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WIP Knight of the Order of Santiago, Pizarro Miniatures 54mm

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by tonydawe, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Hi guys,

    This figure is a bit of a "gap filler" between my last figure and the next. My heart's not really in it, but its a bit of fun and I thought I'd share my progress with you anyway.:eek:

    The main challenge with this figure is finding the right balance of shadows and highlights on the tunic, so that it looks suitably worn and grubby while still retaining its original white colour.

    I've never done a knight before; it's not really a period of history that interests me, although I know its very popular with many other Planeteers. From what I can gather this Knight represents the Order of Santiago in the 13th Century, which exitsted mainly in Spain and Portugual, and fought mainly against the Moors. Apparently the Order of Santiago continues to this day in Spain, which would make it one of the longest surving religious orders in the world.

    Pizarro Miniatures produce an eclectic bunch of fantasy and historical minatures, however from what I can see the quality of the sculpting and casting varies considerably from onekit to the next.

    I picked this one up from Matt Grech at El Greco Minatures at Euro last year and I have to say the casting was pretty ordinary (that's not Matt's fault); lots of flash and pretty heavy mould seams that required a fair amount of sanding and filing.

    As I said, this figure is really just something to do until I receive the latest bust of the Australian Lighthorseman from Phil Walden (hopefully) next week.

    Please feel free to tell me to stop wasting my time on crusaders knights and get back to modern stuff!!

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  2. loosehead Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    No you are not wasteing your time "MAN UP PRETTY BOY" and when the bust arrives I'll hold it till you finnished this one (Only kidding couldn't stand the crying) He has his own challanges this little one, will be interested in the surcoat,and the theme you put him in hope you follow through with him
    Cheers Bro
    Chris
  3. SRP Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Not wasting your time mate...paint it and enjoy it.....from every figure we paint..we learn a little more....(that was a bit deep..where did that come from)
  4. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Cheers Chris, if the LH bust arrives tommorrow please bring it to HMFS, otherwise I'll pick it up from you on Sunday. You forgot to mention the Bledisloe Cup results mate??

    Hi Steve, thanks for getting philosophical on me mate. Paint it and enjoy it- that's my philosophy to modelling.
  5. tony66 Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Not really your period and just a gap filler.
    It will probably turn into another one of your classics!
    I'll be following this one with interest.
    Tony Del
  6. 1969 A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    I am sure this will turn out just fine mate and might even tempt you down the path of crusaders and knights :)

    Steve(y)
  7. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Keep painting Tony.
    It should end into something you could also be proud off.

    Marc
  8. mil-mart A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hey Tony, look upon it as a challenge and even if you do wimp out , you could always change it into a Fantasy piece. Call it "Time travelling Mercenary" that way you could do a camo scalf and coat. :D;)(y)
    Will be following.

    Cheers Ken
  9. John Bowery A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Tony,
    Looks fine to me and does not say "it is not your thing":D:D
    Cheers
    John
  10. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Despite your encouragement guys, I have a feeling this one is destined to stay on the workbench for some time. I'm just not feeling the love.

    Most of the time I can't walk past the hobby room without opening the door and popping in for a quick fiddle, and emerging bleary-eyed four or five hours later, but with this guy, I'm finding excuses to not go in the hobby room.

    I'm sure we've all had that experience before; I know I certainly have.

    I appreciate your encouragement guys, but rather than force myself to finish this figure, I think I'll wait for my new Lighthorseman bust and have a few nights off.
  11. loosehead Active Member

    Country:
    Australia
    Bedisloe mate we have it no need to flog a dying horse bro and you get your bust on sunday if you be good or I give it to your wife and she will give it to you at christmas ( Gee's I'm mean but then it is good to be me)

    See you Sunday bro......... be good
    Cheers
    Chris

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