Info Favorites Register Log in
myArmoury.com Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > French Knight figurines - completed pics Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Jack Geratic





Joined: 23 Feb 2007

Posts: 9

PostPosted: Sun 18 Mar, 2007 12:07 am    Post subject: French Knight figurines - completed pics         Reply with quote

hi everyone...

Here are a couple figures recently completed and both are 54mm scale white metal.

The first one is from P.M. MODEL and is entitled "Cavaliere Francese Crociato Sec.XII". The kit's great helm was kind of disfigured looking so it was replaced with one from Pegaso's assorted helmets package. Lead foil was added for the strap used to sling the shield from the shoulder and the spear shaft was replaced with a brass rod. The heraldry on the shield is a decal created from my computer/printer.

The second figure is from PEGASO - French Knight 1415. An excellently sculptured figure, but the spurs were kind of chunky, so a photo-etch set of western spurs from NIMIX fixed that. The ermine pattern is created from individual decals, again from the computer/printer.
I have more pictures posted at the FinescaleModeler website:
http://cs.finescale.com/forums/760070/ShowPost.aspx

Thanks for stopping by,

Jack
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Torsten F.H. Wilke




Location: Irvine Spectrum, CA
Joined: 01 Jul 2006

Posts: 250

PostPosted: Sun 18 Mar, 2007 10:07 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Nice work! The fellow on the left happens to be a direct ancestor of mine, on my mother's side... kinda cool! First time I have seen that crest, it seems to have changed over time.
View user's profile Send private message
Jack Geratic





Joined: 23 Feb 2007

Posts: 9

PostPosted: Sun 18 Mar, 2007 10:35 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello Torsten, glad you like them. I choose the crest from this website:
http://perso.numericable.fr/~earlyblazo/index.htm
There are several listings for Beaumont and different coat of arms depending on the first name.







View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Tim Lison




Location: Chicago, Illinois
Joined: 05 Aug 2004
Likes: 1 page
Reading list: 6 books

Spotlight topics: 1
Posts: 1,509

PostPosted: Mon 19 Mar, 2007 1:26 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice! Is that freehand on the shield?
View user's profile Send private message
Jack Geratic





Joined: 23 Feb 2007

Posts: 9

PostPosted: Mon 19 Mar, 2007 11:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hi Tim - the lion on the shield was an image downloaded from the net. Using corel photo-paint, I cleaned it up and changed the colours. It was then printed onto inkjet water-slide decal paper and then applied to the shield.
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Russ Ellis
Industry Professional




Joined: 20 Aug 2003
Reading list: 42 books

Posts: 2,607

PostPosted: Mon 19 Mar, 2007 11:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Okay you need to not be doing this. Happy I was into model airplanes once upon a time, combine that with this medieval hobby and... okay I do NOT need something else to spend money on... Razz
TRITONWORKS Custom Scabbards
View user's profile Send private message
Patrick Kelly




Location: Wichita, Kansas
Joined: 17 Aug 2003
Reading list: 42 books

Spotlight topics: 2
Posts: 5,685

PostPosted: Mon 19 Mar, 2007 5:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Great work Jack. I especially like the detail work on the right-hand figure.
View user's profile Send private message
Jean Le-Palud




Location: France
Joined: 11 May 2005
Reading list: 17 books

Posts: 152

PostPosted: Tue 20 Mar, 2007 9:51 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Very nice work Jack.

Here is a picture of a knight i made 20 years ago (from a Napoleon's hussar kit !!!). It is plastic 54 mm.
Don't look for any historical accuracy as this was not my concern at the time !
I had no idea whose coat of arms this was.

Jean



 Attachment: 42.79 KB
Fig49b.jpg

View user's profile Send private message
Jack Geratic





Joined: 23 Feb 2007

Posts: 9

PostPosted: Tue 20 Mar, 2007 11:49 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello Jean...
That is a very commendable job of scratchbuilding your own mounted knight. Except for those 'comma' symbols, I'd say the heraldry is exactly the same as the Beaumont knight I have here.
Thanks all for the comments and views.
Oh, and Russ - maybe you can trade in your wife so you have more funds for your hobbies? lol! just kiddin.
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website


Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Off-topic Talk > French Knight figurines - completed pics
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum






All contents © Copyright 2003-2018 myArmoury.com — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum