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by Simon_Diment
Fri May 11, 2007 5:12 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 28906

lidimy Posted: Fri May 11, 2007 2:56 pm Post subject: Asked a boy today how much his lngbow cost, and he said £390, does that sound about right? Not unless that's for a yew bow, otherwise that's extortionate! :shock: Lidi, you can get a decent bow for around £100 and if you buy from a reputable bow...
by Simon_Diment
Thu May 03, 2007 8:50 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: How to tell who is a Knight.
Replies: 333
Views: 28906

lidimy Posted: Wed May 02, 2007 7:27 pm Post subject: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- That's alright, I'm not *that* interested in fighting! But I wouldn't mind being an archer one day. I don't think my arms are strong enough though! But I am startin...
by Simon_Diment
Mon Apr 30, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Devereux retinue.
Replies: 41
Views: 5267

I'd have to see a picture of it before making a comment on the design.

Flattery will of course get you nowhere unless there's alcohol involved too! 8)
by Simon_Diment
Mon Apr 30, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Devereux retinue.
Replies: 41
Views: 5267

I'm obviously having a senior moment, it's Martins kit I seem to be commenting upon rather than Zachos :roll: Zachos and it is Martins choice to wear his sugar loaf for tournament as he feels safer in it. I probably won't be at lanark by the way. I really do later period, and just dress up in earlie...
by Simon_Diment
Mon Apr 30, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Devereux retinue.
Replies: 41
Views: 5267

PaulMurphy PostPosted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 4:19 pm Post subject: lidimy wrote: What's a great helm...? (sorry for being dense!) Photos 2 and 3 at the top of the page - the left/victor is wearing a sugarloaf great helm, in which the vertical sides are topped with a conical dome. The classical great hel...
by Simon_Diment
Mon Apr 30, 2007 12:55 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Devereux retinue.
Replies: 41
Views: 5267

Chris, yclept John Barber Posted: Mon Apr 30, 2007 11:32 am Post subject: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Simon_Diment wrote: I can see very few bits that need any change at all. That mail looks galvanised to me!!! It could just be an artifact of the...
by Simon_Diment
Wed Apr 25, 2007 8:47 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: The Devereux retinue.
Replies: 41
Views: 5267

Nice piccies Zachos, that's a lot of kit to maintain with more than one period. being a geek of course I can see very few bits that need any change at all.

You at Lanark this year?
by Simon_Diment
Tue Mar 20, 2007 6:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: pre-washing
Replies: 14
Views: 1693

Wash it on the highest temperature it will take then dry it on the line. generally that's all I do apart from ironing the fabric before marking and cutting out. Only time you'll catch me using an iron mind you! :lol:
by Simon_Diment
Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: drinking vesels
Replies: 22
Views: 3733

If you want to know about pottery in Britain then I heartily recommend the book below, you can probably get it out of your Uni library: Medieval pottery in Britain, AD 900-1600 / Michael R. McCarthy and Catherine M. Brooks. Cheers Simon p.s. Just because it's in common usage within your group doesn'...
by Simon_Diment
Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 55212

Nigel Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 1:38 pm Post subject: -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Nobody has contacted us Nige No offence intended but considering how dismissive you've been about this event are you suprised we haven't been approached? I think we ...
by Simon_Diment
Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Napoleonic Cavalry (Hussar) uniform patterns.
Replies: 12
Views: 3421

Hi Rod If nobody produces patterns to re-produce the uniforms then I suggest trawling through the back catalogue of 'Military Modelling' magazine. They used to have a regular feature called 'The cut of the cloth' which gave uniform details and breakdowns - I made up an early 1800's British Line Offi...
by Simon_Diment
Wed Jan 17, 2007 9:49 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 55212

PaulMurphy PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 5:33 pm Post subject: Master of the Mews wrote: ...everyone will be contacted in due course At the risk of sounding like a broken record (remember them?), the time to contact everyone was 3 months ago before they confirmed bookings for the season. Completely ...
by Simon_Diment
Sun Jan 14, 2007 3:41 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: I'm new here...
Replies: 99
Views: 15141

Libby PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2007 12:52 am Post subject: Hi Simon cheers for the advice. Any idea which ECWS? I understand the different units can be - how shall I put this? Variable? I know little about Conquest too, apart from having seen them at multi-period events - do they have much living hi...
by Simon_Diment
Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: I'm new here...
Replies: 99
Views: 15141

Libby PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 3:51 pm Post subject: Hi Nigel / Tuppence Only vaguely related to this thread but I noticed you both make claims for the very high standards of your group(s?). I've been vaguely looking around for a second group to join for a couple of years now and have so far be...
by Simon_Diment
Thu Nov 23, 2006 8:26 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Could anyone tell me about this please?
Replies: 19
Views: 2162

They could do with a spell checker too, just as nasty as the item itself.

S :twisted:
by Simon_Diment
Tue Oct 31, 2006 2:07 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Maciejowski bible
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Be careful Paddy, if you pay careful attention to the Maciejowski bible then you'll see that the 'hero' characters are generally dressed in the most modern kit available for the period while the ungodly are dressed in archaic fashions. The spangen helm would possible have still been in use for the l...
by Simon_Diment
Tue Oct 31, 2006 10:00 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Arming Jack / Doublet
Replies: 13
Views: 1946

Firstly I admit that Nige and 2d are two of my closet friends so I'm slightly biased. I've made lots of padding over the years and it is hard, but this time I went straight to Debs for a new aketon, she specialises in padded armour and knows exactly what punishment it's going to endure. She's the ex...
by Simon_Diment
Fri Jul 28, 2006 8:46 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tents
Replies: 6
Views: 1737

They're the best in the UK, so you'll either have to bite the bullet as it were and phone them or try somewhere else.

Nigel is making enquiries about a manufacturer in the States called Panther Primitives but he hasn't had an answer about shipping costs/import charges yet as far as I know.
by Simon_Diment
Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:20 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Tents
Replies: 6
Views: 1737

Try Past Tents or Victor James, although the latter doesn't have a website unfortunately.
by Simon_Diment
Wed Jul 19, 2006 1:11 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Identifying a blade - Bayonet
Replies: 9
Views: 1993

Try:

http://www.arms2armor.com/Bayonets/frn1892a.htm

That certainly looks like the pattern 2 to me judging by the muzzle-ring

Cheers

S
by Simon_Diment
Mon May 08, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Cosmeston 2006
Replies: 130
Views: 16502

Gyrthofhwicce wrote:
UnemployedApe wrote:some odd combinations there. :?


Just thinking that myself,

why was there a rus viking in a muddyevil event??

Or dont they worry to much at Cosmeston.

Just asking as i have never been there.


I'm kind of hoping their attitude is relaxed rather than authentic too! :shock:
by Simon_Diment
Wed May 03, 2006 8:35 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Seems a bit unnessary ! (but i could be wrong)
Replies: 17
Views: 3016

We'd be shocked if you didn't join us for drinks around the fire at one of our bashes.... :cry:
by Simon_Diment
Wed Mar 22, 2006 1:44 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Disc Brooches for Hastings
Replies: 2
Views: 1252

You missed your real chance last weekend!

Druid sells them for a start

You could also try: http://www.quietpress.com/index.html

I'm pretty crap with names but I'm sure more people will help too. :lol:
by Simon_Diment
Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:32 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Whats wrong in Dark Age re-enactment
Replies: 61
Views: 8620

Used to be over a hundred a side when I used to attend as a member of Regia. We went up to shop at the traders and saw some really awful kit on display, on the newer members rather than the veterans which is a shame. You could tell the charity shops had been raided for blankets. Back in the nineties...
by Simon_Diment
Sun Mar 05, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Derby Viking Festival
Replies: 6
Views: 2107

It always used to be a local show for the Regia Derby lot, but I've no idea now - didn't they fragment as a group?
by Simon_Diment
Mon Jan 23, 2006 2:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bannockburn 2006
Replies: 16
Views: 3246

The usual mix of nice kit and crap same as the previous year.

Nice piccies though
by Simon_Diment
Fri Jan 13, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Soft Kit for Hastings
Replies: 11
Views: 2861

Kevin Garlick makes excellent shoes for a reasonable price and his turnaround is impressive too, very comfortable and they kept my feet dry at bannockburn 2004
by Simon_Diment
Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:48 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Why do we re-enact?
Replies: 44
Views: 8164

[quote]mm, I had this urge for learning on the subject after my mom took me to the battle of hastings battlefield when i was like 13, I read all that was available to me, and kept reading, and once i'd exhausted my library, i decided the only thing left was to actually do it. [/quote] I didn't know ...
by Simon_Diment
Thu Dec 08, 2005 2:05 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Photo request (Hastings 1066)
Replies: 35
Views: 8363

Come to the darkside Monkeyboy, as Dan so nicely puts it! :twisted:
by Simon_Diment
Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:30 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Photo request (Hastings 1066)
Replies: 35
Views: 8363

RTB

Brendans another trainee 'donkey walloper' same as Clare and myself, we're getting there. :roll:

Cheers

Simon

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