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by Elleth
Mon Jan 24, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Dúnedain tunic, v 1.0
Replies: 16
Views: 12471

Re: Dúnedain tunic, v 1.0

I think what we've learned is that Bilbo is a sucker for silk :mrgreen: I think the phrasing of the kerchief reference is a touch ambiguous, but yes - the waistcoat one is absolutely solid. Now I'm curious where it's coming from - if one took the strictest reading of the silk kerchiefs exchange (Bi...
by Elleth
Sun Jan 23, 2022 10:56 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movie Talk
Topic: Amazon LoTR ‘First Trailer’
Replies: 17
Views: 346

Re: Amazon LoTR ‘First Trailer’

You risk being attacked and branded. enh, I don't think it's that controversial an opinion. Certainly I don't mean to ruffle anyone's feathers. I'd say exactly the same thing about casting a red-headed Irishman to play Zorro. :) ... worse is the missed opportunity here. What that article is describ...
by Elleth
Sun Jan 23, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: The Bard's Stage
Topic: An unexpected letter
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: An unexpected letter

Yes - more on bindrunes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wG9d95vJibk

FWIW, I quite like Dr. Crawford - he's always very scrupulous to talk about what's known, what's not known, what he's sure of, what he's not, sources for what he says, etc...
by Elleth
Sun Jan 23, 2022 2:43 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movie Talk
Topic: Amazon LoTR ‘First Trailer’
Replies: 17
Views: 346

Re: Amazon LoTR ‘First Trailer’

Honestly, "yay everything is diverse now" DOES ruin my suspension of disbelief. It [perhaps paradoxically] erases all diversity - it makes every single entertainment experience feel like just another car commercial or trip to the mall, just with funny clothes. (Likewise with projecting pos...
by Elleth
Sun Jan 23, 2022 1:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Natural Leather Dye
Replies: 36
Views: 22142

Re: Natural Leather Dye

Okay! I promised a further report on this stuff, so here it is. Short version: It's got some quirks, but it's much easier to work with than straight walnut dye and if you like the look, it's fantastic. The key with this stuff is that part of the magic is there's vinegaroon in the mix to darken it up...
by Elleth
Fri Jan 21, 2022 3:26 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Dúnedain tunic, v 1.0
Replies: 16
Views: 12471

Re: Dúnedain tunic, v 1.0

Two updates to this for future readers, since Sorrel reminded me (please forgive cross-posting, I figured best to have it in one place) FIRST: my overdye in woad was... not great. It's still workable, but I'm not happy with the color and the smell was atrocious - several washings finally got the sme...
by Elleth
Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone making anything fun lately?
Replies: 32
Views: 967

Re: Anyone making anything fun lately?

Oh well done- they very much look the part!
by Elleth
Fri Jan 21, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Torches and light sources
Replies: 24
Views: 1163

Re: Torches and light sources

PS, re:
(thinking also of - was it Elleth's? Raw silk tunic that was justified on a similar basis).
for what it's worth, I've rethought that decision:

viewtopic.php?p=51084#p51084
by Elleth
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:25 pm
Forum: Tolkien Movie Talk
Topic: Amazon LoTR ‘First Trailer’
Replies: 17
Views: 346

Re: Amazon LoTR ‘First Trailer’

I don't know what you're talking about guys, I can't see anything.

:mrgreen:
by Elleth
Thu Jan 20, 2022 11:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Torches and light sources
Replies: 24
Views: 1163

Re: Torches and light sources

We've a number of those for power outages and the like: they're quite out of "our" period, and with real kerosene can stink something awful - but they're bright. Personally for "period" lighting I like candles for MERF/ MERS contexts (sometimes in a skin lantern such as Greg show...
by Elleth
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:11 pm
Forum: Hobbits and Other Free Folk...
Topic: Hobbit woodworking tools
Replies: 8
Views: 234

Re: Hobbit woodworking tools

Oh how fun!

As horribly botched (desecrated?) as that production was, I'm quite fond of a lot of the work WETA did, especially for the Shirefolk.

Which fan edit, may I ask?

And do you do woodwork in "Shire" fashion by any chance?
by Elleth
Sat Jan 15, 2022 3:13 pm
Forum: The Bard's Stage
Topic: An unexpected letter
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: An unexpected letter

How fun! How mysterious!


.... I love it. :mrgreen:
by Elleth
Sat Jan 15, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: A proper Dúnedain waterskin..
Replies: 45
Views: 23148

Re: A proper Dúnedain waterskin..

What Eofor said. Your craftsmanship is exquisite - stuff is always hairy at the leading edge of figuring things out.
I'm sure the next revision - be it in a month or a decade - will be amazing. :mrgreen:
by Elleth
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: A proper Dúnedain waterskin..
Replies: 45
Views: 23148

Re: A proper Dúnedain waterskin..

Oh no!!!


... even the mouthpiece was damaged? Or is it just a "I don't ever want to see any of this again" thing?
by Elleth
Sat Jan 08, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Ithilien Quiver
Replies: 12
Views: 9145

Re: Ithilien Quiver

I worked up a sample based on a capture of the "Faramir's Dream" scene. It seems about right in proportion, but the overall size might be off compared to my arrows. Maybe Faramir's actor is smaller than I thought, or maybe with at that flat bottom seam the arrows in their sock sit a few in...