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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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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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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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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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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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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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Gees, you look scary. 8)

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in a good way i hope ! :shock:
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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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are you going to be wearing it in a fire power display :D

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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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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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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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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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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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Bucket wrote:are you going to be wearing it in a fire power display :D
Nasty man ! :twisted:
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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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Sure he looks good, but can he put a fruit pastel in his mouth without chewing it?


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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:
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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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are you all trying to say my bum looks big in this ???
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LOL
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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 ! :?
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er nope Debs made it I merely offered creative advice
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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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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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or from another recent thread 'a novelty coal scuttle'
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The Iron Dwarf wrote:or from another recent thread 'a novelty coal scuttle'
You mean that: http://livinghistory.co.uk/forums/viewt ... 15&start=0?
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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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The spurs didn't fit then?
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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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