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by RottenCad
Tue Aug 18, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lacquering leather armour (has become Archer vs Armour)
Replies: 141
Views: 18349

"Should we be considering the tactical deployment of archers in this context?...." That suggests a lot of sophistication in deployment and somehow a choice on who you are going to shoot against. In wotr the armies are similar, loads of archers (ideally) and others, formations were simple,...
by RottenCad
Mon Aug 17, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: lacquering leather armour (has become Archer vs Armour)
Replies: 141
Views: 18349

Should we be considering the tactical deployment of archers in this context? Now, I may be spouting rubbish here (what are the chances?) but ... Scenario 1 I deploy my archers against cavalry, to keep them from the MAA / padded jackmen in the battles. I'll use crescent horsecutters, or bodkins, agin...
by RottenCad
Mon Aug 17, 2009 12:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 23859

Re: Fleching in a Authentic setting

Laminated longbow I think is a red herring, as I'm pretty sure not all LBs were hewn from one piece of yew. Unless it's made from bamboo and hickory? (As my father's pride and joy is, I'm not being sarky - it's lovely). Thanks, Cad I would be interested to see any evidence for anything other than s...
by RottenCad
Fri Aug 07, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Fletching in an authentic setting- a query
Replies: 100
Views: 23859

Re: Fleching in a Authentic setting

Hi G23b,Thankyou for those kind words ?.The A R P hat is my son's and his not old enough to have a proper kettle hat at this time ,but I'm sure he will understand that it has to go .By the way does this mean that my laminated longbow will have to be thrown away as well ?. May I ask a couple of ques...
by RottenCad
Thu Aug 06, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Commission for Me Ol' Dad!
Replies: 6
Views: 2402

Absolutely stunning, Frances - I've long been an admirer of your work, as you know, but this time you have excelled yourself!
by RottenCad
Tue Jul 01, 2008 2:43 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: WOR Fed Combat
Replies: 27
Views: 3941

3) Sword & buckler or hand and a half swords are fun in single combat, but having been on a C15th battlefield a couple of times with them I'm aware of why they weren't primary battlefield weapons back then - all very well skirmishing and getting some scrapping done in the open gaps, but eventua...
by RottenCad
Tue Jun 17, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Real Fur wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 2259

Hose of de Clif' has to be - smashing, smashing people!
by RottenCad
Wed Jun 04, 2008 3:53 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Safe, authentic, entertaining battles.
Replies: 137
Views: 17349

I must admit that from a purely self-centred POV, I have to agree with m'learned friend Zauberdachs; the best battle I've had was Bannockburn in 2005, due to the run-through in the morning. This is followed by Caldicott 07, and Berkeley 06. Caldicott was well organised, and well understood by all. B...
by RottenCad
Thu Apr 17, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Teeth and authenticity
Replies: 29
Views: 4488

Well, I have seven teeth missing (to be pedantic, I have three gaps where seven teeth used to be), and symetrically chipped incisors through two separate swimming pool incidents three years apart. This gives me the result that I'm far happier to grin in the c14 than the c21!

TeethTeethFN!

Cad
by RottenCad
Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: My Beautiful Greaves.
Replies: 18
Views: 2135

Re: My Beautiful Greaves.

No. Aplaisance. Interesting, looks like they both use the same pattern or something. Even the little eye at the back for the top strap to pass through, and the pin on the front to connect to the upper leg are the same, as are the type of straps. The only discernable difference I can make out is tha...
by RottenCad
Tue Apr 08, 2008 5:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: the strange things you find....
Replies: 131
Views: 15287

Alice the Huswyf wrote:....but phoenix-like, from the ashes there arose http://au.geocities.com/amiperiodornot/


Hmmm - some of these are actually praiseworthy, rather than scorn material ...
by RottenCad
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:39 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Turnback cuffs ... Help! I'm stuck!
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Thanks 2d - have mailed your business enquiries address.

Cad
by RottenCad
Tue Apr 08, 2008 12:35 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Turnback cuffs ... Help! I'm stuck!
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

It's open; I'm thinking (more than likely incorrectly) that there will be three layers of fabric in the turnback - the lining, the sleeve material and the cuff fabric on the outside.

Not sure I'm making sense ...!?!?!

Cad
by RottenCad
Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:42 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Turnback cuffs ... Help! I'm stuck!
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Well, the period is pseudo-Georgian, based on a 1745 pattern. I was getting terribly confused about which order to put the layers in. I also thought I'd get the chance to try your excellent suggestion last night, but alas! I spent 6 hours creating a financial projection for a funding application! I ...
by RottenCad
Mon Apr 07, 2008 4:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Turnback cuffs ... Help! I'm stuck!
Replies: 9
Views: 1014

Turnback cuffs ... Help! I'm stuck!

Hi - desparately needing help! I'm trying to create a sleeve with a turnback cuff. This involves three layers of cloth - outer, lining and cuff. But I'm blowed if I can work out how to sew it so that when I turn the whole thing the right way out, the cuff is showing properly, and the hems are hidden...
by RottenCad
Wed Apr 02, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How to make clothes look worn...
Replies: 32
Views: 4639

Dave B wrote:For real pirate cred, you should get somene to shoot your kit with a musket, and then explain that it's otherwise new and shiny because you recently liberated it.


Now THAT I like!
by RottenCad
Wed Apr 02, 2008 10:37 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: the strange things you find....
Replies: 131
Views: 15287

Trouble with that is, a sudden run on wang might mean they're encouraged to make MORE of it. :wink: That said, what a brilliant beer tent that would be... I think it's a runner - might pop the suggestion int o F&G's mental microwave, see if it defrosts ... The other consequence of course is tha...
by RottenCad
Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: the strange things you find....
Replies: 131
Views: 15287

You know, I can't help having the feeling that this sort of thing would be just right for early September.

Caldicot.

Evening theme: "Of COURSE it's authentic, I bought it off eBay".

Go on - you know you want to ...!

TTFN!

Cad
by RottenCad
Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Lanark 2008
Replies: 20
Views: 3472

Zaubs, it's probably because I'm not in any of them!

TeeHeeFN!

Cad
by RottenCad
Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Oh dear....
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

It's as nothing compared to the contents of the book (samizdat!) itself. Oh deary, deary me ...

TTFN!

Cad
by RottenCad
Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fabric for a regency outfit
Replies: 43
Views: 7698

You swines! Just got caught at work drooling onto the keyboard!
:lol: :lol: :lol:

Cad
by RottenCad
Fri Mar 07, 2008 1:05 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What right with the film Braveheart?
Replies: 13
Views: 2927

I met some of the Clown Ranald once who tried to tell me how right Braveheart was and how everyone like me had it wrong. That's the only right thing, something that actually unites all Scotsmen? :wink: Regards Eric "They m' tak oor lives, but they'll nivver tak oor oil revenues - er - hang on ...
by RottenCad
Tue Mar 04, 2008 6:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Overstitching thread ...
Replies: 11
Views: 2331

I will have to fess up here, then - I can't possibly hand sew the best part of 1000 meters of stitching. If for no other reason than that it will drive me out of what remains of my tiny mind, but mainly since I now lack the dexterity to really handle a needle and thread to any accurate extent (two c...
by RottenCad
Tue Mar 04, 2008 5:10 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Overstitching thread ...
Replies: 11
Views: 2331

I'm ... um ... making a tent ...!
by RottenCad
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Overstitching thread ...
Replies: 11
Views: 2331

Overstitching thread ...

Hi - I need about a kilometre of linen overstitching thread. Can anyone recommend a good supplier?

Thanks,

Cad
by RottenCad
Wed Feb 06, 2008 1:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scottish Wars of Independence I - Have I got this right ...?
Replies: 23
Views: 2989

Thank you everybody for the very useful and constructive criticism. I'll head back for a little scalp-scratching, but it's nice to know I'm not TOO far out. I'll answer individual points shortly (by which obviously I mean I'll be asking more questions!) following the bonce-cudgelling! TTFN! Cad
by RottenCad
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:07 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Scottish Wars of Independence I - Have I got this right ...?
Replies: 23
Views: 2989

Scottish Wars of Independence I - Have I got this right ...?

My proposed rig for First Scottish Wars of Independence ... LOWER HALF Base Layer (Layer 0): Linen braies Shoes Layer 1: Padded split arming hose, pointed to braies Layer 2: Mail legs, brace & bib attachment over shoulders, and pointed to arming hose Layer 4: Padded / Gamboised cuisses, pointed ...
by RottenCad
Tue Feb 05, 2008 9:05 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Possibly dumb, newby-ish question.......
Replies: 7
Views: 1359

An alternative thonging method which I have used is instead of thonging the neck like a pair of swimming trunks, cross-lace with a thong a "V" shaped section from the collar line (front or back), which can close the neckline more efficiently. It will lead to a bit of bunching. I'm sure you...
by RottenCad
Mon Feb 04, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Gamboised cuisses (Padded over-hose)
Replies: 0
Views: 481

Gamboised cuisses (Padded over-hose)

What ho!

Can anyone provide a picture of their cuisses - I'mhoping to construct a pair this weekend, and a bit of pictorial guidance would do just nicely ...

T V M

Cad
by RottenCad
Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: WWII - RAF uniform shirts
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

WWII - RAF uniform shirts

Hi - does anyone know of a supplier, or even a pattern, for pre-1945 RAF uniform shirts?

I'm looking for the standard blue No 1 dress shirt, which I believe changed in '45 - quite happy to be corrected though!

Many thanks,

Cad

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