Thursday, 23 February 2012

Medieval Litter (Sedan-chair)

A one seater, two horse power, top of the range method of getting around in the middle ages....fluffy dice optional. The second half of the medieval tax collectors set from Valdemar and available  as VA139 treasurer and his personal escort .

A couple of "pre-fit" pics.
Waiting for his lift, Bishop of Bodley, Antonius Bonnifatass
I forgot to take a pic of the inside so the crossbow (there´s one next to him beside the seat) is now not visible.
The only small problem with the set, putting the whole thing together. The horses are seperate and have a small ladder like piece as a connector. No matter how I tried or which glue I used...I failed to join them up. Eventually I came up with a solution. I removed the harnesses  from the horses and replaced them with thin strips of medical sticking plaster.(this stuff) Using the little ladder connector as a template I constructed a new carrying bar out of  cut and sanded down lollypop sicks. The new harnesses I  left long enough so that when the carrying bar was added, they could be bent up and rolled into place.
The historical bit. Entree l´empereur Charles IV a Daint-Denis 1378


  1. The Ford of it's day....., excellent model and work Paul!

  2. Wahou!!!!!!! that's a great work Paul!!
    like always the construction is imaginative and the paint-job is perfect!
    The crucifix is impressive: don't know the exact size, but it must be under 5 mm, I think?

  3. Ι'd say Audi!! :)
    Great work Paul!
    This kit is truly amazing....this Valdemar produces little piece of art!

  4. Very nice modeling, Paul. Your ingenuity is showing again! :)

  5. I think we can forgive you for missing the crossbow!

    Nice conversion job again!

  6. I wonder if the litter was meant as a portable alter/confessional or the "bishop" needed to be constantly reminded what religion he was with Crux in fis face?

  7. Sometimes I have to wonder if you are german. You use the english language so well you are always able to make a joke. for example Hugh Jarse and now Bonnifatass! :-D you have a command over the english language.

    Any way wonderful painting and I like the way you painted and decorated the litter. such a shame that it was designed for two people...

  8. The detail on this is amazing Paul, wonderful painting too.

  9. Looks like a Minerva to me (I'm a real patriot :-D)

    Excellent work Paul!


  10. Very clever solution to the ladder problem.

    Lovely wee set, looking at the girth of the Bishop, I'm wondering if that is his packed lunch he is clutching rather than the latest tithe collection!

  11. I really like this one, you did a great job. It can be the target of an ambush in a miniatures game!

  12. Interesting work Paul. Very cheap on gas!

  13. Great work, Paul! Looks lovely!
    Hope Bonifatass got sea-sick ;)

  14. Really nice figure with tons of character. It's great to see someone like yourself spending precious time on these sort of character pieces.