This site was created late in 2008, just a few years after first becoming involved in wargaming. As you can tell by the name, WAB was my introduction to this community. I appreciate the following and comments this blog receives, and give all thanks and credit to my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. It may seem odd that this blog appears to focus on the folly of mankind's continuous warfare, but I believe I can still enjoy this hobby so long as I put Him first in all I do. Maranatha!
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.