Monday, December 13, 2010

13th Century German Knights


Well, I haven't finished any projects in a while, but here are some figures I painted for a double-sized Medieval German DBA army about 5 years ago. Figures are a mix of Italeri, Zvezda, Caesar and Strelets. If I was doing this again now I would be using a lot of wonderful Valdemar figures. I hope you enjoy them.




10 comments:

  1. They look bloody impressive mate...
    Cheers
    Paul

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  2. Thanks mate! High praise coming from you - I love your medieval figures.

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  3. Very nice!, are they all painted as real knights coats of arms?

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  4. Yay for 1/72 DBA! Looks good. I'm glad to see you didn't have to deal with molded shield and barding designs. I hate those. I tried slicing off the shield designs from my Italeri Celts, but the shield looks all messed up after.

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  5. Not my era, but you have got to love great painting!

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  6. THanks for the kind comments.

    Andrew - most of the shields and trappings did have moulded designs. It was a nightmare carving them off.

    Ray - most of the shield designs are from the Manesse Codex, a great register of German heraldry from c.1300. The whole thing is digitised by Heidelberg University:
    http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/cpg848?sid=bcddd7e55b709330d9d85171d27ccfdb

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  7. Great looking figures. There can't be many things more impressive than a group of medieval knights in full flow (even mini ones!).

    Regards,
    Matt

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  8. Impressive!!!
    So many colours, so nicely blended together!!!
    Magnificent work Mr. Alanus!!
    T.

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