I mentioned in a post a few weeks ago that having returned from holiday I wanted to diversify a little from modelling Old West figures and dioramas, my genre of choice. To this end I identified the medieval period as an area in which to have a brief dabble. I was partly inspired by a fellow blogger Souls In Miniature. Ironically SIM is based in the good old US of A modelling knights of the realm while I am based in the UK modelling the Old West. Clearly we were both born on the wrong continent.
Painting figures of knights has long had an appeal for me but my modelling skills are simply not up to painting coats of arms. However I recently discovered some fantastic 28mm figures by 1st Corps which come with decals and transfers so thought I’d give it a go. I bought two mounted knights and below are the images of The first one duly completed. The second is under construction.
I have mixed feelings regarding the end result. On the one hand I think the model looks ok but on the other hand I can’t help but feel that using decals is a cheat on the painting. Having said that, hand painting the lance proved a challenge and finally came good. I will complete the second model and post details in due course but the jury is out as to whether or not I will do some more.
My experiment on diversifying is not proving too successful. I need to do a few more WW1 figures and a couple of RAF figures for my model club which I am looking forward to doing but I’m missing the Old West. A new building diorama is being planned. I don’t normally have projects running side by side but I think that will have to change. In the meanwhile images of The First Knight!