Saturday, 13 May 2017

Curtgeld Italian wars 7

Having taken part in the Analogue painting challenge this winter part of the deal is to supply a painted figure, in the past there have been themes such as western etc, this time the theme was cooperation between at least two painters.
As I seemed to be mostly painting great Italian wars and knowing Curt's interest in the period I thought that would be the best period to work in, so I cast around for some figures and a reason why I would have them together. I backed a recent steel fist kickstarter,(my one and only so far! ) and I had a nice Foundry figure which together I thought might make a nice vignette of Francis the first of France and the Chevalier Bayard, just after the French victory at Marignano when Francis asks/commands the Chevalier to knight him.

 So based on these images I painted the  steel fist figure as Francis with fleur de lies and Phil H from the challenge was kind enough to paint the Chevalier. I have combined them on a  command base and added the paraphernalia of triumph, cannon barrel, standard and drum as the base seemed a little bare. The drum is Warrior, the standard is warlord and the cannon is a nautical model from Spain. I've added the more autumnal tufts to my usual basing in order to tie it in to Curt's basing in this period .



I just need to pack and send them  (together with a hinchcliffe gendarme that Curt is going to paint )of to Canada. 
Next up some more pike and maybe something Napoleonic. 
All the best 
Iain 

13 comments:

  1. Neat vignette, Iain! I am sure Curt will treasure your cooperative efforts.
    What else did you get from your Kickstarter?

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    1. Thanks Jonathan, there are other 16th century knight types, lovely figures but pricey, they make foundry look cheap!
      Best Iain

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  2. Lovely figures and post, love this beautiful vignette!

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    1. Thanks Phil, that's very kind of you, the original photos came from a french magazine I picked up in Nantes airport all about Francis 1.
      Best Iain

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    2. Hey, Fran├žois 1er is a star here, one of our best known kings...even in airports sometimes!
      Cheers,

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  3. Great vignette, the figure poses work really well together

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    1. Thanks Oli, I thought they worked pretty well together too.
      Best Iain

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  4. I love little vignettes like this on the table, they help to set the scene. Superb.

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  5. Late to the party, as usual. Lovely, lovely work the both of you. I've always been taken by the story of Bayard knighting Francis I so this is just fantastic. My hat's off to you both!

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  6. Thanks Curt, sorry it's taken so long but hope to pop it in the post soon!
    Best Iain

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  7. Lovely vignette, Iain! Although not very familiar with this period, I do love the armor and clothing style - so flamboyant, but still heavily armored!

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    1. Thanks Dean, hey its your kind of period! Not quite as extreme as samurai, but still fun!
      Best Iain

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