Hello and welcome to the english version of Larp- Monsterbau.de. The site still has the same unprofessional look as always but is now at least a little more comprehensible.
Translation status: Although I ranted something about that this would be the case by the end of 2013 I obviously underestimated the amount of work involved. To view the progress please refer to the table of contents (see link “contents” below).
Instead... October 2016... Linothorax. Cloth/glue- composite. Third year and still scratching only the surface of the theme. Selfmade functionable armour; i.e. that will stop (almost) anything short of modern firearms. To be manufactured without metal - or leatherworking know- how; in your livingroom if you´re short of a hobby cellar.
Both my suits of armour are now as near as such projects will ever come to the term “finished” (well, perhaps a little surface detail here and there...).
We also have Lino- mask- building with detailed surfaces but without having to construct a negative-form.
And I´ve designed a chair (which in itself is considered the peak of furniture- design. Among furniture designers).
In 2016 he website has grown 7 pages and three more got added or changed content (see below).
Behind the scenes I´m working on easier navigation of this monstrous construct of a website, meaning that wherever sub- pages branch off a theme- page (like “egyptians”) there´s a small “table of contents” with direct links so you don´t have to employ the dropdown- menue in the left upper corner. I´ve also learned how to connect links to pictures.
For general handling I suggest that if you´re here for the first time you start with “contents”, and if you return have a look at this page here.
At any time you can employ the dropdown- menue (left upper corner) or the bar at the bottom of each page.
Photgraphs can be viewed in full size with rightclick “show picture” (or the english equivalent).
On this page I mention new uploads, newest come first.
To view the overall content ve haf now an extra page: Contents
linothorax mask (new) detailed surface without having to build a negative form
“about monsters/ projects/ composite armour/ linothorax mask (oct 2016)
link: linothorax mask
chair (new) foldable yet stable, padded, easy-to-transport fantasy armchair with adjustable backrest, adjustable headrest, drinking bladder and pole-arm- holder. Very comfortable.
“about monsters/ projects/ artefacts/ larp chairs/ folding chair” (oct 2016)
link: folding chair
linothorax test (new) a target of cloth/ glue composite built like my two- tiered armour has to stand up against its natural enemies and holds its ground quite satisfactorily.
link: linothorax test
linothorax (changed content) functional armour made of nothing but glue and linen that can withstand real swords ... I just had to try it. Besides, I had nothing to dress and needed a new chaos- armour.
“about monsters/ projects/ composite armour/ linothorax” (oct 2016)
link: linothorax armour
free-standing attachment parts (added content) - the second suit made of composite; constructed for very warm weather
“about monsters/ projects/ composite armour/ linothorax- collar” (oct 2016)
lino add-ons (added content) Sideplates, greaves and cuisses. The metal parts of the original armour have at last been replaced.
“about monsters/ projects/ composite armour/ linothorax/ lino add-ons” (oct 2016)
link: lino add-ons
chaos warriors- addendum; more pictures. The outfits get better and better resulting in me feeling underdressed. Mixed- material- armours, Martin´s GRP- works of art, cloth- paintings and new masks
“about monsters/ your monsters/ chaos warriors” (feb 2016).
link: Chaos Warriors
cloth/glue-composite - Linothorax. Everything that exceeds building documentation and hitherto was hidden somewhere in the texts: original paintings, a “tube-and-yoke” armour, ways to use cloth/ glue-composite, material knowlege, professor Aldrete´s experiment.
“about monsters/ projects/ composite armour” (jan 2016)
link: composite armour
sword sheaths made of glue/ cloth- composite- a classic use of the material nowadays “about monsters/ projects/ composite armour” (feb 2016).
boot- cover- lino- cover for the boots of the chaos- armour that up to now were made of fibreglassas replacement
in the works (feb 2016)
soft- foam sealing - with cloth/ glue- composite: How does one achieve a flat, tearproof, paintable surface for carved soft-foam objects? (feb 2016)
ibis- amour - new insight added to my first cloth/glue-composite- project
link: Ibis- Armour
oil- painting- simulation- supplement to the existing page: documentation of the steps to alienate a photo, turning it into the resemblance of a painting. Poster surface treatment to simulate brushstrokes and the vexatious printer- problem... The page also discusses the building of cheap frames and the tuning of mirror- frames (january 2015)
“about monsters/ projects/ artefacts/ paintings”
Emeks FG- armour - a mixed- materials- suit of armour incorporating fibreglass (grp)- parts manufactured in two different working techniques (december 2014)
“about monsters/ your monsters/ Chaos Warriors”
Link: Emek´s FG- armour
chaos warriors - Suits of armour made by a group of players portraying the agents of the powers of Chaos in mixed materials like foam, fibreglass or thermoplastics in combination with or replacing metal parts (december 2014)
“about monsters/ your monsters”
link: Chaos Warriors
table of content with pictures - in planning for 2 years now. Pictures with descriptions and direct links. Well, the pictures themselves are not the links but nevertheless from now on this here is at most middle- europe´s second- confusing website. (nov 2014).
Path to “contents” is in the first dropdown- menue after “start”
linothorax - the word originally describes an over 2000-year- old style of armour consisting of layers of glued linen, but we´ll use it here for the material itself. I worked with it for the first time building two egyptian guardians an am really exalted about its properties!
“about monsters/ projects/ Egyptians/ Ibis-armour” (march 2014)
link: Ibis- Armour
fibreglass- a highly interesting material! Here used as outer shell for the oversized feet of a suit of chaos armour:
“about monsters/ projects/ chaos armour/ fg- feet” (oct 2013)
link: fg- feet
and one of the most important news of the year:
Nârkoz has his own website: http://www.padubrins.com/ , which means that one of the best mask- artists of the larp- scene (and imho the movie-scene; no flattering, he is that good, see for yourselves) can be reached in the net.
From here best wishes and success!
And -again- the path to some pictures of his creatures at larp-monsterbau:
“about monsters/ your monsters/ Nârkoz” (feb 2013)
Not at all father christmas. For a one-time-only-monster I´ve explored some “later- to -be- reused”- construction- principles.
- design elements and pictures; Link: Father Frost
- really big foam-barbs growing out of the back under clothes; backpack with minimized contact surface; Link: backpack
- construction and safe fitting for oversized foam-feet; link: big feet
- forming foam with heat (here for gloves with foam applications); link: hands
- mask made of customary venetian mask plated with foam; link: mask
“about monsters/ projects/ Father Frost/ and sub-menues” (feb 2013)
gallery “non- humans”
The stone golem from the “TwilightFogValley” and a witch´s hut on chicken legs...
“about monsters/your monsters” (feb 2013)
The hut can be seen in motion on my youtube- site:
Sven has completely scratch-built a couple of marionettes (house goblins)
“about monsters/ your monsters/ Sven” (feb 2013) link: Sven
unlosable elongated teeth
Probably everybody else wears them already, but I only see them when they´re worn- so how can I know? My custom- made new teeth not only cover the upper canines but the next ones behind them too...
“about monsters/ projects/ chaos armour/ helmets and masks”)
- scroll down al little, the picture is beneath the portraits (feb 2013) link: helmets & masks
foam- necklace in the shape of a chaos star
A massive, ormanented necklace that just couldn´t be built in metal:
“about monsters/ projects/ artifacts/ necklace” (feb 2013) link: necklace
last edit Oct 2016