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by Miss Costello
Thu Nov 25, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWII uniform suppliers
Replies: 23
Views: 9523

Re: WWII uniform suppliers

That was my experience more than once! (and did we say be careful with warhorse?) :|
by Miss Costello
Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:42 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWII uniform suppliers
Replies: 23
Views: 9523

Re: WWII uniform suppliers

Not lost. Just temporarily misplaced. :D SoF do some decent bits. Tankers berets, some of the WLA kit is ok. But sadly they've been bypassed in quality in most things. It's ok for whatdo they call it? 'promenading' but doesn't wear well and I've had one of their BD jackets for about 4 years and desp...
by Miss Costello
Wed Nov 24, 2010 10:59 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWII uniform suppliers
Replies: 23
Views: 9523

Re: WWII uniform suppliers

He'll get the same answer there.
Most of the US AB groups won't buy from SoF. Not a sweeping statement, just years of experience and wasted cash! :D
by Miss Costello
Wed Nov 24, 2010 11:25 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWII uniform suppliers
Replies: 23
Views: 9523

Re: WWII uniform suppliers

Sorry, I feel I can make that statement! I've spent over 12 years buying the kit! If you ask on the WW2 forum you'll get the same answer. The jumpsuits are ok, but not the best. It depends how authentic you want to be. I assume that doing FFL he's going to need either Battledress or KD, both of whic...
by Miss Costello
Mon Nov 22, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: photos
Replies: 11
Views: 3351

Re: photos

http://photosm.co.uk/home/?p=978&nggpage=3&pid=4422

Summer of 44 Living History Group. James Grantham and Ramsey Green on the Bofors Gun.
by Miss Costello
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:05 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: History Blogs?
Replies: 19
Views: 8769

Re: History Blogs?

I do, but it's WW1 and WW2 related so probably not of interest.

There are some fantastic ones out there, real mines of info.

K
by Miss Costello
Fri Nov 19, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWII uniform suppliers
Replies: 23
Views: 9523

Re: WWII uniform suppliers

SoF are not particularly reccomended. A lot of the time you have to re-purchase some time later as it doensn't look good next to other repro.

Pegasus, at a push WPG. What sort of kit are you going for? Battledress or KD?

I know some decent dealers for French stuff too.

K
by Miss Costello
Thu Nov 11, 2010 10:09 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WTB - Officers SD material
Replies: 6
Views: 3011

Re: WTB - Officers SD material

I'll have a look for you, so difficult to get a perfect match. Got any photos?
K
by Miss Costello
Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:20 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: The Walking Dead
Replies: 6
Views: 2086

Re: The Walking Dead

Bloody excellent and managed to keep the comic book vibe I thought. Good entertainment!
by Miss Costello
Sat Nov 06, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Replica WW1 German helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 3592

Re: Replica WW1 German helmet

We're not traders, just living history bods but we usually share a stall with friends at Rufford Bazaar, might try Wimpole. We'll be displaying at Stoneleigh Militaria 2011.
K
by Miss Costello
Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Stuffed dates!
Replies: 7
Views: 3651

Re: Stuffed dates!

No problem! :D
by Miss Costello
Fri Nov 05, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Stuffed dates!
Replies: 7
Views: 3651

Re: Stuffed dates!

by Miss Costello
Mon Nov 01, 2010 5:02 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Replica WW1 German helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 3592

Re: Replica WW1 German helmet

Drop me your email address via pm and I'll let you know. I know he can do a very basic one ad it depends if you want a paint job or just blank.
K
by Miss Costello
Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:22 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Stencilled textile
Replies: 4
Views: 2974

Re: Stencilled textile

Really beautiful.
by Miss Costello
Sun Oct 31, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Replica WW1 German helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 3592

Re: Replica WW1 German helmet

My other half does repro WW1 German Helmets, drop me a pm or email if you're interested. He also does the armour plating and is working on the body armourfrom an original in his collection.
K
by Miss Costello
Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:09 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Greetings from Grolle
Replies: 4
Views: 2596

Re: Greetings from Grolle

Not my era, but I recognise a few friends and have sent them this way to look at the link! Excellent photos!
K
by Miss Costello
Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Ageing a frock coat
Replies: 9
Views: 10725

Re: Ageing a frock coat

We used to use* a fine grater along raised areas, if the fabric will take it, bury it in your garden for a week. You can also buy theatrical dirt, reccomend this by Ben Nye.
http://www.bennyemakeup.com/ Prairie Dust/Ash.


*theatre and TV
by Miss Costello
Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:38 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Medieval bed
Replies: 30
Views: 9516

Re: Medieval bed

ASDA are selling off their airbeds at the moment, we got a dbl for £5.99 on Saturday for when friends come to stay, the pump was £2.99.
by Miss Costello
Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:37 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Straw Bonnet blanks
Replies: 2
Views: 1630

Re: Straw Bonnet blanks

Thanks shadowcat!
K
by Miss Costello
Sat Oct 09, 2010 10:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Straw Bonnet blanks
Replies: 2
Views: 1630

Straw Bonnet blanks

Needing a blank for an 1850s/60s bonnet. Can only find US suppliers, anyone know of a UK supplier? (preferably who might be at ILHF?)
regards
Kate
by Miss Costello
Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Victorian boots
Replies: 18
Views: 5551

Re: Victorian boots

Kind of depends on what class and era. For 1850s mill worker I bought clogs, managed to get some on ebay very cheaply. For my 1855 Middle class governess type impression I got some leather sole boots by John White, again from ebay. They have aged beautifully. If you're interested in a indoor pump I ...
by Miss Costello
Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:25 pm
Forum: Book, Film, TV & Music Reviews
Topic: Heroes of Princeton by Chris Bell
Replies: 6
Views: 1507

Re: Heroes of Princeton by Chris Bell

And a thoroughly nice bloke too. We miss him here in the UK.

(giz a freebie Chris!)

K
by Miss Costello
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:45 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Smoked Peanut Butter Satay FAO Martin Cowley
Replies: 1
Views: 2145

Re: Smoked Peanut Butter Satay FAO Martin Cowley

Can I also add that the Choc and Peanut Pemmican thingummy bobs kept us going on the long drive from Kelmarsh to Kent (7.30 til gone 11pm!) after the festival of history, I shan't be doing two events in a row like that again! After a week in hot, dusty Kent I could have done with another bag to get ...
by Miss Costello
Mon Jul 26, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kelmarsh 2010
Replies: 23
Views: 7920

Re: Kelmarsh 2010

I know EH don't like cross era dressing, but this was at the end of day two!
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by Miss Costello
Thu Jul 15, 2010 2:51 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Seeking advice on finding and joining a group
Replies: 29
Views: 9860

Re: Seeking advice on finding and joining a group

Poor you Duvet, you should have joined SO44! We have a number of kids in the group and can usually find a way of fitting them in, in fact they're positively welcome in our Arnhem displays! Don't want to put Foamcow off by suggesting all WW2 groups are the same, I remember horrendous rows in the 15th...
by Miss Costello
Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:46 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Seeking advice on finding and joining a group
Replies: 29
Views: 9860

Re: Seeking advice on finding and joining a group

Not true that WW2 groups don't accomodate families, we're at Kelmarsh this weekend and then at War and Peace. There are lots of women in our group and some children too! It's very definately not all about the military, we're doing BEF and civilians at the fall of Dunkirk if you'd like to come and sa...
by Miss Costello
Fri Jun 25, 2010 1:27 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Girls, this one is for you!
Replies: 37
Views: 14143

Re: Girls, this one is for you!

Simon, I think that one defies eras....they kept out of the bloody way and supplied tea and chocolate!!! :D

(works for my other half anyway!)
by Miss Costello
Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Indulgence and trepidation
Replies: 5
Views: 2335

Re: Indulgence and trepidation

Aye caramba....

thank god for Bernie the Bolt!

I once had a wedding dress commission many moons ago that required yards of silk, like your customer it came to me with the accompanying invoice and it sat on the side in it's box until I was brave enough to cut it! :drunk:

Good luck....
by Miss Costello
Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:21 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: British 1908 Webbing
Replies: 20
Views: 10757

Re: British 1908 Webbing

Ah, no this isn't that, it's a whole new production apparently...I'm sworn to secrecy! :silent:

K
by Miss Costello
Mon Jun 21, 2010 8:34 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: New for 2010
Replies: 21
Views: 8520

Re: New for 2010

Scary. Genuinely scary.

Bless the little lass putting her pennies in though! :D