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Offline Franz Volker

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Greatsword breastplates
« on: June 17, 2015, 03:56:48 PM »
I've built some models using greatsword pieces and noticed they don't have any shoulder straps for the breastplates. How are they supposed to stay together (inb4 "with glue")? Is there something I'm missing?
Also, pictures of the stuff I've built. The axeman's base isn't done and his weapon is a horrible primer accident but it's not that noticeable in real life. I think the missing straps are more noticeable on him because of the white.
Is their collar supposed to be cloth?



And the models themselves:



I really like the greatsword kit, but I find this odd, especially since I think the knight breastplates (well, the older ones, in general, actually) had straps.

Offline Cam

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Re: Greatsword breastplates
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2015, 04:42:33 PM »
Some mideval knights had breastplates that connected not at the shoulders (they only had hinges there) but under the arms along the side of the body. These were obviously a way tighter fit.

Offline Battlekruse

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Re: Greatsword breastplates
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2015, 05:15:40 PM »
Maybe like breastplates corset.

Offline patsy02

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Re: Greatsword breastplates
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2015, 05:54:12 PM »
Shoddy sculpts
I agree with the inhumane treatment of animals.

Offline MrDWhitey

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Re: Greatsword breastplates
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2015, 06:24:17 PM »
I thought he should act responsibly and just kill himself.

Offline scrubber

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Re: Greatsword breastplates
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2015, 09:52:32 PM »
Armour like that on the models was hung from the gorget, which fits around the neck. The figure with pistol is wearing one.
If you check out this site about half way down Jamie in full armour.
http://timsfilmreviews.com/2013/03/01/game-of-thrones-season-1-review/  :ph34r:
« Last Edit: June 17, 2015, 10:19:11 PM by scrubber »

Offline patsy02

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Re: Greatsword breastplates
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2015, 03:50:02 AM »
Did you do them?
I wish I could get paid for sculpts like that.
I agree with the inhumane treatment of animals.

Offline SoonerSox

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Re: Greatsword breastplates
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2015, 04:43:03 AM »
Which kit are the legs with the riding boots from?

Offline Franz Volker

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Re: Greatsword breastplates
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2015, 05:29:42 AM »
The legs are from the militia kit.

I was wondering if the plates are supposed to connect with the gorget. It's not very clear in the pictures or on the site, but the collar thing doesn't connect to anything on the back, which is why I didn't paint it metal. Since it leaves a gap on the back, the stuff around it doesn't look like straps.

Offline Lord Von Drak

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Re: Greatsword breastplates
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2015, 11:49:07 AM »
To be honest I would just sculpt a simple strap out of greenstuff
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Re: Greatsword breastplates
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2015, 04:38:45 PM »
I like the conversions! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
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Offline Evil_Penguin918

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Re: Greatsword breastplates
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2015, 08:48:35 AM »
Franz Volker, on an unrelated note, do you mind explaining what you did to paint that white? I've had a Reikland army for a couple of years and the idea of painting a 'clean' white is still intimidating.

Offline Egon

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Re: Greatsword breastplates
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2015, 10:12:06 AM »
Armour like that on the models was hung from the gorget, which fits around the neck. The figure with pistol is wearing one.
If you check out this site about half way down Jamie in full armour.
http://timsfilmreviews.com/2013/03/01/game-of-thrones-season-1-review/  :ph34r:

Jaime isn't wearing a gorget, only a cuirass (and some other stuff).

Offline Franz Volker

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Re: Greatsword breastplates
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2015, 01:16:28 PM »
I like the conversions! :eusa_clap: :::cheers:::
Thanks! I use them as adventurers in WFRP.

Franz Volker, on an unrelated note, do you mind explaining what you did to paint that white? I've had a Reikland army for a couple of years and the idea of painting a 'clean' white is still intimidating.

You think the white came out ok? Thanks :D
It's my first proper attempt at doing it. I used vallejo colours, khaki as a base and then mixed it with increasing amounts of offwhite. I used agrax earthshade where it met other colours.
I badically followed this tutorial, but didn t use iraqui sand cause I was low on it:
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=00QK8aMb-Xk
I painted 4 models following that tutorial. I ll upload pictures tomorow cause I m at a wedding atm.