*
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
July 28, 2021, 02:06:44 AM

Login with username, password and session length

Donate

We Appreciate Your Support

Members
  • Total Members: 9209
  • Latest: Bkroy12
Stats
  • Total Posts: 1516687
  • Total Topics: 105760
  • Online Today: 526
  • Online Ever: 1675
  • (December 28, 2020, 04:48:59 PM)
Users Online

Recent

Author Topic: A 15th Century Byzantine Project (20/06 p3 - Militia Unit Complete)  (Read 5075 times)

Offline Tonhel

  • Scientist
  • Posts: 415
Re: A 15th Century Byzantine Project (20/06 p3 - Militia Unit Complete)
« Reply #45 on: June 20, 2021, 07:31:10 PM »
Impressive :-*

Offline commissarmoody

  • Galactic Brain
  • Posts: 7859
    • Moodys Adventures
Re: A 15th Century Byzantine Project (20/06 p3 - Militia Unit Complete)
« Reply #46 on: June 21, 2021, 03:04:36 AM »
Wow, they look great!  :-*
Did you use the steelfist Tudor dolls as a base? Where did you get the heads and arms from?
"Peace" is that brief, glorious moment in history when everybody stands around reloading.

- Anonymous

Offline Sirolf

  • Librarian
  • Posts: 107
Re: A 15th Century Byzantine Project (20/06 p3 - Militia Unit Complete)
« Reply #47 on: June 21, 2021, 09:48:47 AM »
Amazing job. Captures the time period perfectly. Also lovely colorful unit on the field!

Offline Peter Rathgeb

  • Student
  • Posts: 17
Re: A 15th Century Byzantine Project (24/01 - Stratio-tests!)
« Reply #48 on: June 21, 2021, 03:30:34 PM »
Yes the cavalry are already cast I have quite a few foot figures coming that will be cast once I get a slot.
They have interchangeable heads so should allow a nice mix.

Are you already taking "orders"? I would be very interested!
Cheers,
Peter

Offline Atheling

  • Elder God
  • Posts: 10111
    • Just Add Water Wargaming Blog
Re: A 15th Century Byzantine Project (24/01 - Stratio-tests!)
« Reply #49 on: June 21, 2021, 06:04:34 PM »
Are you already taking "orders"? I would be very interested!
Cheers,
Peter

Me too!  :)

Offline Cyrus the Great

  • Librarian
  • Posts: 119
Re: A 15th Century Byzantine Project (20/06 p3 - Militia Unit Complete)
« Reply #50 on: June 21, 2021, 10:28:06 PM »
I, too, would be very interested in the near future!

Offline Condottiere

  • Supporting Adventurer
  • Mad Scientist
  • *
  • Posts: 748
Re: A 15th Century Byzantine Project (20/06 p3 - Militia Unit Complete)
« Reply #51 on: June 22, 2021, 12:55:00 AM »
Are you aware of Timothy Dawson's By the Emperor’s Hand: Military Dress and Court Regalia in the Later Romano-Byzantine Empire? It has a section on the 15th Century, though not as much as pre-1204 stuff.


Offline commissarmoody

  • Galactic Brain
  • Posts: 7859
    • Moodys Adventures
Re: A 15th Century Byzantine Project (20/06 p3 - Militia Unit Complete)
« Reply #52 on: June 22, 2021, 12:57:57 AM »
Are you aware of Timothy Dawson's By the Emperor’s Hand: Military Dress and Court Regalia in the Later Romano-Byzantine Empire? It has a section on the 15th Century, though not as much as pre-1204 stuff.


Wow, that does look like a great find.

Offline Condottiere

  • Supporting Adventurer
  • Mad Scientist
  • *
  • Posts: 748
Re: A 15th Century Byzantine Project (20/06 p3 - Militia Unit Complete)
« Reply #53 on: June 22, 2021, 01:22:51 AM »
Wow, that does look like a great find.

It's a decent book and while there's an obvious focus on court dress, the military clothing is usually a simplified version, though could be just as ornate.


Offline HappyChappy439

  • Mad Scientist
  • Posts: 825
Re: A 15th Century Byzantine Project (20/06 p3 - Militia Unit Complete)
« Reply #54 on: June 25, 2021, 02:21:48 AM »
Thanks everyone!

Wow, they look great!  :-*
Did you use the steelfist Tudor dolls as a base? Where did you get the heads and arms from?

Thanks! I used the Steel Fist Tudor Dollies for some of them (mostly to compensate for lack of confidence with sculpting large areas of cloth!), I've labelled each of them just to make it easier to describe:



1: Perry Italian Light Infantry body, WotR plastic infantry soft-cap head
2: Steel Fist Tudor Dolly body, Perry WotR infantry arms, WotR infantry command-frame soft-cap head
3: Steel Fist Tudor Dolly body, Perry WotR infantry arms, Perry Italian head
4: Steel Fist Tudor Dolly body, Gripping Beast Arab Light Cavalry Arms, WotR infantry command-frame soft-cap head, Perry Stradiot shield
5: Steel Fist Standing Tudor Dolly body, Perry WotR infantry arms, Perry Swiss head
6: Plastic Perry WotR infantry body, WotR Bill arms (with the bill removed and a TAG Ottoman Scimitar added), Perry Italian head, Perry Stradiot shield
7: Metal Perry standing billman body, Perry Swiss head
8: Perry Italian Light Infantry body, Perry Swiss head, Perry Stradiot shield
9: Perry Italian Light Infantry body, WotR plastic infantry soft-cap head
10: Steel Fist Standing Tudor Dolly body, Perry Agincourt French Infantry arms, Gripping Beast Arab Light Cavalry head
11: Metal Perry standing billman body, WotR plastic infantry soft-cap head
12: Perry Italian Light Infantry body, WotR infantry command-frame soft-cap head

The Italian Light Infantry bodies all have longer coats sculpted on with Green Stuff, and all the heads have beards (and modified hats) sculpted on, aside from the one Gripping Beast head. Hopefully that helps!

It's a decent book and while there's an obvious focus on court dress, the military clothing is usually a simplified version, though could be just as ornate.

Thanks for the suggestion! Rookie question but do they give sources for the interpretations for the equipment in the book? I'm guessing they're based on church frescoes, I'd be curious to see which ones they're using!


Are you already taking "orders"? I would be very interested!
Cheers,
Peter

Not specifically about the sculpts being on-order, but there's a second project-thread with the excellent Anderson Collection sculpts and conversions up and running now too, to signal-boost the work there as well!
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=131911.0


Offline commissarmoody

  • Galactic Brain
  • Posts: 7859
    • Moodys Adventures
Re: A 15th Century Byzantine Project (20/06 p3 - Militia Unit Complete)
« Reply #55 on: June 25, 2021, 02:38:00 AM »
Thanks for the answering the build question. Again, they look great.

Offline Atheling

  • Elder God
  • Posts: 10111
    • Just Add Water Wargaming Blog
Re: A 15th Century Byzantine Project (20/06 p3 - Militia Unit Complete)
« Reply #56 on: June 25, 2021, 08:14:14 AM »
That has to be on e of the clearest and most useful conversion "how to's" that I've seen in a while. Nice and clear if you know the miniatures.  8)

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
37 Replies
6822 Views
Last post September 21, 2012, 08:39:11 PM
by Neldoreth
19 Replies
6017 Views
Last post October 20, 2012, 10:49:09 AM
by Arlequín
3 Replies
1933 Views
Last post August 08, 2015, 05:42:57 AM
by Atheling
31 Replies
6014 Views
Last post October 18, 2015, 10:52:20 AM
by painterman
17 Replies
1432 Views
Last post June 19, 2020, 01:09:22 AM
by Condottiere