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by steve stanley
Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 Vehicle/Infantry Risk Assessment
Replies: 2
Views: 2389

Re: WW2 Vehicle/Infantry Risk Assessment

Not only public....The skidding Bren Carrier on the road going through our camp area at Detling was interesting..........
by steve stanley
Thu Sep 15, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.
Replies: 41
Views: 12041

Re: A Highland Revival Drawstring Plaid.

Avoncroft?
by steve stanley
Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:49 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Hitler's War by Harry Turtledove
Replies: 6
Views: 3246

Re: Hitler's War by Harry Turtledove

Read all his stuff..."How few remain" is my favourite about the ACW of the 1880's........
by steve stanley
Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:20 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Migration Period scabbard.
Replies: 31
Views: 19711

Re: Migration Period scabbard.

If one thing could tempt me away from Black Powder...It's the luvverly stuff from that era.....and that is luvverly........
by steve stanley
Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Luftwaffe Re-enactment
Replies: 7
Views: 3483

Re: Luftwaffe Re-enactment

Mart wrote:god no we built one of them once had a crane to slide us in for a landing........ya not an experience I want to relive lol!!!!


:D :D :D
by steve stanley
Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Luftwaffe Re-enactment
Replies: 7
Views: 3483

Re: Luftwaffe Re-enactment

very good luck with your group. I have a gentleman lives round the corner from me that has an ME 109 full scale model in his garage gathering dust!!!.......Id love to grab it but I c ant see it fitting in with our fallschirmjager.....if only I can persuade him to make a Ju 52!!!! Or even a DFS 230....
by steve stanley
Fri Aug 12, 2011 4:31 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kelmarsh Festival of History 2011
Replies: 9
Views: 3669

Re: Kelmarsh Festival of History 2011

I see me!..Shooting Wascally Wedcoats..........
by steve stanley
Mon Aug 01, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: gaitery spatterdashy things
Replies: 7
Views: 3171

Re: gaitery spatterdashy things

There's a pair of leather ones in the Cromwell museum at Huntingdon......Marlborough himself wear fabric ones in the Blenheim tapestries.....They do seem to suddenly become widespread in the early C18 for both military and civilian...It's finding the Genesis point!
by steve stanley
Sun Jul 31, 2011 7:59 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: gaitery spatterdashy things
Replies: 7
Views: 3171

Re: gaitery spatterdashy things

I think Marlborough advocated their use in early C18...I guess He'd seen them somewhere, But I've no record of British Military use earlier......
by steve stanley
Sat Jul 30, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: gaitery spatterdashy things
Replies: 7
Views: 3171

Re: gaitery spatterdashy things

French Dragoons in leather ones by 1690............
by steve stanley
Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:42 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: How are you finding trading at the mo ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1718

Re: How are you finding trading at the mo ?

I may be untypical....The only shows we attend with traders seem to be the multi-periods...Have a look round, see if there's anything I fancy...But 99% of my purchases get done on-line at home..........
by steve stanley
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:50 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Tallow uses
Replies: 3
Views: 2090

Re: Tallow uses

Greasing moccs..sealant round musket pan....
by steve stanley
Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:54 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: 18th century 'folk' songs
Replies: 7
Views: 4134

Re: 18th century 'folk' songs

Don't know how 'traditional', but I have a cassette(!) of 'Pills to purge Melancholy' which may be available on cd...broadsheet stuff,but I'm sure they were sung in taverns etc.?.....US sites like Williamsberg sell lots of music cd's for 18th cent..........
by steve stanley
Tue May 24, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Cromford Mill Easter 2011
Replies: 5
Views: 2433

Re: Cromford Mill Easter 2011

Looks like a meeting of the 'usual suspects' :) :) ....we were up there as tourists a while back..lovely site!
by steve stanley
Mon May 23, 2011 8:21 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mark Griffin and chums at Albuera - step rolling
Replies: 15
Views: 3644

Re: Mark Griffin and chums at Albuera - step rolling

Terminal giggles just watching!
by steve stanley
Mon May 09, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: secure storing for guns
Replies: 43
Views: 12863

Re: secure storing for guns

Sadly,Leicestershire only views the cabinet as acceptable.............. :cry: (or, at least the guy in my bit does...)
by steve stanley
Fri May 06, 2011 7:24 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: secure storing for guns
Replies: 43
Views: 12863

Re: secure storing for guns

OR..Just take the barrel off & store that in a cabinet...That's the legal 'gun' part.....And it reminds you to clean the bits you don't normally see.............. :$
by steve stanley
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:35 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Craftspeople
Replies: 17
Views: 5219

Re: Craftspeople

When I started doing Colonial American stuff,I found there was no-one making what I needed this side of the Atlantic.....So leatherwork,beadwork & some basic sewing followed...........

Steve
by steve stanley
Sat Apr 02, 2011 11:57 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Calling up of the Militia 1812 – 1815
Replies: 7
Views: 2202

Re: Calling up of the Militia 1812 – 1815

Huge variety there..We've talked about doing the Voyageur type,as opposed to the select Embodied........
by steve stanley
Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:56 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: crack set of pictures
Replies: 1
Views: 2223

Re: crack set of pictures

Some very nice ones there.......... :)
by steve stanley
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:53 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 50621

Re: ECW Infantry Buff Coat

But in most cases,captured/looted kit is no basis for an impression.....(Ok for Partisan types,I guess......)..."I took it off a dead body" has been the excuse for more inappropriate kit..............
by steve stanley
Thu Mar 17, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Time Team : Wars of the Roses Special
Replies: 11
Views: 2714

Re: Time Team : Wars of the Roses Special

Quite fun.....But there was nothing about documentary evidence for the site.......
by steve stanley
Mon Mar 14, 2011 5:25 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 50621

Re: ECW Infantry Buff Coat

Chris T wrote:There are a whole lot of things we do not see enough of, and many others we see much too much of :-)


:D :D
by steve stanley
Sun Mar 13, 2011 8:07 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 50621

Re: ECW Infantry Buff Coat

I would still like to see a decent Trained Band unit in their nice civilian suits & old arms and equipment.......... :)
by steve stanley
Fri Mar 11, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 50621

Re: ECW Infantry Buff Coat

I think.......They may well have been around for foot.....But not in complete uniformed regiments,and as that's what both big societies like......(How many regiments in civilian dress are there compared to the real thing...?),there's no room for individual impressions............
by steve stanley
Thu Mar 10, 2011 7:21 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 50621

Re: ECW Infantry Buff Coat

Don't know if it's still there,but in the catalogue of the 1988 Armada exhibition is a Museum of London buff jerkin dated 1570-90.........
by steve stanley
Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets
Replies: 38
Views: 13010

Re: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets

There are some which seem to show the Scots as very Landsknecht in style,while the English are base-coated and sallet-ed......... :eh:
by steve stanley
Thu Mar 10, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets
Replies: 38
Views: 13010

Re: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets

Got ya!.....(having been to bookshelves)..Yes if you're looking 'Flodden +' rather than '-' the casquatel seems to make more sense....So the armour is 'almain rivet' in style rather than the actual munition stuff?...Just tell me you're not planning on a horse.......... :D
by steve stanley
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:32 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets
Replies: 38
Views: 13010

Re: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets

Yeah,got that one....That,and other secondary sources would suggest Local arms and armour would still be very WOTR style until you get quite high up the social ladder...?
by steve stanley
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets
Replies: 38
Views: 13010

Re: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets

One thing to remember....Most of the extensive arms buying/making went to the Invasion of France...The 'Home defence' force could well have had a large proportion of older styles...........All depends exactly what Tod is portraying............(As Andy said.....)

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