Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Medieval Weapons Research 2

Monday afternoon I was allowed to sit in on a session at Sandal Castle Visitor Centre. Drawing and taking reference photos of re-enactment weapons and helmets and costumes. A lot of my research so far has been from websites and black and white locally produced books, so to be able to handle and feel the physical shape and weight of medieval equipment is an eye opener to what these objects actually look like. Now, I just have to find a complete working medieval castle and an army of 28,000 fighting men and my research will be complete.

Sandal Castle visitor centre 01

Sandal Castle visitor centre 02

Sandal Castle Artifacts

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