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200 mm Medieval Knight

Discussion in 'Figure News' started by MCPWilk, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I have completed this generic Medieval Knight in 200mm. The chain mail is genuine mail from a lady's purse from early last century. The rest of the figure is completed from Milliput with solder wire and plasticard as required. The weapons are as shown in a previous post (https://www.planetfigure.com/threads/200mm-medieval-equipment.115513/#post-921998). The helmets are made from Milliput, palsticard and plastic rod (for the rivets).

    The figure covers the period from roughly late 11th to late 13th century. I have paired helmets and shields as follows:
    Flat kite shield with boss with dome helmet with cross pieces and nose guard;
    Curved kite shield with dome helmet with crucifix nose guard;
    Large heater shield with pot helmet with face guard and
    Small heater shield with great helm.

    Large heater shields may have been used more on foot, small ones on horseback.

    It is worth considering that all armour, mail, helmets and weapons were made by hand (manus = a hand, facere = to make, hence manufacture) and were therefore valuable. Shields were almost certainly dispensible, but the rest would be looked after, collected after a battle, repaired and re-used. Knights varied in wealth from great dukes to lowly 'hearth knights', and so there would have been a great variety of arms and armour on any medieval battlefield. Clothing would also have varied from rich material to tatty cloth, especially after a period on campaign, and an army must have reeked to high heaven (the Templar Order forbade the knights from bathing!).

    Finished master with mace and bowl helmet.jpg

    Finished master with axe and great helm.jpg

    Finished helmets with shields, weapons and straps.jpg

    The master has been sent to Gordon Mitchell for casting. I don't know whether or not he will offer the helmets, weapons and shields separately for conversion work etc.

    Mike
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  2. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Very nice work indeed that, I like it a lot. There is a vast potential for mix and match here. The only thing missing is a kettle helm.
    Steve.
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  3. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I'll probably do one once I have had a figure casting back from Gordon.

    Mike
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  4. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    There isn't enough of them out there :D
    Steve
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  5. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    Country:
    Belgium
    " ... The chain mail is genuine mail from a lady's purse from early last century ... " ( excellent idea)

    So we can identify him as Robert the Purse ;)
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  6. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Mike

    Great thread and nice Modellng , love the use of the mail should cast up very well

    Hopefully the shields etc will be available from Gordon

    Lots of options for painting as well

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
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  7. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I was thinking Richard the Lionheart, Templar/Hospitaller Knight and William Marshall (probably more of a saviour of England in his day, than Churchill of the UK last century) for starters. It is amazing how simple changes in headwear, weapons and colours can make to the appearance of otherwise identical figures.

    Mike
  8. Reptor A Fixture

    Country:
    Japan
    Very beautiful work! This is a great work! Where did you buy ? Thank for this :)
  9. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    This is an original figure for Gordon Mitchell to cast.

    Mike
  10. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Photos of first casting from Gordon - I'll probably add a sword and base as extras:

    P6220018.JPG

    P6220058.JPG

    The question arises as to whether or not the shields, weapons and helmets ought to be offered separately as a conversion pack, or individually with each figure according to the modeller's preference - a question for Gordon, not for me.

    Happy modelling,

    Mike
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  11. Nap A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Hi Mike

    Looking good cast up ...nice one all concerned

    Be good to see a painted version as well

    Thanks for sharing

    Nap
  12. Helm A Fixture

    Country:
    England
    Looks very nice, it's going on ze list
    Steve
  13. DEL A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    It's turned out rather well and the scale provides a lot of scope for some impressive heraldry.
    Given the scale I think the shafts of the axe and pennon require a fair beefing up.
    Maybe make the axe shaft oblong in section.
    Cheers
    Derek
  14. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thank you all for your kind comments.

    The axe shaft is to scale, but the pennon staff is only temporary to show one of the display options. I would aim for a scale size of about 3-4mm.

    Mike
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  15. malc Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Would not mind a mounted version...... any chance.
  16. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
  17. Huw63 A Fixture

    Country:
    Switzerland
    I think thiws looks like a terrific kit. Not my period and a bit big for me but it looks great.

    Cheers

    Huw
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  18. malc Well-Known Member

    Country:
    England
    Any chance of a Mounted 120 knight ?

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