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"Reynald de Chatillon" the Red wolf of Kerak- 90 mm convertion

Discussion in 'vBench (Works in Progress)' started by Major_Goose, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hello guys .

    This is my last work , Reynald de Chatillon, the so called Red Wolf of Kerak, one of the nightmares of Saladin. scale 90mm

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    I used the torso of Romeo's last Crusader figure.
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    along with combinations of hands and , head from other Gianni La Rocca crusaders for Pegaso,

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    and i resculpted some parts of the figure , till i had the result i wanted.

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    Some these were stages of the scratch procedure , here is the start of the base

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    and the finished and painted miniature follows .....


    I hope u like it , and as always any comments are welcome.


    My best regards for Merry Christmas and a Healthy - Happy new Year, for all of you and your families.

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  2. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
  3. Markus Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Germany
    Hi Costas,

    great work my dear friend !!!!

    Take care,
    Markus
  4. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thanks a lot Markus . Best wishes for the holidays
  5. Tommi A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Costas

    That is a real nice conversion and paint job, I like this very much :cool:

    Merry Christmas

    Tommi
  6. Kisifer Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    My friend Costa "kala tha peraseis"...you really did great with this conversion. It's really good to see also the changes that you made before painting. Kales Giortes me ygeia panw ap'ola.

    Xenofon
  7. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thanksa lot Tommi . Merry Christmas
  8. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thanks a lot Xenofon, my friend , keep safe and have a real good time !!!!
  9. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Very well done, Costas! Terrific conversion!

    All the best,
    Dan
  10. Johan Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Belgium
    coat of arms of Châtillon

    Costas, great figure, well painted !!
    1 thing : Renaud de Châtillon may have had a coat of arms - he was indeed of the ancient French Châtillon family, whose coat of arms was carried into just about every medieval battle that is known to us - there was always a Châtillon who rode into battle in just about every medieval war !
    Actually the coat of arms is quite beautiful, and it's quite well known too; you could consider it as the coat of arms of the stereotypical French knight.
    I post it here in attachment.

    Cheers, and merry christmas !

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  11. Sambaman Well-Known Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Well done Costas. Nice simple conversion and a striking figure!

    Jay H.
    OKC
  12. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Really good conversion.
    I like what you have done.
    Costas, please explain:Why did u use two different crosses, on the shield and the coat. I think (please correct if i'm wrong) u used the Maltezer and the Tempeliers cross.

    Marc
  13. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thanks a lot Dan. Merry Christmas
  14. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Dear Johnan thanks for the information. According to Islamic text writers of the times of the Crusades , he was dressed like the rest of the Templars, at least while he was doing his attacks on the caravans of pilgims, and this was also the reason that Saladin wanted his head , like mad .

    Of course as a French knight he would have a family coat of arms , as almost all knights that served at the Crusades, but entering the Templars, they were dressed under this code , at least in the battle
  15. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Thanks a lot Jay . merry christmas
  16. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Hi Marc and thanks for your comments. According to writers for the times of the Crusades, it was really an everyday insident that a knight , of noth sides would be found to fight with weapons of a lot of kinds, and even with enemy;s weapons , caught on battle. So i preffered to break the monotony and use a different cross on the shield.

    Consider it if you like artistic license, but with no distance form reality , as many Crusaders were described to fight with the islamic ghiatagans (Muslims curved swords )
  17. ArturM Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Poland
    Hello, my friend!
    Great work! I like figure and scenic base. Compliments

    cheers
    Artur
  18. renarts Active Member

    Country:
    United-States
    Johan,
    Secular knights of the Chatillion household may have used thier coats of arms but he is depicted here as a Templar, and they were not allowed to use their personal familial arms in their livery. Only those of the order.

    I like this figure and you did a good job Costas. Thanks for sharing this.
  19. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Arthur , thanks a lot my friend . Merry Christmas
  20. Major_Goose Well-Known Member

    Country:
    Greece
    Mike thanks for commenting. This was also my idea, about the coat of arms. Merry Christmas

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