Dio-Bolical Monday No: 45 – “Death & Taxes: The Earls Visit – Part 23”

My third mounted knight in as many weeks.  Although I still have another nine to do, as well as plenty of base work to be completed on all of them, I’m feeling a little more happy with the progress I’m making.  Yes, things are going slower than I’d like but if I can maintain this pace then I should get the diorama completed on time.

Looking at the images, which aren’t that great I must say, I think this one will need a fair bit of weathering before I’m completely happy with it.  That can come later but for now I’ll settle for how it is and move on.

Although I still have another building to do it is the figures which I am more concerned with getting done.  Many of the figures, the mounted knights in particular, need to be positioned and based before the third building can be put in situ.  Having said that I expect I’ll branch out and start painting the Barn shortly.  The idea of swapping from figures to building and back again will help me maintain my interest I think but for now I will aim to get a few more figures under my belt.  You can therefore expect to see another figure next week but probably a peasant rather than a Knight.



22 thoughts on “Dio-Bolical Monday No: 45 – “Death & Taxes: The Earls Visit – Part 23”

    1. Good question Roger. I think the design of the pose is meant to be that his hand and arm are up to halt the riders coming up from behind but the hand is grasping rather than flat. I’ll have a ponder. 🤔


    1. Thank you. A steady hand is definitely a bonus but it’s becoming harder the older I get. All the more reason to make the most of what modelling and painting time I have. Inevitably the time will come to hang up my brushes. ☹


  1. Its great to see you finish another knight and I hope you’re able to get this mini looking the way you want in the end. More importantly, we’re all rooting for you to hit your deadline too!

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  2. Nice knight Dave as the colours you have chosen that yellow that I have said before I find difficult,well done.The hand john mentioned is strange as like you said it looks like it should be holding something like a sword, it’ll be interested to see what you come up with!

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