Sunday, 30 November 2014

Burgundian Men at Arms (V)

The Burgundian men at arms are based and completed.






This post is largely just images of the finished contingent. The hounds, which are in danger of becoming ubiquitous on all pieces I do from now on, have joined the charge towards enemy lines. I'm not entirely happy with the commander figure, not sure why, so he maybe prised off his mount and replaced on day.






Last picture is a man at arms originally planned to lead this group, but who failed to make the 'director's cut'. He's still a work in progress, but now proposed to join figures representing the Bastard of Burgundy's household. The reason for this change was a talk by Toby Capwell, of the Wallace Collection, that I was lucky to attend a few weeks ago. He's certain that fully gilded armour was rare (due to it's expense) and so restricted to kings and the richest of noblemen - hence the change. I plan to start prep on that group over the winter.





15 comments:

  1. Beautiful figures - I especially like the banner which looks very natural. Is there any chance of an army-total picture at the end of this year? It must be a most impressive sight...

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    1. Hi, Yes I do have hope to get some army shots on terrain boards done over the Christmas break - need to purchase some free-standing lights - and get my daughter to bring my tripod back home too. Cheers Simon.

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  2. I second that request !

    Excellent movement as usual Simon, it's a hallmark of your work.

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  3. Gorgeous! Such a charge must be so impressive!

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  4. Excellent looking group. Nice!

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  5. Lovely work! Like the gilded armour - was that a common sight in 15th c. ?

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    1. Good question and hard to answer. Medieval illustrations appear to a fair amount and percentage - certainly when depicting high status people and/or saints. Also quite a lot of part gilding - i.e. couters, besagews, poleyns etc.

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  6. Superb Burgundian men at arms!

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  7. Superb work - very inspiring, thanks

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  8. Fantastic work, would be good to the all the cavalry together. I agree the leader is missing something, what about a helmet change?

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  9. Superb work Simon, just when I'm on the verge of selling my stuff off you come along and post this spectacular stuff, and give it another stay of execution.

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  10. Love the horses...would you mind sharing a recipe or two? THANKS!

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  11. The paints used for horses does vary a lot; but ones that I find useful are Foundry's Bay and Chestnut triads, and Vallejo Game Colour Beasty Brown and Charred Brown. I also wash the first coat with some inks to get depth, before highlighting up.
    Cheers Simon.

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