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by Elleth
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: New Belt!
Replies: 6
Views: 384

Re: New Belt!

Nicely done!

(And *gosh* is 2" a wide belt. That's massive. :) )
by Elleth
Sun Dec 01, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Charcoal burning: anyone done it?
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Re: Charcoal burning: anyone done it?

VERY COOL - thank you for that other link! .... you mention rain. If rain comes while the burn is underway, does that affect things? Or since its all sealed up anyhow, does it not matter? Is there any rule of thumb for how long a burn takes - and how long does a mound after the fire's done for that ...
by Elleth
Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Charcoal burning: anyone done it?
Replies: 5
Views: 445

Charcoal burning: anyone done it?

Particularly, the art of making charcoal from wood - basically the same thing we do with our little charring tins, but on a bonfire scale. I've read about it of course, and looked at videos as well: Tales from the Green Valley has a wonderful presentation of the process. 964WDzOyrks https://www.yout...
by Elleth
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: My ranger satchel
Replies: 11
Views: 6375

Re: My ranger satchel

Cool! I'm seeing this one in an entirely new light after finding out about the Loch Glashan satchel.

Fun seeing how some solutions just keep coming up over the millennia. :)
by Elleth
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Picturing the early tribes of Edain
Replies: 1
Views: 118

Picturing the early tribes of Edain

Just found this little snippet in Tom Simon's "Writing Down the Dragon and other essays, On the Tolkien Method and the Craft of Fantasy" The people of Hador were of what we should describe as a Scandinavian type; they were nearly all tall, blue-eyed and fair haired... The people of Bëor .....
by Elleth
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Dwarven Baldric and Belt
Replies: 10
Views: 940

Re: Dwarven Baldric and Belt

Cool! The pattern is very nicely rendered - I assume that's the laser machine you've talked about? I assume you do the design yourself in some kind of vector package? I'm curious about where the strap is riveted to the "panel" holding the scabbard. Is that rivet to allow for kind of freedo...
by Elleth
Fri Nov 22, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: The Garments of the Lake-men.
Replies: 19
Views: 1165

Re: The Garments of the Lake-men.

Really liking the Rus vibe. :)


SO SO SO much better than WETA's bizarre Holland approach.
by Elleth
Fri Nov 22, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Renewed for Season 2 at Amazon
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: ‘Lord of the Rings’ Series Renewed for Season 2 at Amazon

Setting it in the Second Age certainly leaves a lot more room for the kind of "palace intrigue" plots that made GoT successful. On the one hand I can't say I'm particularly optimistic given what the Hobbit films and Shadow of Mordor seem to say for the priorities of those holding the IP an...
by Elleth
Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Looking to have my kit critiqued part 2
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: Looking to have my kit critiqued part 2

Last thing re: cast iron. I dug up the pictures of WETA's stab at Dwarven cast iron: merf-weta-dwarven-kettles.jpg It looks like the original sketches were pretty fleshed out, but in the end in production constraints meant they just customized some off-the-shelf cast iron. Hardly anything to complai...
by Elleth
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Looking to have my Kit Critiqued
Replies: 11
Views: 859

Re: Looking to have my Kit Critiqued

Awesome - I LOVE LOVE LOVE the lines! :mrgreen: I've a couple thoughts, but there's so little information to go by that this is just my own vague aesthetic guesses, so please feel free to ignore it. I could be so wrong. Biggest thing - since you're redoing the trim on the wool tunic anyhow - do you ...
by Elleth
Thu Nov 21, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Looking to have my kit critiqued part 2
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: Looking to have my kit critiqued part 2

Oh! One last thing about waterskins. Ursus has a good post on overhauling those commercial botas to look more "rangery" here - http://middleearthrangers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=3920 http://middleearthrangers.org/forum/download/file.php?id=2227 If you want to go whole hog traditi...
by Elleth
Thu Nov 21, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Looking to have my kit critiqued part 2
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: Looking to have my kit critiqued part 2

More thoughts about pots/kettles: Leaving aside unique eBay finds, antique store finds, etc - Since our version of "historical trekking" springs mostly from 18th century historical trekking hobby of a generation or so ago, we've sort of inherited the copper corn boiler as a default trekkin...
by Elleth
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Looking to have my kit critiqued part 2
Replies: 17
Views: 547

Re: Looking to have my kit critiqued part 2

Cool! I think you have a fantastic start! Don't have time at the moment for a full review, but a few thoughts - Backpack: looks fantastically functional. IF it matters, we've found that backpacks/knapsacks don't tend to work well with back quivers, and for the most part have settled on some combinat...
by Elleth
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Architecture of the Vale of Anduin
Replies: 12
Views: 561

Re: The Architecture of the Vale of Anduin

Hunh.

Passing thought - do you think Laketown might have been inspired to some extent by crannog settlements?
Those might be worth mining for possible "looks kinda like the drawing" structures.
by Elleth
Tue Nov 19, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: It's the Day you've all been waiting for !
Replies: 10
Views: 591

Re: It's the Day you've all been waiting for !

Happy birthday Ranger!!

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