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by Stuart Quayle
Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Painting my sallet.
Replies: 20
Views: 6817

Re: Painting my sallet.

Thanks Jorge, I might look into the engraving instead, I like the Dot-punched engraving also, so might go that method.

Best Wishes
Stuart
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Painting my sallet.
Replies: 20
Views: 6817

Re: Painting my sallet.

Hi Jorge Many thanks for all of the good advice - duly noted :) Look forwards to seeing some progress pics when you begin painting your kettlehat, due you have a particular design in mind at present? Keen to hear. I would love to have a go at painting maybe a bascinet with a nice biblical latin insc...
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Mar 10, 2012 3:19 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Great Tournament of St Wendel
Replies: 8
Views: 4770

Re: The Great Tournament of St Wendel

Great video Andreas, very atmospheric 8-)

BTW - the harness worn by the guy in the Great Bascinet looks superb, do you know which armourer made it?

Regards
Stuart Q
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Mar 10, 2012 2:28 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bascinet visor variations?
Replies: 18
Views: 6828

Re: bascinet visor variations?

Hi James I have had a look at the Steel Mastery armoury site and see two reproduction bascinets which you might have been referring to: 1. mid-14th century Bascinet with simple plate nose-guard (Breteche): 2. a helmet that is listed as a 15th century Italian Bascinet with Globose visor: As the Hundr...
by Stuart Quayle
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bascinet visor variations?
Replies: 18
Views: 6828

Re: bascinet visor variations?

Hi James I don't know of any Globose visor making patterns available to purchase on-line, but Doug Strong of Talbots Fine Accessories sells armouring guide patterns for making: Italian pigface visors (twin side mounted); Italian pigface visors (single central mount); and single mounted, klappvisor h...
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:41 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: bascinet visor variations?
Replies: 18
Views: 6828

Re: bascinet visor variations?

Hi James Firstly, what sort of a problem is your friend having with the conical visor on his bascinet? Is it one of lack of visibility - the occulae being not in line with the wearer's eyes, or maybe lack of breathing space/comfort due to the cone shape of the visor? My guess is that your friend's b...
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Painting my sallet.
Replies: 20
Views: 6817

Re: Painting my sallet.

Many thanks for your kind words folks :thumbup:

Am painting the part of the helmet which the visor covers when in the down position at present, so that the pattern is continued when the visor is raised.

Pure therapy :crazy:
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Painting my sallet.
Replies: 20
Views: 6817

Re: Painting my sallet.

and some more pics of recent work.
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:21 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Painting my sallet.
Replies: 20
Views: 6817

Re: Painting my sallet.

Thanks SP hehe make me an offer I can't refuse and I'll wrap it very nicely for you :wink: The helmet cost me £90 and I have spent about a month painting it. Here are some pics of the work I have done on the helmet today, just the odd square to complete and also need to finish painting the helmet sq...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Feb 28, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Painting my sallet.
Replies: 20
Views: 6817

Re: Painting my sallet.

Forgot to add, that for the red I was originally going to paint in Windsor & Newton Galeria acrylic (Vermilion Hue), but took the tube to my local B&Q and got them to mix me up some Dulux High Glass Weathershield in that colour red instead, tough, durable, protects against knocks etc. and good for o...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Feb 28, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Painting my sallet.
Replies: 20
Views: 6817

Re: Painting my sallet.

Thanks Clarenceboy. I am going to finally spray it with All purpose High Gloss Varnish (Windsor & Newton) to keep the gloss finish of the paint. I was told that the original egg tempera paint would have given the helmets a gloss finish, so a high gloss varnish sounds the safest bet :thumbup:
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:47 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Painting my sallet.
Replies: 20
Views: 6817

Re: Painting my sallet.

True :wtf:
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:20 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Painting my sallet.
Replies: 20
Views: 6817

Re: Painting my sallet.

Many thanks Bad Viking, hehe yes, although the odd scuff and dent might improve it's looks ]:)
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:55 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Painting my sallet.
Replies: 20
Views: 6817

Re: Pimping up my sallet.

How the helmet looked to begin with.
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:53 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Painting my sallet.
Replies: 20
Views: 6817

Re: Pimping up my sallet.

A pic of the front of the helm at present.
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Painting my sallet.
Replies: 20
Views: 6817

Painting my sallet.

Bought a German 'jawbone' sallet a while back from a member of this forum and decided it needed "blinging up" a bit and so have started painting it in Oils. Saw an extant German Black Sallet and was inspired to paint my sallet along those lines. Am in the process of adding the sixth point to the Mul...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Dec 20, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Aventail/Coif decoration
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

Re: Aventail/Coif decoration

No problem Graham. Walter von Hohenklingen appears to have a cloth covering over his aventail, you can just see the dags of maille peeping out from underneath his 'vrysoun'. He is a later 14th century knight and died at the Battle of Sempach. von Hohenklingen's cloth covering bears his coat of arms ...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Dec 20, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Aventail/Coif decoration
Replies: 3
Views: 1444

Re: Aventail/Coif decoration

Hi Graham I think this is the piece you mention in Osprey's Crecy 1346 book: Taken originally from the book 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight', a description of a knight putting on his (early bascinet?) helmet: "Then lifts he the helm and hastily it kisses, that was stapled stiffly (referring to the ...
by Stuart Quayle
Thu Nov 03, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Small armies which changed history
Replies: 21
Views: 6086

Re: Small armies which changed history

Henry V's bedraggled army against the huge French army at the Battle of Agincourt in 1415 AD springs to mind. This stunning victory let the English springboard onto a number of other following victories in the Hundred Years War, before the French got their act together and began to turn the tables w...
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Oct 08, 2011 10:20 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kerak Castle Oct 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 5282

Re: Kerak Castle Oct 2011

The characters work well. Nicely done! 8-)
by Stuart Quayle
Mon Oct 03, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: mid 14th century knight
Replies: 57
Views: 14074

Re: mid 14th century knight

Those square things on the knight's shoulders are called ailettes, they were usually made of stiffened parchment, painted leather, or wood and hence don't normally survive. The ailettes are not thought to be a shoulder or neck defence, but purely identify the knight in battle by the coat of arms whi...
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Oct 02, 2011 12:34 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Assistance choosing a plate harness
Replies: 5
Views: 1917

Re: Assistance choosing a plate harness

Hi PST Oh how I envy you :envy: , what a lovely position to be in 8-) Looking at Pavel's site the first harness which jumps out at me is a46 which looks to be a generic copy of the armour of Archduke Sigismund of Tyrol, by armourer Lorenz Helmschmied of Augsburg c1480. This harness is highly fluted,...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Roman Army - Greatest War Machine of the Ancient World
Replies: 4
Views: 1901

Re: The Roman Army - Greatest War Machine of the Ancient Wor

Hi Randall Yes, exactly as you describe it - one of Osprey's 'super-books', hardback. The author Chris McNab really seems to know his stuff 8-) Just re-reading another excellent (recently released) and very comprehensive book on Roman military at present, by Stephen Dando-Collins entitled "Legions o...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Jun 07, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Roman Army - Greatest War Machine of the Ancient World
Replies: 4
Views: 1901

Re: The Roman Army - Greatest War Machine of the Ancient Wor

Hi Jolanda

No problem, I would be delighted to show you both my arms & armour and provide any help I can :thumbup:

Sending you an email.

Best Wishes
Stuart
by Stuart Quayle
Thu May 26, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: mid 14th century knight
Replies: 57
Views: 14074

Re: mid 14th century knight

Hi JH My take on portraying a mid 14th century knight would be as follows: Helmet: mid-pointed or three-quarter back pointed bascinet with simple 'shovel' side mounted visor and mail coif underneath; or maybe a Greathelm ala the Black Prince torso defence: Cyclas style surcoat, worn over a coat-of-p...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue May 17, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Roman Army - Greatest War Machine of the Ancient World
Replies: 4
Views: 1901

The Roman Army - Greatest War Machine of the Ancient World

Just a very brief review of this excellent book published by Osprey and Edited by Chris McNab. The four quarters of the book cover in extensive detail the: 1. The Early Republican Army; 2. The Army of the Late Republic; 3. The Earlier Roman Empire; 4. The Late Roman Empire beautifully illustrated by...
by Stuart Quayle
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:50 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Roman Body Armour - Hilary & John Travis.
Replies: 4
Views: 2887

Re: Roman Body Armour - Hilary & John Travis.

Hi Nathan But didn't the authors throughout Chapter 4 point to the use of riveted, welded, solid-stamped, and butted mail links? Page 74 discusses the mail shirt finds in the collapsed countermine 19 at Dura-Europas for example. Also, they stated that in most archaeological circumstances the mail is...
by Stuart Quayle
Sat Apr 23, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Roman Body Armour - Hilary & John Travis.
Replies: 4
Views: 2887

Roman Body Armour - Hilary & John Travis.

I just want to post a quick review on an excellent book I have read recently entitled "Roman Body Armour" by Hilary and John 'Rob' Travis. Hilary and Rob wished to go 'back to basics' with their book, in so much that they are of the belief that alot of modern reproduction Roman armour is constructed...
by Stuart Quayle
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:57 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Cat gutters
Replies: 16
Views: 3390

Re: Cat gutters

Hi Marcus I am inclined to agree with you, aren't the few surviving examples of the Katzbalger short sword dating from the beginning of the 16th century and of Southern German or Swiss manufacture? I suppose your friend could try and stretch matters a little by portraying one of the Swiss or German ...
by Stuart Quayle
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:49 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: c14th Highland/Isleman Clothing?
Replies: 8
Views: 5549

Re: c14th Highland/Isleman Clothing?

Hi Kayleaeloise My first guess (and that is all it is) would be to say that the Highland and Western Isles civilian male dress code would be almost identical to what was being worn in Ireland during the 14th century, i.e. the 'Leine and Mantle', with linen Trues or going bare-legged being an either-...