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    Helmeted Black Hospitaller :)

    Post  Ray on Tue Mar 19, 2013 1:04 pm

    This is my HALF Hospitaller in question re this Group Build Laughing

    The figure will be as designed by the manufacturer with the addition/replacement of a doublehanded battle axe, copied from the 54mm Ifrir which Ivan & also William painted some while ago pale
    Due to this, the wrist had to be cut & twisted a couple of degrees to the left, so that it better accomodated the new thicker leather bound axe handle, to fit in the gauntlet Twisted Evil

    Also added a moustache so that if any glimpses of that area would be caught thru the thinning & perforating of the great helm visor, a Hospitaller (shave forbidding) would be seen Laughing

    Added the Saracen helmet which was ready from this dude's Brother thread Twisted Evil & also a Saracen sheild which originated as a single female plate earing which I found discarded in a drawer at work & which I carefully removed to "safely dispose of" Laughing
    I added an MS & Duro lining to increase the area as it will be depicted as shown, face up What a Face
































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    Re: Helmeted Black Hospitaller :)

    Post  skyhigh on Tue Mar 19, 2013 9:35 pm

    I love it ....Knights figuers...love the era...keep them coming Ray.... cheers

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    Post  Ray on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:21 am

    Thanks for looking Marco Twisted Evil

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    Post  in nannu pec on Wed Mar 20, 2013 8:39 am

    skyhigh wrote:I love it ....Knights figuers...love the era...keep them coming Ray.... cheers

    make it X2
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    Post  Ray on Sun Aug 24, 2014 4:38 pm

    Paint Splashing has begun on this Dude  cheers cheers cheers 

    Black Scale75 Acrylic Primer, diluted by pure alcohol was applied by Airbrush  Laughing 

    Pics of the finished face following soon  Razz 

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    Post  Ray on Sun Nov 02, 2014 6:51 pm

    As promised in August...at least this August past Suspect

    Face ready cheers cheers cheers

    In the last pic, INVREDIBLE but TRUE, the visor (which is temporarily fixed to the great helm which is also temporarily fixed to the head) came off while the pic was being snapped Twisted Evil











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    Post  RayCaruana on Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:35 am

    I LIKE...very much!!! cheers

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    Post  in nannu pec on Mon Nov 03, 2014 11:55 am

    X2 Bro Smile
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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:28 pm


    Have not seen any of your work for some time Ray. Nice work indeed that is one really nice figure.

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    Post  skyhigh on Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:28 pm

    You captured the look very well... cheers

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    Post  Ray on Fri Nov 14, 2014 3:52 pm

    Surcoat ready & mail + leather belts blocked bounce
















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    Post  skyhigh on Fri Nov 14, 2014 8:42 pm

    Wow.... cheers

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    Post  in nannu pec on Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:10 am

    very nice Bro....the hue on the cloth is perfect !
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    Post  Ray on Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:54 pm

    Just a teaser as I couldn't resist taking CRAPPY pics with my mobile Sad

    Sheild strap still needs attaching so he's not completely ready Laughing











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    Post  skyhigh on Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:25 pm

    Beautiful............ cheers

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    Post  Gordon on Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:41 pm

    welldone ray

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    Post  bcauchi on Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:44 pm

    Outstanding Ray, the black is out of this world. Well done. It is truly amazing.

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    Post  RayCaruana on Mon Feb 02, 2015 9:06 pm

    Tal-Genn!!! Shocked

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    Post  iCocker on Tue Feb 03, 2015 10:05 am

    Miles Christi!

    Ejja Ray lestih! Shall we do again the tribute setting to the evenerable Order this year in memory of those who fought during the Great Siege in 1565 ... will do a set uyp with all Hospitaller subjects from all eras ... no bloody Templars please!

    This call not only fopr Ray but for all figure painters who have related Hospitaller subjects!

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    Post  Ray on Mon Feb 09, 2015 6:58 pm

    He's READY at LAST...or is he??????? Suspect

    Ok He is cheers  but still to add the Saracen shield & helmet at his feet Sad

    Will add them later in time when I'm ready from his Red St.John counterpart bounce

















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    Post  RayCaruana on Mon Feb 09, 2015 10:40 pm

    Amazing, amazing, simply amazing!! Please bring him to Birgu!

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    Post  Ray on Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:56 pm

    RayCaruana wrote:Amazing, amazing, simply amazing!! Please bring him to Birgu!

    As you ALL know he wasn't ready in time to make the trip to Birgu Sad

    But he'll ride to his 1st Crusade on Wednesday 18th as God Wills It cheers cheers cheers

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    Post  ferraribert on Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:23 am

    Very nice ray. Looks so real, beautiful work Very Happy

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    Post  el manolo on Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:17 pm

    Ray, taqta xejn il-mannara?

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    Post  Ray on Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:47 pm

    El Manolo, it depends how it looks to you? Suspect

    In scale modelling, everything depends on perspective..what does our naked eyes perceive?

    If something "LOOKS" wrong or odd, than the message is lost...one has to "recognise" without asking questions, because questions mean that the message of the finished model is lost, whatever the model might be, figure, ship, aircraft, car, AFV...

    So, coming to the battle axe in question, if it is (painted in this example as it is fabricated from plastic) looking polished enough on the cutting edge, than it looks & "is sharp" What a Face

    If on the other hand it has a dull cutting edge, than it is being represented as blunt & "is blunt" What a Face

    As I said, this applies to ALL genres of scale modelling bounce bounce bounce

    I'm sure you asked jokingly, I just wanted to send a message to whoever does not or rather don't want to understand, that execution (construction, painting & final setting place) of a scale model are ALL equal terms & one can't have one without the others for as much as authenticity as one can "pack" into a scale model Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad Evil or Very Mad

    God Wills It cheers cheers cheers

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