Armor Detail Layers
Elrond's Elven Battle-Armor - Last Alliance
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Layer 4a: Plate-armor- Front
Sash and belt
The bracers consist of three layers of panels. The back panels are longer than those of the front, and wrap around the back of the forearm to slightly overlap the front panels.
The hands are gloved, presumably in a thin leather.
The top piece of the shoulder/arm armor is molded to fit comfortably over the rounded part of the shoulder. (1)
According to the back of the 6" Elrond doll, the (three) over-the-shoulder chest-pieces are tied to the rest with one hole punched through all three pieces (and probably grometted).
Each of the six metal strips of the chest-armor is joined ot the others by a piece of metal folded over their raw edges at the back. Holed punched in the folded piece of metal allow the whole thing to be laced together. This lacing-up method is somewhat reminiscent of Roman charioteers' leather chest-armor.
(1) On the armor for the extras, this piece is not molded. Instead, the top half is cut and overlapped, then riveted together. [See shoulder diagram below]
The shoulder/arm armor is made of three plates on the outside of the arm, with two (guess) going the rest of the way around the arm.
(A) Molded shoulder plate
(B) Strap for attaching it to third chest piece. (Closest)
The back panel of the hauberk is a guess. It is not present on the 6" Elrond doll, which only has the back of the cuirass (with no indication of how it is held in place or gotten into) and the armor-skirt.
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