Monday, 29 September 2014

Orc Artillery

Way back then, even  orcs had some rudimentary knowledge of gunpowder, and after capturing some firearms from the dwarves they made themselves some  blackpowder weapons.
Bodies from Mars Polish Siege Bombard set, heads from Caesers Orc warriors.
Wheels from the RedBox Hussite artillery set, carriage from the Mars Polish Siege Bombard

Saturday, 20 September 2014

War of the Roses - Artillery

The start to a war of the roses Army. The gunners have no specific liveries, yorkist or lancastrian, which would have been common at the time and it enables them to  be used alongside other armies.
Serpentine from Zvezda´s Medieval Field Powder Artillery set, the gunners from Orion´s Medieval Siege Troops and Italeri´s Medieval Tournament set.
Previously painted gun teams have been rebased . Guns (Serpentines and Veuglaires) all from Zvezda, gunners from Zvezada, Orion and Italeri.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Medieval fight training

Knights weren´t Born knowing how to fight and had to be trained in the finer arts of disabling an Opponent. A set of Trainees and Trainers sculpted by Alex and produced by Valdemar.
The whole set.
The Young sirs Training. Due to the wicker shields and padded "armour", metal swords would be a bit over the top, so I painted the swords up as wooden ones
Sword master. (The sword isn´t just appears like that in the pic due to shadow) The stick in his left Hand is for administering "correctional advice".
For the "lower orders"...archery. I treid to add the bowstring to look like it was drawn, but it proved too difficult..and adding an arrow would have been impossible, so it´s now as if he´s just loosed the arrow.
Start em Young!!
A Feature of modern medieval fairs, the knock your Opponent off the log. I reckon the "Clubs" are in fact leather bags filled with sawdust or such like. Wooden Clubs would be way to deadly.
With this lot, my medieval civilian collection has topped the 200 mark..203 to be exact.
112 Adult Males, from that 16 Monks/priests and one Bishop
53   Adult Females.
38   Children, from babes in arms to "Teens"

I could add  another 80 plus, but 20 or so are based in dios or  they are town guard types or taking part in the Military convoy so not strictly civilians.

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Medieval Bath time (2)

Another set of Valdemar bods, made by Alex Gussav.
The last post I made with Medieval Bathtime was of  a couple in the tub but this time it´s the  nippers who are due thier yearly clean. They were a lot cleaner than one bath a year, as written in the 14th Cent Regimen sanitatis Salernitanum "The bath cleans the external body parts of dirt left behind from exercise on the outside of the body.”
The bases I made from a section of plastic wooden walling.

The whole set. 6 nippers and 3 Mothers/maids
The "haughty" Princess. My daughter wanted her to have red hair and a blue Dress...and her command was obeyed :-D
The "water" is made using Pattex 100. It´s "Kind" to painted bods (and the enviroment)as it contains no solvents.
This is an Excellent Little Vignette.
The nippers are tiny. How Alex manages to  sculpt  them I don´t know......
As ever..not only the poses and Body postures  are lifelike, the  bods stand on thier own two feet without bases or glueing (they are glued in the pics) but the faces are so expressionate.