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Annis wrote:IT'S FINISHED!!! (please ignore the mess in my room)
Mess? What mess? I'm looking at the fireplace. Looks original to me.

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I teach people to make costumes. OK if I take copies of your bear as an example of wot to do??

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Annis wrote:IT'S FINISHED!!! (please ignore the mess in my room)
Mess? What mess? I'm looking at the fireplace. Looks original to me.
People always say that it's not messy, ok so the floor is clean (when I run the hoover over it), but there is tonnes of stuff piled on the shelves.
The fireplace is original (well, i guess so). House was built in 1900-1901. Timber frame structure (which moves in the heat of summer, so much so, that you can't shut the bathroom door properly) and weatherboarded on the outside. :)
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frances wrote:I teach people to make costumes. OK if I take copies of your bear as an example of wot to do??
Yeah, sure, go ahead! (you'll have to PM me with their comment!) And just make sure that they use their own measurements and not the bear's. That would be a disaster!
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Nice work Annis, you will find it is better dressed than some reenactors by a wide margin.
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Annis do you mind if I use your thread for piccies of Francis de la Tedkin?

Unless you fear that Maggot will drool all over your keyboard
:shock: :lol: 8)

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Annis: well.........if you must. Well, it is small kit (but not as small as Mags'!) :P Go on then.

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Yay! Thanks Annis!

And Maggot, nice job.
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You can see he is currently sporting a blackworked linen shirt with full legged hose in purple :D More being made!
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awwww!! so sweet!
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Under an Old Tree, eh Annis 8)

I was thinking of it when I took the piccy!
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ooh! :lol: Haven't told Maggot about that!

If we're not careful, the others on here will report us to the mental institution! :shock: :lol:
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At their own peril!

de la Tedkin doesn't have a sword yet though, and he lacks armour - do you think I could commission some? :lol:

aww just imagine the little sallet on him! With ear holes!
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awww!

you so HAVE to make a shaffron for Toffee!
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I will, I wil!

It shall have Maggot's name in a hidden code too, Henry VIII stylee!

I really think I have hit the 'sad' threshold now, it's just becoming embarrassing. But so much fun!
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lidimy wrote:It shall have Maggot's name in a hidden code too, Henry VIII stylee!
:shock: Mags shall have to give him a favour so he can tuck it into his armour! especially when he jousts!....I've been reading too much!
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If we're not careful, the others on here will report us to the mental institution!
If you trace our e-mails you'll probably find most of the others on here are already IN a mental institution. :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol:

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m300572 wrote:
If we're not careful, the others on here will report us to the mental institution!
If you trace our e-mails you'll probably find most of the others on here are already IN a mental institution. :shock: :shock: :lol: :lol:

Nurse the Grips is only on here to keep an eye on us!
Oh phew! Thats alright. *talks to bear*
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lidimy wrote:At their own peril!

de la Tedkin doesn't have a sword yet though, and he lacks armour - do you think I could commission some? :lol:

aww just imagine the little sallet on him! With ear holes!
Why not use some paper mache to make the shape and then either cover it in tin-foil or by a good metalic paint (the gold leaf from Plaskote is lovely, but I've not tried any of their othes).

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Oooh... tin foil - good idea! The important question being, is it galvanised? :roll:

Might dent a little easy though, ha ha!

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You could make chain mail, if you wanted, by straightening paper clips then cutting and shaping into rings...
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That's butted darling, not rivetted 8)


Having said that though, plucking pipe cleaners is very good for that type of thing - makes very bendy flexy wire so I shall look into it! I use it for making 'bits' for my model horses (just the rings obviously)
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If you covour your bear with clingfilm and make your paper mache up with thined out PVA (white) glue you should be able to make up a good set of armour which will be pretty rigid.

Alternatively mould up some pastecine or clay to your bears shape and paper-mache over that.

For good metalic effect, some of the paints you can get are pretty good, otherwise, sand your papermache smooth, pva tin foil down and then when it's amost dry burnish (rub) over with a smooth rounded object like a polished pebble or plastic handle. Can work wonders for a lustrous finish.

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You've done this before haven't you :D

Don't actually have any PVA, but ho hum. I need to get his soft kit done first anyway :D

Maggot, do you like men in armour? :lol:
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Maggot says: Yes, I do very much! Annis thinks likewise.
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Well that makes 3 of us.

Alas, Tedkin's armour is at current consisting of a pair of tweesers :?
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Oh dear, who had to invent web cams? and cameras in fact :roll: :lol:
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Oi, hush darling :lol:

I know he's a poser, but Mags is the one watching his every move!

He says sorry for the earring mistake!
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Ahem, girls it is mail, not chain mail, harrumph.

Instead of PVA, lid, you could try making a paste glue, wheat flour mixed with cold water to disperse and then slowly heated up until stiff and translucent. Good for papier mache and general oldie worldy paper gluing.

But I think Ted might actualyl prefer the cling film to the armour :twisted: :twisted:
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:o I knew it was mail, not chain mail... :wink: Honestly Annis, get wit da times, OK?

I quite like the ye olde glue idea actually, but at the minute I'm more toying (excuse the pun) with the idea of just plain foil covered cardboard. Never know - it might work :D

His doublet is coming along smashing at the minute, though it's incredibly fiddly :( and sewing black on black makes it even harder. But it will look great I'm sure!

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