Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Butcher, Baker, Candlestick maker....

Guild Warriors. In the medieval period they seemed to have a guild for just about every trade going. Every guild had it´s own meeting place and every major town had a hall where all the guilds could gather under one roof...the Guild Hall.
Enough babbling from me..there´s a lot of interesting facts about medieval guilds which can be read up on HERE
I´ll quote one part though, my reason for creating some Guild warriors;
"Guild members were expected to help to protect the town or the city where the guild operated. These civic duties included providing a militia for the town, policing the streets and constructing public buildings and walls to defend the town or city"

A couple of conversions using bods from the Zvezda Medieval Peasant army set and legs and nags from the zvezda French Knights set. The foot bod is just a standard bod from the Peasant army set, his scythe replaced with a flag.
Lord mayor of Styrow-on-the-Foam. He´s the elected head of the Money lenders guild so can afford some decent armour
Standard bearer for the Armourers guild
Standard bearer for the Woodcutters guild
Flags ( for the Guilds of Ghent, ca 1300 – 1450) from Dansk Figursspilsforening (HYW) There´s some really great looking guild banners like these;
 
Hello to Captiain LOL from Figurine Passion Blog. He paints larger scale figs, sculpts etc..and it´s well worth having a look at his blog...his brushwork on the North american woman and her child is really very nice.

22 comments:

  1. The figurines is really good paint , really nice work .

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  2. Again some nice converts

    ian

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  3. Very nice. Lovely banners and thanks for the link.

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  4. Nice work Paul, the guilds remind me of Pratchett's work!

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  5. Looking cheerful and bucolic, very nice pictures! The banners are impressive...

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  6. I recognize these figs, nice conversions and great paintjob!

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  7. Exellent work there :)

    Regards

    Hobbyworker.

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  8. Those are some very nice figures, the guilds of styrow-on-the-foam must be very important, and I dare to think what terrible occurence has caused this guild leader to take up arms!!! woodcutters guild where is his axe!

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  9. Really nice work, Paul. I like your medieval bods more and more. Where did you get the backdrop?
    The great colour in your figures really captures the nature of the Guilds. I remember from my medieval drama course how the guilds would present plays based on bible stories, and each guild would insert commercials for their trade into the play, so, for example, Noah's flood would have a long speech talking about how the ark was a great ship and if you wanted more great ships like, go to the shipbuilders in town X or Y. Great fun.

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  10. These are some great figures Paul, I wish I had access to some of these. It's the same for me as for you with Thunderbolt Mountain, the bank, shipping etc all too expensive. Maybe one day we can do a swap across and both get what we want on the cheap!

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    1. Thanks Anne.
      You can´t get zvezda in the US?

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  11. Very, very nice and great banners too - thank you.

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  12. Fantastic Paul. Great idea to combine the peasant with the legs from the Zvezda knight.

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  13. They're friggin' terrific as always! But you should stop painting for a few hours, take a nap and then get to that face-painting tutorial I have been pestering you about lately :o)

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    1. Thanks
      I shall do a face thingy..I thought about it today....whilst painting a couple of faces.

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  14. A very fine looking group. Makes me want to sculpt.

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  15. Great stuff Paul the guilds have always held an interest for me.You have a great collection I just wish some of these were available in 28mm you seem to be spoilt for choice!!!!!!

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    1. Thanks Willie.
      It works both ways, there is some really good 28mm stuff I would love to see in 1/72nd.

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  16. Great work Paul, the beards look spot on.

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