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by jim-m
Fri Jun 27, 2008 7:29 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Small Items to Sell at an Event
Replies: 2
Views: 908

Small Items to Sell at an Event

Hi, We are having a Viking event in Arbroath in August with two longships and a boat burning at night. I'm looking for suggestions of small things I could sell at it to help raise funds. Could be beeswax candles, pewter soldiers or something of the kind. Does anyone have any suggestions/advice for d...
by jim-m
Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: ladies costume
Replies: 3
Views: 1332

Thanks Fox, I have e-mailed Jackie today and I'll look forward to hearing from her.

Cheers,

Jim
by jim-m
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: ladies costume
Replies: 3
Views: 1332

ladies costume

I have persuaded my girlfriend to take part in her first ever event on the basis that I will buy her outfit. I need a 12th century dress for her, but as it may only get worn the once, I don't want to pay through the nose for it. Can anyone recommend a supplier who could make this for her at reasonab...
by jim-m
Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "Haut" plates
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

Thanks very much for the very useful replies and photo's. I think I may not bother with the haut plates at all for this period, which is a shame because I really like them for some reason!
by jim-m
Wed Apr 16, 2008 3:52 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Teeth and authenticity
Replies: 29
Views: 4653

It's bad for me, I have two gold teeth at the front of my lower jaw. They are hard to disguise
by jim-m
Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:24 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "Haut" plates
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

Definitely foot work for me Thomas. I like the haut plates for aesthetic reasons as much as anything else to be honest.
by jim-m
Thu Apr 10, 2008 4:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "Haut" plates
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

Thanks for the response Jelayemprins. Great info. I'll start doing more research on this to see if I can justify adding haut plates to the Avant style armour I'm hoping to get.
by jim-m
Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: "Haut" plates
Replies: 10
Views: 2246

"Haut" plates

I am thinking of having a harness made based on the 15th century Avant armour in Glasgow. I have a 16th century harness which has almost vertical plates on the pauldrons. I am told these are called haut or haught plates, though I may be wrong on this. They seem fairly common on Maximillian style arm...
by jim-m
Mon Feb 05, 2007 4:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: monastic medieval
Replies: 3
Views: 917

I know the Tyronensian (sp) order wore grey habits.......
by jim-m
Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57226

I'm keen to find out a bit more about the proposed Bannockburn event as I met a very comptetent event organiser last week. If this plan has fallen on its backside already, then there is still time to pick up the pieces and move it forward.
Jim
by jim-m
Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:40 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57226

I saw Mike Newcomen at an Edinburgh Festival event at the castle. I have only met him once previously, but had hoped to speak to him about Bannockburn, but didn't get a chance to as he was walking about with his hand up a dogs bum (ok the dog was a puppet but it sounds good).
by jim-m
Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57226

Has anyone heard any more information on this one yet?

Jim
by jim-m
Tue Aug 01, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Distressing Costumes
Replies: 14
Views: 2736

I thought this was going to be about authenticity again! (which in a way it is I supppose!)
by jim-m
Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: crown padding
Replies: 2
Views: 844

Thanks Tuppence, apparently "fixofix" from B&Q does it fine, though it is kept under lock and key to stop ye olde glue sniffers making off with it!
by jim-m
Tue Jul 25, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: crown padding
Replies: 2
Views: 844

crown padding

Hi,

I have just bought a crown from Pewter Replica's which is a bit too big so I'll need to pad it. Any idea what glue would stick a bit of foam to the inside? It is electroplated too if that makes any difference!

Thanks
Jim
by jim-m
Fri Jun 30, 2006 12:01 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: eye candy
Replies: 20
Views: 3686

Absolutely fantastic
by jim-m
Tue Jun 27, 2006 2:11 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57226

Tears before bedtime again methinks.......
by jim-m
Fri Jun 16, 2006 2:21 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Coat of Arms/Heraldic Sites
Replies: 3
Views: 852

Hi Craig, would it be possible to get a similar coat of arms fairly cheaply if you can prove lineage? I think this may be the case in Scotland (where I live). If you can give me any tips on researching this I'd be grateful, though having the surname Millar suggests I am unlikely to find any!
Jim
by jim-m
Fri Jun 16, 2006 2:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: double wrap sword belt
Replies: 5
Views: 1324

Thanks. Have pm'd you. Happy to hear of other suppliers too.
by jim-m
Fri Jun 16, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: sensible mens clothing (medieval)
Replies: 9
Views: 1686

try a nice 15th century outfit. they are not too outlandish
by jim-m
Fri Jun 16, 2006 1:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: double wrap sword belt
Replies: 5
Views: 1324

double wrap sword belt

hi,

does anyone make double wrap sword belts suitable for early 14th century? I got in touch with a uk supplier and he asked for a photo which I sent, but heard nothing more which is a shame. I need one that will come with a scabbard holder (obviously!)

Thanks,
Jim
by jim-m
Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:32 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Doublet Fastenings HELP!!!!!
Replies: 26
Views: 4265

The white rose castings link doesn't seem to be working. Are they still trading?
by jim-m
Wed Jun 14, 2006 12:06 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Monks Habit
Replies: 6
Views: 1793

Certainly. I'm from Arbroath in Angus and the abbey there (now ruined) was founded in 1178. The story behind it is a fascinating one and a couple of years ago I wrote a play on the events that led to its foundation including the murder of Thomas Becket and the capture in battle of King William the L...
by jim-m
Tue Jun 13, 2006 3:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Monks Habit
Replies: 6
Views: 1793

Great info there, thanks very much.
Jim
by jim-m
Fri Jun 09, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Monks Habit
Replies: 6
Views: 1793

I'm looking for a 12th century Tironensian habit. :)
by jim-m
Tue May 30, 2006 9:14 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Velvet
Replies: 3
Views: 1217

I got in touch with Denholme and they had exactly what I needed! Thanks again,
Jim
by jim-m
Wed May 24, 2006 1:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Crown
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

unfortunately, she is booked up until October, so any other suggestions would be welcom.
Jim
by jim-m
Tue May 23, 2006 5:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Crown
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Thanks, I have dropped her a line.
by jim-m
Tue May 23, 2006 4:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Crown
Replies: 3
Views: 1206

Medieval Crown

I'm looking for a crown (circa early 14th Century). I'm on a budget, so if anyone has any suggestions as to where I might get one I'd be grateful. I know Pewter Replica's do one at £100, but if there were any other suggestions please let me know.

Thanks,
Jim
by jim-m
Tue May 23, 2006 4:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Tent material
Replies: 25
Views: 3572

That address sounds right. To be honest, it was something of a first for them, but they came up with the goods.