Thursday, May 21, 2020

100 years war Knights/Chevaliers and squires/écuyers III

100 years war Knights/Chevaliers and squires/écuyers II


French Armagnac Chevaliers & Écuyers

More Chevaliers and écuyers of Maine for the eleven local battles within 100klm, plus the 50 odd sieges. Still concentrating on my French army from Baugé to Verneuil, concentrating first on the Chevaliers and écuyers locally, plus adding Bretons and Anjou Armagnac and Scottish.

More of the lovely Perry plastics for Chevaliers and Écuyers from Maine

The battlefield tour can be found here https://www.lhoteldeherce.fr/product-page/100-years-war-holiday




Jean de la Croix, seigneur de La Bigottière, vassal l'Orange family seigneurs de La Feuillée, owed 40 days service to La Feuillé chateau, died at the siege of the chateau La Feuillée in 1429





Jehan le Roux écuyer, seigneur de Ferrière, Foucarville (killed at la Brossinière) Norman Noble, vassal of Jean de Harcourt










Pierre de Gautier, seigneur d’Aussigny, chateau de Chevigné ,Angevin Noble, confirmed at La Brossinière, Vassal Rene d'Anjou, owed 40 days service to Angers Chateau.


Jean de Chambellay, seigneur de Bois de Chambellay et la Grrandiere, at La Brossinière, Baugé and Formigny. owed 40 days service to château Candé. Vassal of Bertrand de Dinan, Baron de Candé






Jean de Barres, seigneur de Barres, at Agincourt and Baugé, vassal Jean de Craon, owed 40 days service to Chateau Craon.



Rolland de Moussaye, seigneur de Rivière-Moussaye, Breton, captain of Vitré, at La Brossinière

cheers
Matt


Wednesday, May 20, 2020

P47D over Normandy 1/72 build

Allied Fighter aircraft II - P-47 over Normandy 1944 build II

I want to build specific aircraft to the allied and axis air support of operation Cobra and the breakout east through Mayenne to Le Mans then the push north to close the Falaise pocket. So research first for squadrons etc who flew in the area in support of the US troops, English, Canadian and Polish troops plus those who bombed and strafed the retreating germans through the pocket area.

I build all of my kits in the wheels up mode, and add a hole in the bottom for my plane bracket to fit into, this then mounts on my WWI/SCW canvas eagles telescopic stands. On the new table I am thinking about a mount that plugs into the edge of the permanent table and can swivel and be set at different heights. I also like to add pilots, as most kits do not supply these I need to hunt around my friends who build static kits or buy resin or even metal pilots.

Up for my second build is an 1/72nd Academy P-47D. A little longer build on this one, a beautiful kit with very little clean up though. This time I did not forget to paint the interior, before assembly. I will place the pilot in when I paint him, in the next few days, then I paint the rest of the plane.

Painting to come when some paints arrive from MIG, as I am trying the new real colours on my allied aircraft to see how it performs.




  
USAF squadrons
389th Fighter Squadron
P47D "jenny rebel" 42-76347
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84th Fighter Squadron 

P-47 D Thunderbolt 84th Squadron by garoquel
56th Fighter group



82nd Fighter Squadron

cheers
Matt

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

100 years war Knights/Chevaliers and squires/écuyers II

French Knights and Squires 100YW


More Chevaliers and écuyers of Maine for the eleven local battles within 100klm, plus the 50 odd sieges. Still concentrating on my French army from Baugé to Verneuil, concentrating first on the Chevaliers and écuyers locally, plus adding Bretons and Anjou Armagnac and Scottish.

More of the lovely Perry plastics for Chevaliers and Écuyers from Maine

The battlefield tour can be found here https://www.lhoteldeherce.fr/product-page/100-years-war-holiday

Pierre de Chereil, seigneur de la Rivière, vassal and in the company of Louis d'Avaugor Baron de Ambrières


Pierre Michel, écuyer, seigneur le Plessis, Châtellenie de la Feuillée






Hughes Cœuret de Bamont, seigneur de Bas-Mont, fief Moulay, vassal Baron de Mayenne


Louis de Escotais, seigneur de Escotais, vassal de Baron de mayenne, in the company of Jean de Vaux at La Brossinière



Jacques de Ferré, écuyer, seigneur de Ferré, sénéchal de Rennes, in the company of André de Lohéac



cheers
Matt




Sunday, May 17, 2020

1/72 Allied Aircraft Build I

Allied Fighter Aircraft-Hawker Typhoon over Normandy 1944  build I.

During the shutdown I have been beavering away painting medievals on my painting desk, but on my build desk I have been building 1/72 kits. Last week I ventured up to the third floor and decided to get out my box of shame, predominantly armour kits, but quite a few aircraft.

I want to add specific aircraft to the allied and axis air support of operation Cobra and the breakout east through Mayenne to Le Mans then the push north to close the Falaise pocket. So research first for squadrons etc who flew in the area in support of the US troops, plus those who bombed and strafed the retreating germans through the pocket area.

I build all of my kits in the wheels up mode, and add a hole in the bottom for my plane bracket to fit into, this bracket id for my Canvas eagles WW1 and SCW air collections. With the construction of the new table I am building brackets on the table, that swivel over the table. I also like to add pilots, as most kits do not supply these I need to hunt around my friends who build static kits or buy resin and metal pilots.

First up a quick build Hobby boss Hawker Typhoon Mk.IB,  as RAF or RAAF support. I think had it built in possibly an hour, with very little clean up, I did forget to paint the interior, but will do this later before I place the pilot in. The pilot is on the painting desk behind some other 100 years war figures .




Painting to come when some paints arrive from MIG, as I am trying the new real colours on my allied aircraft.

Options I am considering
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cheers
Matt

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Liticiani-Letavi -Letavii-Letaniae auxiliary skirmishers IV

 Second last unit of my Bretons completed, another simple skirmishers unit.

Figures are gripping beast hand painted shields.


Cheers
Matt

Liticiani-Letavi -Letavii-Letaniae auxiliary spear IV

Liticiani-Letavi -Letavii-Letaniae, Third last uni completed of Breton auxiliaries off the table, 2 more units and two command stands to go and the army will be complete for this year, I have enjoyed this build and would like to add some more pieces in the future.

A mix of Footsore and gripping beast with mixed shields, LBM studios




Cheers
Matt


Friday, May 8, 2020

100 years war Knights/Chevaliers and squires/écuyers I

French Knights and Squires 100YW

For the last 10 years I have been researching  Knights/Chevaliers and Squires/écuyers of the 100 years war, pulling information from all over the place, the last two months since the lockdown I have been pulling this all together specifically for Chevaliers and écuyers of Maine for the eleven local battles within 100klm, plus the 50 odd sieges.

My main focus to start with will be the French army from Baugé to Verneuil, concentrating first on the Chevaliers and écuyers locally, plus adding Bretons and Anjou Armagnac, Scottish, plus the opposing English and Burgundian and Normans, plus mercenary units up to Orleans and the campaign for the recovery of Normandy in the west, . I expect these armies to be more than 400 figures when completed.

I intend to predominately use perry plastics and a number of metals plus resort my old Glory army into late and early.

Wish me luck!

Kicking off with some Perry plastics for Chevaliers and Écuyers who fought at La Brossinière.

The battlefield tour can be found here https://www.lhoteldeherce.fr/product-page/100-years-war-holiday

Pierre de Montdoucet, écuyer, seigneur de la Greve, et Le chateau Cormier, at Baugé and La Brossinière. 


 Pedro Jordan Pierre de Panhard, écuyer banneret, seigneur de la motte-Juvigne, present at Baugé, La Brossinière and Verneuil. Company commander at La Brossinière.



 Étienne d'Aubert, écuyer, seigneur de Draumerie et de Frétigne. Captain de chateau de Saint-Ouyen. At la Brossinière  in Andre de Locheac company, at Baugé in Guy de Laval company.



 Raoul de Percy, écuyer, seigneur de Soulles, de Courteille. In the company of Beaumont at La Brossinière




 Jean de Trochon, écuyer, seigneur de Valette, et la Fauvellière. At la Brossinière, in the company of Pierre Michel at Vitré.



 Jacque de Mathefelon, Chevalier, seigneur de Mathefelon, chateau Durtal, de Lancheneil, Nuillé-sur-Vicoin. At Baugé, La Brossinière, and Verneuil.




Cheers
Matt

Liticiani-Letavi -Letavii-Letaniae auxiliary spear III

Liticiani-Letavi -Letavii-Letaniae, Breton auxiliaries off the table, 3 more units and two command stands to go and the army will be complete for this year, I have enjoyed this build and would like to add some more pieces in the future.

A mix of Footsore and gripping beast with mixed shields predominantly LBM transfers.


Cheers
Matt