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by Andy R
Tue May 10, 2011 2:49 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mark Griffin, Albuera bicentenial
Replies: 16
Views: 4603

Re: Mark Griffin, Albuera bicentenial

No guns, but we did have a plastic bugle...
by Andy R
Tue May 10, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: Mark Griffin, Albuera bicentenial
Replies: 16
Views: 4603

Mark Griffin, Albuera bicentenial

despite everything, Griff fell asleep.

A number of methods were used to wake him up, and they all failed.

Then the answer walked by........

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ZPlBfw6E5U :devil:
by Andy R
Thu Apr 28, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Dragoon Helmet - any suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 1643

Re: Dragoon Helmet - any suggestions?

Hi Andy,

My current favourite is Ken Hall out in the states
http://www.hussarsaddlery.com/Helmets.html

he recently did a number of tarleton's for our members - roughly £200 cheeper than the domestic alternative and to a higher quality. Delivers when he says he will as well.
by Andy R
Wed Apr 06, 2011 9:34 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Early 16th century armour (split topic)
Replies: 12
Views: 5681

Re: Early 16th century armour (split topic)

Ooh, that last one is nice.

So no interest in the umpa lumpa armour then.......
by Andy R
Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:40 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Early 16th century armour (split topic)
Replies: 12
Views: 5681

Re: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets

Here's a chap in armour circa 1510 from the National Gallery http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/upload/img/granacci-portrait-man-armour-NG895-fm.jpg Ian MacIntyre used to complain that the 16th century was the time of ugly armour - so i found you this which is in period for what you want - and I'll b...
by Andy R
Tue Apr 05, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Early 16th century armour (split topic)
Replies: 12
Views: 5681

Re: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets

They are similar yes, but more refined.

Shame you can't jump forward a few decades.

Image

My favourite armour by far
by Andy R
Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Early 16th century armour (split topic)
Replies: 12
Views: 5681

Re: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets

That's the munition armour worn by the better equiped billmen
HVIII.jpg
by Andy R
Fri Apr 01, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets
Replies: 38
Views: 13020

Re: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets

Highlanders raiders with these :o :wtf: . You know people only post that sort of thing to get a reaction from us. Or septics marketing to other septics. I even had a well read Californian once ask if reivers wore trews or kilts - honest to God I did..! But then again, when I worked in Texas I was a...
by Andy R
Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets
Replies: 38
Views: 13020

Re: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets

Intersting bit I picked up from what Dathi posted in the 17th century bit http://www.allenantiques.com/A-182.html a 1510 "burgonet" Although I think this is more fitting http://www.cheapest4gdfb.co.uk/catalog/images/AB3006-1.jpg This particular example was used largely by the Scots, whose ...
by Andy R
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:15 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: XVLD
Replies: 12
Views: 4919

Re: XVLD

And this one from Farnham in 2000 taken just as the 15th impacted on the 1st Chasseurs.
by Andy R
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:06 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: XVLD
Replies: 12
Views: 4919

Re: XVLD

Just to add to Tim's collection, a nice one from 2004 at Waterloo.

Photo taken by Dave Schiller

Image
by Andy R
Mon Mar 14, 2011 1:26 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets
Replies: 38
Views: 13020

Re: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets

That looks more mid to late c16th.

It is very formal in it's design (by way of the burgonet we all know and love)

Could be wrong though
by Andy R
Thu Mar 10, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets
Replies: 38
Views: 13020

Re: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets

The Bastard Herron was a minor noble, and look at him (although he was of course a border minor noble) - mind you, look at Edmund Howard who is dressed in full tin (but arguably, NOT a minor noble) So i take it Tod you are not loooking at a border family, but someone "better connected". Th...
by Andy R
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:27 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets
Replies: 38
Views: 13020

Re: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets

All depends exactly what Tod is portraying............(As Andy said.....) This is a modern rendition of The Bastard Heron based on contemporary information http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2791/4121767409_d2c1540f40.jpg But this is an interesting helmet from the Flodden museum (no idea on provenance)
by Andy R
Wed Mar 09, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets
Replies: 38
Views: 13020

Re: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets

Hi Tod, Mark Vickers may be a guy you want to talk to as he specialises in 16th century armour (or so I believe) With regards to the casquatel, what are you looking at portraying exactly? I have only seen that style of casquatel in use by German mercenaries, and something similar (but not the same) ...
by Andy R
Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: 1485-1603
Topic: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets
Replies: 38
Views: 13020

Re: Wanted pictures of early early Tudor helmets

Tod wrote:Too low status :wink:


bit like the rest of you then
(haw haw haw)

Joking aside, be interested to see what you get when you get it.

Good luck with the project..!
by Andy R
Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:56 pm
Forum: 1810-1900
Topic: Basic late Victorian clothing
Replies: 16
Views: 8422

Re: Basic late Victorian clothing

Tod wrote:I just need a basic reference as I'm portraying a late Victorian shoemaker later this year and have to get some clothing.


Before or after you have been drafted? :thumbup:
by Andy R
Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: XVLD
Replies: 12
Views: 4919

Re: XVLD

And wotcha Tim, hope you are all keeping well..!!
by Andy R
Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Pictures
Topic: XVLD
Replies: 12
Views: 4919

Re: XVLD

The top two are from the London Historical Spectacular-Spectacular at Hounslow. One of Event Plan's first events as I recall.

And I am looking a little lighter back then..... :(
by Andy R
Thu Feb 10, 2011 10:57 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18th century French leather powder flask.
Replies: 15
Views: 6087

Re: 18th century French leather powder flask.

Hi Ben,

the top middle, and top right are similar to the equipment used by the TdT.

The period drill shows loading from the cartridge if I remember right.......

The flask may have been a back up powder store. Gargousiers on average only held 9 cartridges, but there were some bigger ones available.
by Andy R
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 19751

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

It was the confusion caused by the rebuff that made me laugh
by Andy R
Wed Feb 09, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 19751

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

and leather armour and shields.

Cool or what..!
by Andy R
Wed Feb 09, 2011 2:26 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 19751

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

Hi Neil, Drop June, or Tony a line. This was started in the mid 90's and they have had a couple of house moves since then. As they live in the right area they have access to a lot of local resources. Myself I am looking for information to prove that Norse Gael highlanders has horned bonnets :thumbup:
by Andy R
Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 19751

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

June dug out the full patter on Donald Farquarson of Monaltrie's Rgt. of Foot, and they were dressed, armed and equiped as a regular pike and shot regiment
by Andy R
Mon Feb 07, 2011 4:18 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 19751

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

Depends on what you call highland and how you base that. By modern (c18th up) east coast lowland units were Highland in the 18th century and very definately lowland in the C17th and before. They are also, as Neil and I were discussing, not Q culture Gaels - one of the "tells" of Highland c...
by Andy R
Mon Feb 07, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 19751

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

Irish kilts are 20th century - and don't even start me on Cornish tartan...!
by Andy R
Mon Feb 07, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 19751

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

To a degree Neil, but references (if only I had them handy) describe folk east of that divide as Lowland in a derogative way (it was in relation to customs, generosity, and lack there of) Have you any information about Gordon’s going in to the field dressed, armed and equipped as a highland body of ...
by Andy R
Tue Feb 01, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 19751

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

Not so, so I will PM you. Some of the stuff from the mid 90's was of a far higher quality than what you have in Gordon's today - and a lot of it was not. I am not happy with the Gordon's kit guide as it is very far from the mark in my oppinion - especially as Gordon's were an east coast "plasti...
by Andy R
Tue Feb 01, 2011 10:26 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 19751

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

Almost back to the subject, I note someone above talked about 'back swords'. If you are talking about a sword with one edge I am with you, but if you talking about a sword slung on the back, then if you can show me any provenance for such slinging I will be amazed. Unless you can, I believe that su...
by Andy R
Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: 1603-1715
Topic: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger
Replies: 77
Views: 19751

Re: 1618-1648 sword or rapier hanger

STEENIE wrote:or by strange kilted things that appear at ECW battle reenactments.


Now when I was strange kilted thing in the Sk I had a backsword (in a baldrick, and period design) but most importantly I had a musket as well

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