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Linothorax 2.0
A "Linothorax" is an antique armour- type of greek orign and unknown material. Cloth- glue composite though has been suggested and for the last 3 years I´ve been building armour and armour- parts out of the stuff which proved to be able to withstand real swords and arrows if built correctly. Around here, the word is also used for the material itself.
This outfit, although used for fantasy larp, comprises completely of armour- grade linothorax, meaning at least 10 layers of cotton, in the double- walled sections 20 layers. No part of the armour has historical roots (besides the superbroad collar being impractical the ancients never built double- layered armour with crumple- zones) but I think if you want equipment like this for a fantasy setting, the material suggests itself much more than leather or metal which would both be expensive and much more difficult to manufacture.
This is my second suit made of the material. Meant to be worn in very warm weather it has lighter upper- body- protection than the first but collar and helmet facilitate much better air circulation.
Here´s a link to my website where the building is documented:
www.larp-monsterbau.de/html/li…
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Alex
Germany
I live in Lübeck, Germany. One of my hobbies is Larp (Live Action RolePlaying). I`m interested in the monsters you meet in the gameworlds and run the website "larp-monsterbau.de", meaning "about the building of larp-monsters", of which there´s an almost complete english version now.
I´m looking for other monsterbuilders to share experiences and receipts.
I speak german and broken english.

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AerrowShapiro Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015
Hi there.  I thought I'd follow you because I like the armor you made.
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hubert61 Featured By Owner May 20, 2014
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arthemis92 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2011
thank you for the fav! =)
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luthien368 Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Ach, den Kram kenne ich doch :)
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futurerocker18 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student Photographer
thanks for the :+fav: :la: :hug:
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poisonmilow Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2011  Professional General Artist
Hi, hier bist du also auch :)
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upwaut Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2011
Hallo! Allerdings eine Weile nicht mehr hiergewesen...
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tailored-illusion Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2010
:iconqueencattabby: Greetings and thank you kindly for the fav! Cain appreciates your support in his bid for world destruction/domination... ^-^

PS Your armour is AMAZING I'm so impressed! Love your website... wish I could read German!
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Crusader90 Featured By Owner Nov 27, 2010
Thanks for the fav, your WH Chaos Armor is great
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upwaut Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010
Oh- no secret about the nickname: "Upwaut" is the german phonetic version of an egyptian word. In english it would be "wap-wow-weet", which again sounds quite strange to german ears.
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