Friday, March 30, 2018

HE Knights in 30mm

Holger Ericsson is best known in the English speaking world probably for his 40mm Karoliner moulds available today through Prince August and for his designs for SAE in the 1950s and 1960s.

He was also a prolific sculptor in the 30mm scale, Those of you familiar with the Tradition and Spencer Smith websites will be familiar with is exquisite Horse and Musket era troops. Both are of great beauty, but it is in his depiction of the moving horse that his real skill is displayed, and his cavalry are especially worth collecting.

It is possible still to buy his other figures through this tribute website:

Highly recommended for their efficient service. Best of all for lummocks like me, they speak English!

Without further ado, a picture of some of the HE knights.

As nature intended
Not from one of John Garrett's books!
I have painted these figures in the heraldry of French knights who fought at Poitiers, although their armour styles are from considerably later, perhaps the 1420s. I have one more standard bearer to paint then i will move on to some 30 Years' War cavalry that I purchased at the same time.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Geological time passes and figures are painted...

Murad Bey
A Mameluke Cavalier

Officer of the 7eme bis

1970s Naughty French Hussarette
 Not the first nor the last of the genre...
The Bold General

The scientific Away Team

The retinue of an Arab slaver

Tough guy...
Waiting on the next castings from Tradition. Looking forward to them mightily.