Sunday, February 19, 2017

'West' from StephenS: Crusading Knight


I know, the 'West', such as it was in 1096, weren't the only team to be fielding armoured men on horseback. Indeed, they weren't even the first to launch a war of conquest in the name of religion. However, the crusading knight with his shield and tunic adorned with the emblem of his religion, is still a clear symbol of what most would consider to be the 'West' at this point in history.



The model, a 28 mm figure from Gripping Beast, is a member of a military order commonly known as the 'Knights Templar'. The noble knight will serve in my crusading forces for SAGA and Lion Rampant.



I had hoped to finish a whole unit of these guys, but a small logistical error involving empty cans of spray undercoat, meant only one was able to hit the painting table this weekend. Which turned out to be a good thing, because even with one model to paint, it was still a close run thing!

Cheers,

Steve

13 comments:

  1. Very good work, Stephen - the horse and rider are both excellently rendered!

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  2. Well done Stephen! I have enjoyed seeing different crusade items in the Challenge, glad to see this as well. Excellent work.

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  3. Great colours and the armour is also very good!

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  4. Very nice Stephen - looking forward too seeing all your Crusaders deployed en mass at the club soon mate!

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  5. Great colours mate - he looks appropriately grimy and sandy!

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  6. I love the tones on the cloth!

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  7. That is a lovely looking Crusader, Stephen. I really like the yellowish linen colour you've achieved for his cloak and surtout.

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