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by Percy_of_Nackington
Wed Jul 22, 2015 9:09 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Georgian/Napoleonic Naval Uniforms
Replies: 3
Views: 1654

Re: Georgian/Napoleonic Naval Uniforms

Thanks for that Phil, I'll check them out.
by Percy_of_Nackington
Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Georgian/Napoleonic Naval Uniforms
Replies: 3
Views: 1654

Georgian/Napoleonic Naval Uniforms

Hi all

has anyone got web links/knows of a costumier for Georgian/Napoleonic Naval Uniforms. looking to get a bit nautical next season

Ta muchly
Mick
by Percy_of_Nackington
Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing Leather
Replies: 8
Views: 1830

Re: Sewing Leather

Hi guys

thanks for the quick replies.

Hadn't even thought about an awl, doh.
Will check the identity store in a while. Seems I'm a bit confused about what is what here. So garters go around the hoses and are made of woollen/linen tape and around the bottom of the breeches would be similar?

Mick
by Percy_of_Nackington
Fri Nov 25, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Sewing Leather
Replies: 8
Views: 1830

Sewing Leather

Hi all

I'm having a go at making some leather garters to tie around the bottom of my 17th C breeches. I've got some strips of leather 1cm wide and 4mm deep. not sure what type/size of needle to get or type of thread.
Or could I get away with using a decorative rivet of some sort.

Thanks Mick
by Percy_of_Nackington
Thu Nov 24, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: English volunteers 30 years war
Replies: 2
Views: 1749

Re: English volunteers 30 years war

thanks for the quick reply Merlon

mick
by Percy_of_Nackington
Thu Nov 24, 2011 2:02 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: English volunteers 30 years war
Replies: 2
Views: 1749

English volunteers 30 years war

Hi all
anyone know what type of weapons English volunteers in the 30 years war would have carried, say in the Earl of Mansfields unit or Vere's expedition to the Palentine

Thanks Mick
by Percy_of_Nackington
Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Alatriste
Replies: 8
Views: 3097

Re: Alatriste

For those who may not have seen the film here's a wee clip of the battle scene, courtesy of you tube (quality is not brill but hayho)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... QDZKP-pmE#!
by Percy_of_Nackington
Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Alatriste
Replies: 8
Views: 3097

Re: Alatriste

whilst on the subject of the battle of Rocroi this amazing painting appeared on the facebook page for the 30 years war events group a few days ago, its by the spanish artist Augusto Ferrer-Dalmau Nieto. If you visit his face book page he has other paintings on there, lots of 30 years war stuff

Mick
by Percy_of_Nackington
Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: German War Graves Commission
Replies: 0
Views: 1465

German War Graves Commission

Hi all I thought some of you may be interested in this report on German TV news last night. Its about the work of the German Wargraves Commisision- Der Volksbund Deutsche Kriegsgräberfürsorge who do similar work to our CWGC. It’s in German but you can get the gist of from the pictures. http://www.md...
by Percy_of_Nackington
Mon Nov 07, 2011 3:00 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Alatriste
Replies: 8
Views: 3097

Re: Alatriste

hi Steve I thought the same thing about the terrain, the Ardennes were looking a bit parched ( must have been a very dry spring). I was quite impressed with the depiction of the pike block taking casualties from the artillery fire and that line of French pike advancing would have been a scary sight ...
by Percy_of_Nackington
Sun Nov 06, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: Alatriste
Replies: 8
Views: 3097

Alatriste

Hi All

just finished watching Alatriste which I really enjoyed and was wondering what others thought of it, especially regarding costume,kit and the Battle of Rocroi at the end.

Mick
by Percy_of_Nackington
Sat Nov 05, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: ECWS Kent based units
Replies: 1
Views: 1719

ECWS Kent based units

Hi All

anyone know of any ECWS units that are predominately Kent/South London based.

Cheers Mick
by Percy_of_Nackington
Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: ECW Kit upgrade
Replies: 5
Views: 1438

ECW Kit upgrade

Hi all After 16 years of being a beer and bash pikeman I’m looking to upgrade the kit and get more into living history. So a few questions about doublets, hoses, etc. Doublets. I’ve been reading lately that the hose were attached to the doublets by hooks' was this in a similar sort of way to medieva...
by Percy_of_Nackington
Thu Oct 27, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: gabardine wool
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

Re: gabardine wool

Ok thanks for the info steenie
by Percy_of_Nackington
Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: gabardine wool
Replies: 2
Views: 1014

gabardine wool

Hi all

would gabardine wool be ok for making 14/15thC costumes?

Thanks
Mick
by Percy_of_Nackington
Fri Feb 11, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: brass aiglets
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

Re: brass aiglets

Hi all

thanks for the help

mick
by Percy_of_Nackington
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: brass aiglets
Replies: 6
Views: 1390

brass aiglets

Hi all

anyone know where I can get some brass aiglets from?

Cheers Mick
by Percy_of_Nackington
Tue Nov 23, 2010 5:16 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Shoulder Padding 15C Doublet
Replies: 6
Views: 2821

Re: Shoulder Padding 15C Doublet

thats the sort of thing wulfenganck, except the padding isn't so large and seems to sit more at the top of the shoulder, just wasn't sure if it went into the sleeve top or the shoulder.
Thanks for thr advice.

Mick
by Percy_of_Nackington
Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:59 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Shoulder Padding 15C Doublet
Replies: 6
Views: 2821

Shoulder Padding 15C Doublet

Hi all I've got a pattern for 15C doublet and it shows some padding for the shoulder but dosen't say exactly where it should go. I'm guessing that it should go at the top of the sleeve where it joins the shoulder and not the bottom of the shoulder where it joins the sleeve. Any advice appreciated Mick
by Percy_of_Nackington
Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:38 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Medieval drinking vessels
Replies: 4
Views: 2361

Re: Medieval drinking vessels

Thanks for that for the book recommendation Sally. The period would be mid-late 15thC

mick

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