Saturday, November 8, 2014

Sir Thomas Holland, KG

Here's the last of the BTD Early-HYW mounted command figures - painted up as Sir Thomas Holland. He served under Edward III in campaigns in Flanders, Bayonne, and Brittany. He also fought at Crecy in the Prince of Wale's vanguard division.
Sir Thomas' arms are: Azure, florettee, and a lion rampant, guardant argent. The flail is another spare Old Glory weapon - with a brass rod used as the staff.
Sir Thomas died while serving in Brittany in 1360. He was a founding member of the Order of the Garter.
Here are some images of the three BTD knights from their Early-HYW mounted command pack. They'll be joined by some BTD foot knights as well as three Front Rank mounted knights.
Although the mounted figures themselves are a good match for other makes, the BTD horses are quite a bit larger than most others. Hopefully they won't be too noticeably larger than the Front Rank ones.
These figures will be part of a Lion Rampant English HYW retinue.

44 comments:

  1. Dean,

    Your free hand work on Thomas is better than most people's decals. Oscar is my favorite, he's absolutely top notch, the colors and lining are perfect!

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    1. Thanks, James - you're too kind. It's all about effect vs. accuracy. Best, Dean

      P.S. Have you and your crew start Lion Rampant?

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  2. Love the color and heraldry on this last knight in the trio. My favorite of the three is the knight in the red and white motif.

    Great knights!

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    1. I appreciate that, Jonathan! Warm regards, Dean

      P.S. That would Sir John Chandos - arguably the most famous of the three.

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  3. Amazing job Dean, the first one with the axe is still my favourite, but you did an outstanding hand work on these three knights...

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment, Phil. Yes the green (vert), yellow/gold (or) and red (gules) combo really is nice. The arms of William Marshal being a particular favorite of mine. Best, Dean

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  4. Beautiful brushwork on those bardings! I'm painting fire-forge knights for Lion Rampant, so seeing your work here added plenty of inspiration on how to balance colors and patterns. Great stuff!

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    1. Thanks, Soren! I look forward to seeing you masterful brushwork on those Fire Forge knights. Best, Dean

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  5. Beautiful figures love the colours and the coats of arms

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    1. Thanks, Phil. Appreciate your visit and kind words. Best, Dean

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  6. Lovely HYW figures Dean! Great work on the barding, the Lion Rampant is superb.

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    1. Thank you, Mike. The lion is very stylized in an old fashioned way - so not too bad to do. Best, Dean

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  7. I like this blue color, and this is my favorite knight
    (even though I not have blue color friend)
    Gorgeous, impressive, three-knight series

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    1. Thank you very much for visiting and posting you nice comment, MM. Warm regards, Dean

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  8. Another fine addition Dean. Stunning work!

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  9. Superb paintwork, the heraldry is great. Are the BTD Hundred Years War figures the same size as Front Rank? I am guessing if that is the case they would not match up well with the Foundry Figures size wise?

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    1. Thank you very much, Oli. As far as sizing goes - the BTD horses would be the main issue - in fact, some of the BTD horses are larger than others. I haven't received the HYW foot knights yet, but the foot Normans I do have are on the larger side of 28mm. Although I don't have any Foundry HYW figs - they look like they'd be a bit smaller (shorter) than BTD. Best, Dean

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    2. The BTD foot knights are a good enough match, style-wise, with the Foundry ex-Citadel figures... but they are larger. Like adults compared to adolescents!

      Lovely painting, as always, Dean; you are a constant source of hobby inspiration.

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  10. Thank you very kindly, Gentlemen - one and all! Warm regards, Dean

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  11. The free hand work is most excellent. You've done a masterful job on all three and they look smashing together.

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    1. Thank you very much, Anne. Always appreciate your visits and nice words. Warm regards, Dean

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  12. That is some superb freehand heraldry. And what a trio!

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  13. Masterful work Dean! Your freehand control is just amazing (and I really appreciate the historical setup) - bravo!

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    1. Appreciate the kind comments, Curt!

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  14. Another beautifully painted miniature and seeing them together is just great.

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    1. Thanks, Michael! Looking forward to getting the rest of the retinue done for Lion Rampant. Best, Dean

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  15. Nice job Dean, great freehand work.

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    1. Thanks, Scott. Appreciate the visit and kind comments! Dean

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  16. Fantastic group of figures. You can't beat this time period for colourful characters and even more colourful clothing.

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    1. Thanks, Matt. It certainly is a nice period - between the heraldry and armor - not to mention the historical significance too. Best, Dean

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  17. Excellent!
    This one is my favorite... for now ;-)

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  18. That's amazing paintwork! Fantastic job, Dean.

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  19. Thanks, Gents! Appreciate the visit and kind comments. Warm regards, Dean

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  20. Beautifully painted figs Dean - great job!

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  21. looking forward to see what you do with the foot knights.

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  22. very nice...
    I can see you getting a box of Perry Miniatures - The English Army 1415-1429 Dean for Xmas!

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  23. Thanks you all for the kind comments.

    @ Phil: I saw that - and it looks like a great starter set for a Lion Rampant retinue.

    Regards, Dean

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  24. Fantastic painted knights! I like all three of them!

    Greetings
    Peter

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