Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Apologies, and a Padded Gambeson

First off, sincerest apologies to my fellow bloggers as I've not visited as many of your sites as I had wished. Somewhat busier than normal at work, and also returning to an earlier passion - Late Medieval armor. Seems the timing for this is fortuitous as there is so much relatively inexpensive reproduction stuff being made in India and elsewhere. I ended up getting a padded gambeson that is very similar to the one once owned by Charles VI of France, and still in existence. Here it is below with the other stuff recently acquired - the belt is actually on loan from my wife.
"We just have to step on his toes and he'll stop."
The gambeson is made in India, and was actually shipped from there and arrived in a only a couple of weeks.
"Yeah, he's up."
I should get some better foot protection, but I just got home from work and opened the box and couldn't wait to try it on. I know I'm getting on my wife's nerves asking her to take pictures of me too.
"Leave the DVD player, it's not worth it!"
Hope to get back to painting soon - but this 1:1 stuff is a bit fun. ;) Cheers!

36 comments:

  1. Ah, just in time for Halloween!
    In the words of Billy Crystal, "You look MARVELOUS!"

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    1. Lol, thanks for that, Jonathan. Regards, Dean

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    1. Appreciate the knighthood, Fran! Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Rodger. Regards, Dean

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  4. Well you can't stop now, you'll have to finish off the outfit - it's just looking too good not to.

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    1. You beat me too it Michael. Once you start it's very hard to stop!

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    2. Thanks, Gents! You know in certain circles, you could be called enablers :) I appreciate it! Warm regards, Dean

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  5. Looks awesome, Dean! You're now ready for the Zombie Apocalypse.

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    1. Thanks, Monty. What little I know of zombies is decapitation can cure them :) Regards, Dean

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  6. Your sure having fun and it looks great!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks, Christopher. I'm sure I'll get back to miniatures after I've had my fill of this distraction. Warm Regards, Dean

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  7. Very cool indeed, but don't visit the local bank in this outfit, might give them the wrong impression ;0)

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    1. Lol! Thanks, Soren. If I did, I would have to be on horseback. :) Regards, Dean

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  8. Excellent, brilliant purchase Dean! Would look great with doc Martin boots!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Paul. I'm actually planning to get a set of leg harness - and maybe sabatons :) Regards, Dean

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  9. Ah, I just sold all my armour - this makes me regret it! You look suitably chivalrous :)

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    1. Thank you kindly, Rab. I would love to see your a photo of your gear. Best, Dean

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  10. Nice gambeson. I'm looking forward to seeing you in full armour though.
    ;-)

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    1. Thanks, Monty - yes, yes, I do want to add leg armor for sure. Regards, Dean

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  11. Creative, funny and excellent post Sir Dean...

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    1. Thanks, Phil! My oldest boy just showed me Paint.net and the Magic Wand :)! Kind of had a good time doing it. Best, Dean

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  12. Your parking spot or place at the front of ANY queue is guaranteed!

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  13. Japanese Hawaiian feudal man at arms, whats not to like LOL

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    1. I give it my all, Dave. :) Warm regards, Dean

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  14. You are a silly goose; that is hilarious.

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  15. That's some fun photoshop! great stuff! :)

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  16. Love your "CGI!" No apologies necessary about visiting other bloggers. I'm guilty of the same thing. My own projects keep me busy enough that I don't have time to catch up on what everyone else is doing.

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  17. Love your "CGI!" No apologies necessary about visiting other bloggers. I'm guilty of the same thing. My own projects keep me busy enough that I don't have time to catch up on what everyone else is doing.

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