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by acecat999
Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:51 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Social conditions in England 1485 HELP!
Replies: 13
Views: 3730

Re: Social conditions in England 1485 HELP!

Hi guys, im doing an assignment on the social, political, economic and religeous situation in England in 1485. Iv hit a blank for the life of me i cannot find anything on the social situation. Anyone that can help would be appreciated. thanks Dan socially people were killing each other rather slowl...
by acecat999
Mon Oct 15, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Helmet camoflage..?
Replies: 23
Views: 4039

Re: Helmet camoflage..?

hessian

:lol:




you can even get a ww1 or ww2 hessian helmet cover.
then cut a few potato sacks up for the suit
by acecat999
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What does the public see?
Replies: 37
Views: 6655

Re: What does the public see?

this has gone the rounds elsewhere

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QUxlJfGaZ2U


probably people's wrong period but alledgedly a lot of people attending the event enjoy it, whilst equally a minority who have watched the videos didn't.
by acecat999
Thu Sep 20, 2012 6:36 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 47145

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Common sense really. You spend £50 to apply with no guarentee that it will be accepted. No point spending more on what could end up being an expensive metal box. Its not a legal requirement just common sense especially if you are applying for something that you have to be a member of a club that you...
by acecat999
Sat Sep 08, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What does the public see?
Replies: 37
Views: 6655

Re: What does the public see?

I am not sure if this is true...I think I read something once that medieval lenses might have been tinted in some cases, especially in blue as it was supposed to have a calming effect? Might be utter hogwash though, you'd have to do some research. If this turns out to be true it would make an inter...
by acecat999
Sun Sep 02, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 47145

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

i asked an insurer about the carriage of dangerous goods (and guns) actually when insuring last year and was told that if you don't carry enough to be covered by the carriage of dangerous goods then its not dangerous and they didn't need to know.....
by acecat999
Sun Sep 02, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 47145

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

what might be useful is if someone could also add details on powder storage and powder transportation.

specifically how it effects home insurance and if we are effected by the carriage of dangerous goods act?
by acecat999
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 47145

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

well i learnt something from this thread


I thought all the wannabee Jack Sparrows totally ignored firearm law, not just twisted it a bit
by acecat999
Fri Aug 17, 2012 5:41 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 47145

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

for advice on blank firers, gas, VCRA

its easier to join wwiireenacting.co.uk



and read everything thats been written there
by acecat999
Thu Aug 16, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 47145

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

its rather simple having handled under controlled circumstances a gas gun that was built so it was still capable of discharging a projectile, quite accurate as it happened. i'd rather not go into details of how to do it on an open forum, just as I wouldn't say how cartridge blank weapons can be conv...
by acecat999
Thu Aug 16, 2012 8:52 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 47145

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

try reading my post

Gas Firing Machine Guns - can be illegal depending how they are made for many reasons same as cartridge blank ones

Did I say they were all illegal. No its in all in how they were converted
by acecat999
Thu Aug 16, 2012 6:09 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 47145

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

The reenactment "flamethrower " in question may work on the same principle (or a disguised?) as one of those propane gas bottle weed killing deeleys you find at the garden centres which when turned to max have "flamethrower" like effects, they are domestic versions of agruicltur...
by acecat999
Tue Aug 14, 2012 6:10 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 47145

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

There's a yank ww2 group with a working flamethrower

I assume it is a theatrical prop rather than a firearm
by acecat999
Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 47145

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Some "reenactment" licenses can be just as restrictive. Most of my old WW2 groups had a clause that they could only use their FACs at an event of that particular group, which meant they couldn't even change groups mid licence period easily. If you are a member of several groups,for differe...
by acecat999
Sun Aug 12, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 47145

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

finding a group.

one thing you are going to learn is that gunnery groups (at least the good ones) don't just recruit anyone who turns up wanting to get a gun. Section 21 firearms act and all that.
by acecat999
Sat Aug 11, 2012 7:17 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 47145

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

You do need though to work out who you are going to gun with.

Having done Medieval gunning for 13 years, and written the book on it, we've just discovered that according to another large society we've been doing everything completely the wrong way.
by acecat999
Sat Aug 11, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 47145

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Just to add a ray of simplicity; you no longer (from June 2012) need separate RCA documents for moving black powder; as it's all included in the explosives licence. Hurrah! Don't forget that only applies to COER certificates issued after that date, so some people will not have that luxury until 201...
by acecat999
Fri Aug 10, 2012 11:35 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 47145

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

however the OP has still not answered the question of what period he intends to do................ cloudy - a fine post which I lost interest in reading somewhere. Here's a few points that have been forgotten so far. 1. Don't buy a cabinet until the FEO (thats a policeman) has agreed your applicatio...
by acecat999
Fri Aug 10, 2012 7:06 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 47145

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Many thanks for the info so far. Just a fledgling idea at the moment. However, no lodgers and very rural, so that should help. Prior military/TA experience, which may help I guess - at least they'll know I know which end is which, lol. not being a nutter or criminal, rural and live alone helps but ...
by acecat999
Thu Aug 09, 2012 12:09 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Detling Medieval?
Replies: 7
Views: 3255

Re: Detling Medieval?

well. unless MO tickets arrive there won't be anyone else.
by acecat999
Wed Aug 08, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: rain and events last weekend 4 and 5th aug
Replies: 5
Views: 2534

Re: rain and events last weekend 4 and 5th aug

damyns hall military and flying machines (well the olympics grounded everything but the BBMF) rained saturday morning at 3am - dryish when we got up on sunday the heavens opened and some bit were under 2 inchs of water its on an airfield so drainage is excellant except where the tanks drove - so the...
by acecat999
Wed Aug 08, 2012 6:09 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WWII Luftwaffe
Replies: 14
Views: 7243

Re: WWII Luftwaffe

For a little while I have been toying with the notion of portraying a downed Luftwaffe aircrewman, either about to be captured, or having just been captured. I would be interested in what I would need to carry off this portrayal (I have no interest in combat or obtaining a sidearm). a uniform? flig...
by acecat999
Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Detling Medieval?
Replies: 7
Views: 3255

Re: Detling Medieval?

I know for a fact that the Woodvilles are not attending. It was a good payer for us, but fewere and fewer people were going to it , largely down to it being quite boring when no-one came into our LH camp, or when they did U-turned when they realised we were not WWII types :( . having been there for...
by acecat999
Tue Aug 07, 2012 10:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Rope.
Replies: 2
Views: 3158

Rope.

Am having to replace some rope on a 15th C tent.

Which material rope would be correct?
by acecat999
Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:53 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment
Replies: 31
Views: 10354

Re: WW1 Lincolnshire Regiment

Craig

THere's a few Shotgun SMLEs out there at the moment. They are a slight premium over FACs.

You do have to look for the right dates and right cocking peice though when getting one.
by acecat999
Wed Jul 25, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Detling Medieval?
Replies: 7
Views: 3255

Re: Detling Medieval?

john - no rumours. i told you what i knew. EKHO were organising the medieval as the Woodvilles couldn't get enough bodies. I was providing the livinghistory encampment and guns. I'm not sure what group Ferret and Ironhead are in but they normally turn up with bodies. Last I heard that the site had m...
by acecat999
Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: morgan.....
Replies: 18
Views: 5435

Re: morgan.....

no need for lights if we have a bayonet
by acecat999
Tue Jul 10, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Re-Enactors Markets
Replies: 30
Views: 10971

Re: Re-Enactors Markets

Alan

how are you? must be years since we saw you last?

any
by acecat999
Tue Jul 10, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Kids shoes
Replies: 9
Views: 2451

Re: Kids shoes

the rental scheme run by Morgan finished before he retired. too many people just kept the shoes and stopped paying from what I heard so the scheme stopped.


however. I think you can join a similar scheme where you sell the shoes back and buy a new pair at a fair rate.

(thats what we do anyway)
by acecat999
Sun Jul 08, 2012 7:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: morgan.....
Replies: 18
Views: 5435

Re: morgan.....

2 weeks later......... needs painting but waiting till test fire

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