Friday, March 11, 2016

Large Scale Medieval Figures Reviewed/Revisited

Experimenting with a cheap sheet of green paper to "green screen" photos, here are some large scale Medieval figures. Most were painted many years ago prior to getting into wargaming. There's a bit of a green tinge to the photos - I may need to adjust the lighting so it doesn't reflect the green onto the figures.These are 120mm figures by Verlinden, Fort Duquesne, and a very hefty metal Berruto figure of John d'Abernon
Left to right: Aymer de Valence, Earl of Pembroke, Falkirk, 1298; Sir Roger Bigod, Earl Marshal, Falkirk, 1298; Sir John D'Abernon III, died around 1340; Prince John of Eltham, Halidon Hill, 1333; Sir Giles de Trumpington, Falkirk, 1298; German Knight, circa 1350. A BTD 28mm figure of Sir Laurence Hastings, Earl of Pembroke, died 1348 - for scale. Most of these guys participated in the Scottish campaigns. Decals were used for Prince John and Trumpington; the lions for Sir Roger are paper cut outs glued on
Left to right: 120mm figures of Thomas Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury, Agincourt; 120mm mounted figure of the Black Prince; 1/12th scale figure of the Black Prince - an old Airfix plastic kit; 160mm figure of Thomas Beauchamp, 4th Earl of Warwick, 1388. A BTD 28mm figure of Owain Glyndŵr for scale.

Here are some better pics of them individually - again from another website that I haven't updated for some years.
Roger Bigod - The lion rampant designs were printed out from a computer and cut out and applied.
Giles de Trumpington - the heraldry on the shield and ailettes are decal from Border Miniatures.
Aymer de Valence
John D'Abernon III - this guy is solid metal, unlike the rest which are resin. The sword was polished with steel wool.
Prince John of Eltham - Border Miniatures decals are used on the shield and cylcas (short surcoat).
German Knight circa 1350 - I converted this Verlinden figure by cutting off the gambeson between the end of the haubergeon and top of the knee cops. I replaced it with padded and studded cuisses to match the coat of plates. The chain hanging over his shoulder is for a great helm (not included in the kit). Drops of blood are indicative of being wounded in battle.
Thomas Beauchamp - This is a very nicely detailed resin sculpture from Verlinden.
Thomas Montacute - this Verlinden model is marketed as Guillaume de Martel, and had faint outlines for his three hammer heraldry. In fact, I had painted this figure up with the arms of Bertrand du Guesclin before repainting it as the Earl of Salisbury.
Prince of Wales - this OOP Airfix kit was picked up off of ebay some years ago. The kit still appears from time to time on ebay and elsewhere. I actually had another kit, but gave it away to a friend. This is probably the nicest kit from their 1/12th range. I also have Richard I and Joan of Arc kits. The raised heraldry on this kit is flawless.
Just some eye-candy, which I hope meets your approval. Warmest regards to all.

26 comments:

  1. Gorgeous work, Dean! I kept looking closely at the photos to see if you had photoshopped yourself into the display. Sadly, I did not see you in your armored glory!

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    1. Oooh, you"ve planted the seed for the next set of images, Jonathan. Warm regards Dean

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    2. I recognized Dean, he's Roger Bigod! Splendid pictures, and fantastic job...

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  2. Some terrific lookibg figures. This has got to be the hardest period to paint. All that heraldry makes ny eyes water.

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    1. Thank you, Ray. Prince John and Trumpington have decals, so I can't take credit for those. Warm regards, Dean

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  3. They are all awesome Dean! Beautiful work.

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    1. Thank you kindly, Rodger. Best, Dean

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    1. Thanks a lot, Paul. Appreciate the visit and kind comment. Regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks you very much! Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Michal. The Border decals deserve most of the credit. Warm regards Dean

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    1. Thanks you very much, Fran. Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Appreciate your kind words, Christopher. Best regards Dean

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  9. Museum quality - perfection!!! Thanks for sharing, Dean!!! Warm regards!

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    1. Thanks, RM. My pleasure. Warmest regards, Dean

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  10. Terrific work, Dean, what an impressive assembly of chivalric talent! I only do 28mm these days, but I should perhaps branch out a bit - and you know your work is good when people start getting ideas to emulate it!

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    1. Thank you very much for the high compliment, Ev! Warm regards, Dean

      P.S. I am looking forward to seeing your work in larger scales.

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  11. Absolutely stunning Medieval's Dean, great work on their faces,Heraldry and Armour!

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    1. Thank you so much, Chris! Warm regards, Dean

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