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by madjon
Thu Feb 09, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Equipment Update.
Replies: 5
Views: 1105

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: 1105

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: 894

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: 778

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: 1105

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: 378

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: 2049

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: 1061

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: 381

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: 521

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: 2365

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: 1478

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: 1141

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
http://historyoffashiondesign.com/wp-co ... /08/73.jpg
by madjon
Sat Jul 26, 2014 2:23 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: academic hood, cambridge pattern
Replies: 3
Views: 1141

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: 1141

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: 1532

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: 1532

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: 1452

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: 1452

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: 684

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...
by madjon
Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:00 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: spathomele
Replies: 8
Views: 3742

references and books would be great, uses cited by classical authors would be really good as well, do you know if i can get a repro one?
i cant take the original along as the museum curator guards things jealously, thanks for the help
by madjon
Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: spathomele
Replies: 8
Views: 3742

i have an artefact presentation to do in may on a roman medical spatula, leaf shaped pointy handle, its part of a course im doing, so im looking for general information and stuff i can read up on use as references etc,
if you happen to have one for sale then that would be good.
by madjon
Fri Apr 20, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: french 1860s-1880
Replies: 1
Views: 1428

french 1860s-1880

is there anybody who does french in the 1860s-1880s period? and would like to come and play at a palmerston fort? crownhill fort was built and finished by 1874 to deal with the ''threat from the french at the time, and we would like to have some french reenactors come along to take part in shows, we...
by madjon
Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:35 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: spathomele
Replies: 8
Views: 3742

maybe i should say roman spatulas and medical equipment?
by madjon
Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: 55BC-410AD
Topic: spathomele
Replies: 8
Views: 3742

spathomele

looking at roman spathomele at the moment, trying to look for sources of information and pictures for a dreaded presentation i have to do about one, any suggestions for sources?
by madjon
Thu Mar 15, 2007 12:10 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: trench cap
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

the best way to ensure you have no more german kit to buy is look at the prices soaring through the roof, genuine zeltbahn full of holes and moth rotten rings and mouldy £85 :shock: ww1 is usefull as with the simple step of changing your respirator and badges you can become early ww2, i also suspect...
by madjon
Wed Mar 14, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: trench cap
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

well done that man, excellent source, been looking for one for a while, so a bucket of mud and some scragging of a hat is in the near future,
by madjon
Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:43 pm
Forum: Music and Instruments
Topic: Music Sources
Replies: 4
Views: 920

acw music resources near top of page some good links.

http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/warweb.html

music from ken burns civil war done by jay and molly, available from

http://www.jayandmolly.com/prodrecs.shtml#

one of the better recordings i think. also some other good music.
by madjon
Tue Mar 13, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: american civil war
Replies: 0
Views: 473

american civil war

heres a site those interested may find usefull, lots of links and info,

http://sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/warweb.html
by madjon
Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: trench cap
Replies: 6
Views: 1129

trench cap

the soft cap 1916, im looking for a repro one, preferably second hand and a bit tatty, could be wool or denim,as long as its the right pattern, want it for doing a bit of ldv stuff, and dads old kit from the last war has turned up in more than a few photos, they are available if you send off to indi...

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