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Feb. 8th, 2008 | 06:45 pm
posted by: simonsatori in aerial_corps

As a born list maker here are four lists that might be useful for us to get our minds round this project.

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Feb. 1st, 2008 | 07:52 pm
posted by: wyte_phantom in aerial_corps

Following a pleasant Sunday afternoon ogling men in tight britches studying Napoleonic uniform, monochromegirl, evilmattikinz and I came up with the following uniform ideas.
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Other Web Art....

Dec. 29th, 2007 | 10:51 am
posted by: ulfilias in aerial_corps

Following Suzi's post, it called to mind some other art i'd seen when pondering these costumes


Has a few pics, while it was initially Fan-Art it has been authorised or approved or whatever by the authoress and being used for some special editions.

The Death of Levitas is probably the most interesting from our point, as it shows some of the bottle green jacket details, particularly from the rear. Curiously it looks like the gent with the dragons head on his knee is wearing spats !!!

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Crew and Harnesses - Research in Obvious Places

Dec. 29th, 2007 | 10:07 am
location: home - holiday :-)
mood: sleepysleepy
music: A14
posted by: monochrome_girl in aerial_corps

Having a quiet morning and failing to add this post twice alreaady proves that my brain is.....absent.

Almost thinking, I went on to the Temerarie website http://www.temeraire.org
to check the galleries for further information and found this lovely picture by Gayle Marquez of a yellow in harness with crew, used for inner cover art.
The line drawing is wonderfully simple and conveys a few things that we need to consider.


From this we can gather for the general crew:

-Both Breeches and slim fit trousers with boots - ( but we had already figured this out).

-Very short regency jackets - not as flambouyant in the back as I had first assumed but this of course makes far more sense for those crawling/climbing / assisting in the works. Perhaps the Officers would have something more striking.?
I can not make out if the jackets are single or double breasted due to the size of the image but this needs consideration?

- Hair seems to be either long and tied back in the Naval style - a stock? - or short hair for gents as referred to in John Peacock's "Costume 1066 to the Present". (Which is excellent as our Corps sports a number of styles.)

Ideas ladies and gents?

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Thoughts on Shirts...pattern, collars and queries

Dec. 27th, 2007 | 07:07 pm
mood: thoughtfulthoughtful
music: Blyth Power
posted by: monochrome_girl in aerial_corps

Scouring various shirt patterns - and I need some Simon_Satori and wyte_phantom help here but I found the following:

which has the 'posh bloke's' ruffles option as mentioned by Simon_satori for officers  - I'm guessing Aviators and Ensigns....but a plain option for the likes of Topmen, Bellymen, Midwingmen and Lookouts.

I've ordered a pattern from the US  as a trial but I am not entirely convinced by the collar as I believe it should be more like this


SH130: Square cut cotton lawn shirt

....although this does not give you the ruffles option and costs about £46 quid . Harumph. The fabrics for this can't be that expensive....

The bonus with both these styles is there is more than enough room for girl's varieties without excessive additional tailoring.

I believe that the higher collar in the vintage shirt co option is more than possible with a bit of judicious guesswork and this will be a good project for  when the pattern comes ...

Let me know if you think I'm way off....

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A Possible Logo

Dec. 26th, 2007 | 07:44 pm
location: Home
mood: calmcalm
music: Frankie Goes to Hollywood
posted by: monochrome_girl in aerial_corps


Here is a first draft of a possible badge / emblem.

Sources / inspiration:
Historic RFC badge; Current RAF badge; Crown of George III; Dragon wings, not birds; "Aerial Corps" AC from books....

Font used is Georgia as this best matches the early RFC font (on my machine anyway!!). Good match for the A and the C - not so good on Gs though...
Crown outline snaffled from the 44th (East Essex) Regiment website then simplified for use....

Ideas / comments?

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The Beginning...

Dec. 26th, 2007 | 07:41 pm
mood: excitedexcited
posted by: monochrome_girl in aerial_corps

This is the start of a very small community of select friends relating to sharing ideas on the recreation of the Fictional Historic AERIAL CORPS  - as based on the works of Naomi Novik... 

This is a way for the people who already know about the ideas to share sketches, concepts etc.

The likelihood is, that if you have not been spoken to about this in person, it is unlikely that you will be admitted to the community. 

Please don't be offended.


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