Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Back to the Brushes 89

Over the last few days the fellow below has been painted. This is the first figure for a base of Christian Mercenary Knights that will fit in with the El Cid and Norman eras well.

The armour still needs a dark wash to remove the nearly new look and a decision has to be made on the horse. The original Gripping Beast horses never really hit the mark. They paint up reasonably well, however the sculpting isn't the best. The decision to be made is whether or not to replace with newer sculpts, the problem being that this will mean replacing a lot of horse-flesh. Decisions, decisions.

In case you are wondering the figure represents William the Bastard, although the choice of weapon will not be a club and a shield is to be added to. It is the central figure after all.

More to follow shortly.

Cheers for now


Simon Miller said...

The figure looks nice, but I agree with you about the old GB horses. They are only fit for the knackers! ;-) Simon

Andrew Saunders said...

Nice figure and yes the early horse should have been committed to the glue factory

DeanM said...

Nice work on ol' Will. The armor looks good. I want a William figure, especially on pushing back the helmet per the tapestry too. Best, Dean

The Kiwi said...

Interesting pose with pushing the helmet up.

roma912 said...

Thanks for the comments, greatly appreciated. It is looking like the horses are for the melting pot. Conquest games looking like a good option as replacements. Cheers, Ross