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Offline TableKnight

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Re: Custom knights (made with original playmobil parts)
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2019, 11:02:38 »
These are really nice  :love:
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Re: Custom knights (made with original playmobil parts)
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2019, 14:40:55 »
Thanks, everyone! I'm also satisfied with the knights! ;)

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Re: Custom knights (made with original playmobil parts)
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2019, 17:47:46 »
I have made 2 new figures, 1 guard and 1 lord of the castle. I have found out that the gray inlay of the fi?ures series is not very useful for the normal heads. Next time i will use just the normal white inlay again.

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Re: Custom knights (made with original playmobil parts)
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2019, 17:49:40 »
...and the other photos.

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Re: Custom knights (made with original playmobil parts)
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2019, 18:38:50 »
I have made 2 new figures, 1 guard and 1 lord of the castle.

Very nice - those colors!!  :love:

I have found out that the gray inlay of the fi?ures series is not very useful for the normal heads. Next time i will use just the normal white inlay again.

I use the figures frames and heads mostly for drafts... When the klickys are final, they get "normal" heads and frames (unless the heads exist only in "figure" form)
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Re: Custom knights (made with original playmobil parts)
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2019, 02:39:15 »
Charming!  :)
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Re: Custom knights (made with original playmobil parts)
« Reply #16 on: July 13, 2019, 05:13:41 »
I have found out that the gray inlay of the fi?ures series is not very useful for the normal heads. Next time i will use just the normal white inlay again.

If you keep the triangle heads and grey frames together then it doesn't matter.  Great looking lord there.

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Re: Custom knights (made with original playmobil parts)
« Reply #17 on: July 13, 2019, 07:59:38 »
Great looking figures! Thanks for showing.

As to the guard, small point of personal taste, if you will excuse me: I myself keep chainmail "hair" exclusively with chainmail collars. It makes no sense to wear such armour solely on the head, unless the illusion is created that the lower part of the vest is hiding under body armour. Geobra has been overdoing unaccompanied chainmail "hair" big time in their knight designs.

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Re: Custom knights (made with original playmobil parts)
« Reply #18 on: July 13, 2019, 11:36:08 »
As to the guard, small point of personal taste, if you will excuse me: I myself keep chainmail "hair" exclusively with chainmail collars. It makes no sense to wear such armour solely on the head, unless the illusion is created that the lower part of the vest is hiding under body armour. Geobra has been overdoing unaccompanied chainmail "hair" big time in their knight designs.

Though you DO have a point, there aren't enough of those neckpieces to go around - at least here :(
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Re: Custom knights (made with original playmobil parts)
« Reply #19 on: July 13, 2019, 20:22:00 »
Please take a moment to appreciate the beauty of this.



Simple but brilliant, it is great PM at the top of its game: The "hair" and the neckpiece fit perfectly, constituting together a single wearable, effectively transcending the compartmentalization of PM parts (head|neck|arms|etc.) that had been the norm — head- and neckgear here are one.

I don't think the sheer brilliance of this leap forward has been sufficiently appreciated: certainly not by Geobra, where soon after its launch (2004, Knight's Empire Castle/Große Königsritterburg 3268 and associated sets, I believe), the idea was wrecked by some cretin who put the "hair" without neckpiece onto some heedless victim of flawed design.¹ It has been downhill since.²

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¹ A quick look at the Productarchiv yielded some specimina among the Vikings [who are beautiful, don't get me wrong!] of 2005.
² Not entirely, of course: some bold boundary-smashing can be encountered among the Stone Age figures, when shoulders meet neckpieces.

« Last Edit: July 13, 2019, 20:27:18 by StJohn »