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Official Samurai Armour Build Diary - Stages 9-16 Options
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#1 Posted : 09 May 2013 14:41:03
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#2 Posted : 09 May 2013 16:11:14

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Stage 9 - Contains the Cuirass sides, hinge, cord and tasset plates.

Apply the backing to both tasset plates as before, then lace them onto the taset section assembled in the previous stage.

Assemble the cuirass parts and make up the securing cord and pin as before, then fit the cord and pin onto the cuirass as before.

That's it for this stage.

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#3 Posted : 20 May 2013 11:24:01

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Stage 10 - Contains shoulder plate parts, tasset plates & backings, pins, fastener, cord and lace.

Take the shoulder plate parts and assemble as shown - Locate the pin into the hinge to secure both halves of the shoulder plate, then secure the connecting plate with the small pin, but this time apply a small amount of glue to secure the pin permanently.

Take the thick cord, make the ends as shown then thread the cord onto a fastener and into shoulder plate, to form the cord shape shown in the inset diagram.

Lace the large tasset plate as before, then lace it onto the tasset section previously assembled.

Remove the first cuirass side from the cuirass assembly, then prepare the lace as before, then attach/lace the completed tasset section to the left side of the cuirasss side in a similar manner as before.

Prepare the thinner cord as before, then attach the long hooped pin to the cord, then temporarily locate the pin into the hinge on the shoulder plate assembly.

Thats it for this stage, carefully protect and store the assembly. In the next strage we will construct the second shoulder plate and lace three sections of tasset.

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#4 Posted : 23 May 2013 17:03:29

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Stage 11 - Contains a shoulder plate, connecting plate, tasset plates, pins, cord and lace.

Assemble the shoulder plate in a similar way to the previous shoulder plate.

Prepare the large shoulder plate cord as before, then thread it onto the plate in the pattern shown as before.

Prepare the short cord as before, thread it onto the hooped pin, then temporarily insert the pin in the hinge on the shoulder plate.

Prepare three tasset laces and the three tasset plates as before, then lace the plates together as before.

That completes this stage.
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#5 Posted : 31 May 2013 10:13:26

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Stage 12 - Wooden display stand parts, neck guard plate 2 and lace.

Assemble the first of the display stand framework and base parts, (only glue where it tells you to do so).

Cut nine 20cm lengths of lace and prepare the ends as before.

Take the winged neck guard plate provided previously, and thread each of the nine laces as shown around the neck guard.

Take the neck guard plate provided in this stage, and lace it to the first guard plate as shown in the steps. The plates should have a gap between them slightly wider towards the front.

Thats it for this stage.

Despatch 4 contains stages:

13 - Wooden display stand parts and neck guard plate

14 - Tasset plates & backings, laces, screws and loops.

15 - Tasset plates & backings, lace, cord and toggles.

16 - Cuirass back centre right & left, cord, pin and a hinge.
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#6 Posted : 31 May 2013 10:16:50

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Stage 13 - Contains wooden display stand parts and neck guard plate 3.

Assemble the balance of the display stand parts as shown.

Lace the third guard plate onto the neck guard assembly as before.

Thats it for this stage.
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#7 Posted : 07 June 2013 15:11:26

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Stage 14 - Tasset plates & backings, laces, screws and loops.

Take the Helmet, three helmet loops and screws.

Identify the square mount points on the inside of both sides and back of the helmet, then position and secure each hoop in place with a scew from the inside.

Fit the backings to the fourth, fifth amd sixth tasset sections as before. Then lace the sixth section as before and lace all three sections together onto the previous tasset section made, finishing off with the yellow lace.

Take the side cuirass, and lace the tasset section just made onto onto the cuirass next to the tasset section already in place.

Thats it for this stage.
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#8 Posted : 11 June 2013 15:48:29

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Stage 15 - Contains three tasset plates & backings, lace, cord and toggles.

Cut the cord in half, then prepare the ends as shown.

Apply the backing to the tasset plates and prepare three 50cm lace lengths as before.

Lace the three tasset sections together as before.

Lace one cord length into the top three holes of the front cuirass plate, through the toggles and thread as shown. Then repeat at the other side with the remaing cord length and toggle.

This completes this stage.
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#9 Posted : 11 June 2013 15:52:41

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Stage 16 - Contains the cuirass back centre right & left, cord, pin and a hinge.

Test-fit the back cuirass halves together, then apply epoxy glue to the joint line and clamp them together.

Test-fit the hinge onto the contact point of the right back panel of the cuirass, then glue the hinge in place

Prepare the cord as before and thread it onto the pin.

Thats it for this stage.


Despatch 5 contains:

17 - Cuirass back (left & top), hinge and support bars.

18 - Neck guard plate 4, lace, toggle, fastener, tasset plates and backings.

19 - Tasset plates & backings, pole support, pad, lace and strips.

20 - Tasset plates & backings, lace, cord, toggle, fastener and a U tube.
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