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Tannenberg 1410

Posted by Leonid Kireev on 07 Jul 2019, 21:58

Thank you all!
So, the following figures:
Army of the Teutonic Order.
Prussian militia.
Figures from Mars, Set 72058 "Lithuanian Medium Cavalry".http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=2307

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I painted these figures in the coat of arms of the Prussian knights (nobility). They were vassals of the Teutonic Order, as they had their land plots in the Order State and for this they were obliged to him military service during the period of hostilities, which in fact was a kind of medieval militia. However, among these "Prussians" were not only representatives of the indigenous population of Prussia - Prussians themselves, but also Poles (as well as Kashubians - the Slavic people of Pomerelia), German colonists. Had a variety of weapons and equipment, but as far as I was able to find out, most of them represented the "middle" cavalry.
As for the figures themselves from this set: they are Lithuanians, but I think they did not differ much in appearance from Prussians (these are neighboring areas, the distances between them are small, and it is very likely that the style of clothing, weapons and equipment was similar), and therefore this The kit is quite suitable for recreating one of the types of troops of the Teutonic Order of the Grunwald Battle.
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Posted by Graeme on 08 Jul 2019, 12:42

Very nice job on these, I like the way you've done the folds in the cloaks.

The hand painted shields are awesome! My favourite is the red squirrel.
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Posted by huib on 08 Jul 2019, 14:01

Nice figures and beautiful painting, Leonid. You have a distinct style with your very black shadow lines.
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Posted by MABO on 08 Jul 2019, 17:48

I like your way of painting, but the figures are - I am sorry - really s...
Even if they look so good after you touched them with your magic brush. Do you ever considered another producer? Maybe the rider will sit in the saddle... :eh: :mrgreen: :-D :yeah:
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Posted by Beano Boy on 09 Jul 2019, 17:56

Beautifully painted figures and a real pleasure to view. Well done. BB
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Posted by Leonid Kireev on 10 Jul 2019, 23:54

Thank you all! I will continue in the same spirit)

Army of the Teutonic Order.
Mercenaries.
Figures from MiniArt, Set 72011 "German Knights"

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Hungarian mercenary
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Swiss mercenaries (but in fact they were volunteers who responded to the call of the High Master of the Order)
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These figures are one of my very first for this project. I began active work on repainting old figures. I won’t throw them away, really!))
Here is how they looked once:
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Posted by Ben90 on 11 Jul 2019, 21:10

good to see your skills on some higher quality figures! Great work!
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Posted by Leonid Kireev on 15 Jul 2019, 01:07

MABO wrote:I like your way of painting, but the figures are - I am sorry - really s...
Even if they look so good after you touched them with your magic brush. Do you ever considered another producer? Maybe the rider will sit in the saddle... :eh: :mrgreen: :-D :yeah:


Thanks! But this set is not the worst, I would say that I liked it more than not. I would gladly make the figures of other manufacturers, but no alternative to the figures for this period, so it’s done, that is. I have already decided to use figures rather for the 13-14 century. After all, no one produces on the scale of 1/72 of these, for example: https://www.perry-miniatures.com/produc ... to16spjm35
I consider such figures to be the standard. And if more multi-poses ... And in the scale of 1/72 - or the 13th century or the War of Roses.
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Posted by C M Dodson on 15 Jul 2019, 07:16

Fantastic painting on display and excellent use of scenery and backdrops to display them.

It will be nice to see this come together.

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Posted by Leonid Kireev on 15 Jul 2019, 10:08

Thank you, Chris!

Army of the Teutonic Order.
Prussian militia.
Figures from Mars, Set 72060 "Lithuanian-Russian Light Infantry". http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=2309

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These figures, as well as from the previous set of "middle cavalry", are the vassal militia of Prussia. Since the figures presented in this set are lightly armed and have almost no protective equipment, I depicted them as peasants — auxiliary infantry, figures with coats of arms — knights of low wealth and squires.
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Posted by SamSagace on 15 Jul 2019, 11:09

Fantastic painting work !
Even the MARS figures look good under your brushes ! :notworthy:
The MARS horses seem to be too small but I like them. :-D
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