Category: Character Kits

Various pieces of armor and weapons put together as a character

Medium Armor Kit

medieval viking raider
Medieval Viking Raider

I’m experimenting with another “character”. This one I imagine as a raider, moving fast, pillaging the countryside, and getting away before the knights show up. This isn’t historically accurate — a bit of mix and match — but I’m happy with this first attempt, as a fantasy concept.

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Full Armor With a Little Flair

Full armor with shield

I’m now trying to add some colorful flair to my armor. Blue is my favorite color, so that’s what I’m starting with. I’ve added a short blue underskirt to keep the mail from noisily scraping against my cuisse (upper leg armor). I’ve added a simple blue cape to my back.

This is the first time I’ve photographed my shield with my full armor. So I’m also holding a one-handed sword, this time. Also to note: I’m wearing my original sallet (helmet), and I have dagger sheathed and belted on my right leg. Having the dagger on my hip gets in my way — I’m constantly banging it with my arms, and it interferes with my range of motion wielding my sword.

This is all just experimental, to find a good look balanced with comfort and mobility.

The Old Adventurer