Saturday, January 30, 2016

It's Armor Up Saturday!

Well, I just had to get into the harness again, this time as a Late-14th/Early-15th C. French Man at Arms. The breastplate is worn under the padded jupon as was the fashion at the time.
I'm not wearing the arm harness or the arming jacket. Taking the suggestion from an armor site post, I used my old Army LBE - basically a pistol belt and Y harness to point (tie off) the leg harness. It actually works really nicely. I still need to get period foot wear; until then my zip up ankle boots are stand ins.
From what I've seen, the majority of folks doing reenactment chose English personalities to base their kit on. Personally, I like the French images of the time - as below:
They better not be talking about me.
Until I live next to a castle, Microsoft Paint.net will have to do.
On the painting desk there is another (and final) 120mm resin mounted knight. This one also has full cloth barding, but the fairly static walking pose, should make the painting a lot simpler.
Au revoir!

22 comments:

  1. Great collection of armoured kit, would love to purchase some myself but don't have the space plus the mrs would probably kill me.
    looking forward to your 120mm resin mounted knight.

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    1. Lol! Thanks, G. Yes, the wife has warned me about the space. Luckily it is otherwise tucked away in a corner. Regards, Dean

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  2. Saturday night and ready to fight!
    Exactly what I needed to see this evening.
    Thanks!

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    1. Lol! Thanks, Jonathan! Happy to hear you liked it :) Warm regards, dean

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  3. Is this a hint that you are going to be playing American football soon? Looks great Dean!

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    1. Thanks, Rodger. Nah, never was into contact sports. Pretty much just a poser :) Warm regards Dean

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  4. Vous me parlez? Parlez vous MOI!?! You should go to one of those Medieval dinner show restaurants dressed just like THAT! I reckon you'd get the best service and probably on the house! Awesome Dean, just awesome.

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    1. Mahalo's Doc! I always wanted to go to a Medieval Times. Aloha, Dean

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    1. Thanks, I appreciate the visit and comments. Warm regards Dean

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    1. Glad it meets your approval, Michal! Best, Dean

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  7. Très belle tenue Monseigneur!

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    1. Merci beaucoup, Phil! Cordialement, Dean

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    1. Hehehe! Thanks, Fran! Warm regards, Dean

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  9. Tremendous Dean, I love the photograph in the in front of the portcullis and the wood. Your squire will be busy polishing the armour before you put it away.

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    1. Thanks, Michael! Those background pics work well thanks to the lighting, I think. Kind of hides some of the "photoshoping" :) As I was putting on my armor by myself, I jokingly chided with my wife and told her in the old days I'd have an assistant or squire help me get this on. She just game me a look like I was crazy. I'm just thankful she takes pictures of me. Warm regards, Dean

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  10. LOL these pics are awesome! Could do some photoshops of you in some movies scenes lol

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    1. Thanks, Simon! Yes, I need to find some battle scenes to sneak myself into :) Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Christopher. I'm happy I can do 1:1 gaming if need be :) Best, Dean

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