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by Fox
Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Company Marine (c1690) picture.
Replies: 58
Views: 8358

Nigel wrote:Nope looks like nasty lycra type hsoe things

Knitted ones are the type you wnat for this date matey


I think you've been mislead by the quality of the picture.
by Fox
Wed Jan 23, 2008 10:57 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Company Marine (c1690) picture.
Replies: 58
Views: 8358

Nigel wrote:another one if we are being picky SOCKS a pet ahte of mine as steve will tell you

Get something nicer please


Let's assume that you've accused me of wearing of socks (if I translate that back.).

I'm not.
by Fox
Tue Jan 22, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Company Marine (c1690) picture.
Replies: 58
Views: 8358

Dave B wrote:What I'm not clear on is how much nautical stuff marines of this period did.


You'd like to think the clue was in the question, but I don't suppose it's that simple is it.
by Fox
Tue Jan 22, 2008 3:32 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Company Marine (c1690) picture.
Replies: 58
Views: 8358

Nigel wrote:...or recruit a smaller person than you er Like Dave ?


I was certainly thinking about that possibility in the medium to long term....
by Fox
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:45 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Company Marine (c1690) picture.
Replies: 58
Views: 8358

Unfortunately that's going to be quite difficult to alter, isn't it?
by Fox
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Company Marine (c1690) picture.
Replies: 58
Views: 8358

Andy R wrote:
Fox wrote:Yep, and this is supposed be 1690, which does seem to be a time of change from one to the other.


Yeah, I know what you mean :D


This is an example of the sort of flattened top I was looking at.
You can see that it's been conveniently annotated as 1693.
by Fox
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:16 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Company Marine (c1690) picture.
Replies: 58
Views: 8358

Nigel wrote:Looks nice jsut a query shouln't the skirts of the coat be longer ?


I don't know, should they?

It's copied from an illustration, but that might be stylised.
by Fox
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:09 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Company Marine (c1690) picture.
Replies: 58
Views: 8358

Andy R wrote:For 1700 the hats had low round crowns - one of the marked differences to the earlier period.


Yep, and this is supposed be 1690, which does seem to be a time of change from one to the other.
by Fox
Tue Jan 22, 2008 1:00 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Company Marine (c1690) picture.
Replies: 58
Views: 8358

BTB, I'd be interested what people think of the hat. I made it myself from a simple broad-brimmed hat with a round crown [the sort I suppose are early 17thC]. I've based it on illustrations of the sort of proto-tricon that seem to be right for the date. It has a round crown? Okay, I'll blame the ph...
by Fox
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:33 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Company Marine (c1690) picture.
Replies: 58
Views: 8358

BTB, I'd be interested what people think of the hat.

I made it myself from a simple broad-brimmed hat with a round crown [the sort I suppose are early 17thC].

I've based it on illustrations of the sort of proto-tricon that seem to be right for the date.
by Fox
Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Company Marine (c1690) picture.
Replies: 58
Views: 8358

I meant by way of frog.....! (waist belt, shoulder frog) Yes you are correct, the plug bayonet was used till arround 1700 when the ring bayonet took over for a while, and then they went in for the socket bayonet Yes. As with everything else, bayonets seem to be in flux at this period. I'm still try...
by Fox
Mon Jan 21, 2008 10:33 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Company Marine (c1690) picture.
Replies: 58
Views: 8358

Dutch West India Company Marine (c1690) picture.

I'm sorry about the quality of the picture, it was just a quick snap in a room with bad lighting and a sharp flash. I'll get a better one in daylight soon.

Image

Any thoughts, please.
by Fox
Mon Jan 07, 2008 10:21 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scottish/North of England Medieval re-enactments 2008 thread
Replies: 34
Views: 3736

Phil the Grips wrote:Tatton (I know that that's south midlands and not the north but who cares ? :))


That, sunshine, is fighting talk.


And, of course, Bodelwyddan?
by Fox
Thu Jan 03, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

Nah. It's all good. Forums are built to be hijacked.

See, now we've moderator hijacked it.

:)
by Fox
Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:44 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Lulworth and pirate events
Replies: 5
Views: 2165

Re: Lulworth and pirate events

With no similar regard for Cuba-ing your thread
Tod wrote:Fox, there is a really really nice cartridge bag sitting in my front room with your name on it 8)


Excellent. PMed you.
by Fox
Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:41 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: pomes
Replies: 4
Views: 1882

I had a similar, but audio, experience.

I heard on the radio: [A Multinational Company] are worried about a tax from animal rights groups..

When did they gave tax raising powers to pressure groups.

Of course, that isn't what was said.
by Fox
Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:29 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: and there's more
Replies: 2
Views: 1381

Re: and there's more

lucy the tudor wrote:Is it a survival thing, that they look so gorgeous when they are asleep?


Prosaically, it is.
by Fox
Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: And yet more Flash Fiction...
Replies: 0
Views: 1143

And yet more Flash Fiction...

Passed Over By Q. B. Fox “Teacher?” I said, turning to face him when he called my name. His expression was sombre. “I will ask you, one last time,” he lay a hand on my arm, and spoke quietly, so that the others could not hear him over buzz of excited conversation, “are you sure that you will do thi...
by Fox
Thu Jan 03, 2008 2:20 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Flash Fiction
Replies: 8
Views: 3012

You may certainly use it, for whatever purpose makes you happy [unless you're making money out of it, then my proper recognition and financial remuneration would be nice] . Oddly, I am not religious at all. I believe this is it, you're lot, nothing to see here. But I find a lot of people who are ver...
by Fox
Thu Jan 03, 2008 1:14 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

Cat wrote:Fox, Lulworth?


Chatham Dockyard looks more likely, because I've got lots of guns I'd like to use, although it's a good deal further for us to go (and Lulworth is far enough).

I'll need to learn more about both I suppose.
by Fox
Thu Dec 27, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

I'm also attempting to learn Dutch....

..which is both easy and really difficult.

The language is, quite comfortingly, half English, half German; but then impossible to pronounce! :roll:
by Fox
Thu Dec 20, 2007 3:34 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Dutch West India Uniform
Replies: 117
Views: 18002

Getting closer..... My missus, who is a historical costumer [Cloak'd and Dagger'd], is making me the uniform for Christmas. I have the stockings, now dyed blue as suggested by the Osprey. As I said before I have some shoes. I have a beautiful marine's musket, courtesy of Gary Bate (and the brass bar...
by Fox
Fri Nov 09, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: medievil porn
Replies: 36
Views: 7826

There is an exhibition on in London at the moment, although I forget which museum, covering the history of....

I'd google for it, but at work that may not be wise....
by Fox
Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:03 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: PKOSD training weekend.
Replies: 4
Views: 1369

Muchos Fun. 8)
by Fox
Tue Nov 06, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Knee armour?
Replies: 68
Views: 10776

That Jewish fella Otto and the Italian Fiore mention knee strikes in unarmed and in dagger work. Both are more akin to street fighting manuals than Talhoffen's seems to be. But I bow to you on this Adam. Fiore is not a "street fighting" manual, although no doubt some of it is relevant to ...
by Fox
Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: CAN ANYONE HELP
Replies: 4
Views: 2368


[MOD]
I've moved this to the 1100 - 1500 thread, as it's more likely to get a good reply there.
[/MOD]
by Fox
Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: So if I... who would...?
Replies: 32
Views: 6586

To add confusion, I wouldn't be interested in a bear, but might be interested in a human-type rag doll in the same sort of costume detail. I might be a minority of one, but I think you'll find that at the sort of prices you'll have to charge everyone will have "one off" requirements. It's ...
by Fox
Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:59 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: More Flash Fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 2109

Ironically this idea has got frighteningly relevant on the cats thread on Friends and Gossip.

Sal wrote:How many more have you got stashed away?

There are a few.
by Fox
Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:42 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: More Flash Fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 2109

Yes, sorry about that; it chokes me up every time and I wrote it. And while I like a good weepy as much as the next man [assuming the next man is John, possibly] I wrote the story for entirely different reasons. I wanted to examine how differently we feel about animals and people, how that effects o...
by Fox
Wed Oct 31, 2007 2:23 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: More Flash Fiction
Replies: 7
Views: 2109

More Flash Fiction

Someone Else’s Baby by Q. B. Fox Katie lay still on her bed. Her body barely moved with the rise and fall of her shallow breathing. Briefly her leg twitched; the spasmodic motion dying away until the stillness returned. Her head, which was tilted on one side, stared up at Rebecca, but there was no ...