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Hey, im trying to build roman style armor, im pretty good with tools, i have tons, but i have not done much metal work before. i cant post links yet, but if you google roman armor, the one made of pieces of overlapping metal strips and i was wondering mainly, how would i reliably shape the metal? how thick should it be? should i go to a metal shop for help? any advise would me very useful. thanks everyone!
 

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Hello do you have blacksmiths over there ? i think thats how the romans and medievel knights made there armour ,or maybe a foundery ,look around for roman reenactment sights here in england ,bye:wave:
 

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depending on the Armour, is is "sheet" metal? A good pair of tinm snips would go a long ways, and even so, you can use normal pliers to bend it (if your not looking for dead-on precision)...

I may be able to help, PM me with info on materials your working with....
 
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