Thursday, January 21, 2016

120mm Imperial Gallery 14th C. Knight - WIP

Here is another resin and metal kit I picked up off of ebay many years ago. It's an out-of-production kit from The Imperial Gallery in England. The box art has the figure painted up wearing the arms of the Edward I. However, the armor is a bit later than Edward would've worn as most of it is plate armor. As the kit comes with several helmet crests, one of which with a lion passant, I will attempt to paint him up as the Black Prince. I've started preliminary work on the barding - the basic outline of the heraldry. Looking at it again, I think I'll move the bottom feathers up a bit.
The front half of the barding carries the ostrich feathers which the Prince inherited from the house of his mother, Phillipa of Hainault. There is also an oft quoted story that the feathers were adopted by the Prince after the Battle of Crecy. Supposedly the Prince found the body of the blind King John of Bohemia with a helmet adorned with a crest of ostrich feathers.
Here is the kit with the box and contents laid out.

14 comments:

  1. I just wouldn't know where to start with something like this! Best of luck Dean, but it already looks as if you are progressing well.

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  2. Quite an intimidating task for us mere mortals...!! I´m looking forward for the end result...Just give me the time to learn some new adjectives meanwhile!!! :D Warm regards!

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    1. Appreciate the great comments as always, RM. Warm Regards, Dean

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  3. Very cool looking kit Dean. Enjoy the build!

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    1. Thank you very much, Rodger! Best, Dean

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  4. Looking forward to see it alive!!
    Regards,George.

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    1. Thanks a lot for the encouraging words, George! Regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks again for stopping by and posting nice comments, Michal! Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks Jonathan. Appreciate the kind words. Regards Dean

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