Italeri 1/32 scale
by Andrew Judson
images by Brett Green
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This is a
Mounted Teutonic Knight from Italeri's 1/32 scale boxed set No 6863.
This is ancluded in Italeri's inexpensive set of soft vinyl figures
I received and reviewed this set of figures some time ago, and recently
became very interested in this subject.
first attempt at a Teutonic Knight was a Pegaso figure, not cheap,
but very high quality, and is in the gallery section of this site.
this mounted example, which when I first started, realised that to make
it into what you see here, was going to need a lot of extra work and
figure was good, but I wanted to make it better, so with the help of
Mike Goods book, Black and white and some Green sculpting putty, the
added to the helmet, made from Aresania timber, as the real things
were made from wood.
lance was made using plastic rod and the original spear tip from the
kit, as the whole original was too short.
knights cape was cut off as it looked too stiff and a new one was
sculpted with green putty from Games Workshop, and lastly,
cape draped over the horse was modified at the front, so as to give
it an appearance of forward motion, by draping it outwards.
I used Tamiya and Valejio Acrylic paints. Some dry brushing was done
using Testor's Model Master paints.
challenge was to make a nice base. For this I wanted to have the
Knight's mount in full stride through the snow, so I decided on a
sloped base with sparse foliage, dead grass, mud and of coarse the snow.
base is Das clay covered in Micro Balloons, and then some white Balsa
fill for the powder effect.
was then glued on top of this and then another layer of Balsa fill over
this to give the appearance of fresh fall.
This was then
allowed to dry and then using various muddy washes I then applied these
to give a churned up look of the ground.
was then pinned down onto the base on a slight lean to the side to give
it a look of movement and then the foliage was put in place, followed by
the last finishing touch, more of that Balsa fill, onto the horse around
it hoofs and on the branches of the Foliage.
Now that it
is finished, I think it looks quite dramatic and am very happy with the
end result, and must say especially happy seeing this is my first real
conversion of a figure and sculpting. Enjoy.
Italeri for the sample product.
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