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Postby House of De Clifford » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:31 am

well, adjustments have now been made, tin has been polished and my harness is now finished.
let me know what you think.
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Postby Glorfindle » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:41 am

oooh I say sir, that's a rather dashing suit you have there, nice and shiney! 8)

did you spend long polishing your helmet sir?? :twisted:


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Postby House of De Clifford » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:14 am

why thank you...
helmet polishing..i have.ave a very nice friend who is a polisher so we trade.. he polishes and Miranda makes him soft kit !
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Postby The Iron Dwarf » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:26 am

I see you have a spare helm behind you, not seen that design before with the two handles, what period is that for? :wink:


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Postby Zachos » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:37 am

Very shiney! Who made it? Is that a parti coloured arming doublet I see underneath? Are you going to add some voiders in? What is the square root of 99?


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Postby House of De Clifford » Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:45 am

lol...
ok, dont know who made some of the tin as it came to me second hand but some i recognise as dressd to kill, the breast plate is a white rose.

The doublet is in the colours of DeClifford, gold, blue and red (superbly made by Debs and Nige of PAC fame)

square root of 99..math was never my strong point ! :?
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Postby Fox » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:33 am

Gees, you look scary. 8)



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Postby House of De Clifford » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:48 am

in a good way i hope ! :shock:


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Postby Jim » Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:55 am

Looks nice, but see if you can get your pauldrons to sit a bit higher, otherwise they may catch on the back plate and get stuck under it.

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Postby Bucket » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:39 am

are you going to be wearing it in a fire power display :D



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Postby Jim » Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:47 am

Bucket wrote:are you going to be wearing it in a fire power display :D


What, just so you can go off on a power TRIP???? :lol:


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Postby Skevmeister » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:19 pm

Nice Armour Dave, Cant help but think though from the camera angle it makes yiu look like a 15th century R2 D2 :D:D:D:D:D

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Postby wulfenganck » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:19 pm

Very nice, very "bling".
What did you use for polishing?
One last question: what's the purpose of the red (leather?) strip on the backplate? It seems riveted to the plate, but what for?

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Postby Jim » Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:47 pm

wulfenganck wrote:Very nice, very "bling".
What did you use for polishing?
One last question: what's the purpose of the red (leather?) strip on the backplate? It seems riveted to the plate, but what for?

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Postby House of De Clifford » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:03 pm

Skev,cheeky git ! :twisted:
for polishing, i used "DUDLEY" this amazing new product...he will sit in front of the telly for hours on end polishing your helmet to a shine like never before !!
the red band across the back is where we had to alter the plate. Someone had actually cut the plate in half to adjust it, it has been welded back together but was impossible to hide all the signs so the red leather hides the marks. :wink:
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Postby House of De Clifford » Mon Dec 08, 2008 2:04 pm

Bucket wrote:are you going to be wearing it in a fire power display :D


Nasty man ! :twisted:
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Postby Jim » Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:17 pm

House of De Clifford wrote:
Bucket wrote:are you going to be wearing it in a fire power display :D


Nasty man ! :twisted:
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Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:06 pm

Sure he looks good, but can he put a fruit pastel in his mouth without chewing it?


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Postby James The Archer » Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:54 pm

Jim wrote:
House of De Clifford wrote:
Bucket wrote:are you going to be wearing it in a fire power display :D


Nasty man ! :twisted:
Dave.


The bigger they come, the harder they FALL! :wink: Isn't that right, Bucket? Eh!

Come on, we gunners need nice big targets to shoot at, mind you not as big as some of the archers need :twisted:
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Postby House of De Clifford » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:00 pm

are you all trying to say my bum looks big in this ???


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Postby James The Archer » Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:01 pm

LOL


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Postby Nigel » Mon Dec 08, 2008 9:40 pm

House of De Clifford wrote:lol...
ok, dont know who made some of the tin as it came to me second hand but some i recognise as dressd to kill, the breast plate is a white rose.

The doublet is in the colours of DeClifford, gold, blue and red (superbly made by Debs and Nige of PAC fame)

square root of 99..math was never my strong point ! :?
D


er nope Debs made it I merely offered creative advice


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Postby Bucket » Tue Dec 09, 2008 1:41 pm

Dave
That rumor of me being a nasty man is all untrue- as you well know. I just like the way that you die :roll:



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Postby wulfenganck » Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:31 pm

House of De Clifford wrote:Skev,cheeky git ! :twisted:
for polishing, i used "DUDLEY" this amazing new product...he will sit in front of the telly for hours on end polishing your helmet to a shine like never before !!
the red band across the back is where we had to alter the plate. Someone had actually cut the plate in half to adjust it, it has been welded back together but was impossible to hide all the signs so the red leather hides the marks. :wink:
Dave.

Thanks, I'm afraid this very promising product "Dudley" is not available for hire, is he?
And about the red band.....I'm speechless: someone cut it into half.....sacrilege!
But then again we may be underestimating the amount of armour being made up from parts of different origin: a nice breastplate and sallet for the start, then some arms for the next campaign, thanks for those nice cuisses b****y XXXX(insert type of enemy here)....
And now you got a nice and shiny tin suit.



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Postby Marcus Woodhouse » Tue Dec 09, 2008 5:59 pm

Or this isn't fashionable anymore take it away and do something with it (like turn a basicnet into a "archers sallet".


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Postby The Iron Dwarf » Tue Dec 09, 2008 6:10 pm

or from another recent thread 'a novelty coal scuttle'


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Postby wulfenganck » Tue Dec 09, 2008 7:05 pm

The Iron Dwarf wrote:or from another recent thread 'a novelty coal scuttle'
You mean that: http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?t=15715&start=0?
Well, whenever I watched the pictures I started giggling - even returning now after a couple of weeks had me laughing. Isn't that something: to amuse for a certain amount of time? Not what the poor idiot was looking for, but it works as a brilliant medicine for us...



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Postby The Iron Dwarf » Tue Dec 09, 2008 11:00 pm

long ago metal was harder to come by than it is now and I can imagine a lot of stuff being recycled into something different ( mybe even into a coal scuttle ) or being altered to fit someone new.
I recycle as much as possible to make interesting tools.

I do feel sorry for the buyer of that but when most people start a new hobby they buy something stupid rather than asking others first, most of us have done it.


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Postby Steve Stocker » Wed Dec 10, 2008 9:40 am

The spurs didn't fit then?


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Postby loyal servant » Wed Dec 10, 2008 12:17 pm

very authentic re sizing and re-use of kit, very nice cant wait to have a play with you at some point.

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