it is required yeah and must be made of non abrasive cloth. The money estimate is actually most likely enough to make 2-3 blue weapons, and a shield, it just seems expensive because you are buying all the glue, and tape and such, a sword all told probably has 5 dollars worth of materials in it
Oh okay. I get the cover now... At first I really thought it was just a fancy way to... Fancy it up. lol.
I'll try to say this without coming off as a total jerk but: I really am trying to get just the basic necessities at the cheapest price because I'm not completely sure about this yet. It looks extremely tight but I don't know how devoted I can be and I don't want to "waste" $50 or $60 on something I'll never use again. Xd
5' sced 40 - white PVC ~1.50 1 roll grey duct tape (any works but better brands DO hold longer) ~2.50 1 roll Double Sided Carpet Tape (again, others work but Duct brand works better / longer) ~7 1 roll blue Ozark Trails camp pad from Wal-Mart. ~6 1 12" x 12" piece of 1/4" plywood (assuming bare minimum buckler size) honestly dunno $$ 1 piece of heavy duty strap material (for buckler - talking car seat belt, leather, etc..) Or can alternatively use rope. $1-$8 (total assumes median of $4) 1 over-head garage door handle (looks like a very large C ) ~3 1 old thermal sock (sword cover)., ~2 for 2, if ya ain't got one. (assuming you can get one)
So total, minus plywood, is $24. If you got some of the materials, it cuts that much outta the total.
But this way you MIGHT get skimpy on foam, if you make something with a lotta blade (over 26" of blade) so you might get a $1.10 section of 1" pipe insulation (for shield edging).
And dunno if anyone has pointed this out yet, but almost universally in Dagorhir, if your new to the scene, SOMEONE will loan you a weapon for a practice / battle, etc.. So you can tell if you like it enough to want to put forth the time / money / effort. Then again you might be like me and if your gonna do it, your gonna do it with YOUR stuff. Which can be commendable, if a bit expensive, lol.
Yeah, stubbie, that was what I was afraid of. I didn't want to just show up at a practice and be like "So can I try out with your stuff?" And everyone be like "wtf is dis nub??" XD
I do believe I have the PCV and 'possibly' the ply wood. I know for fact I got the tape, and possibly the glue. I might be able to cut down the cost to like $15 or $16, but I'll have to check with my dad to see what materials he's got, and furthermore if I can use them. XD haha.
Post by Cathán Neamhnaofa on Jan 27, 2009 7:55:48 GMT -5
stubbie is completely right, if your new and want to try this out we have more than enough weapons. people brings basically their intire armoury which can be kinda large, but its intended for newbs and just switching up styles. so if you wanna wait on making your own stuff that would be totally fine.
I noticed you have double-sided carpet tape on there for $7. Well I don't know about where you are, but a can of dap is closer to $5 and in my experience works WAY better than double-sided tape. Plus, it'll last through a lot more smithing.
The very first link is a step by step flash tutorial on how to make a basic blue sword. Everyone that has ever used it (well...everyone that's ever mentioned it) has said it works perfectly, and I myself made my swords like this for about 2 years.
Haldour - Your right. Around here a quart of DAP is a bit cheaper than a roll of DSCT; but if you just want to get a basic set up without extra; the tape has an edge. Shorter smithing time and WAY less mess / fumes.
Then if you decide the sport is for you, then you can pick up a can of DAP and go to town.
Luc: I can feel ya on feeling like a noob to show up and ask but...it really is expected. That's how a lot of the communities recruiting is done! People pass by and see us fighting and stop.
Last Edit: Jan 27, 2009 10:10:12 GMT -5 by Stubbie
umm it depends on the person there are those of us who throw alot of time into it, and those who show up 1 maybe 2 times a month and enjoy it. for the most part as far as getting better at fighting you get what you put in. But if you are just out to have a good time it doesn't matter how much you put in. We all understand that real life has to come first, and while we might give you a hard time about not coming around much there is no requirement to enjoy. I would suggest that you try to make events from time to time, but that is because i personally like them alot more than just practices. Oh and one more thing, don't feel bad if we give you a hard time about not being at practice alot, if you are we will just find another reason to give you a hard time