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« on: December 04, 2011 09:51:07 PM »



Some of you may remember this little guy. Back in September, he was strapped to my daughter's torso while she was fighting zombies:
http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/293695_280803155264726_176049985740044_1225082_726371457_n.jpg [Edited to remove broken image insert]

And at the time I had made him a little helmet. My daughter loved the helmet so much that for Christmas this year I thought I'd go a step further and create an entire suit of armor for her favorite teddy bear. She's had the Bear since she was born and it's one of her most cherished possessions. To create the armor, I had to sneak into her room at night and borrow the bear. To put on the finishing touches tonight, I said I had to borrow him to wash him (now I have to actually wash him otherwise she'll know something's up).

And so, I present to you, Lord Bearington:


His chainmaile is made from 16 gauge, 5/16" Stainless Steel rings woven in a European 4-1 pattern. It includes flaps for the shoulders to support the spaulders(Shoulderplates).


Like the chainmaile, his Spaulders are also made from stainless steel. These are a scale model of a modified style of medieval spaulder and include tiny straps and rivets on the inside for articulation. They are attached to the chainmaile shirt via 2 rings. [after forming the plates, I carefully rounded all of the edges with a fine metal file for safety's sake Wink ]


The trim of his shirt is made from stamped, nickle-plated mild steel scales.


His simple, warrior's circlet(crown) is made from the same material as the spaulders; a strip of stainless steel.


His greaves(shin guards) are made from chunks of a leather belt held together with rivets. (I put my hands in this picture so that you could get a sense of the scale of the bear Smiley )


Finally, when his Lordship grows tired of the burden of his armor, he can remove it and stow it for future use! Cheesy

*a special note* the bear's real name, as given by my daughter, is actually Jinx (formerly just "Bear"). Lord Bearington just felt like a more appropriate thing to call him as I pieced together his armor.
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« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2011 10:39:14 PM »

I love all of his attire, but I also love the name she name him! Awesome on the chain mail. I hope you stay round while the kids grow up, love watching the family fun. Me and my kids were always big on this type of fun, but hubby has to be dragged forcefully out of his man cave. Lolol btw loved the family zombie pics!
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2011 05:39:53 AM »

That's fantastic.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2011 09:34:14 AM »

Absolutely Brilliant!  I love his shoulder-plates.  I hope the two have many grand adventures together now that he has proper protective equipment.
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What a piece of work is man!


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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2011 04:54:08 PM »

So cute, and what a wonderful present for your daughter!
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2011 01:31:54 PM »

Oh my gosh that is amazing! I could never even think of doing something that ingenious. Kudos!
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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2011 03:21:17 PM »

That's awesome! (:
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« Reply #7 on: December 09, 2011 08:49:38 AM »

This is such a clever idea!
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« Reply #8 on: December 11, 2011 06:46:17 AM »

That is HEART-MELTINGLY adorable! I want armor for my teddy bear!
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« Reply #9 on: December 31, 2011 07:16:57 AM »

AWESOME!!!  You should sell this stuff, if you don't already.... Wink
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