Saturday, 14 April 2012

Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem

Two members of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. (Ordo Equestris Sancti Sepulcri Hierosolymitani, Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem .. try saying that when your drunk)
One of the 5 oldest  of the Military orders, along with the Templers, ( Pauperes commilitones Christi Templique Solomonicthe - Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon  ) Knights of Lazarus    ( Ordo Militaris et Hospitalis Sancti Lazari Hierosolymitani  -Military and Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem )  the Knights Hospitaler  and the Teutonic Knights  ( Ordo domus Sanctæ Mariæ Theutonicorum Hierosolymitanorum - Order of Brothers of the German House of Saint Mary in Jerusalem )

Enough of the history....
These were painted for a comp at Valdemar forum, Rules to have at least one horse, one knight or sergeant from one of the military orders, water and sand. After a lot of research I couldn´t find what symbol a sergeant of the Order would carry so I´ve gone for the basic red cross.
During my searches I found a really good site about the military orders..the Catholic Encyclopedia, tons of info and links.

A knight (and or sergeant), sand and water. I´m rubbish at making artificial water so ..a´s got water in it.

Not really apparent from the photo, I´ve tried to get two different shades of white..a brown based one and one black based...

Hello to Milliput Polska...needs no explanation


  1. Astonishingly good as always!

  2. They look excellent Paul. And thank you for the background information!
    The well? Scratchbuilt?


    1. Thanks :-D
      The well is scratch built..foamcore, sticks from the garden and a blob of Babybell wax for the counterweight

  3. Fine job of research, and painting and posing. I'd swear that the top part of the well is made of 'mud' bricks(?); and the shadows on the sand are a touch of the Master!

  4. Great scene and thanks for the link.

  5. What is about knights and particularly crusader knights that is so wonderfully appalling? Great work again Paul.

  6. Great work yet again Paul :)

  7. The well and the knight are my favourites, another great work Paul...

  8. It's allways good to see a new scenery from you, have you try the yellow based shade of white ?

  9. Great work, The Knight looks suitably menacing

  10. That's a lovely diorama. The scenic base is superb!

  11. I think the Jerusalem cross is a very effective and pretty symbol - hope you win/won the comp!

  12. very good as always. you always have the right background for the job

  13. Again great setting, hope you win the contest.