Sunday, 6 October 2019

Knights of the Round Table

Another Project, along the lines of Painting the Coats-of-Arms of the Magna Carter Knights.
This time only 12 in total..the ones that sat at the table but there´s quite a few others so I might just add one or two others along the way.

Knights of the Round Table

I´m taking the C-o-A Patterns from the Heraldic society´s page as there are other versions for one or two of the characters, Bors being a good example. He is shown (as in the link on his name) as having dárgent and two bendlets Azure but in sinister on a window at St Cuthbert´s Church, Holme Lacy (Here)
The Bendlets being sinister and therefore not common could either be a mistake on behalf of the window maker* or deliberate as to distinguish Bors from the normal way of Things.  Anyway, it ain´t on the Heraldic Society site so of no interest.
Well, it was a wee bit interesting but not relevant seeing as I´m sticking to one source for sanity´s sake.


First up, Bors de Ganis. (Right)Son of King Bors, so Bors the younger but commonly referred to in the legend as King Bors. Ermine, three Bendlets gules
Lancelot du Lac. (Left) Argent, three Bendlets gules. His C-o-A is also shown as having one or two red Stripes on White.
The kniggits and thier Nags are from the Revell/Accurate French Knights set, the riders are converted. Obviously thier armour is a wee bit "modern" for the modernist supposed time of the Arthurian legend but I don´t really  like  the post Romano depiction. IMHO, they were Knights in Shining armour not a bunch of "we missed the last Galley out"  Legionaries so I´ll be using bods from across the Medieval  time period shown at PSR:

They will be added to the list on the Medieval Lords and Ladies Post as even though they are the stuff of Legend, Robin Hood is already there so why not?

*Sorry, Glasier

13 comments:

  1. Hi Paul! Your ability at painting and converting is always impressive. I like your opinion about the knights of the round table, I guess you were impressed by the movie "Excalibur" by John Bormann a long time ago ;-)

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    1. Thanks Phil. Yep, that´s my Inspiration :-) And, I could add the C-o-A´s to Romano types..would be easier just paint it on a Shield once rather than 5 - 7 times on the caparisons and surcoats but it woudn´t look righ´t to me.

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  2. Staggeringly good work Paul, I just don't know how you manage such intricate work

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    1. Thanks matey :-) A lot of Hours spent squinting through a magnifying glass with a lot of coffee breaks to allow myself to relax.

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  3. I like all your work but your knights are exceptional 👍

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  4. SUperb as ever Paul, and these colors are truly superb!

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  5. So lovely Paul, smashing work Sir.

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  6. I share your Arthurian sentiments exactly, Paul. Terrific work, as always. Is there a Merlin in the works?

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  7. I prefer the "romano-british" Arthurian concept, but no doubt these colourful Camelot knights in shining armour look awesome. you will need to make a "prince Valiant" figure to go with them

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  8. Paul, sadly most of the pictures hanging by Medieval Lord and Ladies post present broken links! Maybe you can work it out? I remember great figures over there to watch..

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    1. The Tinypic links ?They shut down last month taken the pic links with them. Stupidly I had used them in the past and never got around to replacing the pics to Blogger ones. I´m slowly replacing them, 2-3 Posts a day. I luckily have 90% of the pics stored but it takes a while

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  9. beautiful painting beautiful work.

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  10. Nice work Paul. Really like the colour scheme especially the dark armour.

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