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New subforum: Deepeeka
With the arrival of Gagan, representing Deepeeka, we have opened a new subforum in Marketplace. Please keep your discussions of their products in that forum.

Jasper Oorthuys
Webmaster & Editor, Ancient Warfare magazine
I'd just like to forward Gagan's message posted elsewhere:

Quote:Dear All

Thank you for the response. It may be difficult for me to answer everyday, but I will try to at least make answers every week.

I would be happier if someone gave me more detailed specs of products, than mere images. I need sizes, design, weight and more details on every product you ask me to re create. You must understand, I am based in India, where there was no Roman activity, and have no access to products. At our premises, we do not get to see the product, or have a feel for the same. We are not reenactors, we are simply business people, making another product. We would love to correct for you, but we need honest pictures and honest details. If you are willing to invest your quality time on this reasearch and give us more, we will try and see to it that your efforts do not go in vain.

e.g. the Pugio, I would really need full details, the scabbard constuction, and modifications required on our own model. These versions all were developed by Dan, and we have only him to believe. The same goes with the Brass helmet, which now I have been asked to remove.

Therefore, I request you to send me more references, pics ...

Thank you again
[email protected]
TARBICvS/Jim Bowers
I suggest a small image to go along with each of Depeeka's products, and where possible, following up with images of the originals. This will allow everyone in Depeeka to see reference points for their reproductions.

Whoops.. can see where you have the link in, but since that itself might be inaccurate, the idea of having an image of what we see as the item sold, and perhaps its variations, as are sold to customers.
Richard Campbell
Legio XX - Alexandria, Virginia
RAT member #6?
That's a great thing from Deepeeka! A very wise decision.
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Ivan Perelló
[size=150:iu1l6t4o]Credo in Spatham, Corvus sum bellorum[/size]
yes, thank you for being willing to talk directly with us reenactors and history buffs, who use your products.

One suggestion is to offer better belt plates/parts, more varieties in styles and time periods, and offer those parts seperately (not already assembled to a belt) - some of us need an additional plate or two to make the size fit better, and we can't always afford another belt just for one or two plates.

If you could also make apron buttons/studs that are flat, instead of domed (such as with your RGZM/AH6701 belt), that would be a big help.

Again, thanks for being willing to work with us and hear our suggestions.
Andy Volpe
"Build a time machine, it would make this [hobby] a lot easier."
Legion III Cyrenaica ~ New England U.S.
Higgins Armory Museum 1931-2013 (worked there 2001-2013)
(Collection moved to Worcester Art Museum)
As posted elsewhere, we would love to see the Montefortino made in a smaller size. My head is about average, at 23 in. The current production sems to be for about a 26 in. head, way too large for all except a very few. Also, red bronze would be nice.
Pecunia non olet
You`re absolutely right, John!

In fact the Deepeeka Montefortino looks quite good, for example in the website. I would also buy one right away one if it only would be smaller! I am fed up with the helmets which are "one size, fits no-one".

In fact I am surprised that Caesarean era is neclected elsewhere too. Where are the good reproductions of Gladius Hispanienses (Smihel etc.)?
Good example is Osprey Publishing; In their compilation book "Caesar`s Legions" they jump right from the punic wars to the principate :wink: ...
Virilis / Jyrki Halme
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Keep up the commentary, guys, hopefully it'll help improve things... BUT keep it up in the Deepeeka forum:


Dan Diffendale
Ph.D. candidate, University of Michigan

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