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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2005 9:05 am    Post subject: Statues by Jeff Coleman         Reply with quote

I have always had a love for statues and figurines that depict knights, vikings,ancient warriors, etc. A little over one month ago I ordered these two statues from Jeff Coleman. www.jeffcolemanstudios.com/knights.html Jeff's work has been offered by companies such as Museum Replicas Ltd. but I always like to deal with the source if possible.

Please forgive the lousy exposure.

Both statues are approximately 11 inches tall.
The first: Paladin's Honor



Second: Brother Knight




Jeff immediately contacted me after the order was placed, and advised me of the one month delivery date. He also communicated with me several times during the process and kept me updated, and the statues arrived safely and on time. It can be hard to find artwork like this that isn't fantasy based and I was happy to come across these.

Overall I'm happy with the workmanship and detail on these statues and will probably order one or two more in the future.

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2005 10:36 am    Post subject: Re: Statues by Jeff Coleman         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
I have always had a love for statues and figurines that depict knights, vikings,ancient warriors, etc.

I'm a fan as well, but had not come across these... Idea

Patrick Kelly wrote:
Jeff immediately contacted me after the order was placed, and advised me of the one month delivery date. He also communicated with me several times during the process and kept me updated, and the statues arrived safely and on time. It can be hard to find artwork like this that isn't fantasy based and I was happy to come across these.

Overall I'm happy with the workmanship and detail on these statues and will probably order one or two more in the future.

They do look quite nice. Personally, I like "Brother Knight" a touch better, but I'm personally focusing very hard on my Crusading era kit right now. I'd proudly display either! While I enjoy fantasy art, I'm glad to see the historical ones equally or perhaps even more.

One thing I do appreciate is the fact that the artist was upfront, honest, and open to communication. When this fails, things get frustrating... dealing with that from 2 sources right now, one pretty severely. When you find a good one, as this gent seems to be, it makes doing business a whole lot better, and repeat business much more likely.

Thanks for sharing!

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2005 10:38 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick,
Thanks for posting this. I liked the statues that MRL sold, and always wondered if the artist had other work available. Nice stuff.

Happy

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2005 10:52 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Oh my! Eek! I like the Brother Knight!
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2005 11:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The Brother Knight is my favorite of the two as well. The Crusader is probably my second favorite of the ones Jeff currently makes, and will probably be the next one I buy when/if. However, I didn't want two statues with a black & white cross-bearing theme. I went with Paladin's Honor specifically to provide color and contrast.

Jeff also sent me a print out of several photos of a late 12th cent. norman knight statue he did several years ago. Apparently it was made for a company that bought the rights then never produced it. It's a shame because it's a nice one too. Several times during our e-mail exchanges I've suggested that he really needs to do one of a Hastings era norman knight/miles. I've even hinted that it might be nice to paint the statues helmet and shield with a blue and white theme. Wink

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2005 11:22 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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... I've suggested that he really needs to do one of a Hastings era norman knight/miles. I've even hinted that it might be nice to paint the statues helmet and shield with a blue and white theme. Wink

Great... now we can all have our own PK! Razz

All kidding aside, that would be a neat addition to his offerings. The detail in his pieces is quite nice - was eyeballing The Crusader myself...

Money's significantly tied up in other projects right now, or I probably would... Wink

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2005 11:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Geez Patrick,
You told me they were in, but you didn't say they looked that good. Good grief, now I have to keep Linda away from your place because she will either steal those or beg me to...well, you know.......hahahahahahahaaaa. You can let me have them anyway, since you have no place in your den to put them....come on, be a bud. It'll just be a "loan" ya' know, kind of like loaning to a museum.

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2005 11:31 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad Arnow wrote:
Patrick,
Thanks for posting this. I liked the statues that MRL sold, and always wondered if the artist had other work available. Nice stuff.


Cool stuff isn't it? I was hoping the statues offered by MRL weren't a one-time thing. I did a bit of surfing and found Jeff's website.

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2005 11:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Aaron,

I'll trade you these for your current "project". Wink

I've admired the Lord of the Rings statues put out by Weta-Sideshow and have often thought it was a shame that no one did anything like that which was historically based.

Here you go..........

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2005 11:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

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Geez Patrick,
You told me they were in, but you didn't say they looked that good. Good grief, now I have to keep Linda away from your place because she will either steal those or beg me to...well, you know.......hahahahahahahaaaa. You can let me have them anyway, since you have no place in your den to put them....come on, be a bud. It'll just be a "loan" ya' know, kind of like loaning to a museum.


Shall I forward these photos to Linda's school e-mail? Big Grin

Let you have them? Let me think about it........................................No.

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2005 11:46 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick,
During your communictions with Jeff did he mention what he is currently working on?
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Patrick,
During your communictions with Jeff did he mention what he is currently working on?
Chuck


Nope. Now that you mention it I didn't even think to ask!

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2005 12:14 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
I'll trade you these for your current "project". Wink


To quote a friend of mine... "Let me think about it........................................No."

Don't think you could tempt me even with your "Big Johnsson" for this one, bud... Wink

Patrick Kelly wrote:
I've admired the Lord of the Rings statues put out by Weta-Sideshow and have often thought it was a shame that no one did anything like that which was historically based.

Here you go..........

Amen. Very cool stuff... may have to try to sneak one in somewhere along the line.

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2005 12:18 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Aaron wrote:
Don't think you could tempt me even with your "Big Johnsson" for this one, bud...


Believe me, no "project" could make me even consider that! Big Grin

Swords seem to rotate through my collection, even some high-end custom stuff. That one though, it's special and it's here to stay. Heck, I might even be buried with it if the kids piss me off!

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2005 6:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very cool statues. I must check those out! I agree with others, "Brother Knight" is my favored of the two.
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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2005 7:21 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
Aaron wrote:
Don't think you could tempt me even with your "Big Johnsson" for this one, bud...


Believe me, no "project" could make me even consider that! Big Grin

Swords seem to rotate through my collection, even some high-end custom stuff. That one though, it's special and it's here to stay. Heck, I might even be buried with it if the kids piss me off!

Somehow, I figured that'd be your response... Somehow, I have a feeling I'll be harboring that same sentiment here in a little while. Wink

Now, heading back to the topic at hand... it'd be a toss up between Brother Knight and The Crusader for me... I really dig 'em both.

Man... I have to stay on task... Worried

Bad Patrick! Bad, bad Patrick!

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PostPosted: Thu 13 Oct, 2005 9:30 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Come on Aaron, listen to Trooper Love.

Can't you smell the cold cast resin and enamel paint? Mmmmmmmmmmm..............................

You know you want it.

Boom chicka' boom baby.

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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct, 2005 3:57 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Those are awesome figures! The photos are great too!

My first choice would have to be "Final Blow". The action captured in that statue is excellent.

Second choice would have to be "Crusader" since that era was my first exposure to specific, historically accurate arms and armor and will always hold a special significance to me.
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There's something about the "Quest's End" figure that really appeals to me. His facial expression and body language speak to me. Too bad it's no longer available. I would like to have him come home and live with me. (Actually, it's a good thing he's no longer available, I can't afford him!)
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PostPosted: Fri 14 Oct, 2005 11:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Patrick Kelly wrote:
Come on Aaron, listen to Trooper Love.

Can't you smell the cold cast resin and enamel paint? Mmmmmmmmmmm..............................

You know you want it.

Boom chicka' boom baby.

Man... You guys see the abuse I take from this guy? Wink Always "spreadin' the love..."

Actually, I do want a couple of them, and probably will give in eventually... especially if I trip over another bonus check.

There's a lot of history-inspired art on his site, actually, that interests me. I found this effigy to be very interesting, for example:


Also, you just gotta love the Green Man:


And for the Druid in you, there's Daphne!


Now, if my sister-in-law will just get off her duff and do her job, I can have all these neat things - she said she was going to win the lottery, and share the winnings with all of my family. Razz

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