How to make Armor: Making Medieval Armor: Forming Helmet Plates Real Time

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How to make armor. Making Medieval Armor: Forming Helmet Plates Real Time Tutorial on how to make a full steel DIY viking helmet from pattern to finished armor!
🔥 Download the Pattern:

► Makita Power File:
► Makita 9005B 5-Inch Angle Grinder:
► Bosch Drill and Impact Driver:
► Foredom Rotary Tool:
► Glue Gun:

► Tandy Leather Rotary Punch:
► Hand Sewing Punch:
► Blunt Leather Needles:
► Best Utility Knife:
► Black Olfa Blades:
► Jumbo Leather Lacing Needle:
► Leather Slicker:
► Edge beveler:
► Leather Shears:
► Hole Punch Set:

► Cleco Fastener Kit:
► Hand held bolt cutter:
► Adjustable Ruler:
► Big Profile Gauge:
► Metal Marking Pen:
► Dremel Tile Cutting Bit:

► Swedish Hammer:
► Rounding Hammer:
► Poly Hammer:
► Rawhide Hammer:

► Fiebing’s Leather Dye:
► Angelus Leather Paint:
► Jax Metal Darkening Patina:
► Flitz Metal Polish & Rust Remover:
► Armour & Wood Wax Polish:
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One of my viewers was asking about time and how long it takes to create a helmet. Building a viking helmet of this type takes around 40-45 hours from start to finish. Some of the process is actually quite quick so today I show you a video in real time on how I dish a couple helmet plates and also show you some of the specialized tools I use to create custom costume armour. This is 18 ga mild steel (0.048”) and is intended for costume use only.

In this series I will show the step by process of making a viking inspired helm. Join me in the shop as I layout the initial pattern on sheet metal and cut the pieces to shape. This is an excellent beginner armor project as building a helmet of this design is quite simple. I will be using brass, mild steel and showing all the armor techniques of a professional armorsmith in this series.

About this Viking Helmet Series: How To Make Steel Armor by Drawbridge Props & Armoury! Learn how to make armor and many metal working techniques as you follow along with the pattern, or use the tips and tricks from this video for your other metalworking or cosplay projects. I love making how to videos that help beginners develop the skills required to become a professional prop builder or just sit back and enjoy watching me make medieval armor.

Do you want to learn how to craft armor? Follow along with this DIY do-it-yourself how to make armor guide for how cut the pieces, punch holes, set rivets, and age and distress the metal. In this tutorial there will be tips and tricks for the beginner metalworker so you can learn how to cut, deburr and finish your metal armour.

Download the patterns so you can follow along. These tutorials will be excellent for anyone looking for a fun project to do with kids. If you use these how to metal crafting tutorials, be sure to share your armour projects with us on facebook! Thanks for checking out the Drawbridge Props & Armoury YouTube channel and keep an eye out for a future leather and armour tutorials!


I’m Levi Woods, an Armorsmith and artist working in Vancouver, British Columbia. I love creating new videos to share my shop creations with you. I love all fantasy, medieval and science fiction movies and especially love crafting arms and armour for costumes and props departments. I’ve been building custom armor since 2000 and have worked as a professional movie prop costumer all over the world. When I’m home in my shop I love building art out of wood, metal and leather and love to explore new techniques. I focus on crafting one of a kind custom leather and metal armor.
Levi Woods


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