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Painted knights

in Gallery and comments Wed Dec 01, 2010 5:48 pm
by Ben90 • 428 Posts

I had a horse and a knight which I haven´t painted yet, so I´ve put them together and made a falling knight out of them. It`s the kicking knight from Valdemar with a Zvezda helmet. I hope you like it. The picture shows him together with two other falling knights (no "conversions"). I´m still not sure about the horse´s legs; is the choice of colour good or should the grey be a bit brighter or even totally white? Critical comments are welcome.

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RE: Painted knights

in Gallery and comments Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:38 pm
by Steven • 267 Posts

I love this Set. Great painted!

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RE: Painted knights

in Gallery and comments Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:22 am
by Andreas • 185 Posts

Hi Ben
Nice Idea , the legs should not be only white but i would prefer black for parts of the legs .

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RE: Painted knights

in Gallery and comments Thu Dec 02, 2010 5:49 pm
by ignace • 120 Posts

I like the set and the conversion.

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RE: Painted knights

in Gallery and comments Fri Dec 03, 2010 12:08 am
by Valdemar • 2.097 Posts

Great work and shows very well what happened to the French knights when facing the brutal and effective britsh archers. I am still amazed each time when I think about that the longbow was so effective that the last time it was used by the english was actually at Waterloo... that is right to fight Napoleon!


Best regards

ValdemarMiniatures.com

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RE: Painted knights

in Gallery and comments Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:06 am
by Ben90 • 428 Posts

Yes, the power of the english longbows... That´s exactly what I want to show on the diorama. It´s not easy because all manufacturers just have knights in full action, riding towards the enemy and on a diorama it looks like they will ride down the English easily. But the falling knights sets are just great for my dio... Thanks to all for your replies...

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RE: Painted knights

in Gallery and comments Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:06 pm
by Ben90 • 428 Posts

I´m very happy about this figure; actually I don´t wanted to use the horse and the russian infantryman from the Valdemar battle-sets because they looked too much like russians than french. But after some conversions I think this figure fits very good for my crecy diorama. The "cloak" on the tail-side of the horse is made out of greenstuff and the knight´s helmet is a conversion of a Zvezda helmet. I´ve cut off the visor and glued it on another helmet to let the visor look opened. I hope you like it...

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RE: Painted knights

in Gallery and comments Thu Dec 09, 2010 9:11 pm
by Steven • 267 Posts

wow, a great scene!

Btw how do you make the arrows?

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RE: Painted knights

in Gallery and comments Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:07 pm
by Ben90 • 428 Posts

I use a needle that I´ve cut into the right length. Then I put two drops of wood glue (I use "Ponal") at the end of the needle so it looks like feathers when it´s dry. Very easy and a good effect

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RE: Painted knights

in Gallery and comments Thu Dec 09, 2010 10:21 pm
by Steven • 267 Posts

Thanks I'll try this soon

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RE: Painted knights

in Gallery and comments Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:01 am
by Ben90 • 428 Posts

Here is a part of my cristmas present ... It´s the bishop of laon for my battle of crécy dio... a great sculpted figure, and it was a lot of fun to paint!

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RE: Painted knights

in Gallery and comments Sun Dec 26, 2010 9:00 am
by Valdemar • 2.097 Posts

Looks like many hours of painting, the fleur de liljes on the horse is absolutely fantastic.


Best regards

ValdemarMiniatures.com

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RE: Painted knights

in Gallery and comments Fri Jan 07, 2011 8:30 pm
by Paul´s Bods • 1.314 Posts

Amazing work on the Fleurs de Lys

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RE: Painted knights

in Gallery and comments Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:43 pm
by Ben90 • 428 Posts

Thanks, here are two more, finished some minutes ago:

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RE: Painted knights

in Gallery and comments Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:52 pm
by Steven • 267 Posts

great work!

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