venerdì 12 febbraio 2010

Paul is sculpting a standard bearer for the command group. With Tom we have decided to put the Maltese standard in the hands of a figure that was born as a sergeant. In truth, regimental standards in the XVI century had a very short polearm and were carried on shoulders. See the picture below, gently sent by Eduardo De Mesa, who gave me some precious advices. For this reason, I have considered necessary to produce a figure with the correct anatomy.

3 commenti:

  1. Well,actually there's a theory that for parades the shorter flags like the above ones (from a pro Spanish civil regiment from Antwerp) were used. Good luck with the figure range!

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  3. It's not a theory, it was a reality. As you can see in the engraves (specially Hogenberg brothers) and frescoes (Palacio del Viso del Marqués, Spain) of that age you could find that type of flag used by the Spanish Armies during the XVIth and XVIIth centuries.
    For the engravings: HOGENBERG, Franz y Abraham, Geschichtsblätter, Nördlingen 1983.
    (take a look of it Andrea)