Friday, 25 November 2011

French Crecy knights












I've recently purchased a new PC and when searching through my files, I found these pics that I'd taken some years ago. I thought I'd stretch the time period for this blog and little and post them up. Afraid they are older pics and I think if you click on them they'll be Ok to view?
They are French knights, from the earlier part of the Hundreds Years War, from a army that I started and completed these knights and a crossbow unit, but then never finished. They are Games Workshop Bretonnian figures from the 1990s; possibly still available second-hand now, Perry brothers sculpts I believe and one of the earlier renditions of plastic horses - which look a bit bulky by today's standards but which created nice flat surfaces for applying heraldry.
All are handpainted- 'twas a time before Steve Hales brought us all relief through pre-printed shield transfers etc. I think I added the crown to the helm of the French king figure too - probably the most complex bit of sculpting work I've done with green stuff (not sure how!). Perhaps one day I'll return to do the foot figures...but not sure if the eye sight can manage it these days!!






13 comments:

Guidowg said...

They look fantastic, its a shame you didnt continue and finish the army. Terrific work with the hand painted heraldry.

Ray Rousell said...

Absolutely stunning figures!!!!!

Ubique said...

Beautifully painted figures (thank heavens for transfers, they even produce tartan now).

Regards,
Matt

Dalauppror said...

Stuning knights !!!

Bishop Lord said...

Great painting!! I know what you mean about the eyesight :-)

Jason

Willie Anderson said...

I was looking at them the other day front cover WI, fantasic paint job!!!

Best wishes

Willie

Hendrid said...

Very nicely done figures, definitely look the part.

Flags of War said...

great job :D

James said...

very tasty figures indeed. Back when the Bretonnians were good looking and almost drew me into playing WFB.

Lasgunpacker said...

Lovely figures, and it makes me wish that they were still available from GW, instead of the lackluster ones they have now.

Stephen said...

Fantastic stuff - there's something about hand painted heraldry that transfers just can't quite match ;-)

Curt said...

Astonishingly beautiful work, there. Wow, very impressive. My hat's off to you.

Curt

saxon dog said...

Still one of the best units ever!