Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Andrew Harclay and friends

Another 4 kniggits from the Falkirk roll and additions to the Medieval Lords and Ladies list.
Andrew Harclay, 1st Earl of Carlisle.
He´s already been mentioned here on the Welsh Spearmen post but only his Standard was shown. Seeing as he´s quite an Important Person of the period he deserves a bod to represent him.
His Nag is from The English Cavalry of Edward I    I covered the chainmail effect on the caparison with a layer of second glue to create a more or less flat Cloth like Surface, as done HERE
The bod is from the Scottish Army of Wallace set.
John de Moels. Argent two bars gules and in Chief three torteaux
Kings Battalion
I´m not so sure about the Pithhelmet on top of his great helm. I haven´t found any contemporary examples so far,  although I´m pretty sure I´ve seen a painting from around the 14th Cent with a kniggit wearing something similar.
Richard Siward. Sable a cross flory argent
Kings Battalion
Amenieu de la Brette. This one was easy.... Gules.
Kings Battalion
Two from the original Bannockburn Project, William Marshall and Thomas Ercedekne.
I painted them but in the rush to get the Project finished before the anniversary I didn´t take any individual pics or just pics of their Men-at-arms, so linking them to the "Medieval Lords and Ladies" post was proving impossible. 
The Caparison on William´s Nag is scratchmade like THIS
This site is good, Aspilogia.
Along with other rolls it Shows The Great, Parliamentary, or Bannerets' Roll, c. 1312  It alone contains 1110 Coats-of-Arms!!!!!
The site itself has over 2000 C.o.A´s, some repeated in the various Rolls but it´s a heck of a resource

Sunday, 1 July 2018

Guy de Beauchamp and Friends

5 more for the Bannockburn Project and another 4 for the Medieval Lords and Ladies post
Guy de Beauchamp. 10th Earl of Warwick. Gules a fess between six crosses crosslet or
King´s Battalion
Thomas de Multon, 1st Baron Multon of Gilsland. Barry of seven argent and gules. There is a Version with twelve argent and gules but I took the version shown on the Falkirk roll.

Second Battalion
Johan de Wake. Baron Wake of Liddell. Or two bars gules in chief three torteaux.
I like the Coat-of-Arms so he´s got a Standard bearer
Second Battalion
John Ap-Adam III. 1st Baron Ap-Adam.  Argent on a cross gules five mullets or
King´s Battalion
The whole gang so far

I´ve still got a handfull in the qeue, including some foot bods as aides /Sergeants.

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Medieval Citizens I - Valdemar

The first set* in the new range of medieval bods from Valdemar..also available HERE
5 bods, two tables, a leg of Beef and a wee piggy wig on a ladder.
 Butcher and Baker
Mr C Saeryan and his "laddered" pig
On the link, the bod with the leg of Beef is shown carrying it, but I´ve left that decision up to the creators of the 1329 dio. 
I reckon such a boar´s head would be quite heavy and not easy to carry in such a way, but  as I´ve never actually carried a boar´s head it might be possible.
*Apparently, there will be a total of ten Medieval civilian sets which will add up to around 60 bods

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

Medieval Citizens III - Valdemar

Another set of Medieval citizens from Valdemar and available HERE
6 bods, a table, a crucifix, a Barrel and a set of scales
 Money Counter and  a showoff turning up with his big box of coins
Charlie and his chisel

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Medieval civilians II - Valdemar

Set number II from a new range of Medieval citizens from Valdemar. Available HERE
6 bods and 1 pig..
Hopefully the piggy is only about to get a shave...
I hope so, because it appears that in the middle ages, pigs etc were killed with a blow to the head with something like a mallet or the blunt side of an axe.
The theme of the set seems to be "Medieval Butcher" and the bod on the left and the middle bodette could, theoretically, be carrying ribs but I prefered some sort of bundles of material

Saturday, 9 June 2018

Zombie Dogs

Three of a bunch of Zombie hounds Kindly sent to me by Phil (Philotep´s 1/72 Minis Kingdom)
I think his idea of giving them White eyes is  better than my attempt..see HERE

The Zombie Dogs are part of the Zombie Board game by Twilight Creations
Also, they provide heads for creating "Wolfens"..as Phil did on THIS post. Phil used the Caeser Orcs for his conversion..mine are from Dark alliance.

Monday, 4 June 2018

Anthony Bek and friends

4 more for the Bannockburn Project and another 4 for the Medieval Lords and Ladies post
Antony Bek, Bishop of Durham, Gules, a cross moline (also recerclée) Ermine. His arms are also described as  Gules, a fer-de-moline Ermine.(as HERE) but the Cross Moline seems more likely
Commander of the Second Battalion so he´s got a Standard bearer
Sir Simon Fraser of Oliver and Neidpath.  Sable, six cinquefoils argent, three, two, one
Kings Battalion
Robert de Hiltone (Hylton) 1st Baron Hilton. Argent two bars azure.
Second Battalion
Thebaud de Verdoun.(Tebaud) 2nd Lord Verdon. Or fretty gules a label of three points azure
Second Battalion 

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Ralph de Grendon and friends

4 kniggits who took part in the Battle of Falkirk 
Coats-of-arms taken from the Falkirk Roll 

I´ll be making up a few more for the "Bannockburn Project". 
The idea behind the "Bannockburn Project" was to use solely Strelets bods. I achieved that Goal but as with most of my Projects, it has been added to. I´ve only got a handfull of Strelets nags and kniggits left, particually nags with caparisons,  apart from the  Medieval Britian set.
As it´s still complete and on the sprue, which, if anyone knows, is going for a small fortune at the Moment, I´m keeping as it is.
Maybe..one day Strelets will see the financial Advantage of reproducing the set but until that day, the bods stay attached to thier sprues and bods from other makes will be utilised to add the necessary kniggits.

Seeing as they aren´t Strelets Bods they will be based individually so they fit in with the rest of the Collection and can be used elsewhere.
Ralph de Grendon. Lord of Grendon. Argent two chevronels gules
(Fourth Battalion)
William le Vavasour.1st Baron Vavasour. Or a fess dancetty sable
John de Clavering. 3rd Baron of Warkworth and Clavering. Quarterly or and gules overall a bend sable overall a label of three points azure
There is an alternative where the Label is green but..to me it looks odd. 
Seeing as his Coat-of-Arms is so colourfull,  he´s had a Standard bearer added.
William FitzWilliam Or a fess gules
(Kings Battalion)
Of Course, they will be added to the "Medieval Lords and ladies" list bringing it up to 99. 

I´ve been a bit lazy in my welcome to the Blog comments lately so....
Not only welcome to a new blog Follower but a new member of the Blogging world, Ian,  who runs a new 1/72nd blog called Denyer´s Bits and Bods which, IMHO, is really great. 

Friday, 25 May 2018

Medieval "On the March" 1

From Valdemar. "VA188 ON the March "
It says on the link, " 11 marching kniggits".  On the pics of the set there´s ten. I got these ten plus another who isn´t pictured on the Fredericus-rex site and his pose doesn´t actually fit into a set of marching bods, more a fighting pose than marching,  so I´ve left him out.
Mostly, the poses are slightly altered poses from other Valdemar sets, bits of personal baggage added, arms repositioned etc.
Anyway, they aren´t yet  based as a Group as I´m planning on adding another couple of sets.
The Blue/White Coat-of-Arms ? This combination, White on the right, blue on the left turned up on a painting among the federation of Swiss Kantons  at the battle of Marignano but is an unknown flag. A mirror Image of the flag for the Kanton of Lucern?
Also, I´m thinking of adding a red band to the design so if they were based it would be near impossible to do so.
Left Hand top quarter..White /blue shield shaped pattern on a White flag. 

Friday, 18 May 2018

Andrew Moray and William Wallace

Two more for the Bannockburn Project, and two more for the Medieval Lords and Ladies list.
Andrew Moray
The real powerhouse behind the Rebellion? Well, considering Wallace´s downturn in Fortunes with the death of Moray after the Battle of Falkirk and a lot of Blind Harry´s Story about him being considered historically incorrect, ie; some of Moray´s achievements being given as those of Wallace, it Looks more like Moray was the man at the time.
Seeing as he´s not even mentioned in the Historically accurate docu film,  Braveheart, I´ve given him first billing here. 
Sir William le Waleys.
Commonly, his Coat-of-Arms is shown with a bordure counter-compony but the  Gules a lion rampant argent and a bordure compony of the last and azure was probably more likely, the bordure counter-compony being added because of it´s associations with illegitimacy.
I haven´t seen any versions with the bordure compony on the nags caparison but all red it looked a bit boring so I´ve added it. 
His Standard bearer..Jack Short?
Both joined with the entire army.
158 infantry
20 mounted

The Cavalry 
Someone showing thier respects to the english army