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Request for a sticky "how-to" thread

Postby Sirilay, Innaniel » Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:26 am

Made up a tutorial on crafting an oblong cross-sectioned hilt for whatever weapon. I'd like to lobby for a general sticky thread for tutorials, as I can't seem to find one? Or my elf eyes are failing. Or, this can also go up on our how-to page for Dagorhir.com. Whichever would be appreciated!

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Re: Request for a sticky "how-to" thread

Postby Ra' Shalm Swiftstrike » Thu Oct 20, 2016 1:03 pm

100% second this! I'd love to try and start building, but finding a good mix of tutorials feels nigh impossible.
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Re: Request for a sticky "how-to" thread

Postby Sven Kolfinsson » Tue Oct 25, 2016 7:47 am

Though the boards aren't as popular as they used to be, I agree that this would be a good idea to put together even if it's solely for the purpose of going on the new website's how-to section.

[quote="Ra' Shalm Swiftstrike"]
100% second this! I'd love to try and start building, but finding a good mix of tutorials feels nigh impossible.
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Lemme know what you're looking for and I'll see if I have it bookmarked.
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Re: Request for a sticky "how-to" thread

Postby Ra' Shalm Swiftstrike » Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:34 pm

Honestly, I've never built a thing in my life.  :-\ Even just basic sword building would be greatly helpful! In the long run, I'll need to build some arrows, and maybe dabble with a spear or two, but I don't want to get ahead of myself.
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Re: Request for a sticky "how-to" thread

Postby Sven Kolfinsson » Sat Oct 29, 2016 10:19 am

This, in my opinion, is the best newbie sword tutorial out there. There's definitely some more simple designs (such as the Eryndor Blue Tutorial), but this will give you a much better weapon for slightly more upfront cost.

http://www.dagorhir.com/forums/http://w ... ic.php?t=6


Here's a good stab tip tutorial. I make the marine foam part bigger than what is pictured and trim it off flush with the blade to give a better shape to it, but it's pretty much the same principle. I can post a picture of one of mine if you'd like.

http://www.dagorhir.com/forums/http://w ... ic.php?t=9


And as far as I can tell, Arrakis' spear tutorial is still king. I'd recommend using normally dapped 4# wraps instead of the gorilla glued pre-compressed blue foam cylinders he talks about, but everything else is pretty much up to date right now. Use a high-density open cell foam for the tip if you live and fight in a colder area (foambymail's dense charcoal open cell foam is perfect for it).

http://www.dagorhir.com/forums/http://w ... ic.php?t=0
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