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by Elleth
Sun Nov 17, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: Middle-earth Reenactment Society
Topic: Autumn 2019 available now!
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: Autumn 2019 available now!

I suppose one should expect no less of a man practically Hobbit himself. :)

That is wonderful guys - thank you! I can't wait to try the dumplings.


.... and I don't suppose anyone knows of a source for pre-made pocket soup by any chance?
by Elleth
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Eriador quiver "kit" - any interest?
Replies: 2
Views: 149

Eriador quiver "kit" - any interest?

So some might remember my Quiver of Eriador . http://middleearthrangers.org/forum/download/file.php?id=1829 http://middleearthrangers.org/forum/download/file.php?id=2622 For reasons, I ended up making most of the parts for *two* quivers - and the second has been laying half finished ever since: merf...
by Elleth
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: What Was Meant by "Gauntlets?"
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: What Was Meant by "Gauntlets?"

When I first read the text, I certainly read the text as Taurinor did - leather gloves with fair-sized cuffs.That's probably just because I'd absorbed mid-century ideas of medieval fashion that had permeated fantasy art in the 70's-80's though. I don't offhand know what I'd picture now... but I'd pr...
by Elleth
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Raise a mug to Ghostsoldier
Replies: 4
Views: 81

Re: Raise a mug to Ghostsoldier

Happy birthday!
by Elleth
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:27 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Cheers robinhoodsghost!
Replies: 3
Views: 223

Re: Cheers robinhoodsghost!

Happy birthday!
by Elleth
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: How could the soldiers of Gondor fight?
Replies: 2
Views: 91

Re: How could the soldiers of Gondor fight?

very cool! ... I very much like their mental picture! Roman-ish discipline and Bayeux Tapestry kite shields looks spot on - at least to comparatively untrained eyes! Really really cool! I rather suspect also that this model is more true for the soldiers of Minas Tirith than for all of Gondor general...
by Elleth
Fri Nov 08, 2019 2:00 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: A Dúnedain Ranger's belt pouch
Replies: 20
Views: 5902

Re: A Dúnedain Ranger's belt pouch

Let's see... - no linen anywhere. The lid/flap is "lined" with goatskin, which makes that little pouch I use for tinder/tow. - tongue/tab: I did it both ways as I recall. I think I started with two pieces of goatskin, didn't like how it came out, and re-did with a single thickness of cowhi...
by Elleth
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: A Dúnedain Ranger's belt pouch
Replies: 20
Views: 5902

Re: A Dúnedain Ranger's belt pouch

Thank you guys! :mrgreen: Manv, if you like the shape, I dug out my pattern. I'm *pretty* sure the front piece is my more recent one, but I'd still recommend if you give this a go making a mockup in canvas or something first. merf-dunedain-pouch-pattern.jpg Regarding traditional materials - absolute...
by Elleth
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Dúnedain Waxed Leather Water Bottle
Replies: 15
Views: 414

Re: Dunedáin Waxed Leather Water Bottle

Oh those are lovely! I especially love the pattern!

... I assume they were finished in wax? Did he just have a big ol' dunking vat, or did you do something different?
by Elleth
Tue Nov 05, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been A While...
Replies: 7
Views: 542

Re: Been A While...

Welcome back! It's grand to see you! A few things come to mind as up your alley... ... you and Greg have started a trend: http://middleearthrangers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=4117 vendor list in the getting started section: http://middleearthrangers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=36&t=4161 (t...
by Elleth
Tue Nov 05, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Non-Tolkien Rangers
Topic: The Gwelf Survival Guide!!
Replies: 5
Views: 498

The Gwelf Survival Guide!!

I have a feeling this might go over well, especially for those of you with some ranger-y kiddos. The artist describes it as rather "Lord of the Rings meets Wind in the Willows" gwelf-rabbit-archer.jpg I've just signed on, and it looks like it's going to be a grand project! https://www.kick...
by Elleth
Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Gatherings
Topic: Moot at Färnelond
Replies: 7
Views: 943

Re: Moot at Färnelond

Well that looks like a grand time!

I love the carving on the pillar - how very cool!
by Elleth
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: the "Loch Glashan" - Iron Age leather satchel / haversack
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: the "Loch Glashan" - Iron Age leather satchel / haversack

Given the cost of the more conventional rendition of the bag by the same seller, I'm willing to bet almost all of the price difference is in the cost of the hide - "special Scottish red deerskin, historically acorn tanned by hand at the woodland tannery in Fife." http://woodlandtannery.co....
by Elleth
Thu Oct 10, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: the "Loch Glashan" - Iron Age leather satchel / haversack
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: the "Loch Glashan" - Iron Age leather satchel / haversack

To me, the bag in the third picture with the flannel'd wearer fairly screams 'iron age'--due not only to the background but especially to their use of a period-appropriate tanning method Absolutely! I'm also thinking that wide lacing isn't just from lacking proper needles and thread. Especially in ...
by Elleth
Wed Oct 09, 2019 1:37 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: the "Loch Glashan" - Iron Age leather satchel / haversack
Replies: 9
Views: 1112

Re: the "Loch Glashan" - Iron Age leather satchel / haversack

Ah! Of course. :) I was referring to historical examples however. (edit - DERP! Just saw the funny text. oops! :mrgreen: ) I've been looking at this page and seen lots of interesting things - https://europa.org.au/index.php/articles/21-bags As well as larsdatter, of course. I don't offhand recall se...

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