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by IanS
Fri Jun 17, 2011 11:13 am
Forum: Pictures
Topic: How to stop nosey tourist.
Replies: 5
Views: 3075

How to stop nosey tourist.

Firstly catch said tourist then dispose of the evidence.

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by IanS
Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Food and Drink
Topic: 17th Century Sea Farers Jerky
Replies: 6
Views: 3609

17th Century Sea Farers Jerky

This is probably one for Martin but I’m thinking of trying to make a spice mix up to make authentic jerky for ships rations and was wandering if anyone had an idea of what herbs and spices I should use since I presume my usual mix of garlic and chilly with Soya sauce wouldn’t of exist back in 17th c...
by IanS
Wed Mar 16, 2011 11:04 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Waterproofing a Tricorn hat?
Replies: 7
Views: 1930

Waterproofing a Tricorn hat?

Looking at getting an authentic Tricorn hat for Pirating but being made of felt/wool wandering if it is possible to waterproof them so they don’t soak up water and loose shape when they get wet?
by IanS
Thu Mar 10, 2011 11:26 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Converting great coat to Frock Coat??
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Re: Converting great coat to Frock Coat??

Fair enough that was what i was worried about. On E-Bay it will go then. Thanks for the help.
by IanS
Thu Mar 10, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Converting great coat to Frock Coat??
Replies: 2
Views: 1215

Converting great coat to Frock Coat??

I was wandering is it possible to convert a old Great Coat into a 17th Century Frock Coat since from the pictures I’ve seen they seem to look similar? Reason being is I have an old Swiss greatcoat that was going on e-bay since it's too tight across the shoulders now I’m older and fatter. But then I ...
by IanS
Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Any Groups near Southampton?
Replies: 8
Views: 2984

Re: Any Groups near Southampton?

D'Oh! Good point :wasntme: To be honest I’m open to anything really. I quite like the idea of a slightly more modern period like 17th 18th century. I see there is a Pirate group near me on IOW so theoretically they are the closest but there is the little matter of the extortionate ferry to get there...
by IanS
Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:55 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Any Groups near Southampton?
Replies: 8
Views: 2984

Re: Any Groups near Southampton?

I guess by the lack of responce that would be a no then? :cry:
by IanS
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:40 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Oxford
Replies: 9
Views: 2266

Re: Oxford

For some 16th-19thC martial arts, mainly smallsword backsword and some fisticuffs try http://www.sirwilliamhope.org/ Thanks for the info but at £20 a month membership it too exspensiv. Also I would have to get all new kit. Tiddles. I may be wrong but most martial arts clubs charge around £5 a class...
by IanS
Mon Sep 13, 2010 8:39 am
Forum: Societies
Topic: Any Groups near Southampton?
Replies: 8
Views: 2984

Re: Any Groups near Southampton?

See i cant even get that right :crazy: I used to be with Hounds of Morigan Medieval group but since moving down to Southampton in 2002 haven’t done any re-enactment so I’m open to suggestion. But I do like the idea of a non armoured group since I found if you wear armour on the battlefield in the pa...
by IanS
Sun Sep 12, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Societies
Topic: Any Groups near Southampton?
Replies: 8
Views: 2984

Any Groups near Southampton?

Besides the Celtic group Weorod in Portsmouth does anyone know of any other groups in or near Southampton? I have had a look but all I could find was Weorod and The Hampshire Regiment which turns out are based near London in Surrey :roll: At the moment I’m just fishing for ideas since it will be ano...
by IanS
Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:16 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What polish to use on armour?
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

Re: What polish to use on armour?

Well given them a clean with Autosole then rubbed down with 3-1 oil but still look a litle grubby but at least there clean. I also found out the history of them. They where made by Armour Class about 15 years ago so you could say they are maturing well. :D I'll be putting them in the for sale sectio...
by IanS
Mon Aug 30, 2010 11:59 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: What polish to use on armour?
Replies: 3
Views: 1110

What polish to use on armour?

As the title says. I have some 3/4 plate leg amour that I’m thinking of selling since I haven’t used them in over 10 years but they had a hard life when I was fighting so are a but dirty with surface rust. I used to use Autosolve but wandered in the past years has anything else come alone that will ...
by IanS
Mon Jul 05, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Monks Robe's
Replies: 11
Views: 4935

Re: Monks Robe's

To be honest not sure which order or dateline yet?
I was thinking basic Medieval in either Black or Brown?
by IanS
Mon Jul 05, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Monks Robe's
Replies: 11
Views: 4935

Monks Robe's

What material should Monks robes be made of? I’ve been away from re-enactment for over 10 years and looking to get back into it as a Non-Com Monk character due to a shoulder injury involving a motorbike and a free flying lesson and a new driver. I thought a Monk would be ideal but all the cheaper ro...

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