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.
This tutorial shows you how to make a Renaissance or medieval costume blouse. You will need a sewing machine and about a yard and a half of fabric. You don't need a pattern, just one of your own shirts to use as a fitting guide.
Check out this step-by-step look at how to make 1/2" medieval-style arrows for use with a heavy poundage English Longbow.
Medieval knights did not have access to plastic, but modern reenactors certainly do! This tutorial shows you how to take a food-grade plastic barrel (at least a quarter inch thick) and turn it into a set of medieval style armor!
Complete your knight costume - or damsel in distress who's really a kick ass swordsman in disguise costume - with this cardboard Medieval sword. Sturdier than paper and much safer than the metal of a real sword, this version can be used by kids without risk. Watch this video ...more
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
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
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
If you've seen the films "Name of the Rose" and "Kingdom of Heaven", you're familiar with the medieval period, and if you want to create an animated intro in After Effects with a medieval style to it, follow along with Laurence Grayson in this three-part AE tutorial where he c ...more
Always wanted to know how to fletch those large feathered Medieval style arrows? Hopefully this video should tell you what you need to know.
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
Not a sports fan, but still want to get your hands-free drink on? Instructables user DucttapeNinja has just the thing for you—a beer helmet inspired by Gimli from Lord of the Rings. So, now you can double the time between trips to the fridge during your next LOTR marathon. One ...more
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
Drawing medieval things includes things such as treasure chests, a Fleur de Lis and a sword. Draw medieval things with tips from a professional illustrator in this free instructional video on drawing. Medieval drawing tips are helpful for fantasy artists.
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
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
Image Courtesy of Geistig I'd like us to start some big community builds that can be edited and worked on over time. An ancient or Medieval city sounds pretty cool. Maybe we can do some PvP in it, in the future as well! When you log on type /warp kingdom to go there! Check ...more
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
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
Watch these three Basic steps for binding with linen thread onto a medieval style arrow.
Make reading more fun for your children with a satisfyingly medieval bookcase that your little prince (or princess) will use day in and day out. This woodworking project from Lowe's is a wooden bookcase with a castle top. It's completely functional, with plenty of storage for ...more
In Medieval Japan, Lords were essentially the wealthy men of the country who possessed land. Loaded as they were, Japanese lords wore elaborate clothing made of the finest materials, including silk. In this origami tutorial, you'll learn how to create a modern replica of a Me ...more
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
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: .
Amazing Talent coming out of Paganomation. Here is another one of his classics
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
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
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
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
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
Holidays are a time for good food and good drink, but more often than not, we substitute good drink for, well, cheap drink. However, cheap wine doesn't have to be bad. As the international wine industry grows, it's becoming more common to find decent bottles on the cheap, and ...more
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
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! Weekly Challenge: Week 2 Though Weekly Challenges are not required, they were created in order to help our builders on the server get out of that artistic ...more
If you've decided to forgo the super heroes and television characters and go medieval this year for Halloween, David J. Guyton has just the thing to take your costume over the top. To promote his new book, he built this awesome gauntlet armor—and made a step-by-step tutorial. ...more
Welcome to Minecraft World! Check out our tutorials, post to the community corkboard, and come play on our free server! Weekly Challenge: Week 3 Though these Weekly Challenges are not required, they were created in order to help our builders on the server get out of any arti ...more
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
Leather bracers and belts are staples of typical medieval garb, and if you want to make a medieval Halloween or cosplay costume it could probably be helped by a set. In this video you'll learn how to make great bracers and belts yourself for an Altair from Assassin's Creed or ...more
In this simple tutorial you will be shown step-by-step how to write local shellcode for use on 64-Bit Linux systems. Shellcode is simple code, usually written in assembly that is used as payload in exploits such as buffer overflow attacks. Payloads are the arrow head of an exp ...more
Human anatomy is something every physician must undergo as a medical student. Some move on to become great doctors, some move on to become great artists, helping to better educate students and improve upon many illustrated representations of the human body since the days of me ...more
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
Sometimes, at the end of a build, you may find yourself saying, "I'm pretty much finished, but what should I do next?" One element of a build that is always good to revisit once you're finished is the floor. It's not really a significant part of a building, but it can help mak ...more
News : Inside the Future of Smartglasses: Vuzix CEO Paul Travers on What 2021 Holds for AR Wearables
We often discuss the augmented reality efforts coming from the biggest players in Silicon Valley like Google, Facebook, Apple, and others, but one name that keeps coming up when you really begin to dig into the AR space is Vuzix. Since the late '90s, the company has quietly bu ...more
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
This video explains the science behind a trebuchet. The trebuchet is a medieval machine designed to throw objects at or into castles. This video explains that the gravitational potential energy stored in the raised counterweight is converted into kinetic energy in the projecti ...more
A modern iPhone is capable of running sophisticated, exquisitely-rendered games that rival titles on current-generation consoles. However, there is some value in classic video game titles, whether you grew up playing games on the Atari 2600, Nintendo Entertainment System, and ...more
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
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
Pumpkins, murderers, vampires, zombies, ghosts, witches, death… these are all the subjects of last week's Scrabble Bingo of the Days, which focused on words associated with Halloween and horror movies. Did you know there was actually a name for someone who suffocated another p ...more
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
This week's roundup features three games that I've either never bothered to play, was unable to play due to PC technical limitations, or haven't played because they've just been released. None of these three games cost more than $15. Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony I ne ...more
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.
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
The Japanese Shoguns built their entire warrior culture around masochism. Did you lose in battle? Congratulations, you must cut off your own head! Did you dishonor your general? Punishment consists of swirling your guts around with your own sword (yes, you're doing this yourse ...more
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
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
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
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
Amid the opulent and historic confines of Paris, Microsoft is now hosting an exhibit at a local museum that brings a historic map of a Normandy tourist destination to life in augmented reality. The Musée des Plans-Reliefs, a museum dedicated to 3D military maps dating back to ...more
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