Thursday, 29 May 2014
28mm Templar Knights
These are from Fireforge Games and part of the boxed sets I picked up from Triples a couple of weeks ago. I managed to finish the paint job on them just after the Bank Holiday. The full mounted set comprises of 12 knights with horses plus lots of extra heads, shields etc. They look slightly intimidating when unboxed and if you hate assembling plastics you're probably advised to avoid them. However I reckon the end result is well worth it.
The undercoat is black with a basecoat on the cloaks etc being Vallejo Medium Sea Grey. I then did a layer of Games Workshop Ulthian Grey (sort of a slightly lighter grey blue) followed by a highlight of Vallejo White. The bases were done with Basetex Sand with some homemade mix of sand and grit sprinkled on top.
I'll credit Jonathan Phillips book "Holy Warriors" with being the main inspiration behind my sudden interest in the Crusades. I bought a copy as my 'Holiday book' to take with me to Italy earlier this month, and found it to be an absolute page turner. I'd highly recommend it to anyone who wants an introduction to the subject.