Saturday, November 13, 2010

Codex Manesse Knight by Mirliton - WIP

Painted one of the horses today; the mount for the Ulrich Von Lichtenstein figure.

 The barding is based on the image below from the Codex Manesse.

I left off the barding over the ears; as well as the tassels and buttons along the top of the barding. I plan to paint the horse for the Otto Von Brandenburg figure next. There isn't a picture of the horse, but it will have his shield design repeated on the barding. The image below of Otto is also from the codex.
The background color of the shield looks like it would be black (sable), but Mirliton's painted figure shows it to be white (argent).


  1. Can't say I disagree with the others - exquisite!

  2. Thanks for the comments! You've all motivated me to take on another one - with a heraldic eagle. Regards, Dean

  3. Nice paintjob especially on the heraldry! eagerly waiting to see the other one.

    Greets, WNAT (wargame news and terrain blog)