Saturday, 25 March 2017

Richard III and Sir Percival Thirlwall painting


After DSC's comment in my previous post on this painting, (See link below) I thought I should add the crown to Richards Sallet. 
Richard III and Sir Percival Thirlwall




To see more pics of this and  my other R III paintings click the link below.


Thursday, 26 January 2017

Agincourt in miniature

Earlier I posted some very interesting paper knights made by Zio Prudenzio. At the time I was unable to find a link to these lovely and accurate kits.

Well, I have found a link and anyone who would like to have a go at making these kits should follow this link. It will take you to the home page and the knights are in the soldier section. click on the period you want and the kits should appear. To download the PDF's  you have to click on the tiny red arrow above each photograph. (some pics are now missing but the download should still be available. If you are diverted wait a couple of seconds and the pdf should appear, then just go to the top right and click on the download arrow.

Below is the Link to Zio's Paper kits.


In all there are 14 English knights some mounted or standing, 8 different archers and 9 different types of foot soldier including artillery.  44 French mounted or standing knights and 9 different types of common soldier including crossbowmen and artillery.



Although the key components and method of construction is primarily the same throughout, each figure is different and if you consider the endless poses available there is no reason why a very large battle scene should not be made up.


Although I have no pictures Zio also made a considerable number of 14th C knights and various other period figure kits (all can be seen and downloaded on the site above).


Please do take a look, If you like these photo's  you wont be disappointed