Noel Petroni wrote:
This is much more of a man-stuff-build compared to that sissy-stuff butterfly!
Anyway...... this is a beauty! I did not read the posts so anything I say or repeat is because of this.
I would like to see you do this displayed with the helmet on. THe reason is that it gives the figure more of a warrior look and it is also a nice detail to see the eyes through the vision slots.
Red or Black........ I can guarantee that nobody knows what the hell the Knights of Christ wore when they went into battle! So see what you have in the vetrina and if you never did Black....... than paint this one black!
PS: Will it be for sale?
Noel, believe if one thing they had very correctly the Knight of St John wwas that they had everything jotted down ... so to be honest there is very good evidence!
Yesterday I spend some time into thius chapter, so it was 1258 when the Pope gave them the autority to dress in red for battle. It seems this happened as inside the order the rivality between brethren-knights and brethren-sergeant was getting hotter. Sergeant in the order were not only man-at-arms but also guilded people and lesser knights, so it looks upon there was a some strict ego involved!
According to the Pope's papers, it was instructed that also the mantel would be different, black for the Knight, brown-black for the sergeant and the rest. For battle it was red for the knights [as teh Orders Flag] and black for the rest. Crosses always white. Though I was assuming that logistics might have been difficult to change the whole army, but lets face it if there was some kind of rivalty and we know that knights had a big EGO, it looks that the change was very well accepted and fast.