Monday, 10 April 2017

Richard III's flagsheet

Apologies in advance for the crappy picture however here's the finished sheet for Richard III with options for him as King and as Duke of Gloucester. I'm not sure which one to do next however it's likely to be Henry VI or the Prince of Wales, cheers Pete

Sunday, 9 April 2017

Richard III flag

Here's some pics of the flag sheet I'm completing for Richard the III who has got to be the most enigmatic character  from the Wars of the Roses as well as being the most requested flag I've ever been asked to complete. I'll be doing an earlier  version of the heraldic banner to represent Richard as Duke of Gloucester and hopefully I'll have this sheet done by midweek. cheers and thanks for looking, Pete



Sunday, 19 March 2017

Wars of the Roses Earl of Warwick

 
 
Hi, this is the first flag in the set I'm completing for Richard Neville Earl of Warwick who was one of the key players in the Wars of the Roses until his demise in 1471. the flag's not quite finished but not too far away. I'm busy working on his heraldic banner at the moment so hopefully this set will be done by the end of the week.  cheers Pete
and here's a couple of pics of his heraldic standard


Saturday, 20 August 2016

Henry VIII's personal standard

It's been a quiet week on the painting front however have managed to finish Henry VIII's personal standard. unfortunately  I couldn't quite get the lighting right with this pic so a lot of the subtle shading on the white part of the flag has been 'lost' by the camera flash. Cheers Pete

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Earl of Northumberland's standard bearer 1513

Here's  pic of my representation of the Earl of Northumberland's standard bearer wandering around France in 1513, Coming from the North East I've always had a soft spot for Northumberland and he was the first Wars of the Roses flag I painted. Figure is an Italian guardsmen by TAG, which is a lovely figure really evocative of the period; shame there weren't more that could pass as early Tudors.

Third flagsheet for Henry VIII's invasion of France 1513 that includes Talbot, Northumberland, Stanley and one I made earlier Suffolk. for further info on these flags and the personalities they represent you can't go wrong having at look at Stuart's cracking website: http://stuartsworkbench.blogspot.co.uk/  cheers Pete

Monday, 1 August 2016

Henry VIII's invasion of France 1513 sheet 2

Here's the second sheet for Henry VIII's invasion of France, the picture's a bit dark but I'm having a few problems with my camera at the moment. Many of these early Tudor flags can be used for the Wars of the Roses so I'll have to have a think  how I'll put the sheets together.

Sunday, 24 July 2016

Henry VIII Invasion of France 1513

I've been asked a number of times whether I'd be interested in completing some flags for Henry VIII's invasion of France in 1513 and have always said no. However due to Stuart Mulligan's inspirational Army Royal blog and him kindly giving his permission to use his research and the persistence of a number of people (you know who you are) who want these flags I've got cracking and completed the first set of four. Painting these flags has been a total pleasure and the temptation to start an early Tudor army of my own is likely prove too much however I doubt I have the skill or the time to come up with what Stuart has accomplished with his Perry figures; hopefully a figure manufacturer will take a punt and complete some early Tudor figures.

This flag is for the Lord chamberlain and for a run down of his involvement in the invasion please take a look at Stuart's blog here: http://stuartsworkbench.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/a-whyte-panther-incensed.html