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by zauberdachs
Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:47 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 46712

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Does look like a steep ask. I totally see where you are coming from: considering the lack of monetary compensation there seems to be plenty of work but not much in the way of fun.
by zauberdachs
Mon Jul 01, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: where to start :0
Replies: 11
Views: 2926

Re: where to start :0

English fashion in terms of chronology but not in terms of the garments, these are common garments.
by zauberdachs
Sun Jun 30, 2013 9:34 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: where to start :0
Replies: 11
Views: 2926

Re: where to start :0

Colin Middleton wrote:The MTA does ENGLISH clothing. Irish may well be quite different.


Surely you mean pan-European fashions?

There are patterns in MTA for shirts and mantles (read leine, brat...) and long sleeved gowns, which I imagine will be a good start for what she is looking at.
by zauberdachs
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: where to start :0
Replies: 11
Views: 2926

Re: where to start :0

Have a look at "Medieval tailors assistant." Should give you an idea of clothing for different time periods and what is involved in constructing it.
by zauberdachs
Mon Jun 24, 2013 2:33 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Padded Armour - Collars
Replies: 9
Views: 2711

Re: Padded Armour - Collars

You know from your own knowledge/research how accurate it is because you've seen the evidence. I think this is what you have to go with in the end. Many traders, even reputable ones, are as guilty as the rest of us of picking up "common knowledge" reenactorisms and then simply creating wh...
by zauberdachs
Sun Jun 16, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Padded Armour - Collars
Replies: 9
Views: 2711

Re: Padded Armour - Collars

The Maciejowski Bible has fairly entensive representation of padded collars in use by infantry.

http://www.keesn.nl/mac/
by zauberdachs
Thu May 23, 2013 10:30 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: looking for Viking - medieval groups in Scotland?
Replies: 5
Views: 2241

Re: looking for Viking - medieval groups in Scotland?

These are a good bunch of guys as I recall: http://www.glasgowvikings.co.uk/
by zauberdachs
Wed May 22, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: looking for Viking - medieval groups in Scotland?
Replies: 5
Views: 2241

Re: looking for Viking - medieval groups in Scotland?

For the Edinburgh/Fife area try the Company of St Margaret: http://www.cosm.org.uk/ or PM "Guthrie" through this forum.
by zauberdachs
Tue May 21, 2013 2:20 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Has anyone seen these swords used?
Replies: 10
Views: 2988

Re: Has anyone seen these swords used?

I wondered if anyone has any experience of this trader in terms of how useful their Swords may be for full contact. To answer the original question, I have experience of this line of swords from this supplier and I would not recommend them. They are of the "sword shaped iron bars" variety.
by zauberdachs
Thu May 16, 2013 9:21 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 46712

Re: Bannockburn 2014

More info has apparently been released on the event: http://www.clans2014.com/latest-news-about-the-clan-presence-at-bannockburn-from-cosca/ Including: * Though there will be no Clan Village as such, there will instead be a large tent inside which each clan can have a table and a couple of chairs (t...
by zauberdachs
Fri May 10, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 46712

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Not sure I'd be happy with people bringing up the crap I was wearing and calling re-enactment when I started 10 years ago... Re: Clan Ranald. Let see, 1. Really sh** kit back in the day 2. A mixed bag of good and bad kit now. 3. Think they are the bogs B***cks 4. Flexible attitude to "authentic...
by zauberdachs
Thu May 02, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 46712

Re: Bannockburn 2014

I have a number of New Zealanders who are interested, which spawned the original question. I am very conscious however that I wouldn't want to bring a crew of people literally around the world for a village fete sized reenactment. If they want to make 10 days to 2 weeks of it, and have other kit, t...
by zauberdachs
Thu May 02, 2013 3:40 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Pike making MK Museum and Etal.
Replies: 13
Views: 3461

Re: Pike making MK Museum and Etal.

do you use a de-barking chisel? They are bloomin handy and a bit easier than a drawknife or shave I find.... You could also get one of these made up, larger size... http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Very-Rare-Vintage-Bark-Stripping-Tool-/130890361512?ViewItem=&ssPageName=ADME%3AB%3AEOIBSA%3AGB%3A3160&a...
by zauberdachs
Thu May 02, 2013 12:00 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 46712

Re: Bannockburn 2014

But, in truth, I don't think we're wanted anyway. Thinking about it and considering that the Clan Ranald guys could probably field a surprising number of people from their own networks, I would not be surprised if they'd determined that recruiting from the existing reenactment scene, with all the p...
by zauberdachs
Wed May 01, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 46712

Re: Bannockburn 2014

And 40 Scottish combatants isn't anything like enough to get the biggest re-enactment on site. I checked the records for some previous Bannockburn re-enactments and there have been more 200 combatants on the field. 2005 was run by the Royal Armouries, wasn't it? I remember perhaps a hundred at that...
by zauberdachs
Wed May 01, 2013 10:50 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 46712

Re: Bannockburn 2014

I'm curious if someone did want to contact the "movers and shakers" from the Uk reenacting scene, what would that list look like? Who are the "top ten" most influential people in terms of providing numbers for events in UK reenactment at the moment? :) I'm not sure they really e...
by zauberdachs
Wed May 01, 2013 2:17 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 46712

Re: Bannockburn 2014

I'm sure we could be re-assured, by things like a decent kit guide, or discussions or plans about the battle? Decent kit guide would probably do it for most people at this time, I would imagine? I'm curious if someone did want to contact the "movers and shakers" from the Uk reenacting sce...
by zauberdachs
Wed May 01, 2013 12:59 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 46712

Re: Bannockburn 2014

It does crack me up, from http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/clan-chiefs-go-to-war-over-bannockburn-2014-plans-for-diaspora.1366784822 to read stuff like: international clan societies were "surprised and disappointed" to hear that Clans 2014 had been replaced, not by a clan event...
by zauberdachs
Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:43 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: BOOM!
Replies: 11
Views: 12709

Re: BOOM!

Very cool!
by zauberdachs
Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 46712

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Cool, I know Unique Events from my old job in Edinburgh. Not aware that they've ever run a re-enactment before but they are capable event organisers.
by zauberdachs
Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:24 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 46712

Re: Bannockburn 2014

Any word about a 2013 warm up event?
by zauberdachs
Tue Apr 23, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Bannockburn 2014
Replies: 232
Views: 46712

Bannockburn 2014

by zauberdachs
Sun Apr 21, 2013 6:51 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wet Weather Clothing
Replies: 22
Views: 5957

Re: Wet Weather Clothing

[quote="zauberdachs] What other wet weather clothing is appropriate to this period/interpretation? Capes, gaters?[/quote] Wool greatcoats / watchcoats and cloaks and that's about it. Long or short gaiters were worn depending on which army / period. Some were proofed. I know some US troops had ...
by zauberdachs
Thu Apr 18, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wet Weather Clothing
Replies: 22
Views: 5957

Re: Wet Weather Clothing

There's lots of sheep out there, try smearing some more lanolin on, or if you really want a project, make a cloak out of as nearly untreated wool as possible, from a wool type as close to medieval as you can find, then let us know how it performs. I've got the wool and the lanolin on order, should ...
by zauberdachs
Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wet Weather Clothing
Replies: 22
Views: 5957

Re: Wet Weather Clothing

Very cool, for which time period? For a Napoleonic shako cover. Test piece finally dry. I thought it never would, but I guess the warmer weather over the last couple of days has done the trick. I'm very pleased with it. Stood up to several minutes under a running tap with no water penetration. Now ...
by zauberdachs
Wed Apr 17, 2013 12:07 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wet Weather Clothing
Replies: 22
Views: 5957

Re: Wet Weather Clothing

I am wondering though why the below quote isn't basically a description of Oilcloth? From John Major's 1521 history of Greater Britain: "The common people of the Highland (lit. 'wild') Scots rush into battle having their body clothed with a linen garment manifoldly sewed and painted or daubed w...
by zauberdachs
Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wet Weather Clothing
Replies: 22
Views: 5957

Re: Wet Weather Clothing

We know that altar cloths were protected by a layer of linen impregnated with beeswax (cerecloth) to prevent any stains or spills contaminating the pure white surface, as well as for wrapping corpses, so it is entirely possible that waxed cloth was used in other situations. The extra layers wrapped...
by zauberdachs
Thu Apr 11, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wet Weather Clothing
Replies: 22
Views: 5957

Re: Wet Weather Clothing

I thought they used fish oil instead of linseed? I've seen linseed oil, pitch and beeswax all quoted as used to create "oil skins" Wool is naturally waterproof; it contains lanolin. Someone more knowledgable than me can tell you how well that lasts after it's turned into medieval cloth. I...
by zauberdachs
Thu Apr 11, 2013 5:26 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wet Weather Clothing
Replies: 22
Views: 5957

Wet Weather Clothing

As a follow on from the thread on warmer winter garments, I've been having a thought about making some more historical wet weather clothing. I was thinking that it would make sense to cut a cloak and hood out of canvas then coat the canvas in linseed oil to make it waterproof, i.e. oilskins. Hey pre...
by zauberdachs
Wed Mar 20, 2013 2:59 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Helmets
Replies: 17
Views: 3577

Re: Helmets

A simple skull cap has the benefit of being of use for almost all historical periods :)

To add to the above, I used to have no problems drawing to the ear with a hettle hat.

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