His Lady’s Favour - Revell’s (not so) Golden Knight of Nice.
Finally put this one to ‘bed’ after a few months slog. This was right on top of the nostalgia tree fro me, having had and all but destroyed the original Aurora version as a kid and a young adult!!!
I was over the moon when I heard that this was to be re-released by Revell. Can’t say that I enjoyed the assembly process with the gaps and bits to be filled etc. but now that it is finished I can sit back and enjoy.
I wasn’t happy about a gold suit of armour so went down more traditional lines of steel. The reason he his holding the bit of cloth, and hence the title, is that the sword came with the tip missing, I guess the age of the moulds was responsible in part for this. So instead of replacing the blade I intended to have him holding his helmet as if he had just removed it from his head.
Then I felt that the helmet would look better on his head, but I still wanted his face showing so I placed it as you see it. That left an empty hand to be filled and as I had already re-sculpted it to take the helmet I couldn’t fit a sword back in so instead I went for a knight returning from battle with a keepsake from a fair maid. I scratch built the sword in its scabbard.
Given the scale, had I been a more conscientious modeller and not getting bored, I should have given a bit more detail to some parts, but….. I had other things to get on with.
The horses’ tail is Plumber’s Hemp – originally the hair around the fetlocks was going to be this stuff, but I balls’ed it up and removed it.
Anyhow, many thanks Revell for a grail kit.