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weapons

in Inspiration for future work? Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:22 am
by Paul´s Bods • 1.314 Posts

Not really a suggestion for a new set but for weapon sets. I always run out of weapons for conversions etc and there are a few weapons that are rare, like Falchions, Plancon´s/Goedendags, mauls, decent sized (Length) jousting lances (also used in battle)
It could be sets of say 20 weapons a set,
Axes and Falchions
Swords, daggers, sheathed and unsheathed (even exotic swords like flamberge)
Maces, mauls, war hammers.
Plancon´s , Goedendags, Pole flails
Halberds of different types (voulge´s, lucerne hammers, Glaives)
Crossbows
Also sets of shields and helmets of different types.

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RE: weapons

in Inspiration for future work? Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:36 am
by Valdemar • 2.102 Posts

Could you help with some images?


Best regards

ValdemarMiniatures.com

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RE: weapons

in Inspiration for future work? Sat Sep 15, 2012 12:58 pm
by Paul´s Bods • 1.314 Posts

Ok...I´ll find some soon

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RE: weapons

in Inspiration for future work? Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:47 pm
by Paul´s Bods • 1.314 Posts

Mostly the swords so far produced would be fine for a set
Exotic ones;
Flamberge (flamed blade) They come as single and double handed versions..so the actual length would vary

mauls..basically a hammer. The archers carried lead mauls at Agincourt, knights later on..around 1400

maces

War hammers..the ones with a defined spike on the back are called Beck de corbin..ravens beak.
These also come as pole arm versions..about 1.50meters long


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RE: weapons

in Inspiration for future work? Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:15 pm
by Paul´s Bods • 1.314 Posts

Geodendags. basically a metal weight on a pole about 1m - 1.50m long..with a sharp point so it could be used for stabbing as well as clubbing

A plancon is similar to a goedendag except it has spikes on the sides (sometimes called a "holy water sprinkler")

Pole flails..like the hussites and virtually all the european lower classes used.


Pole arms
Halberds, stylised pole axes


Voulges / bardiche´s

guisarmes


Glaives, basically a large knife on the end of a pole..they got more elaborate during the medieval period

Hammer of lucerne (basically a beck de corbin, but with a spike on the end)


All the polearm genus together;


A really excellent site with virtually every medieval weapon type:
http://www.medievalwarfare.info/weapons.htm


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RE: weapons

in Inspiration for future work? Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:29 pm
by Paul´s Bods • 1.314 Posts

Sorry, I forgot
falchions, the swords of the lower orders.
Basically two types..Cleaver..a machete type weapon..more for hacking and apparently used by woodworkers in particular for daily work when away from warfare
and the Cusped type..a big knife

Cusped falchions

Cleaver falchions


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RE: weapons

in Inspiration for future work? Mon Sep 17, 2012 7:45 am
by Michigentile • 202 Posts

eh Paul....................if it were not you, have to invent!!! All very interesting. Thank you.

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RE: weapons

in Inspiration for future work? Sat Sep 22, 2012 11:48 am
by Valdemar • 2.102 Posts

Well I think I will have a look in my boxes, I have lots of the items and could make the following assessory sets:

- Shields
- Helmets
- Swords
- Axes/maces
- Spears/helbards


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RE: weapons

in Inspiration for future work? Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:13 pm
by Paul´s Bods • 1.314 Posts

I think they would sell quite well.
Spare weapons etc are always good for battlefield "scatter" or for re-equipping soldiers.
Example. A knight that has a sword in one hand means usually that he has an empty sheath ...but change the sword for an axe or whatever and this makes him having an empty sword sheath look a bit odd..even though he could have dropped it as would happen in real life.

One other idea...arrows. It sounds a bit odd but there are arrows made in plastic already, top two figs in this set;
http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=412
A set of a hundred arrows to stick all over a battle field dio would be very usefull

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#10

RE: weapons

in Inspiration for future work? Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:15 pm
by Valdemar • 2.102 Posts

Well there will be one arrow in one of the sets, but think doing lots of arrows will be too expensive. I did notice that Mich does use thin plastic and does squese the ends to make feathers, this works well and is a cheap solution


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RE: weapons

in Inspiration for future work? Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:11 pm
by Paul´s Bods • 1.314 Posts

I do the same..stretched sprue and a pair of jewellers pliers but with every 3rd one it doesn´t work.

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#12

RE: weapons

in Inspiration for future work? Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:24 pm
by Valdemar • 2.102 Posts

Here you can see the first 5 weapon sets which I have prepared... let me know what you think as they will ship for the caster next week...

medieval axes
medieval longdistance weapons
medieval maces and flails
medieval pole weapons
medieval swords


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#13

RE: weapons

in Inspiration for future work? Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:06 pm
by Paul´s Bods • 1.314 Posts

PERFECT!!!!
An excellent collection of weapons, each set covers a good range of weapon types

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RE: weapons

in Inspiration for future work? Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:18 pm
by Valdemar • 2.102 Posts

Plan to make a helmet set and a shield set as well...


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RE: weapons

in Inspiration for future work? Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:53 am
by Du Guesclin • 31 Posts

Hello, I translate my message by a translator of GOOGLE, magnificent the idea to make weapons and accessories, I am already very to interest in the prizes (lots) of the swords of hâches and fauchards halberds .............. and indeed on by the rest shields, I would need several prizes (lots) because I prepare a diorama with 400 figurines, the battle of Crécy, a making of transfers for fact 4 boards of 128 French and English blazons which participated in this battle.
When will they be accessible(approachable) ?

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