Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Ich Dien - 120mm Imperial Gallery 14th C. Knight - Finished

Just finished up the figure - the Super Glue is still wet holding the shield to the arm precariously. Ended up painting him as the Prince of Wales with his so-called Shield of Peace. I managed to write "Ich Dien" on the scrolls on the shield with a Micron Pen. This time I first sprayed the painted shield with clear acrylic. This made writing with the pen much easier as the brushed on acrylic tends to clog up the tip of the pen. This is something I couldn't have painted when I bought it about 10 years ago. Painting heraldry in 28mm gave me the courage to attempt it here and glad I did. Guess I can call him alternatively, "Ten Years After."
I added some "shrubbery" around the dowel holding up the horse. Not perfect, but better than the plain dowel.
Purist will note that I did not add the Prince's label over the Arms of England to denote his status as the heir to the throne. As in the previous post I didn't want to obscure the lions where the label would be placed over.
The shield that came with the kit was poorly molded and so thin it cracked apart when I tried to cut it from the excess resin. Heated plasticard worked fine for a replacement. Although as you can see in the photos above and below, I neglected to fabricate the padding and straps in the back of the shield. Chock it up to laziness. Life is too short for these things!
The sword, scabbard, tail of the chapeau, horse stirrups and bits are metal parts. The reins and stirrup straps are cut from left over paper from the Bengal Lancer project.
I kept the surcoat plain without displaying arms, but added an ermine pattern to the lining.
The pose reminds me of the knight crashing through the little boy's bedroom in "Time Bandits" - love the war cry - "Eeeeyaaaah!" Anyway, this is the third large figure I managed to paint this month which otherwise would still be sitting in boxes going on a decade or so. Cheers to all of you!

ADDENDUM:  I should've included an image of him next to 28mm figs for scale - so here he is ready to slay a myriad of them.

44 comments:

  1. WooooW Great dynamic pose! Fantastic heraldy painting!

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    1. Thanks, Michal! It took me 10 years to have the courage to paint this kit. Warm regards, Dean

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

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  3. Finished and well finished! Excellent job Dean...

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    1. Yes, very glad it's done, Phil. Regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you much, Fran! He's now next to his smaller 28mm brethren in a cabinet. Warm regards, Dean

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  5. Superb work Dean! The heraldry is very impressive!

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    1. Appreciate the kind words, Rodger. Regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks a lot, PC! Appreciate the visit and kind words as always. Best, Dean

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  7. Very nice indeed Dean. The heraldry is superb!

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    1. Thanks, Millsy! Guess I tried to "showcase" several iconic patterns all one figure. Warm regards, Dean

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  8. Great sense of motion and stunning result!

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    1. Thanks, Jon! The pose with flowing barding is what put me off for ten years! :) Warm regards, Dean

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    2. Your result was worth the wait.
      The Prince seems to be in his approach to relieve a dismounted adversary of his head!

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  9. Fabulous; tremendous, stupendous, prodigious, phenomenal ...!! Thanks Dean for sharing!!! :D Cheers!

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    1. Thank you much, RM! Appreciate you dropping by and posting such nice words. Best, Dean

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    2. I knew I would have to find some new adjectives, my friend! ;) Warm regards!

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    1. Thank you very much, Bartek! Warm regards, Dean

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  11. Gorgeous, absolutely gallant figure.
    A great finishing work

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  12. A real piece of art! The pose is stunning and the painting gives life to it!! The details are great!
    Well done Dean!Regards, George.

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    1. Thank you very much for the visit and kind comments, George. Warm Regards, Dean

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  13. That is an absolute beauty Dean! What a great display piece. The heraldry is just stunning. Your models just keep getting better and better!
    Best wishes,
    Jason

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    1. Thank you very much, Jason! For sure I would not have been able to pull off the heraldry (not saying it's perfect or award winning) if I hadn't done those 28mm ones in the recent past. It gave me the courage (and a small bit of confidence) to try it on the larger figures. Warm Regards, Dean

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  14. Great work Dean, amazing detail on the horse's barding,!

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    1. Appreciate the visit and nice words, Christopher! Warm Regards, Dean

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  16. That is one beautiful centerpiece in an otherwise impressive collection. Those feathers in the heraldry are really well executed!

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    1. Thanks, Soren. Glad to have finally painted him after sitting in a box for so long. Warm regards Dean

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  17. Very well done, sir. Always a great feeling to get something done that has just been sitting around for a while. What's next on the list?

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    1. Thanks! I have another 120mm mounted knight with full horse barding. That's what's in the queue right now, but I've been on ebay looking at 1:1 armor :)! Best, Dean

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    1. Eh, wat's dis? Da Hawaiian is on Blogger?! Braddah, we need to get gaming again. Much Aloha, Moto

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  19. Howzit Dean - better late than never but just noticed your 120mm(!!!) knight. You really do the large showcase stuff well. Fantastic detail on the royal barding monsieur!

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