This figure faithfully represents a “franco” knight from the first half of the XIII Century during the fourth Crusade with a characteristic helmet with a flat skull piece and bulb mask.
The Hospitaller Monks during that period wore black with a white cross.
The Knights Hospitaller, also known as the Order of Hospitallers or simply Hospitallers, was at the beginning a group of men attached to a hospital in Jerusalem that was founded by Blessed Gerard around 1023.
The Hospitallers and the Knights Templar, became the most powerful Christian groups during the crusades.
I tried to give him a worn, sunbleeched and battle hardened look.
The figure had the option to have the bulb mask on or off, as you can see I choose the first option. I discovered that it was quite hard to give him a face expression without the help of the rest of his face.
So I did my best to make him look alive with only the eyes.
The scrates on his helmet are made with paint only. I did a experiment to see if I could fool the eye.
The figure is a metal figure, scale 1:18.
Thanks for Viewing.
Last edited by Tommy; 11-09-2011 at 10:34.