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by BraveAnimal
Mon Dec 05, 2005 9:10 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Doublet Idea
Replies: 5
Views: 2203

I would go for the vinyl!

http://www.fabricking.com/index.asp?Pag ... ProdID=380

It has horsie bits on! And you could even pass it for armour at some LARP events..
by BraveAnimal
Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Horse Tack
Replies: 17
Views: 4315

I`m getting real true tapaderos on my westernsaddle! hurrah! I ove the look of them. *meanwhile rubbing nose of horse, who falls asleep like usual, I`m tellin`ya, if horses could pur* But those metal `tapaderos`lookes brilliant, even had those mille de fleur type holes in them. I will take a shot ne...
by BraveAnimal
Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Horse Tack
Replies: 17
Views: 4315

I saw some stirrup here in holland, they were soo fab looking!! I will have to track down the maker of those. They were -how shall I say- tapadero style that would prevent the foot from slipping through.

Though those on e-bay are nice too! Keep me away from e-bay it is bad for my purse..
by BraveAnimal
Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:50 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Horse Tack
Replies: 17
Views: 4315

He/she (can't tell from here) looks just like Pollyanna from Wilf's place in Wales, aaah, happy days. I just love 'em hairy and heavy, can't be doing with these delicate nervous highly-bred TBs. My riding days are over, but if they weren't, I'd be fighting for a chance to ride your boy! (or girl!) ...
by BraveAnimal
Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:24 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Historical Needlework resources
Replies: 11
Views: 3013

exellent link! Much appreciated!!
by BraveAnimal
Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: My first effort at a LOTR STYLE ROHAN horse head armour
Replies: 3
Views: 2303

I love the display stand yes! The ears indeed!

Allwo me to show off my first attempt.. I chickened out on the full cover and went for a 'trellis' design..
by BraveAnimal
Wed Nov 30, 2005 11:14 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Horse Tack
Replies: 17
Views: 4315

Thanks.. no not a selfprotrait.. it is my horse.. :oops:
by BraveAnimal
Tue Nov 29, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: correct gambeson/aketon??
Replies: 6
Views: 2186

haha! The more I need to thank you for your thourough comment! Thanks.

22 ? You are insane!
by BraveAnimal
Sat Nov 26, 2005 8:13 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Medieval London finds
Replies: 32
Views: 8725

Somehow these words get a totally different meaning with an avatar of Homer Simpson next to it.. his prrrrreeesiousss would probably be a donut...
by BraveAnimal
Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:54 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: correct gambeson/aketon??
Replies: 6
Views: 2186

right thanks! I haven't used any eyelets ( apart form those on the :evil: buckles) And i need to buy some of those metal bits that go on the cord so I can make a point ( hahah I made a pun!) The sides are three seperate points so it is not one long one. You can see better if you click the photo agin...
by BraveAnimal
Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:42 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Medieval Craft Pictures
Replies: 5
Views: 3297

Hahaaa! to the recue.. I may be dutch but I do know a bit of German.. anyone need a translator ( Ubersetzer?) hehehe from ze top.. Baugewerbe: Buildingsite: plasterer groundworks Stonetransport cement/morter maker (stirrer) Stonemason Rooflayer Holzverarbeitiung Woodworks: Carpenter ehr.. cabinetmak...
by BraveAnimal
Sat Nov 26, 2005 6:05 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: correct gambeson/aketon??
Replies: 6
Views: 2186

Thanks Debs! That is really great info you're providing. Yes it is loads of work this padding business ( I keep forgetting when I start and remeber again somewhere right after cutting all the panels) It is not very thick so I would go for Arming doublet then right?! I made it for Larp events, so no ...
by BraveAnimal
Sat Nov 26, 2005 5:41 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Use of Horses in Re-enactment
Replies: 91
Views: 22093

*Auch!* oeh.. that sounds very painfull.. Time most have slowed to the speed of the last bit of sirrup out of the bottle for you. Though I am glad to hear the horse was okay. Much get well soons for you..

auch!
by BraveAnimal
Fri Nov 25, 2005 1:08 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Horse Tack
Replies: 17
Views: 4315

ah rigth.. I have this viking book on mostly everything and there`s a drwing in there of aviking horseman.. with stirrups! but it doesn`t specify a date.. It must be around 1000 I suppose..

This reenactment is hard work! I say!
by BraveAnimal
Fri Nov 25, 2005 12:18 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Horse Tack
Replies: 17
Views: 4315

Jep, been looking at bayeux.. love that!

I read somewhere that stirrup weren`t invented till the seventh century?

I foudn a photo here of peeps on horses, I think they are wearing the roman type fourhorned ones..
by BraveAnimal
Fri Nov 25, 2005 10:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: correct gambeson/aketon??
Replies: 6
Views: 2186

correct gambeson/aketon??

* warning newbie alert* http://www.deviantart.com/deviation/25416008/ This is my newest gambeson/aketon. I know the linnen is period but i didn`t have a specific timeline in mind whilst designing/making it. Would you say I could wear this and not be laughed at too much by reenactors? I would take a ...
by BraveAnimal
Fri Nov 25, 2005 9:07 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Use of Horses in Re-enactment
Replies: 91
Views: 22093

five months!!!!

( my guess is you`ll be riding before that.. heheh)

Might I ask what you have done to deserve this? Or is that someweher on this forum already?

like dragon ( who reside in plastic bags) I am curious of nature..
by BraveAnimal
Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:42 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the film a Knight's Tale
Replies: 49
Views: 9729

Oh! I hardly recognised him in Rome! He did look familiar... gosh.. And sexier.. more rough looking..

I can see Rome on the BBC on wednesday and watch the rerun on monday on belgium tv.. haha! And rerun on sundays I believe on the BBC again..
by BraveAnimal
Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:09 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the film a Knight's Tale
Replies: 49
Views: 9729

I didn't like whats-her-face (the heroine) or her clothes, they clashed with the feel of the rest of the film. I thought it hightly amusing they put her in yellow for one scene, kind of changed the intention of it all ;) Never mind boring ole Heath Ledger, I'll have James Purefoy and Rufus Sewell a...
by BraveAnimal
Thu Nov 24, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Use of Horses in Re-enactment
Replies: 91
Views: 22093

No one's ever called me beastie before.. makes me feel all 'ppreciated inside!.. sweet..

Does your leg have to stay up long RTB?
by BraveAnimal
Thu Nov 24, 2005 8:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Horse Tack
Replies: 17
Views: 4315

Horse Tack

I am looking for info on horse tack. It is not very hard finding medieval stuff, but I would like to find more on viking and celtic stuff, dare I ask Friesian maybe? I have found some interesting refs. http://www.vikinganswerlady.com/horses.htm This one evenhas a saddletree, though i can see how it ...
by BraveAnimal
Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:43 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Medieval London finds
Replies: 32
Views: 8725

I like the 1400s ring decorated with engraved figures of St Thomas Becket. Any particular reason why the engravings would be on the inside, while the outside is plain? YES! my moment to shine with wisdom! I got as a pressie from my mom for my birthday THE ring ( yes the ring, the one.. you know wit...
by BraveAnimal
Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:27 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Roman horned saddle wanted!
Replies: 16
Views: 5490

Interesting offer! I was however thinking of a. Making a leather `belt` to hold the sheep on my horses back. or wuld that not be of the period b. teach myself to tablet weave as I do like making things myself, a frined of mine took it up recently and said the biggest challenge is getting it set up. ...
by BraveAnimal
Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:22 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Use of Horses in Re-enactment
Replies: 91
Views: 22093

ps, cubicles is spelled like that! really! huuuzaaH! heheeh..I reckon it`s an american word though? I like your theory about the dragons and plastic bags.. Over here we consider our horses are spooked of very fast `kabouters`( gnooms) not to be confused with teh garden variety, which move so slowly...
by BraveAnimal
Thu Nov 24, 2005 5:11 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Use of Horses in Re-enactment
Replies: 91
Views: 22093

* nods head so hard in acknowledegment that she starts to look silly and collegues are peeping over their cubicles to see what is wrong.*

( I know what is wrong.. my spelling the word cubicles.. I don`t know what is right though)
by BraveAnimal
Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:20 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Roman horned saddle wanted!
Replies: 16
Views: 5490

Once a horse tart.. alwasy a horse tart I am afriad.. resistance is futile. Yes.. the avatar is my pony, though he does look larger in photo's. His name is Blizz ( Blizzard) he is a Cob ( gypsy horse). @ Steven .. I tried the sheepskin today!! I am amazed! I was sooo sceptical about the use of a dea...
by BraveAnimal
Thu Nov 24, 2005 11:05 am
Forum: General History
Topic: Use of Horses in Re-enactment
Replies: 91
Views: 22093

I have a bit of time on my hands! Although going to the toilet takes some forward planning! (leg in air and pi$$ed of with doing NOTHING!) One should not post such things so close together! It might give people idea's on how you use the lava-tree Thanks! A hand should thus be app 10 cm (11.2) But t...
by BraveAnimal
Wed Nov 23, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Use of Horses in Re-enactment
Replies: 91
Views: 22093

Thanks Chris for that comment! And get well! Indeed horses WILL step on you and knock you over.. no doubt about that in my book! As for the 6'3'' I still have not the hang of the english non metric system.. My horse is 1,38 m and I am 1,65 m I hear that we do look good together. I will grab the oppe...
by BraveAnimal
Wed Nov 23, 2005 3:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Dramatic Saxon.
Replies: 20
Views: 6362

Don't they have interpunctions in Burmingham? :P LoL I guess replica was the wrong word to use... more like inspiration. I just saw the panels and thought Sutton hoo. I spend a whole day in the British museum at that exhibition, even tried to read the runes on the whale bone box. I fell in love with...
by BraveAnimal
Wed Nov 23, 2005 2:56 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: What's wrong with the film a Knight's Tale
Replies: 49
Views: 9729

I am so glad to hear these comments! I love this movie.. but I tend to watch things as a designer and so I really like the mix of modern and medieval to get the point across. See live is not that different, no matter what time you live in, we still sing, fight, cry, pray, laugh work and admire.* I h...