Friday, October 31, 2014

Flower of Knighthood - Sir John Chandos

This is one of the Black Tree Design figures that was on sale last month. I had actually added a set of Early-HYW figures as an afterthought as I had mainly wanted some Norman and Crusades figures for SAGA. As some of my order was initially out of stock it took over a month to get my order, and in the meantime my current interest had shifted to Lion Rampant. Here is one of the HYW figures painted up as the famous knight, Sir John Chandos.
This cool looking rearing horse caught my attention, and compelled me to add him to the order. All of the BTD figures are very nicely sculpted with good details. They are on the larger side of 28mm, and would probably fit well with Front Rank HYW figures.
Chandos' arms being fairly simple, this figure was painted up without much problems. In fact, I started on him this morning and just finished him.
The other two mounted figures will also be painted up as famous English knights from the period.

Sir John met his end in a gruesome and painful way after a minor skirmish action. Froissart detailed it in his chronicles.

39 comments:

  1. Outstanding brushwork! I really like the light blue lining of the barding. Very creative and works well against the white and red.

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan! Appreciate the kind words. Warm regards, Dean

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  2. Nice Work Dean, thanks for posting the link to Froissart, very interesting
    Regards HGA.

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    1. Thanks, HGA. One of the interesting stories (or tales) from Froissart is the one about the haunted knight. Best, Dean

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  3. He looks great, beautiful job!

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    1. Thanks, Phil. I know this period holds a lot of interest for you too. Best, Dean

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  4. What an absolutely superbly painted miniature!

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    1. Appreciate the visit and kind words, Michael. Best, Dean

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  5. Lovely Job Dean. I love how you do your armour it always looks amazing!

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    1. Thanks as always, Simon. To be honest, the armored parts were the simplest - dry-brushed silver over black ;)! Best, Dean

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  6. Wonderful work on the barding, and great choice in your shift to Lion Rampant. Tried out the rules for the first time last weekend, and they were excellent resulting in some smooth gameplay.

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    1. Thanks, BP! I'm happy to hear you also enjoy LR. They are just what I've been looking for - I can see adapting the core rules to many other periods/genre too. For instance, they'd be perfect for Samurai skirmish and possibly Bronze Age warfare too. Best, Dean

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  7. Nice brushwork mate. I especially like the blue lining on the caparison. You're lucky to be able to get stuff from BTD. I gave up on them years ago after a number of disappointments.

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    1. Thanks, Michael. Yeah, they did take over a month, but at least they dropped the shipping charge. Very hesitant to order from them again - even when they offer 50 percent sales (like this one). Best, Dean

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  8. Lovely painting. The white looks striking.

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    1. Thank you for the visit and nice comments! Best, Dean

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  9. Superb, the barding is a treat (and a bear, I'm sure). I really liked the linked story too. Tough way to go.

    I've never ordered from BTD but with 50% off, I might risk it one day.

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    1. Thanks, Monty. Truly the 50% off makes it very tempting. Some of my gaming buddies got their orders within a week; just that some of my stuff had to be back-ordered from the UK. Best, Dean

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  10. Great work in a simple but effective scheme

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    1. Thanks, Steve. I figured I couldn't mess up triangles too badly :) Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Mike! Appreciate the visit and comment. Dean

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  12. Wonderful looking figure you have done there Dean!

    Christopher

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    1. Thanks, Christopher! Regards, Dean

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  13. brilliant painting, I like the Caparison colors, very striking!
    cheers,

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  14. Very simple but very striking looking figure. Lovely paintjob.

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  15. Howzit Dean

    A brilliantly painted figure of Sir John - great pose (I love the rearing horse) it must have been enjoyable to paint.

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  16. Thanks, Gent! It sure was a nice figure to paint up - perfect for Lion Rampant too. Best, Dean

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