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Forum: General Topics. 30-10-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Neibelungen
There are 4 common plates of this type which...

There are 4 common plates of this type which were originally produced for the 1968 Charge of the Light Brigade film.

Hugely copied since and 99.5% of therm are copies of copies. ...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 01-10-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By Neibelungen
If it's pitch then it will melt with a hot air...

If it's pitch then it will melt with a hot air gun fairly easily. Any residue can be wiped up while still soft with a cloth to 'grab' it and the remainder will dissolve in acetone or white...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-09-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 571
Posted By Neibelungen
Could be a brass casting, though it looks ...

Could be a brass casting, though it looks like it's copper where it's been rubbed in the centre.
If it's gold plated copper then it's likely to have been an electroform.

Probably ...
Forum: General Topics. 31-07-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Neibelungen
Yep... It's not pretending to be an ...

Yep...

It's not pretending to be an original made in 1810.
It's a 2012 original based upon the design described in Parkyn and the illustration of 1812 in the book he mentions, as...
Forum: General Topics. 31-07-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Neibelungen
Thank you for the kind words. Although I can ...

Thank you for the kind words. Although I can see a lot or errors and inaccuracies in it.

Compared to the quality of workmanship on many originals it's quite lacking

Most of...
Forum: General Topics. 31-07-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By Neibelungen
Cast silver badge on a silver plated brass...

Cast silver badge on a silver plated brass back plate.

Customer decided he wanted it rhodium plated as it was l tarnishing from being in close proximity to gunpowder residue from...
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 28-07-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 180
Posted By Neibelungen
Made up. Period plates don't have the rear...

Made up.

Period plates don't have the rear buttons cast solid, they rivet them down over a central stem.
The badge is Victorian and so badly positioned it would have been rejected if ...
Forum: General Topics. 04-06-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By Neibelungen
The two kidney shaped plates with holes are...

The two kidney shaped plates with holes are sewn into the shoulders of uniforms to retain the strap underneath for shoulder cords.
The far end would have a threaded post plate for a button...
Forum: Headdress 26-04-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 954
Posted By Neibelungen
The original glass fibre czapska's were...

The original glass fibre czapska's were supplied by Don Speake Ltd of Greenford in around 1982.
I was involved in manufacturing the replacement ones from 1993 for the band of the ...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 03-12-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,173
Posted By Neibelungen
The item is made of what's termed 'filled...

The item is made of what's termed 'filled resin' or 'cold cast resin'.

It's a resin loaded with fine particles of brass or copper 'dust'. When cured it forms a matrix of metal ...
Forum: General Topics. 08-10-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Neibelungen
It goes back to an old joke... Nibelung were ...

It goes back to an old joke... Nibelung were dwarves in norse and early germanic mythology, but later the Bergundian tribes who forged Sigfried's ring that makes it's way into Wagner's Ring...
Forum: General Topics. 08-10-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By Neibelungen
Interesting question. Generally a badge die ...

Interesting question.

Generally a badge die is ground out to roughly the design required before being hobbed. Basically you have to push the metal somewhere so removing as much as possible...
Forum: Military Buttons 08-08-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 366
Posted By Neibelungen
Still in use with the Queen on her Ascot...

Still in use with the Queen on her Ascot coachmen.

When they remake new livery jackets for them, the buttons get recycled and replated to go onto the new ones.
Forum: It's a Mystery -Unknown Insignia for Identification 14-07-19, 01:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By Neibelungen
It's a lead test strike taken from a die. ...

It's a lead test strike taken from a die.

Their usually done to check alignment of a die set in the press or as a counter sample sent to a customer for approval before either a production...
Forum: Military Buttons 05-07-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,495
Posted By Neibelungen
You often find replated buttons having holes ,...

You often find replated buttons having holes , usually two, drilled into the back to allow the solution to drain out and not get trapped inside.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 28-05-19, 10:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Neibelungen
It's been double struck. Usually you find ...

It's been double struck.
Usually you find if the first strike didn't emboss the detail well enough or was too light a strike, then the badge would have been restruck to redefine the detail. ...
Forum: Infantry (& Guards) Badges 14-05-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By Neibelungen
This will be simply one put on to replace a...

This will be simply one put on to replace a missing one at some point during the jackets life. Probably by some well meaning curator or an owner to prevent it flapping around when on ...
Forum: General Topics. 10-05-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 475
Posted By Neibelungen
A lot of the style of gilding will depend on...

A lot of the style of gilding will depend on both the date of manufacture and the method used to appy gilding.
You have the traditional mercury fire gilding, done by evaporating gold ...
Forum: General Topics. 17-04-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 392
Posted By Neibelungen
Without a technical analysis of metal ...

Without a technical analysis of metal content, you can only go on colour to differentiate a standard 70% brass from gilding metal.

Generally the latter is a warmer, more golden orange...
Forum: General Topics. 15-04-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By Neibelungen
Aluminium, being rather soft and ductile isn't...

Aluminium, being rather soft and ductile isn't the best material for making sliders, so it's likely to be cut with a rounded end from rod or thicker bar stock and then rolled or pressed into...
Forum: General Topics. 15-04-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,898
Posted By Neibelungen
From a manufacturing perspective, it's unlikely...

From a manufacturing perspective, it's unlikely that the finished stock for sliders is extruded.
Rather, the raw square or round bar stock is initially extruded (pushed under extreme...
Forum: Headdress 11-03-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Neibelungen
Just to add: As somebody who has made...

Just to add:

As somebody who has made items for the regiments and the MOD (via subcontracts etc) including plume stems, quite often you are supplied a pattern or a rough sketch/dimension...
Forum: Headdress 10-03-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Neibelungen
The nuts for the base of the plume stems will ...

The nuts for the base of the plume stems will be set by the manufacturers originally and aren't specified in any documents.. Basically they picked an imperial guage and used that one. ...
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 09-02-19, 12:13 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,572
Posted By Neibelungen
I'll dig out a close up photo tomorrow at...

I'll dig out a close up photo tomorrow at work.

I mark mine with Military Metalwork or MM and use a pair of crossed arrows with an MM like penant flags on the tips.
Forum: Reproductions, Restrikes, Fakes, Forgeries, and Copies 08-02-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,572
Posted By Neibelungen
Think it really depends on what you are ...

Think it really depends on what you are prepared to pay.
The technology and skills are still exactly the same, just more automated.

Often earlier dies will be better, simply because ...
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