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by guthrie
Thu Jul 13, 2006 11:15 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cost of armour?
Replies: 18
Views: 3196

One the diameter of the rivets.
Now, as to what size rivets you get, thats up to you, I suggest ones at least 4mm in diameter.
by guthrie
Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: 2000BC-55BC
Topic: An Interest in the true peoples of Great Britain
Replies: 3
Views: 7886

Just to confuse matters, I imagine that most of what you have been reading is based upon 30 year old and older evidence, not to mention some ridiculous extrapolation. Essentially, the modern view, based upon the past few decades of digging and dating and so on, is that in the UK, the Celts never rea...
by guthrie
Tue Jul 11, 2006 9:36 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 14976

Can I have the url as well, please?
by guthrie
Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Crimes against Authenticity
Replies: 116
Views: 14976

Or a hidden one, perhas you could borrow one from WW2 re-enactors that fits in a handbag or book or something. Then we wouldnt spot you in time to run.
by guthrie
Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: eye candy
Replies: 20
Views: 3688

Impressive work. Do you do this in your spare time or full time?

(And remind me why do I do medieval?)
by guthrie
Sun Jul 02, 2006 10:35 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: lack of understanding of context of history
Replies: 61
Views: 7675

HHMmm, which side are you on? I'll be the winnning side, I think; us mercenaries have short memories.
by guthrie
Sun Jul 02, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: lack of understanding of context of history
Replies: 61
Views: 7675

As a general statment, I think there are many myths in reenactment, often down to not looking into this enough, there is plenty for everyone to do, some things are not done by all, that is life then and unchangable but many things are open to at least interpreting in quite sensible ways. Especially...
by guthrie
Sat Jul 01, 2006 11:29 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: What to do with grandparents WW2 stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 1411

Wow, thanks!

As an aside, did that zebra like dazzle camouflage actually make a difference? It doesnt look like it to me just now, but I have no idea about actual conditions of use.

PS- as for the amateur building the ark, I understand he had some pretty good back room support.
by guthrie
Fri Jun 30, 2006 11:38 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: What to do with grandparents WW2 stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 1411

What to do with grandparents WW2 stuff

When clearing out my grans attic, my dad found my grandfathers WW2 naval hats. They are still in good condition, I think it was HMS Argus he was on, as a marine. He can't quite decide whether to keep them or get rid of them. But how to get rid of them? Throw them in the bin? Is there a museum that m...
by guthrie
Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:14 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: I wish I was one of the gentry
Replies: 19
Views: 3791

WEll, that was my kind of point, all these things look to intellectual non involved little old me to have coalesced somewhat, whereas your still talking about the good old days when they were different.

(Although obviously '77 was a good year, being the year of my birth)
by guthrie
Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:44 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: I wish I was one of the gentry
Replies: 19
Views: 3791

gregory23b wrote:I don't dount the intentionality, it would be hard to do it by accident, just makes me puke the idea of mixing loveuy dovey tree hugging hippy rebellion with full on sweaty filthy confrontational punk, just doesn't work in my mind.

Ever been to a G8 summit, or an anti-war protest?
by guthrie
Thu Jun 29, 2006 7:22 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: I wish I was one of the gentry
Replies: 19
Views: 3791

I understood the whole punk rocker with flowers in my hair to be a kind of melding of '77 and '69 together, I think the song is supposed to be about wishing you were back in the good old days when you could really rebel, not like today, when you get ignored. The rest of it is fine, though I'm not ve...
by guthrie
Wed Jun 28, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: lack of understanding of context of history
Replies: 61
Views: 7675

My general understanding is that after the 16th century, when religion was somewhat more open to the masses, Churches in general became more sacred. I mean the chuirch as a whole, none of this high alter only for the consecrated stuff. Of course people would still have gossiped etc whilst waiting fo...
by guthrie
Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:51 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: lack of understanding of context of history
Replies: 61
Views: 7675

Were Episcopal services in the 17th century that lax? Or whatever they called the established church then.
by guthrie
Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:27 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: lack of understanding of context of history
Replies: 61
Views: 7675

well, yes, I dont do any of these things. Yet in theory, if we are to take the portrayal of religion at least semi-seriously, we aught to be acting out some of them. We could even go so far as to have several priests doing mass whilst a bunch of us stand the other side of the rood screen and watch, ...
by guthrie
Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:38 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: lack of understanding of context of history
Replies: 61
Views: 7675

That all depends. I count myself as agnostic, and am not willing to take make believe religion too far, along the lines partly of a pascals wager, and partly because it might offend someone, and also, doing it in an unreal fashion seems a little bit like taking the mickey.
by guthrie
Tue Jun 27, 2006 6:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 57351

oakenshield wrote:cant wait to join in this will i bring my own blue face paint or will it be provided ?

Thats a bit over the top given the tone of the thread so far.

Edited to add:
Unless your being funny, in which case a smilie would have been helpful.
by guthrie
Mon Jun 26, 2006 10:48 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: lack of understanding of context of history
Replies: 61
Views: 7675

Come to think of it, the topic is also related to that thread to to diwth moving properly in period kit. Although the subject is somewhat more intellectual. For example, can you recall not knowing how lightning happened? Then, any ideas how we can give a better idea of the movement of things through...
by guthrie
Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:06 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: lack of understanding of context of history
Replies: 61
Views: 7675

Thanks marcus, but 20 seconds with amazon turns up the book in question. Looks interesting, I shall put it on my list of books to buy in the future. I don't know much about church and religious history, but it seems to me that the need for drama etc is a constant, although its exact intensity waxes ...
by guthrie
Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:14 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Homespun Linen -V- Homespun Wool
Replies: 9
Views: 1566

I think the wool would have been easier. With linen you have to rot it first, and break the outer shell up, and then get the fibres out, whereas with wool, I suppose you had to card it, but that could have been done more easily sitting around at home. (No insult to hard working housewives intended)
by guthrie
Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nearly Nalebound Socks?
Replies: 45
Views: 5469

I think twice now I have seen people looting bodies at an event, only to pull off the boot of someone, and find a nice pair of M&S best socks underneath, or hiking socks. Cue a quick "It doesnt fit" and attempts to put the boot over the offending socks.
by guthrie
Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:44 am
Forum: General History
Topic: lack of understanding of context of history
Replies: 61
Views: 7675

Thats kind of my point- unless you have a good idea of the actual context, and also recall that the people who had it builtwere human like you and me, people will get really confused as to its actual nature. Can you say more on which gimmicks were stolen from where?
by guthrie
Thu Jun 22, 2006 11:21 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: lack of understanding of context of history
Replies: 61
Views: 7675

lack of understanding of context of history

I visited Rosslyn Chapel earlier this week. Its a couple of years since I was last there, and I noticed a few more things about it I hadnt seen before, and also came up with a few pertinent thoughts. Since I last visited it, I have learnt more about medieval imagery, design and all the rest of it, a...
by guthrie
Tue Jun 20, 2006 7:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Seamstress/dressmaker wanted (Medieval).
Replies: 7
Views: 1957

Cream-T wrote:I have it on good authority that the bridesmaid shall be available for measuring at Tewkesbury. This offer is restricted to seamstress Tuppence, so please, Gentlemen, keep your hands to yourselves! ;)

you use your hands for measuring?
by guthrie
Thu Jun 15, 2006 10:29 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Methven 2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2893

Ahhh, my wishers have been granted! Thats me (The tall bloke wihth golden hose and a spear) in the middle of number 59, trying to not hit the Bruce. And you can see my braies!
by guthrie
Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Methven 2006
Replies: 24
Views: 2893

Thats what I was going to say...
by guthrie
Mon Jun 12, 2006 10:33 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: I wish I was one of the gentry
Replies: 19
Views: 3791

Nice. IT works with the tune as well. All you need is some period musician playing along with it...
by guthrie
Thu May 25, 2006 5:51 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: protecting armour from rust
Replies: 18
Views: 3440

Boiled linseed oil and rosin varnish were also used, one recipe calls for the sallet to be put in an oven until very hot then have the varnish brushed over it 'until it stops bubbling', it then dries and is a varnish coat. What is interesting this varnish is of a brownish cast in liquid but in thin...
by guthrie
Tue May 23, 2006 11:33 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong in WOTR re-enactment?
Replies: 125
Views: 16157

The strange thing is, a battle looks/sounds so much worse from the sidelines than when actually in it! I'm constantly & pleasantly surprised how few real injuries there are considering what we do for fun! Thats good on both counts, for how scary it looks from teh side, and how little injuries w...
by guthrie
Sun May 21, 2006 6:12 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: C15 story draft
Replies: 7
Views: 2318