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by WorkMonkey
Fri Feb 02, 2007 6:50 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 1066,the Movie?
Replies: 29
Views: 7567

Morglay wrote:
"Hardly looks like it's gonna be big budget." WorkMonkey

I don't think anyone could make such a film on a low budget.
Oh they could. :roll:
by WorkMonkey
Thu Feb 01, 2007 10:55 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Apologies
Replies: 50
Views: 6746

Alan_F wrote:You know, I'd love to meet these people..... especially when they've got their friends and family there so I can ask them why they feel the need to post this kak!
psst, it's not a real person!
by WorkMonkey
Wed Jan 31, 2007 7:53 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 1066,the Movie?
Replies: 29
Views: 7567

Or atleast Normandy defending herself against evil English expansionist aggression!
by WorkMonkey
Wed Jan 31, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: 1066,the Movie?
Replies: 29
Views: 7567

Hardly looks like it's gonna be big budget.
by WorkMonkey
Thu Jan 18, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: I've got wood...
Replies: 8
Views: 2109

Or try your local saw mill.
by WorkMonkey
Wed Jan 17, 2007 1:49 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Making a Round Shield
Replies: 32
Views: 5583

m300572 wrote:
Sound good to me - my Vike shield is plank built of ludicrously thick planks - similarly difficult for the kids to lift (its actually about half as thick again as it should be for authenticity - I musts make a new one)
Aren't all recovered intact shield boards ridiculously thin and flimsy.
by WorkMonkey
Thu Dec 28, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Reenacting superstitions
Replies: 78
Views: 13151

Surely everything we do is based upon the pretense of historical portrayel? It is about portraying (or trying to) a person living at a certain time. I don't understand how you can pick and chose certain aspects of what you want to portray if your interest is purely historical accuracy. I'm not a Chr...
by WorkMonkey
Sat Dec 09, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Anglo Saxon Costumes
Replies: 18
Views: 3326

spinning, dyeing and weaving a piece of braid to form a belt is hideously more expensive than leather, surely only the rich, if anyone at all used them, would have been rich enough to afford spare material enough to make a belt. Don't see where this also automatically applies to the length of a bit ...
by WorkMonkey
Tue Nov 21, 2006 8:06 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Scramseaxes
Replies: 3
Views: 1549

Tim Noyes of Heron armoury made mine,

came to £35, plus p&p

And is rather pretty.
by WorkMonkey
Thu Oct 26, 2006 8:52 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo-Saxon Hats
Replies: 18
Views: 6060

Straw hats? In middle-Saxon? Are you sure squire?
by WorkMonkey
Wed Oct 25, 2006 12:56 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Anglo-Saxon Hats
Replies: 18
Views: 6060

Aren't the phyrigian caps (whatever they were) pretty generic for the whole mid saxon period?
by WorkMonkey
Fri Oct 20, 2006 7:27 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Film about Hastings 2006
Replies: 5
Views: 1544

I had an awesome time talking to some really enthusiastic members of the public, who seemed to apoligise profusely about stopping me, like it was a chore for me or something. Posed for a lot of photos with the kiddy-winks, In a few weeks time do a google image search for "that dashing, heroic specim...
by WorkMonkey
Tue Oct 10, 2006 10:15 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: leg wraps for Saxon soliders
Replies: 9
Views: 1491

Mine are made from course wool, make them long cus they have to go up to your knee, make sure they fit tightly, and that you have about 10cm spare to tuck under to make them hold. I find just tucking them under when they're this length is enough to keep them up.
by WorkMonkey
Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:56 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Best medieval re-enactment battle in Britain
Replies: 35
Views: 5457

Freud links everything with sexual gratification.
by WorkMonkey
Wed Sep 13, 2006 11:54 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Battle of Linlitgow 1526
Replies: 22
Views: 4139

bit blurry.
by WorkMonkey
Mon Sep 11, 2006 10:41 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Spiritual connection
Replies: 26
Views: 4396

Senlac hill did it for me, was grudingly dragged there when I was about 14, much against my will, but once I was there I got this weird sense of "this is where it happened" and tried to imagine the faces and lives of the people who died there, it still holds a special place in my heart and I get a f...
by WorkMonkey
Thu Jul 27, 2006 8:32 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Tomato's
Replies: 5
Views: 1371

Re: Tomato's

leonardo wrote:it's Tomato's there is no e.
There's no apostrophe either.
by WorkMonkey
Wed Jul 26, 2006 6:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Short Sleeved Tunics.
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

Yeah that's what I thought, I keep reading vague references about there being short sleeved tunics about but they're always described as "rare" and no sources are ever cited so I was thinking it may be a re-enactorism that's just been taken to actually be truth. Thanks anyway.
by WorkMonkey
Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:01 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Short Sleeved Tunics.
Replies: 3
Views: 1099

Short Sleeved Tunics.

Looking for evidence for short sleeved tunics in the 9th/10th/11th century, I can't think of any examples but apparantly there's meant to be some? Can anyone help out.


thanks.

Wm
by WorkMonkey
Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bohemian Medieval Art 2
Replies: 8
Views: 2166

tonw wrote:depth perceptioon is easy to acheive using darker colours
Not for someone who can't draw a curve.
by WorkMonkey
Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:47 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Bohemian Medieval Art 2
Replies: 8
Views: 2166

artistic licencing perspective was not a known skill and painting curves is fairly difficult the artist may have been attempting to paint a curve What, so he could make a reasonable attempt at rendering depth perspective in the folds of the clothes, tonal face colours and shading but get him to try...
by WorkMonkey
Mon Jul 24, 2006 10:43 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Would you ?????
Replies: 31
Views: 4908

Not really, I doubt I would have survived child hood.
by WorkMonkey
Wed Jul 19, 2006 3:37 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Rougham 06
Replies: 10
Views: 2604

Some great shots and angles there, if someone photo-shopped all the corregated steel buildings out those last few dueling shots they'd look the buisness.
by WorkMonkey
Thu Jun 29, 2006 8:57 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: eye candy
Replies: 20
Views: 4039

ding dong
by WorkMonkey
Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:24 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Clothing
Replies: 42
Views: 9413

unconvincing since none of it is English. ok 1. The Normans were NOT English these are whom iam talking about so the fixation of lack of English evidence needs not apply. 2. The chess piece I mentioned earlier most certainly is English 3. Once the Normans had conquered they were English or at least...
by WorkMonkey
Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Clothing
Replies: 42
Views: 9413

Nigel wrote:
So how's that for pre Conquest info
unconvincing since none of it is English.
by WorkMonkey
Sun Jun 04, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Clothing
Replies: 42
Views: 9413

Nigel wrote:snip

Isn't the entire basis of the argument you just gave (which was very convincing) based entirely on post-conquest evidence? Early Norman is first Crusade era and can't really be took as evidence for pre-conquest, since you've got the islamic influences of the first crusade interfering.
by WorkMonkey
Sat Jun 03, 2006 1:07 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Viking Clothing
Replies: 42
Views: 9413

which, by the standards of common sense, must have, whether or not there's any 'evidence'. By OUR standards, not by theirs. It smacks of presumption to me if we go judging these people by our standards, by our standards why would anyone ride a horse around when it gets sick, needs feeding, cant tel...
by WorkMonkey
Mon May 29, 2006 1:49 pm
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: Early Viking Re-enactment...
Replies: 1
Views: 1126

wanna come and raid? we'll defend :)