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Posted: 14 October 2012 12:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 121 ]
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Hello Leander,

I’ve been away from rendering quite a bit myself over the summer. Just getting back to things - when I’m not balancing a pack of frozen peas on my shoulder - physio exercise, not madness.

Sometime I have to sort out the 200 or so shoe pictures from the museum at Romans-sur-Isere and then work out which ones I can try to make. It’s a fascinating collection with all periods and good international coverage. I bought the book so I should start adding shoe information into the Wiki. A pair of shoes from the court of Louis XIV.

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Posted: 15 October 2012 04:53 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 122 ]
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I really like the look of Caput Caseum and additional textures, but I’m not sure of period or context. Could anyone hear suggest how you might use this product, or the individual pieces? Thank you in advance!

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Posted: 15 October 2012 05:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 123 ]
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Looks basically a spinoff from 16th century, but probably not accurate.

I’ve not had a chance to take a closer look at it yet and seen what the pieces and mat zones are like. From the clay render in the promos, it looked like all one mesh, but the helmet is separate if nothing else. If it’s separate pieces the pants would be useful at any rate.

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Posted: 15 October 2012 06:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 124 ]
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Thank you! I wondered about the pants.

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Posted: 15 October 2012 07:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 125 ]
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I purchased Caput Caseum… It actually consists of nine parts: Armor, Helmet Arm Guard Left Arm Guard Right Boots (Left and Right) Pants, Plate Bracers and Undershirt.  It is vaguely renaissance with rather nice textures including the rather worn shirt.

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Posted: 15 October 2012 10:45 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 126 ]
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Oh good. Depending on the performance of autofit on a couple of the M4 outfits, there is enough to be going on with for the kind of vaguely Renaissance adventure illos that a lot of people like. and actual authenticity is at least a bit closer to being within reach. Still needs help though.

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Posted: 16 October 2012 04:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 127 ]
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Some of these Renaissance style things can be made a bit more adaptable.

I’ve done some work on the M3 Wildenlander top, breeches and boots (converted to M4) by getting rid of the silly shoulder pads and making the top leather rather than metal. The idea was a sixteenth century mercenary with looted velvets and practical leather. They wore their wealth as clothes were always sellable.

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Posted: 16 October 2012 11:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 128 ]
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This seems like a good place to ask. Does anyone know where I might find a really gaudy, ostentatious Ottoman-style turban?

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Posted: 16 October 2012 11:43 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 129 ]
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Zaarin - 16 October 2012 11:25 AM

This seems like a good place to ask. Does anyone know where I might find a really gaudy, ostentatious Ottoman-style turban?

I’ve been reference searching/working on some (more) turbans.  Would something like these be in the range of what you want?  I could work up a mesh in a week or so….

 

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Posted: 16 October 2012 02:10 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 130 ]
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Zaarin - 16 October 2012 11:25 AM

This seems like a good place to ask. Does anyone know where I might find a really gaudy, ostentatious Ottoman-style turban?

Renapd has an M3 set over on Rendo. Actually she had a couple of them. One of Maharajas and another of Pashas. Both had turbans.

ETA: The Pashas Megapack (extra textures) is in clearance now, and so is the Maharaja Expansion. They are on something like pages 3 and 5 of her store.

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Posted: 16 October 2012 02:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 131 ]
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@Rosemaryr: Yes, those are exactly what I had in mind!

@JOdel: Thanks for pointing that out. $22 is perhaps a bit more than I want to pay for a turban, but I’ll definitely be keeping my eye on the Maharaja set in the event it goes on sale.

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Posted: 17 October 2012 07:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 132 ]
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I’ve started work on some shoes. They are much more complicated than ones I’ve made before so I’m not sure how well they will turn out. The basic shape is there but needs another piece added at the top coming out from under the buckle.

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Posted: 17 October 2012 08:19 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 133 ]
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@Baglet
Those things make my toes hurt just looking at them!!  I’m soooo glad I don’t actually have to wear stuff like that in today’s world, no matter how much I like historical outfits!

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Posted: 17 October 2012 10:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 134 ]
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Zaarin: Here are the first stages of the Ottoman turbans.  These would just be the support structures for the cloth to drape onto (and would be eliminated form the final mesh), but they show the basic shapes I’m going for.  Are they a good size, or should I go even more grandiose?

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Posted: 17 October 2012 11:15 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 135 ]
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Rosemaryr - 17 October 2012 08:19 AM

@Baglet
Those things make my toes hurt just looking at them!!  I’m soooo glad I don’t actually have to wear stuff like that in today’s world, no matter how much I like historical outfits!

Those are some of the more comfortable looking ones! According to the museum book, by the late eighteenth century ladies were using walking sticks just to keep upright. The heels were strangely shaped, angeled forward and under the instep - some of them stilettos. If you were a peasant at least you could wear clogs.

I think I might make some modern footwear as well. Flat styles only.

 

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