Armor Update!

A quick update on the build of my new coat of plates. The plates have been cut! and the upper chest and back have had their corners ground to a workable smoothness. Once I've ground the remaining body plates I'll begin shaping the metal and/or cut the leather that lies under the plate. The upper chest and back will have a solid leather backing, while the body plates will be supported along four straps. 

 some of the front drawn out and the beverly sheers I used to cut all the pieces

some of the front drawn out and the beverly sheers I used to cut all the pieces

 finished cutting out the front now time for the back

finished cutting out the front now time for the back

 long plates that wrap around the body

long plates that wrap around the body

 all laid out ready for shaping!

all laid out ready for shaping!