Medieval

How To : Weave a suit of medieval scale mail

Scale mail is slightly superior to chain mail, since it has a greater ability to deflect blows. But it is a little trickier to make than chain mail - but not by much! This tutorial shows you how to make an excellent suit of scale mail.

News : Medieval peasant house

Hey everybody, here is my entry for the medieval building contest. I don't actually care if I win, it was just fun to think about. I have this great book series called The History of Private Life which goes into wonderful detail about how people did everyday things throughout ...more

How To : Forge a medieval arrowhead, or long bodkin

Watch this video demonstration on how to forge a medieval arrowhead, or long bodkin, by Paul Selby at an English Heritage Living History event at Kenilworth Castle. This type of arrow head was commonly used during the War of the Roses. This arrow is a professional craft, but a ...more

How To : Shoot a medieval longbow

Kevin Hicks from the History Squad demonstrates how to use a medieval longbow at an English Heritage event at Bolsover Castle in this archery tutorial video. This weapon was made famous during the 100 Years War in the 14th & 15th century. Follow the simple instructions outline ...more

How To : Draw a Medieval city using complex levels

Have you ever wanted to own your own city? Well, now you can (on paper, at least). In this drawing tutorial, you'll be run through how to create a very three dimensional, believable Medieval style city using complex levels. With undulating, curving streets, Islamic arched win ...more

How To : Make a working matchstick medieval catapult

this miniature catapult really works and can be used as a toy or in a diorama. You'll need the following materials: Matchstick 1/8" stock: 4 pieces 1-1/2 inches (36mm)long - 5 pieces 5/8" (15mm) long - 4 cross brace pieces 1/2" (10mm)long (45 degree cuts) 1 piece at 9/16" roun ...more

How To : Draw Medieval Ruins

When the castle has been attacked there are only ruins left. Here is the drawing video by which i go over drawing medieval ruins. Goes with other how to draw fantasy , art videos, and art tutorials. I go through my thought process in detail at : http://howtodrawfantasyart.blog ...more

News : Mexican Drug Lords Go Back to (Medieval) Basics

As a Los Angeles resident, I appreciate the Mexican immigrants. They work hard. They get the job done. That said, let the Colombians spend $1,000,000 on a fancy Narco sub. The Mexican-style medieval catapult is much more resourceful: "A 3-yard-tall catapult was found about 20 ...more

How To : Make medieval tissue-transferred candles

Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza demonstrate the way of making medieval candles using tissue paper transfer technique. Steve asks you to first take a piece of tissue paper and a square-shaped chunky stamp. Then you should load the stamp with black pigment. Once the loading is ...more

How To : How to throw a medieval pot

Watch this Medieval pottery demonstration by Jim Newboult of Trinity Court Potteries at an English Heritage Living History event at Kenilworth Castle. This pottery wheel is not a kick wheel. It's an incredibly silent hand powered pottery wheel. This ceramics demonstration will ...more

How To : Make a miniature medieval flail

In this video, we learn how to make a miniature medieval flail. You will need: glue, string, scissors, drill, paper, cardboard, paints, masking tape, electrical tape, plastic chain (optional), a brush, and a wooden handle. First, crumple up a couple sheets of paper to make it ...more

How To : Draw a Medieval Goblin

Going through the process of drawing a Goblin. This is great for anyone that likes fantasy art. For the step by step go to : http://howtodrawfantasyart.blogspot.com/ Video: .

News : Medieval Frog Hop Off

Crane You need a giant crane with a magnet. Medieval Garb Steve O, Preston, Wee Man, Johnny and Bam dress up in medieval suits of armor. Obviously, using authentic metal suits. Obstacle Course Setup dozens of giant trampolines in a row, with gaps filled by escapable vats ...more

News : Medieval Castle Breach

Destroy the floating foam castle with a wee man projectile from a trebuchet. Or let the castle be defended with the rest of the guys while the catapult is destroying it with large amounts of cow pies

How To : Make Chain Mail Armor from Start to Finish

This article is a guide for making Chainmail Armor from start (simple wire) to finish (a finished chainmail shirt). We will be using the European 4 in 1 weave, as this is the most common weave. This is the weave that you usually see in movies. There are several sections to thi ...more

Last-Minute Halloween Quickie : 100+ Free Printable Masks

If you've run out of time for all of our more time-consuming Halloween costume ideas, here are some places on the web for free, downloadable paper masks. There must be at least 100 options among these links to satisfy your last-minute costume needs! Just download, print, and c ...more

How To : Improve Architecture and Style in Minecraft

Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our advanced tutorials and come play on our free server. Minecraft is all about big ideas, but we all too often forget the details. Small changes in block type, positioning, or layout can transform builds from mundane to beautiful. Wheth ...more

How To : Build a fake sword prop

It's medieval mayhem and you need a sword prop. Maybe you're larping, or maybe you just need a fake, dull movie prop blade for your action epic. Either way, this is a great weapons build project for a cool replica wooden sword. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to build a ...more

How To : Begin finger loop braiding

Watch this instructional video series to begin making several variations of finger loop braids. Finger loop braids are braids woven using loops of string on your fingers. Finger loop braiding reached a high point in Medieval Europe and England between 1200 and 1600 CE. Finger ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (03/28 - 04/03)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Make a chain mail suit or shirt

For all your jousting and costume needs, finally, an instructional video guide to building a chain mail suit of armor. While periodically inaccurate for Renaissance Fairs, Medieval Times employees or reenactment actors might be curious to either learn how to make the suit or a ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/01 - 02/07)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our moderators and contrib ...more

Ingredients 101 : Buying, Grinding, & Tempering Spices

The world of spices can be bewildering. They promise to make your food more flavorful if you know how to make the most of them. Unless you know a couple of essential tricks, however, it just seems like you're adding bits of colored powder to your food. Most cooks buy a few bo ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (04/18 - 04/24)

WonderHowTo is a how-to website made up of niche communities called Worlds, with topics ranging from Minecraft to science experiments to Scrabble and everything in-between. Check in every Wednesday evening for a roundup of user-run activities and how-to projects from the most ...more

How To : Do a Renaissance Branle Simple dance

Have you ever watched a Medieval based movie, and the setting was at a festival where people were dancing in a circle, well this is that dance. This Branle Simple (Simple Swing) video is more a demonstration of the dance, and does not teach you how to do it step by step.

How To : Make chain mail

This how-to video shows the steps for making chain mail, just like the authentic armor of the Medieval period. Making chain mail is fairly simple, requiring only a couple supplies. You will need a rod, wire cutters, two pairs of pliers, a variable speed drill, and a spool of u ...more

How To : Play Dungeons and Dragons

Fantasize about role playing? One of the most popular venues for role playing medieval fantasy is the board game, Dungeons and Dragons. Get a group of three or four together and have a blast! You Will Need: • A Dungeons and Dragons group • A Player's Handbook • Pencil and ...more

Scrabble Bingo of the Day : REVENANT

REVENANT n pl. -S one that returns 61 points (11 points without the bingo) Frankenstein. Vampires. Zombies. These creepy creatures are all examples of the UNDEAD, living entities that are technically dead but still animate. Some of these 'walking dead' feed off blood, others ...more

How To : Walkthrough Dante's Inferno on the PlayStation 3

Dante's Inferno. Most people know this as the first book to Dante Alighieri's fourteenth-century poetic epic, the "Divine Comedy", an allegory of medieval hell. But gamers can experience the torment of sin without the pages of a book. Dante's Inferno is a third-person, action- ...more

How To : Bead a necklace with a pendant

This video will show you how to make a beautiful and dramatic beaded necklace with a pendant. She uses a sterling steel shield pendant but you can use any pendant you like. You can choose any type of beads depending on the look you would like to achieve. In this case hematite ...more

How To : Get full knight armor in Dead Rising 2

Let's face it, there is nothing more badass than killing zombies in a mall with a little girl's tricycle wearing the full plate mail of a medieval knight. This video will show you how to set that up in Dead Rising 2 by getting all of the four pieces of the knight armor, which ...more

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