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by Taurinor
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3rd Age Dunedain Ranger - Complete Functional Kit Breakdown
Replies: 26
Views: 7554

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: 7554

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: 12
Views: 4444

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: 12097

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: 12097

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: 12097

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: 6
Views: 3366

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: 4472

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: 2890

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: 2934

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!
by Taurinor
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping ourselves honest...
Replies: 33
Views: 10725

Re: Keeping ourselves honest...

I agree with Ursus that your hand was one of the things that caught my eye, and also that while fingerless leather gloves feel very movie/LARP fashion, they might serve a purpose in this situation. Hmmm... As an aside, my wife said to tell you that she really enjoyed the composition of the "eng...
by Taurinor
Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ranger of the Year Poll
Replies: 24
Views: 8426

Re: Ranger of the Year Poll

That is an excellent award, and well deserved!
by Taurinor
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: On Bedrolls and Comfort
Replies: 27
Views: 9062

Re: On Bedrolls and Comfort

Oooh... the Rechteckmantel is really interesting. Not reading German: are there rules of thumb for sizing? eg - "about heel-to-nose high, about two heads wider than your height" from the line drawing? Are they contemporaneous with sewn hoods? I realize it's a redundancy, but I'm curious i...
by Taurinor
Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: Dwarven Culture
Topic: Dwarven Bocksten Inspired cloak
Replies: 32
Views: 13049

Re: Dwarven Bocksten Inspired cloak

Nice work getting out in the icky weather, and nice pictures, as well! Couple thoughts about some of of your observations - It was so windy on top of the ridge that it was hard to stand up, the cloak still kept me warm, the only problem I had was it billowing out and letting in the cold air, my solu...
by Taurinor
Wed Jan 09, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.
Replies: 50
Views: 14995

Re: Beware the Mops and Sociopaths.

Gatekeeping is bad. Gatekeeping (as I understand it) is all about keeping people out of a space (physical, digital, ideological, what have you), due to some sort of bias, that those people have every right to participate in. I don't want to see that here. I think what I am interested in is making su...

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