Friday, September 18, 2015

Sir Laurence Hastings, Earl of Pembroke

Getting back to brushwork - here is another Black Tree Design HYW foot knight. He is painted up as Sir Laurence Hastings who served under Edward III in Flanders and Scotland. He also participated in the Duke of Lancaster's campaign in Aquitaine and Gascony in 1345. He was at the Siege of Calais in 1346. He died in 1348 at the age of 29.
His coat of arms are those of Hastings and Valence quartered. The arms of Hastings being a woman's sleeve and that of Valence being bars argent (white) and azure (blue) with red (gules) martlets. Quite a catchy set of arms.
His armor is typical of the early 14th century consisting of plate limb armor supplementing mail. He wears an open faced bascinet with mail aventail.
Black Tree Design makes some of best figures for the period - Crecy to Poitiers - in my opinion.
The figures are on the larger side of 28mm, which makes a nice foil for heraldry.

28 comments:

  1. Nice job Dean - agree Black Tree are very good for this period. More solid proportion figures without getting too TellyTubby-ish!

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    1. Mahalo's. Doc. Cleanly cast as Front Rank, but a bit more proportioned, IMO. That said, I like their HYW range too. Aloha, Dean

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  2. Another top quality job on this guy. Are you painting these just for fun or is there a game to go along with the minis??

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    1. Thanks a lot, Jason. I can say they're both for fun and gaming with Lion Rampant. Warm regards, Dean

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  3. Another superb figure Dean, your painting of coat of arms always amazes me!

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    1. Appreciate the kind words, Mike! Regards, Dean

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  4. Excellent as always Dean, most impressive job!

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

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  5. I just can't get over just how good the shields are on these Dean.

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    1. Thanks, Michael. The heraldry is painted more for effect than accuracy - that is, not so precise as the overall finished look. Warm regards, Dean

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  6. I also love this heraldic! Great work!

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    1. Thanks a lot, Mike. Warm regards, Dean

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  7. Very impressive brush strokes Dean!

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    1. Thanks, Rodger. I always wanted to paint up this arms. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Bartek! Best, Dean

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  9. That is fabulous Dean. The Earls of Pembroke were a right bunch. Good choice.

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    1. Thanks a lot, John. Appreciate visit and comments. Yes, they were impressive folk - and died too young. Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you kindly, Aaron. Regards, Dean

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  11. Excellent brushwork! What a fine collection of Lords you are amassing.

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan. It's hard choosing which personality with so much history involved. Warm Regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Ray! Yes, one of the nicer ones from the period, IMO. Best, Dean

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