Thursday, 21 July 2011
Corbridge Style Shoulder Part 1
Note to apartment dwellers -- If you are working on carpet, make sure you lay down something to protect the floor. You can flatten out paper bags like I have done here, or you can buy a sheet or something from a second-hand store.
When I made the Newstead shoulder earlier, I actually cut out two upper shoulders. When I decided that I wanted to experiment a bit more with shoulder types I revisited this piece and found that it could be cut down to match. This allowed me to see the dramatic difference in size between upper shoulders of Corbridge A and Bishop's Newstead. The picture below (not exactly to scale) illustrates the cutting.
The blue sections are just about the right size to become Lesser Shoulder plates (i.e. #3 or #4) in a future experiment. The red section was going to be too small to be reused, so I added a nice Corbridge B style peak on the center plate.
The rest of the plates were cut according to Legio XX's Corbridge A plans. Actually, I marked the cuts on the metal by using my soapstone to trace around the cardboard patterns I made earlier. Great reuse!