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!
Thursday, December 24, 2015
Wishing You All A Very Merry Christmas!
The arming jacket arrived today - the leg and arm harnesses much more comfortably now. Only thing is the mail haubergeon doesn't fit over it. It was a tight fit to begin with, and the arming jacket is padded. I'll just use the mail for the display stand. The jacket is pretty impressively constructed - it has tying points with brass tips.
I may add another leather tab on each leg harness as there's plenty of ties. There's currently only one tie-off point on the front center of the legs. One on the outside would help distribute the weight better.
Several more gratuitous shots while my wife was still willing to take them. I kept interrupting her in the kitchen while she was preparing a Christmas Eve meal. Besides taking the pictures, I needed her to tie off the arm harness and the back straps for the breastplate.
Breaking a bit of sweat while getting in the armor, my wife laughed at the thought of me wearing it in the summer.
The kit is pretty much done now. The only things I could add are sabatons, a haubergeon that fits over the arming jacket, and maybe some padded chausses.
So much for now - Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!