This site was created late in 2008, just a few years after first becoming involved in wargaming. As you can tell by the name, WAB was my introduction to this community. I appreciate the following and comments this blog receives, and give all thanks and credit to my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. It may seem odd that this blog appears to focus on the folly of mankind's continuous warfare, but I believe I can still enjoy this hobby so long as I put Him first in all I do. Maranatha!
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Margaret of Anjou, Queen of England - a Perry Miniature
Finished the Margaret of Anjou figure. The wife of Edward VI, she played a significant role in the War of the Roses, not the least of which her strong opposition to the House of York.
As mentioned earlier, the model is a single cast figure, with both rider and mount as one-piece. For some reason (probably to ease casting), Perry does this with some of their models. Their Choson Korean cavalry are this way too. You can't really tell by the online catalog images, and they aren't described as such. Anyway, there wasn't any problems painting this one. Especially as I only used a few colors for the queen's attire.
She appears to be wearing a fur lined gown. The garment itself has a lot of folds and creases so I opted to just give it a solid color - choosing not to give it any embroidery work as it would be too busy looking.
The headdress seems to be plain without any indication of precious stones or pearls to it, as portrayed in some paintings.
Anyway, I'm happy to be able to post images of this project - the first painted figure from me in a long time. Hope it meets your approval.