Sunday, February 1, 2015

Richard III on White Surrey in 1/8th Scale

The sun came out for about 5 minutes this afternoon - long enough to snap these photos of the completed Monogram (ex-Aurora) Gold Knight of Nice painted up as Richard III. Granted, he should have a crown atop his sallet, but I've yet to fashion one.
Here he is next to a GW Empire General and bottle of Guinness for scale.
The sun kept going back behind cloud cover so the lighting isn't that great, but still a blessing after being socked in with fog for two straight days.
The only parts that needed some modification were lengthening the reins a bit. I used a little bit of folded tin foil to extend them. Otherwise the parts go together very nicely. Some master modellers would have issue with seams and fillers, but only a bit of glue was used to close the few gaps.
Only a few areas were painted by brush like the red areas, horse's hooves, tail and eyes - and the mostly-hidden head. A can a flat white being used for most of the horse and a can of silver for the armored areas - which make up a good percentage of the entire model.
Back to the Superbowl - GO HAWKS!

28 comments:

  1. Great work on this LARGE scale figure! What? No snow on the ground? Lucky you!

    Who called that last play for the Hawks?

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    1. 3 downs left, 2 timeouts left, 1 yard to TD...it would've felt better if it had been a blowout. That said, they pulled off some miraculous stuff - not the least Kearse's end zone catch on his back after levitating the ball off himself and Matthew's earlier completions. Heartbreaking loss, but life goes on. Warm regards, Dean

      Thanks for the compliment, Jonathan. I'm thinking picking up the paint brush may be therapeutic.

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  2. Wow, that's impressive! The silver is fantastic, it doesn't look like paint at all in the photo's.

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    1. Thanks, Paul! Yes, the effect is very nice - and very simple to apply; I didn't even use primer over the bare plastic. I've used bufferable metalizer paint in the past, but it is more time-consuming. I wanted something quick and easy this time. Warm regards, Dean

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  3. Stunning work Dean! Like Paul, I think the silver is incredible!

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    1. Thanks you very much for the compliment, Rodger. I'm glad he turned out well. Best, Dean

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  4. Excellent painting Dean as Paul says it looks more like metal.

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    1. Appreciate the kind words, Ken. Best, Dean

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  5. Wow - please tell me you have a cool desk to parade this wonderful "mini"ature on!

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    1. Lol, Thanks, Soren! He's safely in a cabinet for now - I had him on a shelf, but something fell right next to him. My wife reminded me that it was lucky it didn't take out the knight. :) Regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Phil. Best, Dean

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  7. My kingdom for a Guiness... ;) Excellent work, Dean! Cheers!

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    1. Yes, thanks, RM - Guinness fit for a king. Warm regards, Dean

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  8. He's great! And so big. MAybe the crown is in a thorn bush?

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    1. Nice one, Simon! Thanks for the visit and cool words. Regards, Dean

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  9. Hi.
    Great glowing.
    My first thought was: Knight Lancelot ..

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    1. Thanks, MM, yes now I recall the movie "Excalibur" where armor looked like chromed plastic. Regards, Dean

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  10. Stunning Richard III Dean, you deserve a bottle of Guinness after that!

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  11. Very cool looking Richard III Dean!

    Christopher

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  12. Thank you all very kindly, Gents! I'm glad the sun came out just a little to finally get some shots - although the lighting isn't as good as I'd wanted, but this is WA State in the winter. Warm regards, Dean

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  13. Another fantastic model Dean. Nice one!

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    1. Thanks again, Simon. Appreciate the visit and nice comments. Regards, Dean

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  14. That is one big shiny knight! Excellent work Dean!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Thanks so much, Peter. Regards, Dean

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  15. Great!!!! Superb work!
    You've just got a new subscriber :D

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    1. Thanks a lot, Jimmy! I appreciate your comment and visit. I've just joined your nice blog too! Regards, Dean

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