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by StaffordCleggy
Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Falchion hanger
Replies: 13
Views: 1645

What? Is that because you need to feed so many fat bar-stewards.... :wink:
by StaffordCleggy
Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Falchion hanger
Replies: 13
Views: 1645

I was suprised to find that there are only six examples of medieval falchions still in existence, & that the Conyers model is completely different from the rest!
by StaffordCleggy
Sun Jun 24, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Medieval Top Hat
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Craig - Allan has a C15th 'Top Hat' that looks very similar to the one in the picture. It has a wide(ish) brim & the crown is wider at the top than at its base.

Of course, i wouldn't be so bold as to suggest the above carving was in any way based upon someone we may know.....
by StaffordCleggy
Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Battle of Bannockburn 2007
Replies: 428
Views: 54438

Colin, that's quite a scary link....


....at least, it would be if the rather laughable clowns who created that page had even a rudimentary grasp of written English!

What's the betting they have no real knowledge of Gaelic either?
by StaffordCleggy
Mon May 14, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Alternative to water in LH camps
Replies: 64
Views: 12769

Lady Cecily wrote:Cleggy,
or if you are welsh..


Outside. Now.


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
by StaffordCleggy
Mon May 14, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Alternative to water in LH camps
Replies: 64
Views: 12769

Problem with milk is keeping it fresh on camp, most stay away from dairy for that reason - & warm milk is bloody vile! Like the idea of mixing 'traditional lemonade' with shandy for the cloudy effect. This is just because i'm sick to my back teeth with drinking plain water all day, i need taste!...
by StaffordCleggy
Sun May 13, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Alternative to water in LH camps
Replies: 64
Views: 12769

That's why i was thinking a beer shandy.

When it's in a pot vessel it 'should' be harder to see it as a fake (as opposed to being in a glass).

Don't know about you folks, but i'm gagging for a beer or a coffee at the end of the day simply 'cos i'm craving taste after drinking water all day.
by StaffordCleggy
Sun May 13, 2007 8:03 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Alternative to water in LH camps
Replies: 64
Views: 12769

Yeah, tried the ribena effect, i'm just looking for something that resembles the small ales/beers that was drunk by everyday working stiffs...
by StaffordCleggy
Sun May 13, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: Alternative to water in LH camps
Replies: 64
Views: 12769

Alternative to water in LH camps

With special reference to late Medieval period. I'm sick of drinking only water all day, & it's not particularly 'fentic anyway, so... Someone recommended me to fake small beer by defizzing shandy & drinking that as fake small beer, does any one have any other suggestions? P.S. i'm no brewer...
by StaffordCleggy
Sat May 12, 2007 7:46 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bolsover Mayday weekend
Replies: 26
Views: 3312

Bloody typical!

How come there are NEVER any shots of me?

I'm not THAT soddin' short you know! :lol:
by StaffordCleggy
Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to help a beginner
Replies: 53
Views: 6615

P.S.

Sarah, before you buy a jack, Vikki has one she made for herself but now doesn't want to use. It's quite a thick jack, too thick for me with all my plate but you may be interested?
Which events are you doing & we'll bring it along to see if it fits?

All hand stitched as well.... :D
by StaffordCleggy
Wed Apr 25, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: How to help a beginner
Replies: 53
Views: 6615

Another recommendation for the use of a bevor. Sara, you are a little taller than me, but still shorter than most of the people you will be facing. A bevor is a must because of this, i've only left my bevor off once & Nev clattered my jaw in a training session - it hurt! As to the age-old questi...
by StaffordCleggy
Tue Apr 24, 2007 10:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Looking for a set of points..
Replies: 5
Views: 597

Looking for a set of points..

..black or red cord, with those brass aguillettes or however they are spelt on the end!
To go on a doublet. Any ideas?
by StaffordCleggy
Wed Mar 28, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dyeing canvas
Replies: 51
Views: 3370

How many people have you killed? Easy way to deal with this one. Stare intently into their eyes, pull out sharp dagger & handle in a meaningful way. Start twitching, look over your shoulder then back at the MOP. "I COULD tell you how many, but then i'd have to kill & eat you, what do y...
by StaffordCleggy
Mon Mar 26, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dyeing canvas
Replies: 51
Views: 3370

I spoil people's fun & say stuff like "No, i didn't dye this using madder root/onion skins. I could have done, & i would have got a more authentic colour, but seeing as i'll be sweating like Blair in front of the ICC when i'm wearing the damn thing & don't know how to fix the colour...
by StaffordCleggy
Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dyeing canvas
Replies: 51
Views: 3370

James The Archer wrote:Why does a enraged small orange spring to mind, how going to hide! :lol:


I'm gonna go all "Clockwork Orange" on yo' ass boy! :lol:


Gregory, good to see your Captain has SOME limits then! :lol:
by StaffordCleggy
Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:38 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dyeing canvas
Replies: 51
Views: 3370

Well, hopefully you will see it (oh boy will you 'see' it!) at some event in the near future!

I reckon it will be OK, just came as a shock that's all. Mind you, it's still on the line drying out so it may well look a lot different once it's dry....
by StaffordCleggy
Sun Mar 25, 2007 7:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dyeing canvas
Replies: 51
Views: 3370

Weeellll.... Have dyed the canvas today, decided to go down the 'russet' route. Canvas weighed around 1700grms, should use 1 pack per 500g so i bought 3 (plus salt). Used Dylon's 'Burnt Orange' shade, the result is rather 'stronger' than i expected, but it might be a little paler when it's dried. Ho...
by StaffordCleggy
Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dyeing canvas
Replies: 51
Views: 3370

You 'can'* have too much of a good thing you know!



*Obviously NOT a view shared by a certain Mr Harley....
by StaffordCleggy
Fri Mar 23, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dyeing canvas
Replies: 51
Views: 3370

russet to help hide the rust stains that i have on the old model!

Just a thought..
by StaffordCleggy
Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dyeing canvas
Replies: 51
Views: 3370

Not sure of the colour yet, what do you recommend?

I already have too much black, red or blue may be nice or maybe some form of russet?
by StaffordCleggy
Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:48 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dyeing canvas
Replies: 51
Views: 3370

Dyeing canvas

I'm looking to dye the canvas i have for the outer layer of my new arming jack/doublet.
It's cream at the moment & i was wondering what type of dye would give me the best result?

I want to dye it for two reasons
1) It will look better (subjective)
2) it will look cleaner longer

Any ideas?
by StaffordCleggy
Sun Jan 14, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Reenacting superstitions
Replies: 78
Views: 11553

HE ISN'T!!!

Oh, well then, anybody want to buy a slightly (very slightly) used rosary? :lol:
by StaffordCleggy
Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:49 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Best medieval re-enactment battle in Britain
Replies: 35
Views: 4399

Allan, i really enjoyed Barnard Castle, how is that venue fixed for a gig?
by StaffordCleggy
Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Best medieval re-enactment battle in Britain
Replies: 35
Views: 4399

I have missed doing a siege event, we'll have to have a word in the right ears..... :wink: As for Tewks, it's often billed as the 'main event' of the C15th calendar, but for me it often falls flat. The battle, no matter how hard the organisers & script writers work, always feels cumbersome &...
by StaffordCleggy
Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:01 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Best medieval re-enactment battle in Britain
Replies: 35
Views: 4399

A big battle success depends entirely on the commentator IMHO. No matter how much planning is done by the fight organisers for the enjoyment of the participants (very important though it is) most MOP's are pretty ignorant of the 'finer' points of the battle. All they see are large numbers of armoure...
by StaffordCleggy
Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:45 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Best medieval re-enactment battle in Britain
Replies: 35
Views: 4399

Medieval covers a large canvas doesn't it? If the Americans are coming over to take part in Hastings then that is probably their fave time period. Tactics evolved markedly over the medieval period so one person may find a 'shieldwall' (i know, i know) battle thrilling, another may not. Late medieval...
by StaffordCleggy
Sun Sep 10, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Best medieval re-enactment battle in Britain
Replies: 35
Views: 4399

William, what is your problem with Bosworth? As to 'best medieval battle', it does kind of depend on what the Americans define as 'medieval' doesn't it? All 'battles' are pure theatre, & as such need a really good commentator to explain what is unfolding to the public & keep them entertained...
by StaffordCleggy
Mon Sep 04, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: WotR drill
Replies: 39
Views: 4677

Mark wrote:
If we put Lauren on the Flank of the Bill Block she'll be looking for someone who resembles a Fly-Half to Charge down! :shock: :wink:


I foresee a new member of the 'Nutting Squad'.... :lol:
by StaffordCleggy
Mon Sep 04, 2006 5:58 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: WotR drill
Replies: 39
Views: 4677

No family as yet Mark - just me & my new 'fiance'.... (Got to get used to saying that! :lol: ). All will be welcome, although your daughter might want to start hitting people with a pointy stick, considering what position she plays rugby at! :shock: Re: the game, Chabal sounds like he went missi...

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