Tuesday, February 3, 2015

"Britains" Medieval Knight - Figure 1

       About a year a go I bought some "Britains" figures of Medieval Knights and Saracens.These figures are from the "Deetail" series mostly produced at 1971 and comes already painted. My plan was to repaint the full two sets but I've stooped in the first figure due to some new challenges.
       I will continue with this plan in the future and I will add the WW2 "Britains" sets also. Of coarse is not my priority, but it will happen....

       These figures have a very nice detail (and that's how the name of the series comes!) but the painting is only for playing with purpose, and not for a modellers-collectors standard.Also they have some mould lines that have to be cleared of (something I didn't do very well for that first figure!!), and their weapons are from very soft plastic, so the paint is not very easy to adhere and it breaks when it's bending!!

       I've painted this figure with dark tones in order to give the dark Medieval feeling but I will try with some shinny armours in some of the next figures.I've used the British Empire red and yellow colours for the shield.
       
      Here are some pictures....









  That's all for now....Another small post for a nice small fellow......

  Thank you for visiting my blog!!
 



7 comments:

  1. I remember these figures from when I was young. I still have some Wild West figures of them. Excellent work on this knight!

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Thank you Peter! You will see some more of these figures in the future:)

      Regards, George

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  2. I still have a few ACW figures from Britains lying around somewhere...! Oh, this brings back old memories! :D Fantastic painting, very realistic - and a great idea it was to repaint these fine figs. Greetings!

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    1. Thank you and welcome to my blog!! Unfortunatelly here in Greece we did'nt have these figures in my youth...I've grown up with Solpa figures witch was excellent copies of Airfix and Matchbox issues. So I discover Britains figures later when i was introduced to the hobby...It's a pitty that models with so nice detail have poor factory painting.So now, I will give them back their glory...:D

      ...stay tuned!!

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  3. Nice job of painting the BRITAINS 1971 Toy Figure. You have turned it into a nice cool looking model figure. I collect toy figures,from old to knew ones. So it was great to see this post. Greetings from BB

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  4. Nice job of painting the BRITAINS 1971 Toy Figure. You have turned it into a nice cool looking model figure. I collect toy figures,from old to knew ones. So it was great to see this post. Greetings from BB

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    1. Thanx BB!! Stay tuned and feel free to Join my Blog as I have some more of these figures on table for 2016 (some mounted also!)...

      Regards, George.

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