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by Taurinor
Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: A month to celebrate H.B. Taurinor !
Replies: 6
Views: 930

Re: A month to celebrate H.B. Taurinor !

Thanks, y’all! Seems like I’m in good company here, birthday month-wise :mrgreen:
by Taurinor
Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Nemo's Dwarf Kit
Replies: 7
Views: 1857

Re: Nemo's Dwarf Kit

I agree with Udwin - your kit has come a long way! Good thinking to pack your gear in; even short little trips like that can provide you with a lot of valuable information. When I go to the southeastern Ranger moots, I always try to limit myself to the gear that I can carry into camp on my back in o...
by Taurinor
Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Barrel-shaped leather costrel build (pic heavy!)
Replies: 18
Views: 8058

Re: Barrel-shaped leather costrel build (pic heavy!)

Most of my characters are defined by who I am "In Real Life", hence my earlier statement about using what is on hand. That is 100% my attitude about including those that are struggling to participate at the level they WANT to be at versus where the are at the moment. That's a completely v...
by Taurinor
Sat Jun 22, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Barrel-shaped leather costrel build (pic heavy!)
Replies: 18
Views: 8058

Re: Barrel-shaped leather costrel build (pic heavy!)

For historic accuracy purposes, I should have used thicker leather and welt pieces, but live and learn! I'm all about using what you have on hand. I feel there's a truth to that even when it makes it less than perfectly historically accurate. I guarantee they also did the exact same thing of using ...
by Taurinor
Fri Jun 14, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Barrel-shaped leather costrel build (pic heavy!)
Replies: 18
Views: 8058

Re: Barrel-shaped leather costrel build (pic heavy!)

I've been absent for...a very long time but coming back and catching up is so exciting, especially because of posts like this! I've wanted to do a barrell costrel for ages. Welcome back! It’s an interesting build - definitely some pros and cons compared to a two-piece flacket. For historic accuracy...
by Taurinor
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown
Replies: 26
Views: 3759

Re: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown

I'm adopting 'Taurandir' as a given surname. It's a common habit in Midle-earth, it seems...Beleg Strongbow, Turin Turambar, Gandalf Greyhame, etc. I'm having a darned difficult time settling on a first name I can stomach. Tirathon is a good approximation of the meaning of 'Gregory', so that fits w...
by Taurinor
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown
Replies: 26
Views: 3759

Re: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown

It’s lovely to see everything together (not that the individual pieces aren’t wonderful by themselves)! Amazing gear and attention to detail, as always.

Do you have any plans for a impression/“persona” write-up to go with it?
by Taurinor
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: 3A Dunedain Trekker's Iron Cauldron [V2]
Replies: 8
Views: 2540

Re: 3A Dunedain Trekker's Iron Cauldron [V2]

That’s lovely! I really enjoy that the form is very similar to Elleth’s, but that the details are a little different - it suggests access to common materials and construction methods (cultural cohesion, as you said), but that gear would be made one piece at a time. Sometimes kits that are individual...
by Taurinor
Thu May 09, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Bocksten 'Ranger' Cloak - From EotW Winter 16-17
Replies: 18
Views: 9311

Re: Bocksten 'Ranger' Cloak - From EotW Winter 16-17

I woudl like a better quality over tunic than I have now, but don't even know where to look. I got this one: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07M9XBG57/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 . on amazon, and like the look if not the material. I’d suggest starting up a new “Soft Kit”...
by Taurinor
Wed May 08, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Bocksten 'Ranger' Cloak - From EotW Winter 16-17
Replies: 18
Views: 9311

Re: Bocksten 'Ranger' Cloak - From EotW Winter 16-17

Elleth wrote:There's more going on in that neck hole than it looks at first glance

Almost like folks in the past knew what they were doing! :mrgreen:
by Taurinor
Wed May 08, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Bocksten 'Ranger' Cloak - From EotW Winter 16-17
Replies: 18
Views: 9311

Re: Bocksten 'Ranger' Cloak - From EotW Winter 16-17

Here’s the issue where Greg talked about the design and the like - http://www.budgetauthenticity.org/mers/ ... nter17.pdf

The Bocksten cloak is an extant garment that we’ve all be referencing - it’s a 14th century half circle cloak with a sewn neck closure.
by Taurinor
Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: In Search of Pre-Made Body Linens
Replies: 5
Views: 1532

Re: In Search of Pre-Made Body Linens

Oof, any time you want 100% linen, the price shoots way up. I did a little poking around, and everything I could find was at least $90 or $100. The best ones I was able to find were: Historic Enterprise’s 14th-15th century smock - about $100 and I can’t tell if it’s bleached or unbleached, but it ha...
by Taurinor
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Just finished a pour.
Replies: 10
Views: 2875

Re: Just finished a pour.

Those look amazing! What type of mold did you use?
by Taurinor
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: trousers history question...
Replies: 5
Views: 1854

Re: trousers history question...

I've been doing some digging around, but unfortunately there are so few extant garments from that period and the art is not very detailed, so I've had a hard time getting a handle on the "when", let alone the "why". Marc Carlson's Breches/Braies/Trousers page has some discussion ...
by Taurinor
Sun Feb 17, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NA flute tiny bit
Replies: 5
Views: 1992

Re: NA flute tiny bit

Eledhwen wrote:


There ya go! Instead of pasting the whole link, just paste the number after "v=" :)

That was lovely!

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