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Ye Olde Dulux Charts

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 5:30 pm
by IagotheHungry
Hallo,
I'm trying to make myself some new kit, I'm a footsoldier in the SK and I don't really know what dyes/colours are taboo. Having seen several sets of 'day-glo' hose and even a few luminous green feathers in caps in my time, I'd like to get my shades right before creating a scream-inducing botch job!

Does anyone have any links to lists or pictures of dyes or colours that were available in the C17th?

Cheers!

Re: Ye Olde Dulux Charts

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:09 pm
by steve stanley
You need...Stuart Peachey's 'Common soldier's clothing of the civil wars'...includes dye info,and much more!
Steve

Re: Ye Olde Dulux Charts

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:25 pm
by Merlon.
Period colours can be quite vibrant, not neccessarily colour or light fast though
The Peachy books are a good source of information as well as the soldiers clothing check out "Clothes of the Common Man 1580-1660"
For more instant gratification on the colours have a look at
http://www.renaissancedyeing.com/. There are many other similar sites, Google is your friend.

Re: Ye Olde Dulux Charts

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:27 pm
by steve stanley
Glad you joined in...look at the 'breeches and hose ' thread........

Re: Ye Olde Dulux Charts

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:34 pm
by IagotheHungry
Wow, great, thanks guys! I think I'm going to like this forum :)

Re: Ye Olde Dulux Charts

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:36 pm
by steve stanley
See...We ECWS people don't have horns and tails.............

Re: Ye Olde Dulux Charts

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 8:50 pm
by IagotheHungry
Haha, indeed no! Shamefully, I didn't know you existed until recently >.<
I just want to put more emphasis on my kit's authenticity, I'm in Regia as well and every time I go along the authenticity guys are just swamped with questions, and as far as I'm concerned being as authentic as possible is top of my agenda (I'm also an archaeologist/historian :P )

Re: Ye Olde Dulux Charts

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:10 pm
by steve stanley
I like you........... :D

Re: Ye Olde Dulux Charts

Posted: Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:20 pm
by IagotheHungry
^^

Re: Ye Olde Dulux Charts

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:46 am
by The Iron Dwarf
steve stanley wrote:See...We ECWS people don't have horns and tails.............
well not all of you but I am sure that some do, and the pitchfork too :twisted:

Re: Ye Olde Dulux Charts

Posted: Sat Jun 12, 2010 10:55 am
by steve stanley
The Iron Dwarf wrote:
steve stanley wrote:See...We ECWS people don't have horns and tails.............
well not all of you but I am sure that some do, and the pitchfork too :twisted:
You've been peeking in the private tent............ :devil: