Sunday, January 25, 2015

"Saddle White Surrey..."

“Saddle White Surrey for the field tomorrow; Look that my staves be sound, and not too heavy.” Here is the mount for King Richard III from the "Gold Knight of Nice" kit in 1:8th scale.
Rust-oleum Bright Coat Silver was used for the armored parts. It's give a really nice finish. I chose not to black-line breaks in the armor plates as I liked the clean look.
It's a quick build with minimal parts; only the large size made handling it sometimes challenging while painting.
Here he is next to a 28mm BTD mounted figure to give a sense of scale.
Richard is up next - and although a few more parts should be a lot easier being a more manageable size. Below is a nice illustration identifying parts of the horse armor.

18 comments:

  1. Putting the BTD knight in the photo really presents the great scale differential. Great work on Richard's steed!

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan! Yes, the size difference is amazing. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Simon! Regards, Dean

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  3. Wow, looks so big! Very very shiny too! Nice work Dean!

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  4. Oh my goodness, that is a beautiful thing.

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  5. Very impressive model Dean, and I second your choice for the clean metal look with no black lines in the divides. A model of this size is a rather different issue on the painting table, and you've handled it masterfully!

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  6. Thank you all for your interest and kind words. Much appreciated. Warm regards, Dean

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  7. Wow! this was unexpected, a really beautiful model.

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  8. Blimey that is big!!! Nice work Dean!!

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  9. Thank you for the visit and nice comments, Gents. The hardest thing is handling the model after spray painting it silver - easy to smudge if not dried completely. Regards, Dean

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  10. WOW, I can see this medieval thing has really grabbed you, in a BIG way !

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    1. Lol! Thanks, Scott. Now I just wish there a Medieval Times in the local area! :) Best, Dean

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  11. Dear Dean
    I need to talk to you about something. Could you contact me on lucys[at]blade.hotmail.co.uk, please?
    John Lambshead
    John's Toy Soldiers

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  12. Wow!!! Richard III in Lilliput... and in Brobdingnag too...!!! ;) Congratulations on a most spectacular masterpiece! I´ll be eagerly waiting for His Majesty!!! Cheers!

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    1. Thank you very much. Richard's finished and atop White Surrey, but I need to take a picture of him in the daylight outdoors - tomorrow on my day off from work. Regards, Dean

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  13. That's really impressive; now you do large scale skirmish gaming in the back yard.

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  14. Fantastic work on this giant horse Dean! Like it!

    Greetings
    Peter

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