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Sir Sondergaard

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Helmet insignia
« on: 2016-08-28, 12:32:18 »
Hello fellow knights

I have a question.

I see that som of you have a figure on top of your great helm. (What is it called, helmet insignia? Helmet sign?) I guess you know what I mean...

My question is, where can I get a helmet figure made? Does any of you know where, or how to make one?
When me and my fiancee is getting married, I will become a member of her family, which are an old noble family here in Denmark. At that time I will change both my colors and my knightly name, and I will need a figure for my great helm.

I hope someone can help. Thank you  :)

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Re: Helmet insignia
« Reply #1 on: 2016-08-28, 16:15:35 »
Crest is the name of the item on top of the helmet.

Knightly Arts made mine, but there are many options for sources, depending on what you're going to use it for.
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Re: Helmet insignia
« Reply #2 on: 2016-08-29, 01:58:35 »
I made mine.
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Re: Helmet insignia
« Reply #3 on: 2016-08-29, 23:45:47 »
Sir James, do you have a link? If I search for Knightly Arms, I find several businesses....

Sir Patrick, it looks good. Can you please tell me how you made it?

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Re: Helmet insignia
« Reply #4 on: 2016-08-31, 01:08:27 »
I am also curious about making one.
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Re: Helmet insignia
« Reply #5 on: 2016-09-02, 02:49:15 »
Sir Patrick, it looks good. Can you please tell me how you made it?

Paper mache "clay" (Google it) over a cardstock skeleton. Cardstock feathers and wings were added and wooden beads for the eyes. The whole thing was then covered in about 10 thin coats of diluted wood glue, sanded and gilded with gold foil.

An historic one would have been caved from wood (Sir Douglas made s beautiful one for Sir Humphrey here), or made of leather (stitched, moistened, and then filled with sand to dry. This shapes the leather). Embellishments made of gesso would have been added on and then the whole thing painted.
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Re: Helmet insignia
« Reply #6 on: 2016-09-07, 01:39:42 »
Sir James, do you have a link? If I search for Knightly Arms, I find several businesses....

Sir Patrick, it looks good. Can you please tell me how you made it?

Arts, not Arms :)

http://www.wix.com/oneail/helmetcrests
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Re: Helmet insignia
« Reply #7 on: 2016-09-11, 00:52:19 »
I modified mine from a wood carving done by special request of a wood carver that did predominately dragons...hence  the dragonish appearance of my griffon. ;)
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Re: Helmet insignia
« Reply #8 on: 2016-09-14, 16:08:45 »
I thank you all good Sir´s, for your answers  :)

Sir James, I found it, thanks  ;)