Saturday, January 8, 2011

Carroccio of the Archbishop of Cologne

Or at least my interpretation of it from what some sources say was in the form of a wooden castle.
This is a converted model of an Old Glory Hussite war wagon. I widened the wagon and also added crenelations to the sides. The cross at the top of the flag pole is made from styrene plastic - scoured to make it appear to be wooden. The tower is from an Academy Roman Warship kit.
The tower and standard are removable.
This will be the Army Standard Carroccio for an Early-HRE Clerical Army. I'm still waiting on some spears from North Star to add to the knights of this army. Otherwise, the army is basically finished. My next project will likely be a unit of Foundry Silvershields - also needing the North Star spears/pikes. Oh, I guess I will add a team of oxen to pull the wagon; at some later date.

23 comments:

  1. Nicely done, the wagon looks fantastic!

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  2. Great looking work there, will look a grand centre piece to your army.

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  3. Thanks a lot for your comments! I appreciate it. It will be interesting to see how it will affect the battle. I'm waiting on my buddy to finish his HRE army. Regards, Dean

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  4. Great work Dean - really innovative, and superbly finished. The oxen to pull it will look great! (armoured oxen? How'd that look?)

    Cheers,
    Doc

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  5. Fantastic results with the wagon. Your figures are looking brilliant especially all the ones in your previous couple of posts. Inspiring stuff Dean.

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  6. Nicely done, I was just reading about such things the other night. Very interesting.

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  7. Amazing!

    Models and painting like this is what the hobby is all about.

    Well done, Dean!

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  8. Wow! Thanks for the all of the great comments. Hope the wagon inspires its army on the table as well :)! Warm Regards, Dean

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  9. I really like this too, Dean, a most unusual piece! I had that galley, too, mine is long lost alas.

    I'm looking forward to your silver shields, as I am currently suffering from pike-block. ;-)

    Simon

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  10. It really came together - a very special model. The wood effect is just fantastic.

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  11. Wow! From the finished result, I can't tell the difference between all the different material you used. Great job! And belated Happy New Year!

    Ted

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  12. Now that is nice, great model and painting.

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  13. Hi Dean,

    Congrats on a lovely looking model. I love the miniature turret with the cross - Brillant!

    Helen

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  14. Thanks again everyone. I'm happy to hear you folks like the way it turned out. Regards, Dean

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  15. Fabulous work - and very useful for gaming too!

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