Wednesday 27 November 2013

Edward the II

..and "friends".

Thomas Randolph, 1st Earl of Moray´s Schiltron nearly finished
The man himself
Standard bearer for Gilbert de Clare and Gilbert de la Hay, 5th feudal baron of Errol in Gowrie, Lord high constable of scotland, made Heritable Constable in 1314
And finally Edward II. Born 1284,  he would have been 13 when in 1297,  William Wallace was starting the uprising along with William the Hardy, Lord of Douglas. So yet another reason to scream at the´Historical innacuracy in the  film Braveheart,  as the actor playing him, Peter Hanly, (who was 29 -30 years old at time of making of the film) is definately NOT 13 yrs old!!!  

For Bartek, as requested, A couple of comparison pics of 1/72nd scale Bombards alongside a 28mm Perry Bod .  
1st pic Bombard (same size as the Zvezda one ) in the Zvezda base.
2nd pic,  From left to right.Mars, Fredericus-Rex and and my working bombard (same size as the zvezda one)


  1. Very nice work, love the bombards!

  2. Wonderful, wonderful figures and narrative. Best, Dean

  3. Lovely miniatures Paul, but those Bombards are wonderful!

  4. Paul, really nice work on this scale - I've long admired your efforts. I love how you've simplified the leopards on Edwards mount. As I say, for me it's almost always in 28mm but that difference in scale makes all the difference and your renderings in 1/72 are simply superb. Looking forward to the final battle - an incredibly important one and a most worthy subject.

  5. More great modeling, Mr. Bods.

  6. very nice :) i especially like that pike unit, very dynamic

  7. Fabulous work Paul, really impressive as always.
    Best wishes,

  8. really cool stuff! if only there was more 1/72 stuff availible elsewhere strange to think somone in 28mm would look at 1/72 products for something when they seem to have everything we have and much more... stange? oh well I have no problem with it but it's odd.

    1. Thanks Gowan.
      There´s some cracking stuff in 28mm, like the new medieval civilians from the Perrys (well, all thier medieval stuff is great) but not all thier ranges are as extensively covered as 1/72nd and visa versa. 28mm has a great range of renaisance, nothing really that compares in 1/72nd, and the range of WWII AFV´s in 28mm is lacking , but in 1/72nd!! There must be at least 20 Versions of a MKIV Tiger.

  9. Looks great as always, I think you really nail this scale and period


  10. Superb painting Paul and the Perry figure shows just how big those bombards are.

  11. Cool post, mate I never get sick of looking through your stuff, always original content :)

  12. Great what you do with these Strelets figures! Like the pike block!


  13. Thank You very much! i'm tryin to build XV c. polish army, can You take the photos of Perry billman (i have a lot of them) with the medieval powder artillery of Zvezda sets (this one: Do You have any of Mars Lithuanian - Rus cavalry (1/72, they are probably - i know it from Plastic Soldier Review- suitable for 25-28 mm)?

    Thanks and greetings