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Open Book Norman Knight - Hastings 1066 - Young Miniatures Review

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Guy, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Guy A Fixture

    Norman Knight - Hastings 1066
    1/10th scale resin - 7 parts
    Sculpted & Painted by Young B. Song

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    December's release from Young Miniatures is a 1/10th scale resin bust of a Norman Knight at the battle of Hastings in 1066. Sculpted by Young B. Song this highly detailed bust consists of 7 resin parts.

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  2. Guy A Fixture

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    Arriving in Young's traditional sturdy black box with all parts sandwiched between layers of foam. The smaller parts as you can see above are sealed inside a plastic zip-lok bag to insure against loss while in transit. The bottom photograph above shows all the parts laid out for inspection.

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    Above you see various views of the head wrapped in chain mail. As you can see by the pictures the chain mail is well detailed unlike previous comments in the news release thread earlier this month.

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    Above you see the four sides of the separate cast helmet. A small nose guard attaches to the locater hole in the front.

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  3. Guy A Fixture

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    Above you see the detailed chest portion of the bust showing the attention to detail Young has sculpted into the padded surcoat.

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    The top photograph above shows the axe next to the nose guard. The middle two photographs show the front and back of the shield. The bottom photograph shows the traditional bust plinth supplied with the kit.

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  4. Guy A Fixture

    Dry-fitting of
    Main Parts

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    Above you see the three main parts cleared of casting blocks and dry-fitted together. The helmet does fit firmonto the head but must of moved right as I was taking the photographs.

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  5. Guy A Fixture

    Additional Box Art Photographs

    Young B. Song

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    Another quality kit by the talented hands of the Young Miniature team. Excellent detail and dry-fitting. Highly recommended.

    Young Miniatures web-site
    click here


  6. Kandor8 Active Member

    Great review, Guy! This one's on my list!(y)
  7. Mark S Guest

    Thanks for the close up look at this one Guy.
    That chain mail looks great, the whole piece is a 'must have' I reckon.
    Another great bust from Young.
  8. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Yeah, I love this one. Definite must have again from Young!

    Jay H.
  9. Nap A Fixture

    Great Review , that chainmail does look good , with some wonderful details on the padded coat , love the box art and the shield design that Young B. Song has painted , will be interesting to see what designs and colour combinations we see painted

    .......definately one to look out for (y)

  10. megroot A Fixture

    Thanks for the revieuw Guy.
    Another one for the list.

  11. harto Active Member

    Super review. However, I recently bought this kit and have to say I still think the chainmail coif is something of a disappointment. First, which doesn't show up well on the pictures, the holes in the chainmail are of inconsistent depth and many are so deep they need filling somehow to create a realistic look. The chainmail coif itself is also unlike any I have seen in my references, these are normally closely fitting and internally padded, so shouldn't really hang loose and in folds the way depicted. The ventail (the piece hanging loose down across the chin which draws up to protect the mouth area), should be integral to the coif whereas the figure is depicted with the coif split all the way down the front. Likewise there should be some means of tying the ventail up to the side of the head so you will need to add a leather thong to both the ventail and to the side of the figure's head (most sources I have also mention the ventail tying up on the left side rather than the right but that is minor). Really really minor point is that the stitching on the leather edging is also inconsistent between outside and inside, both show stitches with virtually no gap between stitches when one should be the reverse of the other if they are meant to depict opposite sides of the same garment. I really love the rest of this bust, the padded gambeson is simply stunning but I'm probably going to resculpt the coif myself as there is just too much I don't like about it. If you want to see what I mean then you can google coif and ventail in images and you will get plenty of references.
  12. bagelman1952 Well-Known Member

    I did what you suggested John and googled Coif and Ventail and the images I came up with where very similar to the way the bust is depicted. The only think missing from the bust is the thong for tying in place. There was also an article that suggested that the ventail was in fact a separate piece. Of course this is not my period so I am no expert but I do like the figure as it is and will probably be adding it to my collection in due course.

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