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by madjon
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Where can I put my sword?
Replies: 5
Views: 4283

Re: Where can I put my sword?

Sounds like you are being a bit paranoid on the security front, stick it on your wall over the fireplace, or if you want to keep it securely put a simple lockable hasp over the handle, I lived in a dump of an estate with genuine halberds lances and historic arms on the walls and apart from a quizica...
by madjon
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:43 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Are living history interpreters more suited to historic sites?
Replies: 4
Views: 1017

Re: Are living history interpreters more suited to historic sites?

Heritage sites are boring, buildings and old stuff that you don't know wot it is and don't care because you are with your mates or been dragged along by the rents to get culture, possibly through a theoretical osmosis. People doing stuff is interesting enough to watch and you can ask questions, like...
by madjon
Sun Sep 08, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Drink... Feck..... Swords.....
Replies: 1
Views: 997

Re: Drink... Feck..... Swords.....

Sounds like the blxs that comes from over enthusiastic idiots to me, a while back there was a lot of silly nonsense about deactivating blades and how sharp blades were illegal coming from certain middle aged reenactment groups, it then got carried off as being what the law says by a lot of people wh...
by madjon
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Our user data has been stolen
Replies: 6
Views: 4052

Re: Our user data has been stolen

User data- most active topic- Victorian underpants! Or I talk a lot of pants, email address is already on so many spam lists, every now and then the spam mail changes when lists get passed around, I have different passwords for different sites and change them regularly as sop, there's not a lot on h...
by madjon
Fri Jan 11, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: Not so much a wanted, but happy to attend
Replies: 1
Views: 2106

Re: Not so much a wanted, but happy to attend

Really obvious answers, sealed knot and they have various events in those areas, have a look at sealed knot site and sundry regiments including stanings,
by madjon
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Age Leather Tents
Replies: 1
Views: 3864

Re: Viking Age Leather Tents

i havent seen any direct evidence for leather tents, though i have come across a number of long outdated general statements of the generic sort of tents would likely have been of... as long ago such general statements were made, wool and linen are materials available in suitable sizes, marine sails ...
by madjon
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: old linen or old cotton
Replies: 0
Views: 3908

old linen or old cotton

my brain has been melting this week with old sheets and textiles, i have boxes of them and after a while the brain melts at identifying the difference of century+old well washed cotton and linen all done on victorian and older looms, so for those well washed examples of cloth, without bothering to l...
by madjon
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: These forums - undead, or still twitching?
Replies: 19
Views: 13427

Re: These forums - undead, or still twitching?

zombies, right we have most periods covered, which way are they coming from? form up the archers with the fire arrows, meanwhile i'll go and see if we can get the flamethrower tank to work-- :angel: facebook, a most dreadfull creation, created by a dropout student so he didnt actually have to bother...
by madjon
Sun Oct 14, 2018 11:53 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: New Re-enactor - Licencing question
Replies: 1
Views: 6764

Re: New Re-enactor - Licencing question

The key word is intent, technically when you have intent to fire it, you get on to iffy ground, as in it is no longer kept as a curiousity, meanwhile, ignoring the technical implications of intent, we go to licencing, go to the website for the police in the area in which you live, look for firearms ...
by madjon
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Pickelhaube helmet linings
Replies: 2
Views: 3195

Re: Pickelhaube helmet linings

a quick google of picklehaube lining will give you a selection of linings on different models, the liners depended on model but revolve around variations on a theme- picklehauben.net may be a useful resource if you know the age and type, presumably something like a ww1 1916 infantry version? as ther...
by madjon
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Equipment Update.
Replies: 5
Views: 5862

Re: Equipment Update.

You did ask about why you weren't getting responses to posts and discussions etc here on forum, the answer has been given above, apart from a generic nice vid post, there isn't much to say :wink: so the above is relevant to your question.
by madjon
Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Equipment Update.
Replies: 5
Views: 5862

Re: Equipment Update.

Had a look at video on YouTube, a quick film review- presentation style overall is good, coverage of subject matter good, though there is some room for further technical discussion it would be on minor points that would detract from the overall subject, demonstrations are aimed at those with some fa...
by madjon
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:16 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: No Comments, very disappointing.
Replies: 8
Views: 7849

Re: No Comments, very disappointing.

I get can't load plug in with your media, left a few general comments on some of your threads that may be relevant? Different period for I have the advantage that you can find a relevant century easily, downside is not everyone is passing through the same century or looking at all the different fori,
by madjon
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:07 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Living History photography
Replies: 4
Views: 4796

Re: Living History photography

A local shop sells old film sizes, more than once I have walked around events with a box brownie, no one thinks it has film in so pull some ridiculous poses, some of which cause embarrassment when the film is developed, a fiver for a camera, about 8 for film, and only a few shots so make them count,...
by madjon
Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:01 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Equipment Update.
Replies: 5
Views: 5862

Re: Equipment Update.

Couldn't load plug in message again, nice collection of kit, the hatchet is a good size, with brass/bronze barrel on old guns, be aware of crystalization of the metal, not visible to the eye, but in old metal it occurs and can lead to barrel failure, so don't hold them the first couple of times they...
by madjon
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:49 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th Century Historical Trekking. Part One.
Replies: 2
Views: 3816

Re: 18th Century Historical Trekking. Part One.

Couldn't load plug in message came up, so can't watch, there's a group who do rangers in Canada and spend weeks at a time trekking in the wood,
by madjon
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:45 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: NO "charcloth" Fire Lighting.
Replies: 5
Views: 6193

Re: NO "charcloth" Fire Lighting.

Couldn't load video, char cloth has its uses but is a pain to use at times, a length of slow match is quite a good thing to carry along with a bit of wax, natural fluffy seed pods, fungi from trees, dry rotten wood pulp and if its wet a split and shaved stick usually work in UK settings, fire kit va...
by madjon
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:21 am
Forum: Re-enactors Wanted
Topic: 11thC. Anglo-norman castle in Normandy needs you!
Replies: 10
Views: 5684

Re: 11thC. Anglo-norman castle in Normandy needs you!

If you want a slightly crazy archaeologist with fortifications experience, a mumber of practical and historic skills, I am looking for work at present, any more details?
by madjon
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: C17th Fire fighting equipment wanted
Replies: 1
Views: 4125

Re: C17th Fire fighting equipment wanted

Most equipment would be what was at hand, wooden or leather buckets primarilly, there's a link to several makers on the links section,
by madjon
Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:13 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Received your email & am here.
Replies: 5
Views: 6489

Re: Received your email & am here.

Transient presence, things have gone quiet on many lh fronts and periods in recent years, that and thee yoof like being hit in the face with books apparently, something I don't like, but the world moves on, with ref to me loup, would you like discussion on anything in particular? Tallow for damp pro...
by madjon
Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:52 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Who Made The Best Cannons, & Cannon Plans
Replies: 23
Views: 11620

Re: Who Made The Best Cannons, & Cannon Plans

Barrel casting to a 19th century pattern, who made the safest barrels, well that depends on size and period if you are looking for barrels cast around a cooled tube, then that tech is no longer available, also do not repeat do not trust Chinese cast or forged iron if you are not 199 percent in the f...
by madjon
Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Late C19th & early C20th reenactors wanted
Replies: 10
Views: 7335

Re: Late C19th & early C20th reenactors wanted

So, do you think you will be providing any pennies to cover the expense of going there feeding people and the costs of just turning up etc, :wink: As for 19th century cavalry, you should try rearranging direction of approach and ask about the lancers, good fun tent pegging as long as you remember wh...
by madjon
Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: academic hood, cambridge pattern
Replies: 3
Views: 2923

Re: academic hood, cambridge pattern

found a 19th century/modern pattern to suit, things don't change that quickly, now to find an older one and some goodly wool
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by madjon
Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: academic hood, cambridge pattern
Replies: 3
Views: 2923

Re: academic hood, cambridge pattern

the masters hoods of 15th century and modern (19th century) would be of great interest, the difference of colours not being a problem just the pattern, (academic wear being variable under current rules as they specify pattern and colour but not age or date, it leads to most amusing discussions with ...
by madjon
Fri Jul 25, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: academic hood, cambridge pattern
Replies: 3
Views: 2923

academic hood, cambridge pattern

looking at academic hoods of the Cambridge pattern, finding a pattern is irksome, and I don't want to spend the money to buy a hood just to get the pattern to make one in wool, in other words, does anyone have a pattern for the Cambridge pattern academic hood? being a bit mad I want to make one in w...
by madjon
Fri May 17, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 17th century pole arm maker?
Replies: 2
Views: 2991

Re: 17th century pole arm maker?

no worries, the stamp is similiar to ones i have seen on period naval arms of the late 17th century while at armouries, its just an obscure name thats bugging me, the arm is of a shape and pattern usually not in use after 1700 and isnt a victorian copy, thought i would see if it was familiar to anyo...
by madjon
Fri May 03, 2013 4:27 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 17th century pole arm maker?
Replies: 2
Views: 2991

17th century pole arm maker?

having recently acquired an original 17th century type pole arm, i am being driven batty by the lack of info on makers of arms in the period, does anyone know of a maker called lowson? a nice deep mostly rectangular stamp.
by madjon
Sun Jun 10, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: fake boar's head
Replies: 11
Views: 2828

with the hair singed get it stuffed, then apply wax to give it that cooked look?
by madjon
Sun Jun 10, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: fake boar's head
Replies: 11
Views: 2828

why not take a real one to the taxidermist and have it stuffed?
by madjon
Thu May 17, 2007 2:53 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Blackout fabric
Replies: 5
Views: 1834

blackouts were made of various things from thick brown paper on a cheap wooden frame, to simply having a thick pair of curtains, there are a couple of advice leaflets issued by the arp on blackout standards, but no light was supposed to be visible from the exterior of the building, fabric in particu...

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