This site was created late in 2008, just a few years after first becoming involved in wargaming. As you can tell by the name, WAB was my introduction to this community. I appreciate the following and comments this blog receives, and give all thanks and credit to my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. It may seem odd that this blog appears to focus on the folly of mankind's continuous warfare, but I believe I can still enjoy this hobby so long as I put Him first in all I do. Maranatha!
Friday, September 4, 2015
Bascinet with Camail/Aventail Added
Well, no sooner after the last post, I decided to press on with the camail project. It is done except for running a wire or leather thong through the vervelle holes along the leather strap.
With my wife's sound advice, I ended up cutting a "V" out of the strap right after the third vervelle. It ended up pretty nice and stays on the helmet very well.
Here's my impression of the Cherbourg helmet.
The camail has to go around the bottom edges of the visor to allow the visor to seat down fully. I may try to route leather thongs at the opening of the mail to see if it can be tightened up below the chin. Addendum: I got the visor to seat properly - all I did was squeeze the bottom front edge of the bascinet in.
The leather strap fits snugly along along the base of the bascinet. Not bad as I bought the camail separately from the helmet and wasn't sure if it would fit properly. A padded liner should probably be worn under the camail.
Not a bad way to spend the morning on a day off - still in my PJ's too :)