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by Dave B
Tue Jun 12, 2007 4:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Smallest kit?!
Replies: 270
Views: 20484

Hey, Valen,

I see you've got a little Ponsetti snowboarder like my little girl.

I tell people that it's something I made which I force her to wear so that she'll learn to snowboard better.
by Dave B
Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Smallest kit?!
Replies: 270
Views: 20484

And a sword. It has ofter occured to me over a bleary breakfast that those butterknives with a very round blade and a wooden hjandle could make great teddy bear falcions with the handle cut down.
by Dave B
Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 66333

I've got to ask; is your last name 'thump' and how do you feel about black pudding?
by Dave B
Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wool Felt hats
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

I'm surprised by that paul. there are so many hats in medieval pictures that seem like they could be little else but felt, and so many traders selling felt hats as medieval, I'd never considered the possiblility that felting was other than ancient I thought I recently saw a find of 'lutteral psalter...
by Dave B
Wed Jun 06, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Wool Felt hats
Replies: 21
Views: 2354

I'm surprised by that paul. there are so many hats in medieval pictures that seem like they could be little else but felt, and so many traders selling felt hats as medieval, I'd never considered the possiblility that felting was other than ancient I thought I recently saw a find of 'lutteral psalter...
by Dave B
Tue May 15, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 30167

If I were you I'd make a shoping list like this: 1. Shoes; the simple ankle type that can be fairly unisex, or perhaps better a ladies shoe; First because they are harder and nastier to borrow, and are essentialy really. 2. then some plain linen and Sallys excellent leaflet on making medieval undies...
by Dave B
Thu May 10, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 30167

Come over too the Darkside. CANNONS. there's always someone needs an extra person on the crew, and you get the adreniline rush of hand to hand combat without all the hard work. Trust me that the first time you fire a cannon you will get adrenal. normally followed by jumping up and down and shouting ...
by Dave B
Sat May 05, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 30167

Zachos wrote:If in doubt say "so are you a knight or what?"

should work.

Z


No, Say 'are you a roundhead or a cavalier'

It makes knights change a funny colour.
by Dave B
Wed May 02, 2007 9:21 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 66333

Boys ALWAYS steal pencil cases. The mean ones throw them out the window. They are probably subconciously hoping that you will try to wrestle the pencilcase away from them. There's a strong relationship between sexual behievior and tussling in humans and other species and I guess it's just confusing...
by Dave B
Tue May 01, 2007 7:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 30167

And an excellent table it is too - it gives a bit of guidance to get people in the right ball park. however I think it does recognize that these things are a continuum - which is presumably why it says things like 'reccomended' and 'discouraged' not 'always' and 'never' Anyway, you could ask Paul Mu...
by Dave B
Tue May 01, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 30167

kniggits have a bloke following them around tapping two coconut shells together. More seriously, IMHO there is not a definite distinction between the armour of knights and men-at-arms. there was not formal and consistent rank structure in england at least. Generally speaking by late medieval periods...
by Dave B
Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Are they really costumes?
Replies: 7
Views: 1062

Well, My smartest work shoes were £12 from Asda. My most expensive casual shoes are converse baseball boots, £26. I have two pairs of medival shoes, both cost over £100 My 'civilian' trousers are assorted pairs of combats, cost variously £5 to £18. my hose all cost about £40+ The fabric for my favor...
by Dave B
Fri Apr 06, 2007 11:34 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: A little confused..
Replies: 21
Views: 4052

Perhaps she had a string of onions and a stripey jersey?
by Dave B
Wed Apr 04, 2007 12:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Hoodless Cloak
Replies: 28
Views: 2995

I recently came accross a reference to burgundian troops being issued with a coat in livery of badged) and a cloak of undyed wool for 'watching'

I was interested if the 'watching' bit reffered to it being extra warm for standing about, or being undyed for 'camoflage'.
by Dave B
Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:32 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57218

Any chance that's what's happened there? . Every chance. the comment was pretty mild along the lines of 'nice 15thC jack, shame bannockburn wasn't in the 15thC or similar I just felt that by comparison with the tartan stuff it wasn't too bad. Anyway I was just being grumpy when I posted. We didn't ...
by Dave B
Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Old spot remedies? :D
Replies: 45
Views: 5216

I suppose Witchhazel wasn't about then? I'm sure I've heard natural remedy types say that it has been used for milenia for the skin, but they could be talking about in china as I think it natuarally grows in china, japan and N.America. however I suppose that Ironwood could have been available from t...
by Dave B
Mon Apr 02, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Babies and Children
Replies: 14
Views: 1665

except that boys and girls wore little 'dresses' up to about 2 or 3 when the boys started to dress like dad. Older than that - in theory 7ish. the problem nowadays is getting modern boys to stay in a dress to that age I suppose that may depend on class, region, and when in the era we are talking. I...
by Dave B
Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Babies and Children
Replies: 14
Views: 1665

Basically children were dressed just like little adults. (except that boys and girls wore little 'dresses' up to about 2 or 3 when the boys started to dress like dad. So a little linen slip and simple wool dress. Shoes though is a tricky one, I've been thinking aobut footed 1/'2 hose for my girl (li...
by Dave B
Sun Apr 01, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Confused over womens clothing
Replies: 23
Views: 2898

There is a nice simple dress pattern here...

http://sallypointer.com/
by Dave B
Fri Mar 30, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57218

Or just pictures of people in kit- I didn't neccesarily mean drawings, just the idea of having a picture of a small group in 'archetypal', eg as spearman, man-at-arms, a knight so that people understand the general style being looked for. Obviously those who already concentrate on the period know bu...
by Dave B
Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57218

I won't duplicate the kit guide, but you can find a strikingly similar one for the highly recommended Lanark 2007 , courtesy (and copyright) of Tournée. It is an excellent kit guide isn't it, I'd heard of it but not seen it before. Although perhaps a couple of 'osprey' type pictures would really ma...
by Dave B
Tue Mar 27, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: In need of some help!! Any would be greatfully accepted!
Replies: 10
Views: 2861

Re: In need of some help!! Any would be greatfully accepted!

What timescale are you on. I would really reccomend coming to one of the major events, bringing a sleeping bag and tent and getting in as a guest of one of the groups. you could collect more material then you knew what to do with in a weekend.
by Dave B
Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:28 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: You Don't Get Many Of Those To The Pound!
Replies: 5
Views: 2083

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by Dave B
Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: sleep deprivation V's self employment
Replies: 25
Views: 4087

the real lord duvet wrote:does it matter about being awake all night - you could sleep during the day you're self employed


Or a servant of the crown
by Dave B
Mon Mar 19, 2007 11:11 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to help a beginner
Replies: 53
Views: 7103

You've just reminded me of the little chap in perfect shiny full plate, who told Big Barry from the irish lot that he might as well not bother as there was no way that a quarterstaff could hurt a man in full plate.

Big mistake.
by Dave B
Mon Mar 19, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Old Sarum: The Somme 90 Years On pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 2147

Then it's defeated me.
by Dave B
Mon Mar 19, 2007 5:00 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Old Sarum: The Somme 90 Years On pictures
Replies: 7
Views: 2147

I believe it's in a members only section, non memebers cannot get to it.
by Dave B
Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:25 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 66333

http://www.badgerbadgerbadger.com/

It's here. Have you seen the LOTR badger flash? it'll be at weebles-stuff.com but I havent time to find it now.
by Dave B
Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Who the hell are you?
Replies: 520
Views: 66333

Mmhm. Had to post this :p~~ Bayonet.. A guide at Hartlepool Maritime museum gave me a private show-type thing on firing a musket, cannon, flintlock and using a sabre. All for a GCSE Photography assignment. Needless to say I had fun. http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w108/cheragneer/bayonet_me.jpg ...
by Dave B
Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Lining
Replies: 4
Views: 1066

Bernie has some absolutely great irish linen at the moment its thickish but soft and tight, and I think it's only about £5 a meter. It feels really nice so unless it's a huge project I think its worth it to go for linen, if the historical sources are ambigious anyway.