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by Mike Garrett
Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:15 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Boer War(s) khaki?
Replies: 7
Views: 3560

Re: Boer War(s) khaki?

Cheers :)
by Mike Garrett
Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: What's a good 17th century surname?
Replies: 8
Views: 5960

Re: What's a good 17th century surname?

Willikins
by Mike Garrett
Fri Jul 05, 2013 9:56 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Almain rivet armour
Replies: 12
Views: 4312

Re: Almain rivet armour

Very nice indeed!
by Mike Garrett
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:36 pm
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: Tankfest 2013
Replies: 2
Views: 1653

Re: Tankfest 2013

Great photos! Looks like a good time was had. Have fond memories of Bovington from childhood!
by Mike Garrett
Tue Jul 02, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: 1900 onwards
Topic: WW2 British Infantry Radios
Replies: 1
Views: 1633

Re: WW2 British Infantry Radios

Get in touch with the Royal Signals Museum

http://royalsignalsmuseum.co.uk/WebSite/
by Mike Garrett
Wed Jun 26, 2013 7:55 am
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Western Groups - Hampshire/Wiltshire
Replies: 1
Views: 3652

Re: Western Groups - Hampshire/Wiltshire

nice list here -

http://www.theshootists.co.uk/

Click 'western clubs' in left-hand menu.
by Mike Garrett
Tue Jun 18, 2013 11:15 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Have they got this one right?
Replies: 6
Views: 2767

Re: Have they got this one right?

OK - it's got VERY silly now. 126 bids, up to $15,100 and over 3 days to go.
Seriously?
I mean, WTF people!

Of course, one wonders if the winning bidder will honour his/her bid...
by Mike Garrett
Tue Jun 18, 2013 7:45 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Have they got this one right?
Replies: 6
Views: 2767

Re: Have they got this one right?

Egad! Currently 83 bids and in excess of $2000!!! :o
by Mike Garrett
Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Have they got this one right?
Replies: 6
Views: 2767

Re: Have they got this one right?

While it is (or says it is) for charity, I feel that a few quids worth of Ring Lord scales (aka fishing spinners) and a fairly cheap miniature helm easily purchasable on ebay is hardly worth the $800 opening bid. AND the seller wants shipping paid! :wtf:
by Mike Garrett
Sun Jun 16, 2013 11:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Have they got this one right?
Replies: 6
Views: 2767

Re: Have they got this one right?

Totally authentic, as is this...
Image
by Mike Garrett
Thu May 30, 2013 5:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Boer War(s) khaki?
Replies: 7
Views: 3560

Re: Boer War(s) khaki?

True and research online shows that this has been pointed out on quite a few forums, so does throw up warning signs. However, none of the various forums appear to cover actual experience in buying from them except one (okay, it was Steampunk rather than re-enactment) and they reported favourably. Fr...
by Mike Garrett
Thu May 30, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Boer War(s) khaki?
Replies: 7
Views: 3560

Re: Boer War(s) khaki?

Yeah - I was looking at that also...
Might have to take a chance...
by Mike Garrett
Thu May 30, 2013 11:42 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Boer War(s) khaki?
Replies: 7
Views: 3560

Boer War(s) khaki?

Looking around for Boer War khaki uniform (British) at the lower end of the price range so to speak, as I won't be wearing it a lot. Apart from this - http://paddelaters.com/victorian.php (3/4s down), an Indian company whose prices look (too) good and of which I am a little bit wary, any recommendat...
by Mike Garrett
Tue May 21, 2013 3:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Whiter than white?
Replies: 2
Views: 1478

Re: Whiter than white?

Cheers!
by Mike Garrett
Tue May 21, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Whiter than white?
Replies: 2
Views: 1478

Whiter than white?

Please enlighten me, Oh Forum... How white was white, fabric-wise, between the periods of say 1000CE to 1600CE? Contemporary pictures show pretty 'Daz'-like whites. I know you can bleach cloth in various ways, such as urine I believe and also lying the fabric on grass, but where they able to get a &...
by Mike Garrett
Wed Oct 03, 2012 3:58 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cavalier Hat - by any other name...
Replies: 10
Views: 2940

Re: Cavalier Hat - by any other name...

Interesting - thanks.

Stupid Interwebz! An image search for 'carolina hat' brings up mostly baseball caps with the odd stetson type item.

My Google-Fu is weak!
by Mike Garrett
Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cavalier Hat - by any other name...
Replies: 10
Views: 2940

Re: Cavalier Hat - by any other name...

As I thought, but surely they have correct, period names?
by Mike Garrett
Wed Oct 03, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cavalier Hat - by any other name...
Replies: 10
Views: 2940

Re: Cavalier Hat - by any other name...

But it appears that many hats were made of beaver, with a variety of styles and names.
by Mike Garrett
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cavalier Hat - by any other name...
Replies: 10
Views: 2940

Re: Cavalier Hat - by any other name...

I think that might be the pest!

Why is it whenever I think of cavalier hats I have an over-whelming urge to punch kitchen towel salesmen?
by Mike Garrett
Tue Oct 02, 2012 5:42 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cavalier Hat - by any other name...
Replies: 10
Views: 2940

Re: Cavalier Hat - by any other name...

Thanks - I didn't know they were made of that - although I'm familiar with the term (but not the Burns).

For some reason an Italian-ish/Spanish-ish word, beginning with 'M' keeps flirting with my aging memory.
by Mike Garrett
Tue Oct 02, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cavalier Hat - by any other name...
Replies: 10
Views: 2940

Cavalier Hat - by any other name...

So - Cavalier Hats (as in Royalists, ECW) - do they have another name, or are they just "cavalier hats"?
by Mike Garrett
Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 60922

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

I believe that they visit you and discuss your proposed cabinet and position, fixing etc. and then if they ok the licence they will come out, check the cabinet and then hand over the FAC. I may be misinterpreting this.
by Mike Garrett
Tue Sep 11, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 60922

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Large mammals - actually people - are pests... :smirk:
by Mike Garrett
Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:38 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?
Replies: 13
Views: 4562

Re: Looking for a medieval re-enactment group in dorset?

Yep - PM me - Bath (fledgling) branch of Crusade.

http://www.crusade-reenactment.co.uk/Bringing_history_to_life/Welcome.html

We're looking for members!
by Mike Garrett
Wed Aug 15, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 60922

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 Hmm. Like to see it operate - sounds interesting. Although I posit that it may possibly be a thin line between banned weapon and theatrical prop in regards to a working flame-thrower. :D I ca...
by Mike Garrett
Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:41 pm
Forum: Friends and Gossip
Topic: Licencing - muskets etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 60922

Re: Licencing - muskets etc.

Hmm...No flamethrowers? :( It's a shotgun then. However It's a pretty stubby barrel, so would need a FAC. More complications.

Can't I just call it a re-chargeable firework/pyrotechnic? :D

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