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by Dingo8MyBaby
Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:00 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Dished round shields
Replies: 3
Views: 1278

Re: Dished round shields

Medicus Matt wrote:
Dingo8MyBaby wrote:Anyone know someone who makes blanks of dished round shields in the UK?


All you had to do was ask....


TA
by Dingo8MyBaby
Sat Feb 11, 2017 11:33 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Dished round shields
Replies: 3
Views: 1278

Dished round shields

Anyone know someone who makes blanks of dished round shields in the UK?
by Dingo8MyBaby
Mon Sep 19, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: most authentic shields on the uk market?
Replies: 2
Views: 1216

Re: most authentic shields on the uk market?

At a tangent can anyone suggest a maker of dished round shields for late roman?
by Dingo8MyBaby
Sat Aug 13, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Hastings contacts
Replies: 8
Views: 2056

Re: Hastings contacts

Lets hope the logistics work better than the Dover Siege 1215 weekend has - reenactors arriving after an eight hour drive to find there was no space for them so they had to turn around and drive home.
by Dingo8MyBaby
Sun Jan 17, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Roman clothing
Replies: 2
Views: 1227

Re: Roman clothing

Nick wrote:Does anyone in the UK apart from Armentaria do Roman tunics? Any period of Imperial Rome and civilian and/or military.


Speak to Nicki @ Seams Roman

https://www.facebook.com/groups/SeamsRoman/?fref=ts
by Dingo8MyBaby
Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:29 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Late/non-payments
Replies: 7
Views: 1765

Re: Late/non-payments

Many thanks for the advise !
by Dingo8MyBaby
Mon Aug 31, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Late/non-payments
Replies: 7
Views: 1765

Late/non-payments

Quick question, UK centric, would appreciate a pointer from peoples experience. I sold two helmets and a sword to a trader/reenactor last May and the main cheque I was given bounced. Despite numerous requests for payment or the return of the goods I have just had a succession of broken 'cheques in t...
by Dingo8MyBaby
Fri Oct 03, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 49
Views: 20618

Re: Insurance

Anyone recommend an insurance company for a re-enactment groups kit van? You know the kind of thing, low annual mileage, used a dozen times or so etc. Seems to confuse most, even brokers! Thanks. I have used http://www.autonetinsurance.co.uk/ for the past couple of years. No matter how little or in...
by Dingo8MyBaby
Fri Aug 29, 2014 3:47 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: The Roman period reenactment in Cambridgeshire
Replies: 3
Views: 2000

Re: The Roman period reenactment in Cambridgeshire

DenWer wrote:Hallo
I’m looking for a people who are make a Celtic or Roman period reenactment in Cambridgeshire. I’m living in Huntingdon and I am doing a reenactment of Germanic warrior from II- III century AC, perhaps someone need a Germanic mercenary?


try these guys http://www.durolitum.co.uk/
by Dingo8MyBaby
Sun May 18, 2014 5:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Sergeant Kit 1260s.... Critique please
Replies: 5
Views: 1309

Re: Sergeant Kit 1260s.... Critique please

it seems hard to find kettle-hats that are good replicas of the 13c manuscripts (same goes with great helms too). So without commissioning something specifically for it, . You need to go to the French / German or Polish armourers - the period had a stronger following there and so more of tem make a...
by Dingo8MyBaby
Mon Jul 15, 2013 11:17 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mid 13thC footsoldiers - and their elusive shields...
Replies: 12
Views: 2691

Re: Mid 13thC footsoldiers - and their elusive shields...

I have the over gamberson and when we do 1260 events I put it over the mail which over the full body gamberson - its makes the core body and thighs very well protected indeed.
by Dingo8MyBaby
Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Kite Shield Boss??
Replies: 8
Views: 2219

Re: Kite Shield Boss??

Smaller ones are decorative, there is also examples of decorative metal strips radiating out from them, these can be found on round top and the later flat top kites - usually linked to someone of note. There are examples of ones with small domes and wider flanges that possibly offered broader protec...
by Dingo8MyBaby
Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: Sourcing Horse tails
Replies: 6
Views: 3948

Re: Sourcing Horse tails

house de clifford are selling a few
by Dingo8MyBaby
Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Another Newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 1037

Re: Another Newbie

cherrylvskiwi wrote:Hi, I have always been interested in reenactment (I devour Elizabeth Chadwick's books!!!). I live in the North East (Newcastle area) and wonder if you can tell me about groups in this area? Thanks so much for your replies :)


She used to be a member of the regia group based in Nottingham.
by Dingo8MyBaby
Sun Oct 09, 2011 1:34 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Kerak Castle Oct 2011
Replies: 13
Views: 3111

Re: Kerak Castle Oct 2011

Nice
by Dingo8MyBaby
Sat Oct 08, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: spring steel
Replies: 2
Views: 764

Re: spring steel

Just a quickie.

I'd be interested on a strip of spring steel 8mm for a 400mm at the centre and tapering down to 4mm thick at the ends - 1200mm over all.

Center width about 50mm for the centre 400mm then tapering down to 20mm at the tips.

Tempered.

Yes its for a cross bow of sorts.

JJ
by Dingo8MyBaby
Sun Aug 07, 2011 7:51 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Groups in South West?
Replies: 4
Views: 1016

Re: Groups in South West?

Senilis Pravus wrote:Thank you - I shall check out Britannia and Oskorei.

Any others?


Other groups in the area and later Saxon/Vike 900/1100, Anglo Norman 1100/1300, 14th cent bunch of chaps and 15th cent groups focused on artillery.

From what you say I'd say Britannia should be the first one to catch up with.
by Dingo8MyBaby
Sun Jul 10, 2011 10:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 12-14 centry western Drill.
Replies: 29
Views: 2831

Re: 12-14 centry western Drill.

I saw some information years back that related to the late 1170/1190 of Italian infantry drilling in close order and following basic unit commands. Also its known that the knights practiced in their conroi units at riding in close formation and delivering a charge as a solid unit.
by Dingo8MyBaby
Mon May 09, 2011 8:01 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Advice on making an Early CoP/Armoured Surcoat
Replies: 13
Views: 1915

Re: Advice on making an Early CoP/Armoured Surcoat

The early reinforced surcoats were nothing like the cop's most are relating to.

Basically make a two layer surcoat out of thick linen and sew pockets into it to contain the metal plates (there is no overlap) straps on the sides to close it to the body and the proper surcoat over the top.
by Dingo8MyBaby
Fri May 06, 2011 6:35 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: 13th Century Spice Trade
Replies: 8
Views: 1292

Re: 13th Century Spice Trade

Well....I haven't found anything concrete, but looking through the information I have found it appears that rather than trading like for like (ie herbs/spices) the Europeans traded in Gold,Silver,wool and even Saffron for the spices. I've decided to cover the route from Indian, through persia and A...
by Dingo8MyBaby
Fri May 06, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Help - 1264 questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1430

Re: Help - 1264 questions

Hi, Anyone point me towards some good sources on mid 13th century heraldry/military identification practice (e.g. use of liveries, livery badges, "battle badges" etc.)? Basically, "Battle of Lewes" (for a growing anniversary event) . Also, the organisers have asked me to comment...
by Dingo8MyBaby
Tue May 03, 2011 10:13 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Conquest
Replies: 41
Views: 10921

Re: Conquest

Medicus Matt wrote:You forgot to mention 'Professional Citadel Miniature Impersonators' and 'Eaters of Large Dinners'.
:wink:


They copy us for figures and the large dinner is a rite if passage for joining...

Go figure!
by Dingo8MyBaby
Fri Apr 30, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Re-shafting an axe.
Replies: 21
Views: 4654

Re: Re-shafting an axe.

If the head is lose then tamp the shaft on the ground and see if the head will sit firmly at the end of the shaft. If it is still loose then then wood has dried and shrunk and you#ll need to use a drawknife or spoke shave to reshape the haft. Do not remove too much as the end of the shaft needs to b...
by Dingo8MyBaby
Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:15 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: anglo saxon turn or pastry shoes
Replies: 7
Views: 2715

Re: anglo saxon turn or pastry shoes

I've just made a pair using sally's idea. It cost less than £20 and a few hours of my time. The dificult bit was turning them the right way out. After making them put them in a bucket of hot water for an hour and use a broom handle inside the shoe to push the seams out. Stuff with paper and leave t...
by Dingo8MyBaby
Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:11 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: This years Battle of Hastings - Kit Standards
Replies: 42
Views: 8377

Re:

lol, by hauberk i meant a padded undergarment design to facilitate the disipation of blunt force trauma against my body. as for the hose, i wasnt sure what the fashion was in the period. For some black and blue as they do not wear them as they consider then non authentic. For others the gamberson m...
by Dingo8MyBaby
Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:56 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Religious Question - Knots on rope belts
Replies: 37
Views: 7487

Re: Religious Question - Knots on rope belts

The three knots are also for Father, Son and Holy Ghost in the context of the Hospitallers.
by Dingo8MyBaby
Tue Jun 30, 2009 9:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Carpets
Replies: 1
Views: 570

Carpets

Can anyone point me towards some online resources regarding carpets - circa 1200-1300?
by Dingo8MyBaby
Thu May 07, 2009 9:01 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Artillery 1100 - 1215
Replies: 11
Views: 1627

"Perriers" and Trebuchets to me are traction. The former and torsion "Mangonels" of various shapes and sizes were certainly used by the Byzantines druing this period The first evidence of a trebuchet appears in the late 12th century when a counter-weight device is described by a...
by Dingo8MyBaby
Sun Aug 31, 2008 1:10 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: WTB Sail Tent
Replies: 3
Views: 1224

Hi Syg,

if you can't get a sail second hand then speak with Victor James about a quote for one.

Look forward to seeing you next season then!

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