Saturday, 21 May 2016

Teutonic Infantry on the March

As per the titel, Teutonic Infantry on the March from Valdemar (VA 110)...another small dent made in the lead mountian for the 1329 dio

The extras (weapons /shields) differ from those shown on PSR
One set (there´s two in the above pic). 9 Walking bods and one mounted, a pack mule and bits and pieces -  weapons and shields.
One of the mounted bods I´ve painted  "Freestyle"" so it can be used elsewhere in the dio. The shields are printed onto Card. It saves time painting each individual shield and Card shields are easier to attach than the metal ones.



Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Bannockburn

Nope..not a return to the Bannockburn Project from 2014, this lot are a new Valdemar set.

Set contains 10 bods, 1 mounted kniggit, 1 downed nag and some bits and pieces, like shields and swords. The only small let down,,,no pole arms. You get a roll of copper wire to create spears which meant straightening the wire and creating spear heads. Easy enough to do but a bit of a pain so I raided the bits box for Spears and halbards.

As I´d just about exhausted the Coats of arms for the Bannockburn Project and for a bit more choice, I´m adding some from the Falkirk rolls.

De Pinkney´s nag seems to be looking for sympathy from the Viewer
The infantry I painted up as generic types with no  reference to them being scottish or whatever. Valdemar has a couple more Spearmen sets so the Intention is to collect them along with a couple more mounted kniggits and make a dio.


Henry de Pinkeny 
Fought at Falkirk and although he appears to be in a bit of a sticky Situation in the pic,  he didn´t die there.
Or a fess indented gules
Piers de Chauvent
That he was at Falkirk seems pretty clear but I can´t find any other info about him.
Paly of six argent and azure a fess gules

...now back to the lead heap and the 1329 dio.

Teutonic Knights (Pt3)

Another Batch to add to the 1329 diorama
Valdemar-Miniatures: VM029 Medieval mounted Knights resting......................




Sunday, 1 May 2016

Roman Villa MK2

Roman Villa MK2.
The design and size  is based on my previous  Upper class roman house (built over 3 years ago..how time flys!!)
This one is for a collector who wanted one with a removable Roof and internal deco.
Walls - Scratchbuilt
Roof - lasercut
Mosiacs/Murals/paving - prints
Without roof
Kitchen
Bedroom
view from the garden / backyard
Along with the  Villa,  a set of Beehives with stands.
Beehives - resin
Stands - scratchbuilt

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Teutonic Knights (Pt2)

More additions to the 1329 dio, This time a mix of bods from  Valdemar and Toma sets
 
Valdemar VA119 "Lone Rider"
Valdemar - VA162 "Old Knight Brother" The foot bod  is meant to be Holding a spear/Standard but I reckon he Looks better Holding the reins of his boss´s Nag.
Toma Miniatures.TM0018 "Im Zeichen des Kreuzes" (in the sign of the cross)
There´s 5 in the set but two are being operated on..the helmets are far too early for 1329.
The flags , left to right:-
Bailiff of Leske, Part of the Komturia of Marienburg.
The Town of Braunsberg
Valdemar  but from  which set I´ve forgotten

Monday, 25 April 2016

Goosey Goosey Gander

Yet another set from the lead pile and destined for the 1329 dio
They are made by Toma Miniatures  under the titel,  "Catch my geese"
As far as I can make out, a lot of Pictures from the Medieval period geese Show the Grey legged Version but I found a couple showing them with the classic pinky orange legs, one source being by Hugh of Fouilloy (aka:Hugo de Folieto  ) from the Bibliothèque Municipale de Troyes from the last quarter of the 12th century.
This site,  Medieval Bestiary, has a slide Show with several Pictures of "Medieval" Geese
Getting the geese to stay up on thier Little legs was a pain but it was finally achieved with the help of UHU second glue

Friday, 22 April 2016

Teutonic knights (Pt1)

Another set from the lead pile:
Valdemar-Miniatures: VA202 "Teutonic Cavalry Command"
The Standard is from the Vice Komtur of Elbing. Unfortunately the arm Holding the flag broke off and a bit of Frankenstein surgery (using the arm from another bod) was necessary.

Monday, 18 April 2016

B.O.B = Bunch O´ Builders

40 of ém, also from the lead and resin pile, drafted in as either what they were intended for, ie, Builders or as additional "place here and there" extras for the 1329 dio.
"Zombie builders attack!!"
A couple have had small alterations, like removal of measuring devices....
...and Tools. The one still Holding the handle..I lost the top of the pickaxe..I´ll add a sledgehammer type head later), the bod in the middle lost the head of his shovel so the handle was removed and the carrying straps were removed on the one in green.
Well, that makes 45 bods,  2 carts, 3 mules, an Ox and a cow since getting them on the 10th.
Time for a bit of a pause ??
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Nah! I´ve already got some primed and ready to go :-D

Thursday, 14 April 2016

Carts, Monks, Mules.........and Dobbin

The first Batch from the Heap of lead....and resin.

First the two wagons. Both are made by Toma Miniatures
Ochsen Wagon. I painted the ox black as most medieval paintings Show either totally black or totally (Cream) White oxen..and it saves a lot of time :-D
Hand cart. This set´s titel is "Faster Daddy, Faster!"
Three Monks (and a mule), also made by Toma

The two pack mules...I think are by Valdemar.
and finally, Dobbin.....also by Valdemar...I think






Tuesday, 12 April 2016

A Heap of lead...

..and resin.

A mix of bods, nags, Bullocks, carts etc from Valdemar and Toma Miniatures and all destined to take thier places on the 1329 dio.
There´s two other sets but I´ll Keep those under wraps for now :-D
A quick headcount of what´s in the pic, gave roughly;
35 plus mounted bods
90 plus foot bods
2 carts, and a mix of Bullocks, Donkeys/mules, pots, tables etc.....and;

Thanks Wolfgang, that should Keep me busy :-D


And...the Website for the
DIORAMICA 2016 (LINK)
is now activated

Sunday, 10 April 2016

Medieval bits and bobs

Some bits and bobs that don´t Warrant a post of thier own.

The last Batch of  sitting Knights for the 1329 Teutonic dio,
Wilhelm von Neuenahr, Peter von Rosenberg and Friedrich von Stubenberg.
A Fire place for the same dio
and again, for the dio, two chairs
Medieval female with babe in arms. Made using the legs of the priest and the top half of the female sitting from the Strelets Crusader Transport 2
I realised, after I´d made her, that there´s already a Walking female with babe-in-arms in the Strelets Norman Train set......DOH!!!