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by caedmon
Fri Jun 26, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Working on a Bree-lander kit
Replies: 62
Views: 67335

Re: Working on a Bree-lander kit

Hey Guys, Long time, I've settled on the look of the Breelander kit, and am midway through the sewing the bottom layers. Figured I'd share my plan. Taurinor's sharing of the Quintfall Hill clothing sent me in a new(ish) direction and here's what I'm working toward. Suggestions & criticism are we...
by caedmon
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ME races and anthropology
Replies: 14
Views: 11176

Re: ME races and anthropology

And more information on the Mythic Neolithic. Here's a neolithic Meduseld.

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science- ... -180974426
by caedmon
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Numenorean design motifs
Replies: 119
Views: 71737

Re: Numenorean design motifs

Inspiration from an unlikely source I was researching Victorian and Edwardian metal engraving, specifically on guns, for a steampunk costume I've been working on and here's the page of sketches I ended up with after studying a lot of pictures on google: And I still can't get over how similar some o...
by caedmon
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:53 am
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Visual Language of Arnor vs. Gondor?
Replies: 15
Views: 16407

Re: Visual Language of Arnor vs. Gondor?

One other interesint fact is also that Tolkien describes Gondor as "...The Númenóreans of Gondor were proud, peculiar, and archaic, and I think are best pictured in (say) Egyptian terms.’ This text talks more about it, and is interesting in general. http://lotrgfic.com/viewstory.php?action...
by caedmon
Thu Apr 18, 2019 12:45 am
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Numenorean design motifs
Replies: 119
Views: 71737

Re: Numenorean design motifs

I don’t care for this style. And it doesn’t fit with his other Numenorean stuff. I’ve decided that for my head canon, this is a Black Numenorean style. And it does kinda look like the Mordor Special Missions Flying Corps logo. On the other hand, it does cement (ugly) interlace as a Numeonrean ...
by caedmon
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Just finished a pour.
Replies: 10
Views: 10586

Re: Just finished a pour.

For molds I take a few paths. Most of my casting right now is pewter, because I don't need a complex furnace for it. Most people think of Pewter as a lead/tin alloy, but it's any mostly tin alloy. I tend to use britania metal, a tin/antimony/copper alloy at a 92%/7.5%/.5% ratio. For situations where...
by caedmon
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Just finished a pour.
Replies: 10
Views: 10586

Re: Just finished a pour.

The brooch as shown is 3 inches to the tip of the star's rays which is what I asked for, but feels large when you have it in hand. This is smaller than a large penannular, but is so bulky that it feels quite big. I'm not certain what size would be better. Tinkering with the unknowns is the hardest p...
by caedmon
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Just finished a pour.
Replies: 10
Views: 10586

Re: Just finished a pour.

Oh my word - those came out incredibly! I thought your design was amazing as a drawing - they're spectacular in real life! :mrgreen: I didn't say this last night, as I was tired and not thinking. The model for this was a collaboration, Elleth did the 3d model and print for me. And I am very happy w...
by caedmon
Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Crafts & Skills
Topic: Just finished a pour.
Replies: 10
Views: 10586

Just finished a pour.

Taking a new mold for a test run.
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by caedmon
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Boromir bag build
Replies: 21
Views: 18081

Re: Boromir bag build

I too see a portmanteau when I look at it.

Also, the use of stitching as a aesthetic element is interesting as well. A bit annoyed at yet another example of the overuse of the white tree. But I suppose if anyone's got a right to use it, it would be Boromir.
by caedmon
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Living history survey request
Replies: 2
Views: 4478

Re: Living history survey request

So are you looking for any reenactor who will take the survey, or just military impressions/veterans?

I'm in neither category, but will take the survey if it helps. I'll also pass it onto my primary living history group which has an WMA/HEMA auxiliary.
by caedmon
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:19 am
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Numenorean design motifs
Replies: 119
Views: 71737

Re: Numenorean design motifs

Year-old necropost, but it's a worth it....I have goodies for you all! My local public library has a copy of the book that accompanied the recent Tolkien exhibit. I combed it yesterday for juicy bits, and found this! From p.195, a collection of 'Numenorean patterns', circa 1960. The editor thinks t...
by caedmon
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Lotsa stuff, hopefully as a lot...
Replies: 6
Views: 9006

Re: Lotsa stuff, hopefully as a lot...

Anything taken as yet? If not, could I get: BUCKLE, STRAP END LOT ******************************* $15 MARSHALL HISTORICAL COOKING KNIVES ************ $30 MARSHALL HISTORICAL BELT KNIFE and pricker **** $25 WETA ARAGORN BUCKLE AND STRAP END *********** $25 STONEWARE INK WELLS ************************...
by caedmon
Tue Jan 22, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: My first cloak, and a question (pic heavy)
Replies: 48
Views: 40820

Re: My first cloak, and a question (pic heavy)

Silly question, why is it split in the front?

One of the main reasons in history that long skirted clothing and armor was split front & back historically was for riding. You see splits on the side for those who go on foot.

Dwarves are generally depicted as infantry.
by caedmon
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:56 am
Forum: Tolkien Movie Talk
Topic: Tolkien Bio-Pic
Replies: 4
Views: 5353

Tolkien Bio-Pic

Yea or Nay?