75mm from Romeo Models...
Ray wrote:Out of this World as always
What a tandem
Hope you and Doc are always looking at these two to emulate or outdo them ONE DAY
Joking apart, hope Ivan would chi,e ina nd give us his expert review vis a vis if this dude could have been/may be set in Malta or not
Though I am lacking my referances from the office, I can alreday pin point that this was an elite Palace Guarde [do not now the name by heart sorry], the first thing that makes it noticable is the cream/yellow leather shoes and also the copper/brass helmet [not sure if golden gilded as well] he is wearing. He is not a Janissary as many might be thinking. Probably a bit later than the 1565 period.
As these were normally a corp with the role of bodyguarding the Ottoman King, probbaly they never made it to our shores but were in Vienna etc, as in Malta he only send his nephew and trusted generals. BUT with some minor surgery can easily be updated to a janissary, though not a simple operation and would like to research more as I guess some form of elite bodyguards these topbrass surely had in Malta.
In sicily I would like to give Maurizio some info about our Siege hopefully he woiuld come with something interested and by the way he was very interested to come over Malta ...
iCocker wrote:Some historical fact on this figure, it is a Peyk, a messenger of the Sultan. Probably a kind of ADC, his typical attire was very rich and headress and weaponry were gold gilded, marking hi as a Peyk. These guys were the personal messengers of the Sultan.
Duringr the Siege of Malta, probably one these went to Tripoli to instruct Dragut to give a helping hand but till date nothing came to light of messengers coming over to Malta from Costantinapoli during the Siege. What we know till date was that from Malta messengers were sent to the Sultan with the news that St Elmo had fallen and probably the death of Dragut. No clue yet if these messengers were part of the entourage of officers and high ranking topbrass in the Ottoman army.
Makes me wonder that how much was written about the 1565 Siege and yet we still do not know enough of it ...