Friday, December 10, 2010
Codex Manesse Knights - WIP + 4
Finished all of the knights for the Early-Holy Roman Empire army. Only the bishop/Army General needs to be completed - after some research. Here are the last three knights:
Here is a picture of the Prankh helm preserved in a museum. It has a reinforced face plate, and was likely used for jousting.
The figure in the center is a Mirliton model of Hartmann von Aue; the two on either side are Old Glory models with Mirliton helms. The helm on the left-hand figure is based on a helm belonging to Albert von Prankh of Styria. The figure on the far right is painted as Walter von Klingen.
The shields have paper designs from Mirliton. The bases still need flocking, of course. I hand-painted the barding - including those crazy-looking chicken heads.