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by Tod
Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mail condition and (new question) how to attach?
Replies: 33
Views: 8917

Re: Mail condition and (new question) how to attach?

Up date as it was ages ago. Due to his health Gavin could do al the work but returned my jack and voiders me, some was adjusted to fit some wasn't and he gave me some extra bits to add on if I needed to - good chap pity he had to give it up. Since them my other armour project has moved on so the voi...
by Tod
Tue Mar 26, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where can I get natural cotton?
Replies: 23
Views: 18132

Re: Where can I get natural cotton?

We got some cotton pleats, Angie knew what they are I avoid that section of Boots. What we found was that it is best to make the liner and then gradually stuff it trying it on each time or you end up with too much padding and the whole thing is then too small. This would explain why I've always thou...
by Tod
Tue Mar 26, 2013 3:02 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Voiders - how to attatch
Replies: 9
Views: 3105

Re: Voiders - how to attatch

There's another thread on here about that as I had the same problem. I was told they were pointed and sewn on. I went for sewing them on and then found out the voiders weren't the right shape. After getting them partly tailored I still have a problem getting them right, I've concluded it's a two per...
by Tod
Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:52 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Leather Costume course :D
Replies: 7
Views: 3153

Re: Leather Costume course :D

There is a million miles of differnce between making clothing and just about any other thing made of leather. I'd be interersted in learning to make leather clothes (although I have made the leather shirt type thing described by Bad Viking above). I'm a trained shoe maker and have made hundreds if n...
by Tod
Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where can I get natural cotton?
Replies: 23
Views: 18132

Re: Where can I get natural cotton?

Or they have been used as very small sheep pens for a couple of hundred years. I have to ask why did you stick your nose in them :crazy: :lol:
by Tod
Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Rose and Thistle (RaT) 1745 Jacobites
Replies: 9
Views: 5756

Re: Rose and Thistle (RaT) 1745 Jacobites

It seems we had a problem with our email address, the one on our web site www.18thcentury.org is now correct.
by Tod
Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Armet, The early 16th century re-enactment group
Replies: 11
Views: 6614

Re: Armet, The early 16th century re-enactment group

For details of the training/making days in Etal and Milton Keynes please see the forum. Details below in my signiture.
by Tod
Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 61826

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

I should be collecting some of my armour on Sunday. So far the test peices haven't gone as well as I hoped I can still see what I think are pieces of pigment in the finished brushed surface. I think Early Tudor man would have been as irritated as I am by them. It may be I bought some old paint and i...
by Tod
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where can I get natural cotton?
Replies: 23
Views: 18132

Re: Where can I get natural cotton?

Cotton wool 'pleats' from Boots/Tesco/Superdrug etc? Or hit the Quilters shop on the road out of Bletchly http://www.threadsandpatches.co.uk/ and see if they can source some cotton or wool batting or wadding for you. Formerly the The Bull hotel and local bikers hang out (as the landlord who is stil...
by Tod
Fri Mar 08, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Account Infiltrated?
Replies: 2
Views: 7190

Re: Account Infiltrated?

Do you mean you've had emails or PM's?
by Tod
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: good helmet liners and sundry padding
Replies: 3
Views: 2668

Re: good helmet liners and sundry padding

Thanks for all the info. Angie had a go at making a liner for my bellows faced sallet. The proto type was pretty well spot on. One thing I found that trying it on with out the helmet it was really tight but once pushed up into the helmet to the position it would sit at it was perfect and felt just l...
by Tod
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:02 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Contact address for Antonia Bass, trading as Sister Beth
Replies: 1
Views: 5841

Re: Contact address for Antonia Bass, trading as Sister Beth

She was living near Leicester but I think she moved a few months ago. She isn't on Facebook any more and I don't think she has traded for some time.
by Tod
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:54 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 61826

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

I'm on the third coat. The pigment doesn't completely mix in but that may be due to the paint not being warm enough. So with the third coat I have warmed the paint up. It looks very glossy. I have no idea how it will weather or age.
by Tod
Wed Feb 20, 2013 1:51 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Rose and Thistle (RaT) 1745 Jacobites
Replies: 9
Views: 5756

Rose and Thistle (RaT) 1745 Jacobites

RaT are part of Lace Wars. We set ourselves up to portray John Roy Stewart's Regiment and have become the premier Jacobite unit in the UK. We were in the front line of the filming for the Culloden Museum project and images off us are used on the entrance board and inside the visitor centre. RaT have...
by Tod
Tue Feb 19, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Lace Wars 1730-1760
Replies: 14
Views: 11744

Re: Lace Wars 1730-1760

Our event list is now up on our web site www.lacewars.co.uk there are also links to our various regts.
by Tod
Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:24 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 61826

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

I've just done a test piece using the paint as described above. I can certainly see brush marks although not too deep, there also seems to be tiny pieces of pigment visible, and I mixed it a lot. I'll see what it looks like when its dry. So far so good (famous last words).
by Tod
Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Armet, The early 16th century re-enactment group
Replies: 11
Views: 6614

Re: Armet, The early 16th century re-enactment group

The Etal event is moving forward and it looks like we will have a LH display at Kelmarsh FOH. In addition I'm thinking of running two training/meet week ends. One in Etal and one in Milton Keynes. Details are on the Flodden forum. I'll be trading at the ILHF 22-24 February so come and have a chat ab...
by Tod
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Pike making pictures
Replies: 2
Views: 3011

Pike making pictures

Does any one know of any?
by Tod
Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:27 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Flodden training week ends
Replies: 0
Views: 4581

Flodden training week ends

Info. has been posted on the Flodden forum.
by Tod
Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Buy and Sell
Topic: Please Read: Advertising real or replica firearms for sale
Replies: 1
Views: 8987

Re: Please Read: Advertising real or replica firearms for sa

The above rules also apply to weapons wanted as in these threads will also be locked and the supplier should contact the buyer by PM
by Tod
Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 61826

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

So if they like me had some really old manky brushes in thier shed it would be old painting, right? I should have been able to tell because it would have had traces of other old paint mixed in ;-) Seriously the visit didn't help much as the brush marks are impossible to see mostly due to rubbish lig...
by Tod
Thu Jan 24, 2013 2:47 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 61826

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

I'll be in Kelvein Grove Museum on Sunday so will take a good look, although I'll be looking at 18th century paint on 16th century armour (does this mean I can wear it for 1745 events LOL).
by Tod
Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where can I get natural cotton?
Replies: 23
Views: 18132

Re: Where can I get natural cotton?

I want it to stay (fluffy) as it padding, I'll try some fleece between layers of linen and bash it about for a while and see what happens.
by Tod
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:42 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Re-Enactors Markets
Replies: 30
Views: 14952

Re: Re-Enactors Markets

Remember Scotland and England have different school holiday dates. Another problem is that venues tend to fill up doing school holiday time or increase their rates.
by Tod
Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:55 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where can I get natural cotton?
Replies: 23
Views: 18132

Re: Where can I get natural cotton?

I have several raw fleeces that I bought last year but I thought it might felt and turn into a lump. Do I need to comb it first?
by Tod
Mon Jan 21, 2013 2:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where can I get natural cotton?
Replies: 23
Views: 18132

Where can I get natural cotton?

As in pre processed before its made in to fabric. I want to use it as "stuffing" in a helmet liner.
by Tod
Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Newbie's guide to kit buying
Replies: 53
Views: 45010

Re: Newbie's guide to kit buying

Done, well and truely stuck.

7. Just because it is for sale at an event or re-enactment market doesn't mean its right. Ask the seller for details, it's basis, how it was made, what is it made from. If they made it ask them what research they did and what examples or pictures they worked from.
by Tod
Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Arming Caps - History
Replies: 21
Views: 5836

Re: Arming Caps - History

Burgonets usually have an integral lining, as do sallets. The evidence is there in the rivet holes for the liner. There is of course no harm in wearing a secondary layer if it makes it more comfortable/safer of course but most have something fitted semi-permanently. Drop me an email if you want to ...
by Tod
Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:30 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 61826

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

I was just on the phone to a supplier and he suggested black polyurethane boat paint. In a strange sort of way the use and elements seem to make a logical answer - outside and being knocked about. I have been thinking, most if not all modern re-enactment armour will not be the same metal as the orig...
by Tod
Fri Jan 04, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Black armour - right or wrong?
Replies: 91
Views: 61826

Re: Black armour - right or wrong?

From a man who can I've been told the paint on the Kelvinrove Armour (my picture in my post above) was repainted in the 18th century so that messes that idea up. Maybe it wasn't painted at all. But I would like to paint it. Following Jorges post above I'm going to try polyurethane mixed with lamp bl...