretscribe1{at}aol.com Fri Aug 27 13:15:36 2004
Does this talented friend have 2 names? His entry paper was:  
 
Nakozawa, Ichiro Kosemaza, Atlantia:  
(Japanese Helm)
Faundel McGroyne:    tlast{at}hotmail.com Fri Aug 27 13:54:53 2004
Yup. Nakazawa Ichiro Kagemasa is my "stealthy, can be announced in court should the occasion arise" name. Most folks know me by Faundel (or just Todd), though.
Kayleigh:    Fri Aug 27 14:10:30 2004
So how did you make this? Which period was it? I didn't get the chance to read the research, but it definitely caught my eye... Totally cool, and hope to see a pic of you in it! :)
Faundel McGroyne:    Fri Aug 27 16:56:51 2004
Except for the last lame on the back (16ga), it's all 12 or 14 ga cold-worked steel (no forge), each piece of the top was individually cut and shaped, then welded together inside and out (one of the changes I made for SCA combat - I only have one head and I'm not really comfortable with rivets just yet). The outer welds, I ground to a cleaner "stripe". The face is the same 14 ga with the following pieces being seperate: Top of the eye/forehead, each ear, nose, rest of the eyes and jaw. The gold details on the face is chisel-chase and raising work. The lames (shikoro) are all laced onto the helmet, albeit a bit closer together than would have normally been - again a concession for rigidity and conforming to the SCA standards. I then shot the whole thing over with 3 coats of primer, 3 coats of Rustoleum black "lacquer", hand painted on the gold accents and 3 coats of gloss finish. Oh - the inside is painted gold as well. Then I laced it all together. The chin strap I braided together using a square-knot braid and tied into the helmet. Lastly I added the mustache. I used small sections of horsehair attached with a black silicone gasket material which I hoped would be strong enough to withstand the rigors of our combat with little replacement. Then I trimmed it to the shape there. This was my first attempt at a Japanese helmet, my second helmet ever and my 4th-ish piece over all. It probably most resembles a 14th or 15th century piece.  
 
Most of what I had for documentation (I gave credit where credit was due on the hard-copy, too) I got from http://www.sengokudaimyo.com/katchu/katchu.html . Effingham-dono has done a luuudicrous amount of research that I'm eternally grateful for.
Faundel McGroyne:    Fri Aug 27 16:58:50 2004
Oh! There'll be some pictures of me wearing it sometime in the near future. As soon as they're available online, I'll put a comment in here.
Effingham:    ajbryant{at}indiana.edu Tue Aug 31 06:13:46 2004
Not too shabby. I particularly like the gold on the ribs. No one seems to do that. Pity. :)  
 
Daniela Schwartzhaupt:    Tue Aug 31 07:10:04 2004
Absolutely wonderful work I had heard you were working on it but never got the chance to see it. Mega Wonderful.  
 
HUGS!  
Dani
Faundel McGroyne:    Fri Sep 10 09:00:21 2004
As promised, link to pics of me wearing the whole getup.  
 
http://www.pbase.com/darter02/penn33_mcgroynes

Top 10 Commented Photos for Pennsic 34 Photos
#1:MoriaGate.jpg #2:70EastKingdomGate.jpg #3:77MFountain.jpg #4:12LoriJasmineGuys.jpg #5:IMG_4067_penn33_720.jpg
#6:fulmer0-r1-014-5a.jpg #7:10-patron-saint.jpg #8:jezbianca.jpg #9:boys.jpg #10:AnS-PW33-016.jpg

Back to Alexander's www.pennsic.net Pages

If you would like a copy of this photo for your personal use, email Ailis and she will forward it to the photographer.
If you have comments or questions about the photos that appear in this archive, please use this comment form.
Pennsic.net Home - Search - FAQ - Photos - Message Board - People Database - Comments - Advertising

Contents ©2000-2003 Alexander (Alexander). All Rights Reserved.
For inquiries on the availability and licensing of this software, please contact Griffin Digital Consultants