Friday, March 20, 2015

BTD HYW Knights Reprised - WIP

After a Roman Holiday of sorts, I've decided to turn my attention to some Black Tree Design HYW foot knights which were purchased a few months ago when they were once again on sale at 50% off. I really like the robust and well-detailed sculpting of these figures. The armor is of the style from the mid-14th C. to early-15th C. The hounskull, or pig-faced, visored bascinet is one of my favorite helmets. So far they have only received a preliminary treatment of the armor.
I plan to paint their jupons to represent famous knights from the period - one of which will likely be the Black Prince. The earlier works of Richard Courtenay and Frederick Ping are inspirational - ever since viewing their range of knights in a book my mom bought me when I was a kid. I still have the book - pictured below.

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  1. I love all the mythos surrounding the Black Prince - shall look forward to your skilled interpretation in 28mm...

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    1. Thank you for the kind words, Soren. I hope to do the Prince of Wales justice. Regards, Dean

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  2. I look forward final result 8)

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    1. Thanks you very kindly! Best, Dean

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  3. Looking good so far and I look forward to the finished results.

    Cheers, Ross

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    1. Thanks, Ross. Appreciate the encouragement. Best, Dean

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  4. Great start. looking forward to the finished results!

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    1. Appreciate the visit and interest, Rodger. Regards, Dean

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  5. Some lovely figures there, looking forward to the finished product!

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    1. Thanks, Paul. Yes, I couldn't resist picking them up - even though I already had "enough" knights :) Warm regards, Dean

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  6. I do like BTD figures and look forward to following your progression on these fine fellows.

    "Houndskull bascinet?" I always learn something from following your works.

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. Yes, I know you also have a fair number of BTD figures. Warm regards, Dean

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  7. What a beautiful and impressive start Dean!

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    1. Thanks so much, Phil! Appreciate the kind words of encouragement. Regards, Dean

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  8. They're not even done and they look great.

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