Friday, March 18, 2016

200mm & 1:8th Scale Medieval/Renaissance Knights

Since I haven't picked up a paint brush in a while, I wanted to post some images of large scale figures painted some years ago. These are Verlinden 200mm resin figures and also 1/8th scale Aurora plastic figures. They are a good match in size with each other. All of these figures are 15th C., except for the Black Knight who is from the 16th. C.
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Left to right: Aurora "Red Knight of Vienna", Verlinden Lord Bardolph, Aurora Gold Knight of Nice, Verlinden Henry V, Aurora Black Knight of Aurnberg, Verlinden Earl of Oxford.
The Aurora models are multi-part kits and were originally issued back in the 1970's. The Verlinden figures' plate armor are finished with Gunze Sangyo metalizer. The metalizer was first painted on, allowed to dry, and then buffed with soft tissue and cotton swabs. The finish is quite metal-like once buffed and cured. The mounted "Gold Knight of Nice" was painted using Krylon Bright Silver - much simpler, but not as realistic.
The Aurora models next to a 28mm BTD foot knight and mounted GW Empire knight for scale comparison. The Black Knight and mounted knight were posted before on this blog a year or so ago - apologies for the rehash.
Lord Bardolph, Henry V, and the Earl of Oxford all fought at Agincourt. 28mm figures of Joan of Arc and her standard bearer for comparison.
The back of the Band of Brothers, with a command stand of Perry French personalities for size/scale comparison.

St Crispin's Day.

Again, apologies for not posting anything newly painted, but I think I may have something in mind to work on soon. Warmest Regards to you all, and thanks as always for stopping by.

18 comments:

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    1. Lol! I forgot about morphing in :) Thanks again, Jonathan. Warm regards Dean

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  2. Impressive Medieval figures Dean!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Mike! Best, Dean

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  3. I think you're gonna need a bigger mantelpiece!

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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    1. Thanks, Aaron. I sure do - if not for figures, for more armor and weapons :) Lol! Warm regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Fran. He's my favorite too - well, I do like the Airfix Black Prince a lot too :) Warm regards, Dean

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  5. They are indeed very nice Dean!

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    1. Thank very much, Rodger. Regards, Dean

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  6. Excellent, love the scale comparison...

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    1. Appreciate the kind words, Phil. Best, Dean

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  7. You can see where your love of armour stems from, lovely models Dean.

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment, Michael. Your words ring true - these were part of my initial "armoury" :) Best, Dean

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  8. Eye candy, Dean... real treasures you have here!!!!! Thanks for sharing!! Cheers!

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    1. Thanks, RM. Appreciate the visit and kind words. Regards, Dean

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  9. Fantastic looking models, an excellent collection.

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    1. Thanks a lot, Matt. Your visit and kind comments are much appreciated. Warm regards, Dean

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