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flat topped kite shield
« on: 2008-02-16, 05:22:41 »
so i'm working on a late 12th century shield. like the first two pictures here: http://forums.armourarchive.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=58966&postdays=0&postorder=asc&highlight=augusti&start=0

whatya think? a basic triangle with rounded ends? or have a lil more beef at the top like a heater?

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Re: flat topped kite shield
« Reply #1 on: 2008-02-23, 02:20:09 »

That does look like a rounded triangle in those images. I'd still be tempted to give it some rounding like a heater, but it's up to you. This certainly seems to set a precedent for having a basic triangle.
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