I have created this Blog to showcase my scratchbuilding efforts in 54mm scale of AFVs. Whilst there are many more talented modellers out there, I have felt there was a need for models that could be used on the wargaming table that could be picked up without fear of all those fiddly bits falling off. I make my models so that they can take such handling and yet be recognised for what they are supposed to represent. I hope this Blog will provide inspiration for like minded modellers.
Sunday, 24 July 2016
Now...Where was I ?
Oh yes! Time for a blog post, long overdue!
Britains Knights and Turks.
Over the next couple of posts I hope to present my collection of Britains Knights and Turks. First off the mark are the Foot Knights.
First Series Foot Knights on the left, Second Series in the middle and Swivel Knights on the right.
In the rear are Black Knights and DSG Knights.
Front left are some miscellaneous knights.
This series was released in 1973. Colour schemes remained the same for the most part, only the shield stickers varied.
This series was introduced in 1978. Again, colour schemes remained fairly standard with the shield stickers varying.
The Knights that Swivel!
These Knights were introduced in 1984. The body could be made to swivel and if you were so inclined, could swap legs and bodies. The mounted versions used the same torsos but with a mounted lower body. Unfortunately, I do not have any of the mounted version.
Apparently, additional mounted figures with gold torsos and modified to take a large shield were were released in 1988 and called Banner Knights.
Essentially the same figures as Series 2, this set was introduced in 1985. I don't think there were mounted versions produced.
In the foreground is a set of China Production figures. A mixture of Series 1 and 2, but with more detailed paint schemes. Only 5 figures in the set though.
A selection of DSG Knights. Still available and in various colour schemes, I bought these to make up Command Units. Nicely sculpted figures and they fit in well with Britains.
Well, the two on the right are Britains but modifed/repainted and I have no idea about the two on the left.
There was another set of Knights released in 1986 and then re-introduced in 1997 as China production. The less said of these monstrosities, the better. They were, in my humble opinion, badly sculpted, and looked as if they were on a body builder's steroid regime. I have a few in my spares box awaiting re-purposing!
Next post I hope to deal with the Turk Foot and Knight and Turk Mounted.