Saturday, 1 March 2014

RP No 155 Knights Templer Casualty



This is my entry into the Casualty bonus round in Curt's Painting Challenge, I hoped I was in with a chance of atop 3 placing with this entry, but looking at the quality of others entries I've no chance. Michael Awdry has stolen the show once again with a simply fantastic entry, its quite sickening really!!!!


Just brilliant stuff!
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My Crusader figure is made by Old Glory and is a 12th Century Crusader. I originally undercoated him and the rest of the pack for last years Challenge, but they never made it to the table. So when I had to pick out a casualty figure to paint up, this was my first thought. I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I toyed with the idea of painting him as a Knights Hospitaller all in black, but chose a white coated Templar instead, but he could be any Crusader Knight really. The arrows are all homemade and were a right pain to make, especially with these little sausage fingers!!! I found the flag online and thought it added a nice flash of detail and colour to the figure, I tried to glue it in place so it looked like he had just let go of the pole, which can only really be visible in the pic below.
So if you haven't already get on over to Curt's blog here and caste your vote or votes on which figures you think are the best, but you've only got until Saturday night, so you better hurry!!!










81 comments:

  1. Outstanding vignette, Ray! Your knight is about to get a mouthful of dirt.

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    1. I don't fancy his chances, not with that big sticky thing poking out of his chest!

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  2. Fantatsically dynamic entry mate - well done indeed

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  3. What a great looking mini. Well done Ray.

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  4. Excellent movement on this falling casualty, Ray. It really shows the moment of impact - the Templar will likely be eating dust in a second. Best, Dean

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    1. He probably won't get a chance to taste it though!!

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  5. I voted for your crusader, I really liked the animation in him! It is really hard to select a few, I can't keep it down to three or five votes. I decided to vote by criteria of gaming, but the Ripper is a glorious piece that is very well done! It's bad enough that Ian did the nice Napoleonic trio!

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    1. There were really nice figures in this round, Micheal's was quite excellent!

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  6. That was a stellar piece Ray. Last time I checked you were in the top four with this I think.

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  7. That's fantastic work. Very lifelike. Just like me on the pushbike after a shandy too many ;-)

    Cheers,
    Aaron

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  8. I love this vignette. Cracking work Ray! You got my vote.

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  9. A great piece Ray , you are right these rounds are tough!

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    1. They seem to be getting tougher as well!!

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  10. Ray, while mister Awdry's entry is a well deserved, if gruesome, winner indeed; your entry is full of dynamic action and great painting and a great work of careful composition as well!

    Great stuff cheers Sander

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    1. Kind words indeed Sander.....thanks!

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  11. I like what you painted and that flag is pretty darn cool.

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  12. Fantastic model Ray. Very nice!

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  13. :) Splendid work on the crusader, you have realy caught him in the action, lovely design and paint work !!!

    Best regards Michael

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  14. Thats still a great entry painted very well and its a very dynamic pose.

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  15. Hola
    Fantástico,la escena del caballero tiene un gran movimiento
    un saludo

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  16. Very nice work Ray. Its tough to pull off such a dynamic action in a static pose. You've made a grand job of it.

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    1. I gotta admit I'm very pleased with it!

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  17. Great painting and very dynamic. Excellent job on the weathering on the flag as well.

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    1. Most of the weathering actually came on the flag Pat, but I did add my own as well!

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  18. Fantastic, you are a price winer in my eyes!
    Cool base, figure, paintwork.
    My compliments!

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  19. Really nice work Ray - I thought this was one of the best submissions in the casualty round

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  20. Don't knock yourself Ray, it's a very nicely done figure.

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  21. Ray, it's still an awesome paint job! Be proud of it.

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  22. I like your entry, Ray, it has movement and a story to tell

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  23. Splendid work on the knight, Ray. The posture is great as is your painting.

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  24. Ohh that looks like it's going to hurt! Very nicely done on him Ray!

    Christopher

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    1. I don't suppose the arrows in his chest did him any favours either!

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  25. It really is a great vignette, but you're up against some stiff opposition

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  26. I love the movement in your piece, Ray. I am sure he is saying the Frankish equivalent of "Oh bugger!".

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  27. That is a lovely marker actually vignette but Michael's one is just so, wow.

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  29. I mean yours are great and all but.. holy cow

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  30. You continue to amaze me! What talent.

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  32. Homemade arrows. Damn, you're talented Ray. I feel for the horse. Poor guy.

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  33. Ray if it is any consolation, I thought it looked great!

    I had great hopes to at least get a honorable mention this round, but the competition is really fierce!

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  34. Great work full of action! Like it Ray!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  35. That's gotta hurt!

    Looks great though!

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