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by Biro
Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:15 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New Woodworking Projects
Replies: 4
Views: 2871

Re: New Woodworking Projects

Very small tops, those two tables.. :devil:

Very nice work though. Very nice. The cat looks really lifelike too.
by Biro
Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:17 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How Rude!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 21982

Re: How Rude!!!

Martin wrote:like that, I may steal it and pretend its my joke !


oi! I stole it first!
by Biro
Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How Rude!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 21982

Re: How Rude!!!

Martin wrote:
farm animals would only survive in zoos
and just how sh** would those zoo's be, I reckon they should close down all the zoo's , sell the more interesting beasties to me for "re housing" :)



I went to a zoo the other day. It only had one dog. It was a Shih Tzu.

I'll get me coat...
by Biro
Thu Sep 22, 2011 10:00 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How blue could blue get?
Replies: 13
Views: 3333

Re: How blue could blue get?

Thanks for that, both of you. It does look bluer under certain lights - so I'm still not sure. If I remember, I'll bring a piece to one of the markets for the final adjudication. (But yes, it would be for a high-class portrayal - I've been trying to figure this out so may be wrong, but I believe tha...
by Biro
Thu Sep 22, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How blue could blue get?
Replies: 13
Views: 3333

Re: How blue could blue get?

Here's the pic.. I expect it's too artificial.

(Taken under atrificial light with camera flash on)
by Biro
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:42 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How blue could blue get?
Replies: 13
Views: 3333

Re: How blue could blue get?

Thanks so far!
I'll see if I can get a pic loaded up tonight.

Sally, if that is a middle woad colour.. I'm feeling a little hopeful now!
by Biro
Wed Sep 21, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: How blue could blue get?
Replies: 13
Views: 3333

How blue could blue get?

Here's my quandry.. I have a bunch of blue woolen cloth (had it for years - a lot of years) - but I don't think it's a good period blue. It wasn't exactly cheap either. So everytime I look at buying more cloth to make stuff from, I get wife-aggro about this 'ton of blue stuff taking up space, waste ...
by Biro
Tue Sep 06, 2011 9:19 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kenilworth ABH
Replies: 6
Views: 2744

Re: Kenilworth ABH

Looking good Nige.

Not sure about that ginger bloke in the last pic though :D
by Biro
Mon Aug 22, 2011 3:07 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Shoulder Armour
Replies: 22
Views: 7318

Re: Viking Shoulder Armour

I had the same problem, and my solution was to get a thinner gamby (I have 2 now - a thinner one for mail and a thicker one for rain) - but I still had to do the extentions I mentioned on the shoulder-blades - and also add 'cups' to the elbows to remove the restriction it still had with bending the...
by Biro
Thu Aug 11, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Ironclad-DVD release-July 11th
Replies: 7
Views: 2936

Re: Ironclad-DVD release-July 11th

Watched it last night.. as said, ok to sit back and watch with a beer. Annoyed the crap out of me though when I watched the 'extras' and an interview had the director talking about the amount of historical research done to get the look right (It even showed a Mac bible pic at the start, so I was hop...
by Biro
Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:37 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Shoulder Armour
Replies: 22
Views: 7318

Re: Viking Shoulder Armour

The shirt is tight all over when warn over the Gamberson. So I am guessing widening the body or maybe using thinner padding like my 15C arming Jack. Sounds about right... I had the same problem, and my solution was to get a thinner gamby (I have 2 now - a thinner one for mail and a thicker one for ...
by Biro
Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:31 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Origin of the term'secret'
Replies: 19
Views: 4232

Re: Origin of the term'secret'

Imho, helmet guage should depend on a number of things.. 1) Quality of steel.. Is it simple, mild steel or case-hardened 2) As Fox mentioned - how often does it get hit (ie do you do headshots? Are you even a combatant?) 3) Period covered (ie what weapons will be hitting it) 4) Style of helmet. We d...
by Biro
Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:33 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Shoulder Armour
Replies: 22
Views: 7318

Re: Viking Shoulder Armour

Or instead of splitting the full front and back, you may be able to get away with a lot less - depending where it is tight.. My current hauberk was only tight across the back when i moved my arms forward (If you follow) - so it only needed two slits on the back - where my shoulder-blades are. I adde...
by Biro
Fri Jul 22, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How Rude!!!
Replies: 103
Views: 21982

Re: How Rude!!!

Interesting thread.. I think a lot of the comments here seem to hint at a common theme - that people have become too used to the price of goods that are mass-produced in the far east with cheap labour. I seem to constantly have a hard time convincing people new to re-enactment that a lot of traders ...
by Biro
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Making rivetted maille
Replies: 18
Views: 5864

Re: Making rivetted maille

I'd definately suggest costing the project first. A friend of mine decided to make his own butted mail some years back and bought the rings to do it. He'd under-estimated how many rings he needed and ended up spending about the same as he would have if he'd simpy bought an off-the-shelf hauberk. I j...
by Biro
Thu Jun 30, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 12-14 centry western Drill.
Replies: 29
Views: 5646

Re: 12-14 centry western Drill.

Just doing my usual thing, playing devils advocate and questioning convention.... Is 'Shield Wall' a direct translation from the original norse battle commands/formations - or is it one of those modernisms/victorianisms invented to describe the formation? (I'm just thinking along the lines of heater...
by Biro
Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:33 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent
Replies: 21
Views: 3463

Re: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent

Nigel wrote:Brian

BUT I would say you lot never stop asking questions


What makes you say that? :)
by Biro
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:56 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent
Replies: 21
Views: 3463

Re: The 3 Shires 14th- 15th Cent

I find that a reasonable level of authenticity doesn't really cost much (if any) more than otherwise to be honest. The main expense is footwear. Just needs someone in the group who knows their stuff to define their authenticity level and the rest of the group willing to be guided. Of course it depen...
by Biro
Tue May 17, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Looking for a group
Replies: 7
Views: 2640

Re: Looking for a group

Or Dawn of Chivalry based in Hartlepool:

http://doc.functionfirst.co.uk/
by Biro
Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Noob looking for a group in NE England
Replies: 17
Views: 7599

Re: Noob looking for a group in NE England

Or there's Dawn of Chivalry based in Hartlepool:

http://doc.functionfirst.co.uk/

Weekly training sessions and plenty of local (and national) events.
by Biro
Thu Aug 27, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: help needed with strapping a late norman helmet.
Replies: 11
Views: 2655

Just the kind of lid I've been looking for.. So far I've found that if anything a chinstrap helps keep the ventail in place - but I guess it all depends on how the ventail is tailored. IMO a chinstrap is a must for that helmet. It looks like most of the weight will be high on the head, so any sudden...
by Biro
Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: MY new harness pics
Replies: 27
Views: 4571

I didn't see it as a rant - just good advice
by Biro
Sat Jun 06, 2009 2:16 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Harlech Medieval Society - Beeston Castle
Replies: 11
Views: 2866

Its good to see Harlech still going strong.
by Biro
Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 13thC Harness for a recreated 13thC Joust.
Replies: 50
Views: 14573

Hey, post a pic. Always good to see how others have done them. :D There ya go.. (Couldn't figure out how to add a pic rather than a link) http://vmphoto.photobox.co.uk/album/105712899 Its a bit stiff for what you see in the manuscripts - but I couldn't figure out how to get it 'floppy' with the pro...
by Biro
Sun Apr 05, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 13thC Harness for a recreated 13thC Joust.
Replies: 50
Views: 14573

Goddammit! you beat me on the muffler.. mines done, but only half fastened on and needs a fitting or 2 to confirm sleeve length... Close tho..



Isn't it sad losing a race with someone who didn't even know you were were racing against them :)
by Biro
Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:43 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: looking for a viking group
Replies: 11
Views: 3847

or the conquest offshoot who train near you that is if Normasn are ok if youre living in Easington get a Flak Jacket :D Oo.. that's us.... We train every Sunday at grounds of a beautiful Saxon church right next door to (what's left of) the de Brus manor house - in Hart village at the northern edge ...
by Biro
Tue Mar 31, 2009 1:32 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: looking for a viking group
Replies: 11
Views: 3847

or the conquest offshoot who train near you that is if Normasn are ok if youre living in Easington get a Flak Jacket :D Oo.. that's us.... We train every Sunday at grounds of a beautiful Saxon church right next door to (what's left of) the de Brus manor house - in Hart village at the northern edge ...
by Biro
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: (Chain) mail(le) legs
Replies: 9
Views: 2605

What Phil said.

And a tie around the ankle helps it stop flapping around
by Biro
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:19 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: 13thC Harness for a recreated 13thC Joust.
Replies: 50
Views: 14573

Looking good - would like to see it with the finished helm + mufflers. Are you going the whole hog and making the mufflers integral too?

Whats under your feet? Is that mail covering the sole too?

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