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by Thrud
Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Stuart Era group sought.
Replies: 8
Views: 1978

Stuart Era group sought.

Hi Folks I am looking to join a UK group (not area specific) that is focused on the Stuart era if possible. Living History only, I am a bit too old for fighting and always preferred the day to day life stuff from when I was in the White Company. Answers on a postcard please! I am based in Scotland b...
by Thrud
Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Gjermundbu helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 2215

Re: Gjermundbu helmet

Best version of that helm I have seen so far.
by Thrud
Thu Aug 16, 2012 3:23 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: A lovely pair
Replies: 6
Views: 3319

Re: A lovely pair

Still turning out cracking work Mat.

Gorgeous... Is it not worth living in a ditch?
by Thrud
Sat Oct 17, 2009 6:08 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: LARP helmet. (NOT FOR ME)
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Re: LARP helmet. (NOT FOR ME)

A couple of reasons... One. There is a large LARP group in Aber based in the UNI and they buy this stuff and it's a good way to show what I acn do. Two. It's a nice change to do something creative and not have to worry about references and provenance. It's keeps me off the streets as well, well, str...
by Thrud
Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:38 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: LARP helmet. (NOT FOR ME)
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Re: LARP helmet. (NOT FOR ME)

More views...

This is for sale by the way.
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by Thrud
Sat Oct 17, 2009 1:37 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: LARP helmet. (NOT FOR ME)
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

LARP helmet. (NOT FOR ME)

Just finished this today. It's taken about 25 hours at least. All hand made and sewn abd the brass was designed and cut out by me as well.
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by Thrud
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:04 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A long time ago, in....
Replies: 33
Views: 5348

Grymm wrote:

About 20yrs ago give or take a couple.


Hmmm, thought as much. Have look at Skirmish at one of the medieval do's and see if you can spot many improvments.
by Thrud
Thu Sep 24, 2009 5:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A long time ago, in....
Replies: 33
Views: 5348

gregory23b wrote:Griff simply looks more like the kid from the Zafira ad, see young chap on the right


Spot on!
by Thrud
Thu Sep 24, 2009 4:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A long time ago, in....
Replies: 33
Views: 5348

How long ago was that?

The reason I ask is there is a piccy in this months re-enactor of a medieval event that happened this year and the kit does not look like it's got any better.
by Thrud
Thu Sep 24, 2009 12:53 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: A long time ago, in....
Replies: 33
Views: 5348

I couldn't see Griff in that unless I squinted and then subtracted millions of years and added extra youff.

Good lord!
by Thrud
Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:34 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Vike scabbard take two!
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

No picture taken last night. I fell asleep on the setee after my tea and then went to bed.
by Thrud
Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Vike scabbard take two!
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

Shan't it's too hairy....


Oh you mean the back of the scabbard! Will do a piccy tonight. It's all butt stitched and quite neat.
by Thrud
Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:40 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Vike scabbard take two!
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

Ta!
by Thrud
Sun Sep 20, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Vike scabbard take two!
Replies: 5
Views: 1389

Vike scabbard take two!

Needs staining but the strap slider is much thinner and I am happier with the leatherwork.
by Thrud
Fri Sep 18, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 13th Century Sword Belt help
Replies: 7
Views: 1305

Colin Middleton wrote:Forgot to add that the York example of this type of belt is 2 layers of 1.5mm sewn together down the edge.

So Matt, any thoughts on why 2 layers?


Long cold winter nights and a surplus of 1.5 mm thick leather.
by Thrud
Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:23 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Old Sarum
Replies: 62
Views: 9524

Just myself.
by Thrud
Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:17 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Old Sarum
Replies: 62
Views: 9524

It was, I liked the searchlight a lot...especially when Ash went round to touch the glass to see if it was hot. I was most disappointed when his fingertips weren't instantly welded to it. I would have been surprised if they hadn't been burnt clean off in a puff of bacon smelling smoke. But I must a...
by Thrud
Thu Sep 17, 2009 8:38 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Old Sarum
Replies: 62
Views: 9524

Woa, I have never seen a searchlight in that sort of context before or in such a clear photo. Only ever on old black and white films.

That is pretty darn stunning.
by Thrud
Wed Sep 16, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Old Sarum
Replies: 62
Views: 9524

I have been thinking about this and if I get any say in the manner to which I am "born" into the Britania fold, can I chose the dogg method please? I like dogs and they have smooth tongues when compared to a cat. Plus you can tell when a dog is enjoying himself and you can never quite trus...
by Thrud
Wed Sep 09, 2009 8:48 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Old Sarum
Replies: 62
Views: 9524

I will make sure I wear my waders then and have some Handy Andies for cleaning up alter on.
by Thrud
Tue Sep 08, 2009 4:02 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Badger attacks man's face
Replies: 52
Views: 6742

Conditioner on a beard :shock: , that is probably the gayest thing I’ve heard this year. Doesn’t it make it smell and your food taste like soap? Doesn't it alter the filtration properties? Doesn't your chick think you've been kissing some one else? Does it attract bees? Possibly is, no, no, no and ...
by Thrud
Tue Sep 08, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Veg tan Goatskin needed
Replies: 8
Views: 1378

Allways got mine from LePrevo, but it could be a stock thing.

You could try Moroco?
by Thrud
Tue Sep 08, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Old Sarum
Replies: 62
Views: 9524

As long as you don't make my wife and one year old son do that, we're quids in here.

Not had a shotgun pushed down my throat in ages!
by Thrud
Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Old Sarum
Replies: 62
Views: 9524

Socialists Liberals Chavs P1k£y5 Mental cases (Anyone that's a bit vulnerable and can't fight back) Vegans Communists Them Homogenised blokes that hang around toilets Moody teenagers Anyone that bleats on about the human rights act Anyone that puts biscuits in their pants People I don't like the lo...
by Thrud
Mon Sep 07, 2009 5:16 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Old Sarum
Replies: 62
Views: 9524

Joy of joys!

Do we get political prisoners as well to practice on? Liberals?
by Thrud
Mon Sep 07, 2009 12:44 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Old Sarum
Replies: 62
Views: 9524

Does this mean I get to play with hardware as well?

Do I get given cats or political prisoners to practice bayonet work too?
by Thrud
Mon Sep 07, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Viking Scabbard
Replies: 7
Views: 2263

Cool. Tempted to re-do the slider now, but it's a waste of leather and I got all that to make shoes with and claw some money back!

I need to place another leatehr order soon so I will get some of the appropriate stain.
by Thrud
Mon Sep 07, 2009 8:55 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Viking Scabbard
Replies: 7
Views: 2263

I did think that about the slider after I had finished it but the next one will be thinner!

What colour to stain it?
by Thrud
Sun Sep 06, 2009 8:40 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Viking Scabbard
Replies: 7
Views: 2263

A one night scabbard is not bad going. This took me bloody hours!
by Thrud
Sun Sep 06, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Viking Scabbard
Replies: 7
Views: 2263

Viking Scabbard

Not the first scabbard I have done, but the first viking period scabbard I have done. Based on ones from excavations in Dublin* Wood core, metal strap slider under the leather, some very simple cordwork. Fleece lined. Many thanks to Medicus Mat for advice and putting me in the right direction of ref...

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