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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:14 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote

ben wrote:
Walter Clerke wearing his (victorian) jacket.



Eeeee!  You found an image!
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Because his service was so brief, we can date it quite precisely. As to whether this is the jacket left to the Winchester museum, we can't tell of course. One would expect him to have a new service jacket every year.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The jacket is all but complete now, except for two small bits of cording for the shoulder straps, because for the life of me I cannot work out how these bloody things are made. I have spent many hours twisting, platting and pulling what little hair I have out trying to fathem it out, but to no avail. So here are some boring images of the inside of the jacket showing how the buttons are attached and the lien liner. Also my superviser checking my work.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have some of the leather work together, the cross belt and pouch box with it's lovely silver bugle horn. The finish of the leather needs to be addressed. The belt and pouch is copied from an original {though dated around the 1820's} from the RGJ Museum.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Igor, long time no hear. In reality yes it probably would be. For us to be able to to do it we would have had to make up a complete new pattern to mold from, and we ain't got the skills for that. So we used a very similar one {donated by the 68th ta very much} and cast it in sliver. They are both very plain and have ribbon cording but the pouch one horn is a little flatter in shape. Paul D has an image of the original pouch and badge if he could post it up please.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Awww.... whadda cutie.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done, I've done it. I've made the little sods. I have to admit though that I got help in cracking it. And won't you know the way they are made is so simple. It was obvious that they were just the cording twisted, but there was no sign of any stitching so it wasn't just the case of twisting two bits of cording together as they would just unravel. They needed to be a self contained unit as it were. Thankfully the good people of Wydean came to my aid and told me it was a "open end twist". But me being unable to follow the basic of instruction couldn't quite fathem it out, until Anne Yuill of the 68th drew big pictures and used small words and I finally grasped it and then it was like a bloody light being switched on. I could hear angels singing a bright light appeared and the ark angel Gabriel came to me passing this wisdom to me, and in a clear hevenly voice spake unto me "You Fucking Thick Or What". With a humble voice I told them all to piss off out of me cellar, but DERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, it was so simple to make. I have spent many days and have had sleepness night trying to work this out. They are now firmly attached now and all I have to do is finish off the linning and the jacket is finished. Here are some images of the offending shoulder straps.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2010 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't a clue what you are on about there, Dave, but then my head is aching from proof-reading Weddeburne. Regarding the size of the buglehorn badge on the pouch, "Remarks on the clothing and appointments of the Officers of the 3rd battalion,",1809, specifies a diameter of one inch for this badge. On the other hand, from memory, he specs the same size for the cap-badge- although that was perhaps small to accomodate the battalion marking below the horn that he intended, and may not have instituted. Other than that, it all looks lovely.

PS: The pouch and pouch-belt from Winchester are associated with the barrel sash and (Oliphaunt) cap are they not? The museum has them pinned to 1815-not 1820s, or am I missing something (as usual)?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 15, 2010 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This uniform is looking stunning! I've been watching these updates from the start and I've really enjoyed following your progress Dave. Bloody good job!

With regards to the 'Victorian original', as we were the only other Rifles group at the ball it must have been one of us! I don't know if their is any truth in it (I simply don't have that knowledge - you've clearly spent a great deal of time researching it!) but I'm sure it wasn't meant maliciously. If you think it was get in touch and I'll look into it. Though I'd be suprised as we've always been very pro 2/95th... and pro just about everybody else to be honest Smilie_PDT

I only mention it as it seems, by a few of the comments, to have pissed a few of you off. I'd like to think we're all friends… even if we are different.
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Well it's all finished...............................WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO.

Although this thread is all but done and dusted I will continue to add bits every now and again. Manily with the young gentleman wearing it with all the extra bits and pieces, and when I get round to making his pelisse and overalls {can't wait}

The uniform has it's first outing at Bolsover Castle next weekend {20-21 March}, if your about pop in and see it close up. I'm sure his nibs will let have a feel of it

It's now back to the 'bread and butter' items I make, a half a dozen OR's uniforms, otherwise we will have naked Riflemen running round the place which ain't a pretty sight.

Here are the final images of the jacket both with it's accoutrements and without. I've not shown the pantaloons being made as they were straight forward trousers and for the fact they don't photo well when they not being worn. They have a bit of frogging on the front of them but you will see this when I post images of the uniform being worn.

I hope you enjoyed seeing this uniform being made as much as I did making it, I did say I would never make one butnow I look forwards to making another one soon.

Dave

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That really is beautiful Smilie_PDT
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This is my favourite photo... I love the way cats take ownership over everything Smilie_PDT
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

While we're ladling out praise for the unit tailor, lets not forget the sterling work he does on the Riflemen's jackets. Smilie_PDT

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmmm, that's giving me an idea for my next thread. I was going to do one on the Regimental Thong, but a thread on making of a Rifleman's uniform.

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Hi Adam

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I notice you are signing in as a guest. I have now deleted your old user as it had a redundant email address associated with it. Please feel free to register again for the forum with your new details.


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