Not Perfect, But Getting There...

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Not Perfect, But Getting There...

Postby HuerTa » Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:42 pm

Hi everyone, while it's not 100% complete I thought I'd post some shots of my kit as of now. I'm pretty happy with it so far, and mainly just need to work on getting a bedroll/snapsack combo set up. I'll probably be drawing heavily from Elleth and Ursus' work as I love the look and how ergonomic it looks to carry. As always, any tips or constructive feedback is appreciated, hope y'all like it! And please don't mind my killer attack hound in the pics, Huan ;)

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Re: Not Perfect, But Getting There...

Postby Ursus » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:35 pm

Nice work! Am I wrong or is that an Angus Trim XVIa.3? Lovely piece that.
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Re: Not Perfect, But Getting There...

Postby Iodo » Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:52 pm

WOW Nice kit! Love the look of all the leather :P
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Re: Not Perfect, But Getting There...

Postby Ghostsoldier » Wed Jan 02, 2019 11:50 pm

It looks even more impressive in person...great work, Steve!

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Re: Not Perfect, But Getting There...

Postby Greg » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:20 am

May I ask about your bow? I'm not recognizing it from any of the usual suspects...care to divulge some details?

...and is that one of the Ritter Steel knives mounted on your scabbard?
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Re: Not Perfect, But Getting There...

Postby Elleth » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:26 am

That is a grand start! I'm partial to the jerkin.

And Huan, of course. :mrgreen:
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Re: Not Perfect, But Getting There...

Postby Straelbora » Thu Jan 03, 2019 6:05 am

Great ensemble. And good job keeping your nerve with a Warg wandering by.
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Re: Not Perfect, But Getting There...

Postby HuerTa » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:07 pm

Ursus wrote:Nice work! Am I wrong or is that an Angus Trim XVIa.3? Lovely piece that.


Thank you! Your eyes do not deceive you, that is an ATrim XVIa.3. Her name is Belegrist and she is my pride and joy.
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Re: Not Perfect, But Getting There...

Postby HuerTa » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:08 pm

Iodo wrote:WOW Nice kit! Love the look of all the leather :P


Thank you! I do kind of have a thing for working with leather, I'm especially proud of the jerkin :)
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Re: Not Perfect, But Getting There...

Postby HuerTa » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:09 pm

Ghostsoldier wrote:It looks even more impressive in person...great work, Steve!

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Thanks my friend! Can't wait to see yours pretty soon!
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Re: Not Perfect, But Getting There...

Postby HuerTa » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:12 pm

Greg wrote:May I ask about your bow? I'm not recognizing it from any of the usual suspects...care to divulge some details?

...and is that one of the Ritter Steel knives mounted on your scabbard?


Sure, the bow is the Ranger Bow from Rudder Bows. 50-55# @28". I wanna saw it's hickory? I can't recall. It's a stout bow, I've had it for about 5 years now and it still shoots quite well. I do believe that Rudder Bows sold out to Crow's Head Archery though, but they still carry a lot of similar models.

And yes, that is a Ritter Steel boot knife on the scabbard. They tend to be my go to knives when including a by-knife on a scabbard.
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Re: Not Perfect, But Getting There...

Postby HuerTa » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:18 pm

Elleth wrote:That is a grand start! I'm partial to the jerkin.

And Huan, of course. :mrgreen:



Thank you! That jerkin has been a labor of love over the last three years. I've slowly added, changed, cut, shaped, sewn, etc different bits of it over time. It's got a bit of a patchwork look to it now but I think it works really well for a Ranger persona doing repairs and what-have-you as needed and materials become available. And yes, Huan (his real name is Ricky hehe) is a firece and loyal companion!

Here are some closer pics of the jerkin:

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Re: Not Perfect, But Getting There...

Postby HuerTa » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:20 pm

Straelbora wrote:Great ensemble. And good job keeping your nerve with a Warg wandering by.


Lol, thank you! He may look menacing, but I assure you he is quite tame :D
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Re: Not Perfect, But Getting There...

Postby Laothain » Sat Jan 05, 2019 8:57 pm

Looks great. If I may ask what pattern did you use for the jerkin or was it more of a figure it out as you go thing?
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Re: Not Perfect, But Getting There...

Postby HuerTa » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:51 pm

Laothain wrote:Looks great. If I may ask what pattern did you use for the jerkin or was it more of a figure it out as you go thing?


Thank you! It's a little of both, actually. The main part I cut using an old vest of mine as a primary pattern and added a little bit of length to it. The rest of the bits were a bit if figuring out as I went in order to make it look more like a jerkin and less like a vest.

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