A return this week to some more Footsore knights.
This is the first of two little dioramas I have planned. The other will hopefully be completed in a week or so. The model itself is a simple affair, just three figures on a base with very little ground work. My image of the crusades is one of an arid and dusty landscape. Whilst I like the array of colours and heraldry painting knights offers I do find the Templar and Hospitaller Knights very iconic. Of the two I elected to go for the Hospitallers as I had a preference for black over white.
What can I say about the figures?
The tunic crosses were painted freehand as were the two shields as there is no embossing or engraving on the figures themselves. The flag was hand made. You can buy flags and banners already printed but I found a YouTube tutorial on how to make your own so I gave it ago. Not a lot to it really, the key is to use Oriental/Asian writing paper. The paper has more of a fabric feel to it and in my opinion produced a decent end result. I went for a simple cross befitting both the model and my first attempt. Once painted and allowed to dry a wash of PVA was apllied. When the PVA had dried the flag could be folded and shaped more easily and hold its position.
Images of the model below.