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by nick19thind
Fri Mar 01, 2013 8:28 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Recusant as a daily orator
Replies: 3
Views: 2769

Re: Recusant as a daily orator

Orator is similar in meaning to beadsman: one who prays for his patron's continued good health.
by nick19thind
Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:50 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary
Replies: 17
Views: 4834

Re: WW1 and the hundredth anniversary

I was impressed by the 1914-21 Group's Austrian impression at Detling (same army my great grandfather served in), but sadly i don't have the cash to do WWI :(
by nick19thind
Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: tips for avoiding rusty armor
Replies: 5
Views: 3385

Re: tips for avoiding rusty armor

WD-40 and a wire brush
by nick19thind
Fri Sep 14, 2012 12:25 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups
Replies: 19
Views: 14479

Re: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups

Thanks everyone. I'm going to see Hungerford Household in Ware this weekend. It will be great meeting some of the people on here face-to-face
by nick19thind
Mon Sep 10, 2012 10:20 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Crimean Russians
Replies: 12
Views: 12075

Re: Crimean Russians

Andy, can you tell me who makes your group's cossack uniforms please?
by nick19thind
Tue Apr 17, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Felt hats....
Replies: 7
Views: 7181

Re: Felt hats....

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Woodcut of John Foxe dating to the 1580s
by nick19thind
Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: BOOT CLEANING EMERGANCY HELP!!!!
Replies: 11
Views: 2942

Re: BOOT CLEANING EMERGANCY HELP!!!!

If you can't get saddle soap you could use olive oil. Too much boot polish will dry out the leather and cause cracks
by nick19thind
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Tudor or ECW groups/regiments in Norfolk
Replies: 4
Views: 1824

Re: Tudor or ECW groups/regiments in Norfolk

I'm still considering a Tudor or 17th century impression in a couple of years' time (roundhead pikeman or possibly middling-sort civilian). While i'm aware they're not correct for many regiments, are there any ECW groups based in East Anglia that allow the use of infantry buff coats/jerkins (i'm pla...
by nick19thind
Mon Nov 28, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: DRAGON HALL- NORWICH- MEDIEVAL MARKET- DECEMBER 16-17
Replies: 6
Views: 1828

Re: DRAGON HALL- NORWICH- MEDIEVAL MARKET- DECEMBER 16-17

I'm going there for the first time this weekend. What sort of things do the traders usually sell?
by nick19thind
Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Great photo aging program
Replies: 10
Views: 9719

Re: Great photo aging program

2011
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1911
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by nick19thind
Thu Jun 02, 2011 2:52 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Wild Bill's Colt Dragoon
Replies: 3
Views: 3366

Wild Bill's Colt Dragoon

In addition to carrying a pair of ivory handled Colt Navy revolvers Wild Bill also owned a Dragoon which he may have acquired as a Jayhawker around 1855. Does anyone know whether it was the first (1848), second (1850) or third (1851) model and what the differences between the three types are? See pa...
by nick19thind
Wed May 11, 2011 8:37 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Any Gunsmiths?
Replies: 3
Views: 1959

Re: Any Gunsmiths?

You could try West Point. But part of the fun of a kit is assembling it yourself
http://www.westpointsutlers.org
by nick19thind
Wed Apr 27, 2011 12:13 am
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Great photo aging program
Replies: 10
Views: 9719

Re: Great photo aging program

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Martin, Ady and Heather at Eynsham
by nick19thind
Mon Apr 25, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Great photo aging program
Replies: 10
Views: 9719

Re: Great photo aging program

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Let's try another: this Reb i photographed at the Gunpowder Mills in 2006
by nick19thind
Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:00 pm
Forum: Creative Works
Topic: Great photo aging program
Replies: 10
Views: 9719

Re: Great photo aging program

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I'm the tall guy on the right :)
by nick19thind
Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:51 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups
Replies: 19
Views: 14479

Re: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups

Thanks for the responses. :) If i were to restrict my impression to the Elizabethan era (1560-1600), what types of clothing would be fashionable for a young gentleman or middling-sort man? As i said before, i know little about fashion (aside from headgear changing from flat caps to tall hats and ruf...
by nick19thind
Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups
Replies: 19
Views: 14479

Re: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups

According to the Tudor Tailor this suit was in use from the 1560s-1620s. Is this correct, and if so what classes would have worn it?
http://www.tudortailor.com/tdjvh.htm
by nick19thind
Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups
Replies: 19
Views: 14479

Re: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups

Dave, i don't know much about costumes so i'll need the advice of other re-enactors. I'm looking for something reasonably authentic but not too expensive. Do any of your religious texts cover the Henrican, Marian or Elizabethan persecutions of Catholics and Protestants?
by nick19thind
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:18 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups
Replies: 19
Views: 14479

Re: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups

Dave, those religious texts sound interesting. Are they copies of originals? Costume-wise, what types of doublet and breeches were worn by the middling-sort and gentry from the 1550s-1640s? Would i have to buy several costumes or were there certain styles that remained in use throughout the period (...
by nick19thind
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:13 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Elizabethan or Jacobean groups
Replies: 19
Views: 14479

Elizabethan or Jacobean groups

Having written three theses on the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries (not to mention an extensive collection of essays) i'm considering an early-modern impression in a couple of years' time in addition to my ACW and Victorian re-enactment. My main area of interest is religion, having researched th...
by nick19thind
Sun Apr 03, 2011 2:52 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: french 1860s-1880
Replies: 1
Views: 2710

Re: french 1860s-1880

There are some people in ACWS working to recreate the 14th Brooklyn. Their uniforms were identical to those of French chasseurs from c.1840-1890
viewtopic.php?f=30&t=24539
by nick19thind
Sun Mar 27, 2011 2:40 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Basic late Victorian clothing
Replies: 16
Views: 8488

Re: Basic late Victorian clothing

You could also modify modern clothing from the charity shops til you can afford the authentic stuff (though you'll have to buy high-backed trousers as quickly as possible as the modern types don't look right). For my Boer War impression i paid less than £50 for a complete outfit (£15 for the jacket,...
by nick19thind
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:35 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECW Infantry Buff Coat
Replies: 137
Views: 51098

Re:

Can one ask how the sergeant would afford to buy a £1 buffcoat, that’s twenty days gross pay? Sergeants and above were responsible for buying their own clothes and equipment. So they definitely look different from the soldiers, thorny problem would then be, what form would the cheaper buffs take? S...
by nick19thind
Wed Mar 23, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Basic late Victorian clothing
Replies: 16
Views: 8488

Re: Basic late Victorian clothing

West Point Sutlers used to do some excellent quality clothing (the first hat i bought from them has lasted almost 5 years) and still sell reasonably-priced authentic boots. Another good sutler is 19th century Sutlery, formerly known as the Sutlers' Stores West Point: http://www.westpointsutlers.org...
by nick19thind
Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Basic late Victorian clothing
Replies: 16
Views: 8488

Re: Basic late Victorian clothing

West Point Sutlers used to do some excellent quality clothing (the first hat i bought from them has lasted almost 5 years) and still sell reasonably-priced authentic boots. Another good sutler is 19th century Sutlery, formerly known as the Sutlers' Stores West Point: http://www.westpointsutlers.org/...
by nick19thind
Sat Nov 06, 2010 12:35 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Replica WW1 German helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 2948

Re: Replica WW1 German helmet

Cool. Will you be at next year's Historical Bazaar at Wimpole Hall?
by nick19thind
Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:56 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Replica WW1 German helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 2948

Re: Replica WW1 German helmet

What sort of prices would they be Miss Costello? I'm looking for a very cheap, beat-up example for my ride
by nick19thind
Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Replica WW1 German helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 2948

Replica WW1 German helmet

Does anyone know of a reliable website that sells cheap replicas of the WW1 Stahlhelm (new or used)? 8-)
by nick19thind
Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Crimean Russians
Replies: 12
Views: 12075

Re: Crimean Russians

I suggest getting into contact with these guys. They reenact our British foes:
http://www.19thfoot.co.uk/

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