Back in June (where did the summer go?) I painted up this Footsore Baron’s War figure with a bit of freehand painting on the shield to depict a knight by the name of Sir John De Belloows. At the time I did it I thought I’d quite like to have another bash at the heraldry at some point and over the last week I finally got around to doing so.
I decided this time that I would have a go at applying the heraldry to a mounted knight. I also chose to go with a different colour scheme, yellow instead of white, and a slightly different design. As you can see there isn’t much to choose between them other than the head really. Having done three paint jobs of the Eagle(?) – two at the back of the horse and one on the shield – I couldn’t be asked to do two at the front of the horse so I went for crosses instead. Lazy I know.
I really have no idea if there is a real knight with anything close to this heraldry, if there is then it is purely coincidence on my part. Accordingly the knight was in need of a name so once again I returned to my family tree for inspiration and thus settled on the name of my great grandfather, James Kimber.
Images of Sir James below.