|Don't know why his left eye looks so white and crazy - might be the flash, but in normal view doesn't appear so wide-eyed.|
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Monogram (ex-Aurora) Black Knight of Nurnberg
Just a quick diversion with this a 1/8th scale re-issue of an old Aurora plastic kit of "The Black Knight of Nurnberg). I had the kit back in the early-70's - of course, it long since disappeared. So it was nice to see it has been re-issued and available at a fairly low price. The original set was released in the late-1950's.
The style of this type of late 16th C. armor is known as "Black and White," and associated with Northern Germany. It is made by either painting or bluing selected areas of the metal. It's simple, yet quite elegant looking.