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by cloudy-cola-corp
Tue Jul 19, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: help with brigandine nails
Replies: 24
Views: 6275

Re: help with brigandine nails

For my brig I used copper clout nails cut down to size (make sure they are pure copper though not steel with a copper plating) through the leather outer then piened directly onto the steel plates in the triples pattern. that has worked well .
by cloudy-cola-corp
Tue May 10, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: secure storing for guns
Replies: 43
Views: 13629

Re: secure storing for guns

yeah its just the if can pay £50 for a hoop and lock or £300 for a cabinet and if i was going to get 5 or 6 guns then that would be perfect but im not i only want 1 or 2 and i've been looking at the charleville muskets and they are 60 inches tall
by cloudy-cola-corp
Mon May 09, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: secure storing for guns
Replies: 43
Views: 13629

Re: secure storing for guns

i think so it depends on what the rules on storage of powder is like, because for rocket motors that i started a few years back but never go round to getting licenses so gave up on, it was just an insulated box with no metal within 5mm from the interal face or something and the locks had to be made ...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Mon May 09, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: secure storing for guns
Replies: 43
Views: 13629

Re: secure storing for guns

yeah well my gun will be in the loft my parents will not accept it anywhere else in the house, and i was looking at a flintlock with trigger guard :thumbup: and i wouldn't expect more than 1/2 guns just because i don't have a need for more than that :)
by cloudy-cola-corp
Sat May 07, 2011 9:00 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: secure storing for guns
Replies: 43
Views: 13629

Re: secure storing for guns

right. i'll get onto the firearms officer soon then im only about 3 mile from stratford so it may well be the same person but yes i'll speak to them and check. thanks for the help everyone
by cloudy-cola-corp
Fri May 06, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: secure storing for guns
Replies: 43
Views: 13629

Re: secure storing for guns

YES! those are the thingys i was on about :) and yeah i get that becasue i would have to put it in either the attic or in the back of my walk in waredrobe to fix it to a masonary wall thats out of public view and getting to both of those places would involve dragging a step ladder up a very thin sta...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Fri May 06, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: secure storing for guns
Replies: 43
Views: 13629

Re: secure storing for guns

its similar to the trigger lock but its a bit more sturdy and it bolts into the wall with a hoop bolted in above it for the barrel to sit in. and i was sort of hopeing against haveing to buy an extra tall cabinet because of cost and space :| but yes i will have a chat with the FEO but i know people ...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Fri May 06, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: secure storing for guns
Replies: 43
Views: 13629

secure storing for guns

Hi everyone, i've been planning for a while now that at the end of this year or some time early next year getting my shotgun certificate. now i know that a cabinet is best for the police. but cabinets are expensive and from what people i have spoken to say unless i get a carbine, a musket probably w...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:41 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Wooden Buckler From Hull
Replies: 28
Views: 5032

Re: Wooden Buckler From Hull

i think somewhere else on here someone was talking about leather and wood bucklers as a waster similar to the wooden waster swords?
by cloudy-cola-corp
Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:34 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets
Replies: 38
Views: 13802

Re: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets

i haven't used them but i did have a fair talk to one of the guys in october and had a look at the arm and leg harnesses that he had which where very nice . and he said that it was all battle ready so long as you said that it was for full contact if you ordered anything. and no harm in asking for a ...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets
Replies: 38
Views: 13802

Re: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets

if your still looking for a maker i know adam (can't for the life of me thing of his surname i will find out) he was at ILHF around the middle of the first or second row from the entrance. he makes mostly 17th century armour and he's done some restoration work for stratford armouries i think. He's w...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mix and Match Armour
Replies: 46
Views: 9226

Re: Mix and Match Armour

i never said about shiney or noble previous owner i was just saying that a slightly mismatched breastplate with a fair bit of denting and some rust from the unfortunate chap with a bodkin thorough his helmet was better than a matching breastplate with a split down it and it would only take a small m...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Sun Feb 27, 2011 7:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mix and Match Armour
Replies: 46
Views: 9226

Re: Mix and Match Armour

i don't see why not. it really depends on who your protraying really because if your a very rich man at arms you would probably have bought near enough full harness but on the other hand there where knights who might have not owned much land or much useable land whowhere effectivly poorer than the r...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:19 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: your opinion on swords?
Replies: 15
Views: 3946

Re: your opinion on swords?

sorry if you've found what your looking for. But the last two kovex blades my group have bought (in 2010) have been like playdough and they always seemed really over priced. I've had a kasto blade for a year now and know a couple more people with them, they are quite cheap mine was £140 for a hand a...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: looking for plate legs
Replies: 31
Views: 5022

Re: looking for plate legs

The kit that i've got at the moment is my hose, a shirt, some of Tod's medieval ankle boots, kettle helmet, some gauntlets with lower arm protection, spaulders, my hand and a half and a jack and brig that are hopefully going to be finished soon.
by cloudy-cola-corp
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:37 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: looking for plate legs
Replies: 31
Views: 5022

Re: looking for plate legs

I did say it might just be me seeing things like that. but i think the main problem we face in this is that we have so many people all of who have vairied knowlage from people like me who know a bit from talking to other re enactors and reading all the way to people who have spent many years in very...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Tue Jan 04, 2011 5:31 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: looking for plate legs
Replies: 31
Views: 5022

Re: looking for plate legs

As for the shouted at part i have noticed that on this forum if you voice an idea admiting that you are no expert but asking if that sort of thing was done then there can be alot of very helpfull people but also there seems to always be some of the NO YOUR OPINION IS WRONG!!!! style replys mabey it ...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Sun Jan 02, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: looking for plate legs
Replies: 31
Views: 5022

Re: looking for plate legs

I have no intetion to shout at you your entitled to an opinion :) I've spoken to ASH. a few days ago via email and we're going to try and sort something out at TORM in march but he also said that if i grew out of it he could potentialy ajust or part exchange it when/if i grew out of it. Cloudy-Cola-...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Wed Dec 29, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: looking for plate legs
Replies: 31
Views: 5022

Re: looking for plate legs

i wish..... if i was a rich man i've only seen a few bits of their armour in person but all the people i know who've got it say it's good stuff
by cloudy-cola-corp
Tue Dec 28, 2010 6:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: looking for plate legs
Replies: 31
Views: 5022

Re: looking for plate legs

yes their stuff is good :) I walked past his stall at the fair in coventry in october and i could just spend a fortune on some of the stuff they've made
by cloudy-cola-corp
Tue Dec 28, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: looking for plate legs
Replies: 31
Views: 5022

Re: looking for plate legs

i think those legs will be to big for me because they say will fit an average build of 5 feet 10inch to 6 feet 2 and i am only 5 foot 7 :( so i think i'll try and send ASH. an email about something similar to those archers polyens
by cloudy-cola-corp
Sun Dec 26, 2010 10:00 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: looking for plate legs
Replies: 31
Views: 5022

Re: looking for plate legs

yes that's correct and it is the biggest dilema i face because i have still got a little bit of growing to do but i don't want to carry on as i do now and come home with my legs covered in grazes and bruises (which i know are unavoidable in a hobby like this) because we've been training in kit with ...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Sun Dec 26, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: looking for plate legs
Replies: 31
Views: 5022

looking for plate legs

I've been thinking about buying some 15th century plate legs for this year but im not sure who is best to buy from, I know the Lancaster armouries makes them and thats they are very high standard but I also know that A.S.H makes high quality armour aswell however i am not sure what A.S.H would charg...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Tue Nov 23, 2010 7:05 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Handgonnes at Towton
Replies: 23
Views: 3054

Re: Handgonnes at Towton

i know this will probably be rips to shreads by people who actualy know what their on about but do you think it is possible that earlier barrles made of cast iron would have been likely to burst because of flaws created by impuritys when it was cast but whould it have been possible that later barrel...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Tue Nov 09, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kettle helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 2751

Re: kettle helmet

Its for re enactment battles but i need something a little big and im only going on non combatant next season and its 2 inches circumference so when its on my head its only about the width of my little finger (7mm) to big with a padded coif on so it wouldn't need padding drasticaly i was thinking of...
by cloudy-cola-corp
Mon Nov 08, 2010 5:28 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kettle helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 2751

Re: kettle helmet

Unfortunatley its a bit large for my head (about 2 inches) but i was thinking would i be able to get a helmet that was about that much to big then just put some padding inside it so that it would fit me with my padded coif on? because if it would be possible then that helmet would be perfect for me
by cloudy-cola-corp
Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kettle helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 2751

Re: kettle helmet

Is there anywhere you would reccomend that sell this style of helmet that is of good quality and not too expensive?
by cloudy-cola-corp
Sun Nov 07, 2010 1:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kettle helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 2751

Re: kettle helmet

Thanks :) you've saved me a fair penny there
by cloudy-cola-corp
Sat Nov 06, 2010 11:48 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kettle helmet
Replies: 12
Views: 2751

kettle helmet

I've been looking at possibly buying this helmet http://www.theknightshop.co.uk/catalog/kettle-helmet-gauge-p-2617.html?osCsid=8f1ef6f3d5abcd04e2af12e8158fb011 but has anyone bought any of their stuff before? what kind of quality is it? because i don't want to spend alot of money to find out that it...