Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving & a Few Perry WotR Mtd Characters

Here are several Perry Wars of the Roses mounted characters which I picked up from my buddy Ron back in September at a Lion Rampant game day. They consist of figures from the Yorkist and Lancaster packs - only five figures as he must've kept the cool rearing horse "Warwick" figure. He sold them to me without the horses, so I ordered some of the plastic horses from the Perrys' accessories range. The figures were actually painted several weeks ago, but I just received the order of horses a few days ago. Here they are with a previously painted Queen Margaret figure.
Left to right: Herald with a majestic-looking Henry VI; Duke of Somerset with Queen Margaret prior to the Battle of Tewkesbury; Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick and his standard bearer at the Battle of Barnet.
The plate barding on Henry VI's and the Earl of Warwick's horses are spare parts from the Mounted Men at Arms box.
How they might have looked if they were victorious over Edward IV at Barnet.
The horses were blocked painted and then given a wash of Minwax Tudor Satin stain. The can of stain was already almost dried and thinner was added to soften it. However, the stain ended up having a bunch of globules which had to be brushed off. The can was thrown away afterwards.
The plate barding for the Kingmaker was cut in half - fore and aft to allow proper seating of the figure.
The cantels of the saddles on the plastic horses were trimmed off as the metal mounted figures have this piece cast as part of the figures. Otherwise, the fit is very good.
 
An earlier painted Henry VI and Duke of Buckingham as they might've appeared at First St Albans are on the far right.
The past few weeks have been quite hectic with heavy winds blowing down our backyard fence (15 years old with rotten posts) and also a minor fender bender to my car - both since repaired (insurance covered most of it), so happy to get this post onto the blog. Holiday cheers to all!

36 comments:

  1. Lovely work, Dean. I like the effect you got on the armour, which is set off nicely by the standard.

    Happy Thanksgivings to you, too.

    I forgot it was Thanksgiving- aside from falling on different dates in Canada and the US, it isn't celebrated as such in Japan, so like Easter it always just drops off my radar (although today is actually the Labour Day holiday here).

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    1. Thank you very much, Robert. Yes, I had considered the post's title, figuring Thanksgiving is a US holiday/observance only, might seem a bit "centrist." :) Warm regards, Dean

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  2. Happy to see more awesome miniatures!
    Thank You Dean and Happy Thanksgivings to you!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Michal! We're into the holidays now. Kind regards, Dean

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    1. Thanks, Geordie! Warmest regards, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much, Dmitrii! Kind regards, Dean

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  5. Fantastic brushwork.
    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  6. Very nice! Painting, basing and banner, all is great!

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    1. Thanks, Phil. Yes, I just love the Warwick banner from the Perry kits. Best, Dean

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  7. Nice work Dean, Love the Heraldry! I got some dirty rotten Lancastrians to paint up too!

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    1. Thanks, Chris. You might take some solace that not few of them changed sides over the course of the Wars :) Cheers, Dean

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  8. These look lovely! Happy Thanksgiving Dean!

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    1. Thank you kindly, Nick. Best to you too.

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  9. Very striking figures, Dean! They are marvelous. Happy Thanksgiving to you, and I hope the holiday season will treat you and yours well.

    Best wishes,
    Aaron

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    1. Thank you very much for your kind words, Aaron. Best to you and yours as well! Dean

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  10. These are very nice Dean and Happy Thanksgiving.

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    1. Thanks, Michael. Maybe a time to paint up a giant turkey! :) Best, Dean

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  11. Excellent nobles to add to your project.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks, Jonathan! Same to you! Dean

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  12. Wonderful stuff mate. They really are very good indeed!

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    1. Thanks so much, Millsy! Best regards, Dean

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  13. You can't have enough command figures especially superbly painted ones! Happy Thanksgiving Dean!
    Best wishes,
    Jason

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    1. Thank you very much, Jason. Warm regards, Dean

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  14. Superb work as usual Dean! Happy Thanksgiving to you.

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  15. Very fine work indeed Dean a Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you kindly, Christopher! Warm regards, Dean

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  16. I wondered what you were up too, glad to see you back which means you survived the fender bender, and did not have the fence fall on you. Ah, the life of a wargamer, it's never easy is it. Oh yeah, and nice figures:)

    Cheers
    Kevin

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    1. Thanks a lot for your kind words, Kevin. All is well. Best regards to you too.

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  17. Lovely looking characters, very nice heraldry!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks, Iain! Heraldry painted for effect rather than accuracy, once again :) Warm regards, Dean

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