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Sean Flynt
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct, 2007 11:28 am    Post subject: Armour Model Kits         Reply with quote

I can't find plastic model armour kits anywhere and I'm wondering if this modeling niche has simply been overlooked. With a good reproduction full-plate harness costing more than $20,000, this hobby just cries out for well-researched plastic scale models of important harness styles. I'd happily pay $50 for a high-quality kit which, when finished, would stand 8 or 9 inches tall, including a museum-style box stand.

The kit could include:
• a featureless black mannequin onto which the armour pieces would be glued.
• historical notes on that given type of armour
• properly labled armour diagram/assembly instructions
• A box stand

These kinds of highly-accurate kits are available for just about every technological hobby interest--sci-fi, military, automotive, aviation, fantasy, etc. So, why not armour? I'd love to have a few accurate harness models on my bookshelves.

Is there anybody out there doing this kind of thing or am I just going to have to break out my Sculpey?

I'd settle for detailed helmet models. I've seen these for WWII-era U.S. and German helmets and they look great.

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct, 2007 12:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Actually...I just found this:

http://www.miniart-models.com/

Go to their "historical figures" page.

Unfortunately, these are all 1/16 scale. I'd like to see something larger and better researched. Still....



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PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct, 2007 12:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The "French Knight" has a poleaxe! One could do worse than these models, I think.


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PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct, 2007 12:32 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Cool stuff....


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PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct, 2007 1:35 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Not exactly what you're looking for, but Ignite has some fairly accurate historical action figures.

http://www.michtoy.com/MTSCnewSite/12_action_...gnite.html

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct, 2007 1:39 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Yeah, that's a different idea. Interesting, for sure, but lacking the detail of a good plastic model.
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct, 2007 4:00 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Depending on your artisic abilities and expendable income, companies like Seil Model or Pegaso Models sell some pretty gorgeous sculpts. If you have even more expendable income, but no talent, you can pay a painting service to paint for you.

This is an example from Pegaso, they cover a very broad range of historical interests.



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PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct, 2007 6:01 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Sean;

I seem to remember that when I was a kid ( many many decades ago ) there were some model kits featuring armour: I think I actually bought one at the time featuring a frog mouth jousting helm. This would have been made by one of the major model kit makers of the time like Aurora, Revell, Airfix ???

Link to Revell: http://www.modelsforsale.com/catalog/modelkit...782?Revell

I'm going to look around ( search ) to see if I can find more precise information.

At least this should tell you that this type of kit did exist at one time, although it might be something no longer being in production.

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct, 2007 6:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Found something that might be what you are looking for: http://www.michtoy.com/MTSCnewSite/figures_ki...odels.html

Also: http://www.michtoy.com/MTSCnewSite/figures_ki...gkits.html

Home site: http://www.michtoy.com/index.html

Lots of exploring of this site should be productive and somewhat " time consuming ", but fun.

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PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct, 2007 6:46 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

These aren't really model kits, they're more figurines, but worth looking at: http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=9314
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PostPosted: Mon 15 Oct, 2007 7:41 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I wouldn't be suprised if 70% or more of this site's patrons have at least dabbled in areas like this. Myself I've painted and sold hundreds of the 28mm variety, but these larger historical pieces keep catching my eye.

I'm not familiar with the plastic model type figures, but quite a few of the pewter models are right out of Osprey books.
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