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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Britains 54mm 1st Series Foot Knight No. 694 1971

Okay all you Britains experts out there, I'm sure you've already spotted the big faux pas in these photos. Here's the scenario: I buy a bunch of these figures and start photographing them. "They look nice" I think to myself. Happy with my measly efforts I put them away to be played with at a later date when I have some more 'me' time (all this was back in June of last year mind you). A few weeks ago I posted the pics in one of my facebook groups and one observant reader says something to the effect that the figure looks great - even with that Old West American Indian spear! DOH! Oh crap! LOL I never even noticed, and not having any of Britains Old West figures with all their accouterments I just didn't catch it. Since then I've been involved in other projects so haven't had the 'oomph' to re-photograph any of my goofs but hopefully I can make amends before too long. For what it's worth I still hope you - Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina














Friday, May 25, 2018

Safari Knight vs. Tudor Mint Large Gothic Dragon: Fun With Photoshop Pt 4

Some more pics from the Safari Knight vs Tudor Mint Dragon shoot. I think this series of up-close shots is my personal favorite. Adding the Moon was nice but the blood red moon I think gave it a tad more ominous feel. Anywho, it was fun messing around with these. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina 




Thursday, May 24, 2018

Britains 54mm 1st Series Foot Knight No. 693 1971

Next up in our photo essay of Britains 1st Series Knights is No. 693. One of the nice things about these figures was that you could swap out weapons if you wanted to. One of the bad things about these figures was that you could swap out weapons if you wanted to. ??? huh? By being able to remove them they could easily get lost and replacements for them are a tad pricey unless you come upon a buried treasure trove of Britains figures. Enjoy Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina














Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Safari Knight vs. Tudor Mint Large Gothic Dragon: Fun With Photoshop Pt 3

I think I can squeeze about four more posts out of this photo shoot. I took shots from several angles and played around in Photoshop to get effects that I thought were nice. I hope you like them too. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina




Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Britains 54mm 1st Series Foot Knight No. 692 1971

I don't have any books on Britains figures but it's apparent each 'series', regardless of historical era presented, consisted of six figures. here's the second Foot Knight from their series 1. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina














Monday, May 21, 2018

Safari Knight vs. Tudor Mint Large Gothic Dragon: Fun With Photoshop Pt 2

Here's some more pics from my Safari Mounted Knight Tudor Mint Dragon photo shoot. Top shot is fairly straightforward followed by two 'moody' pics. I kinda like the one with the Moon better. How about you folks - which one do you like best?

Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina





Sunday, May 20, 2018

Britains 54mm 1st Series Foot Knight No. 691 1971

I started buying Britains cast metal figures some years back and it didn't take long to figure out that these are probably the most beloved series of figures on the planet. My own collection started with a handful of American Civil War figures, bought because I liked the fact that I didn't have to paint them  :-)  That was followed by WWII figures and this past year has seen my Medieval armies grow. The series of photo essays to follow in the coming weeks were all started the middle of last year. As usual, I simply don't have the time to research the arms and armor presented by Britains so I just have to let the photos stand by themselves, and you dear readers can very authenticity. As for me, I just enjoy the miniatures!

I posted photos of the king show here today in one of my facebook groups and it was duly noted that any king who would lose his word was not fit to be king LOL okay, point well taken. My reply to that of course was that this king had his sword thrown from his hand in the heat of battle and picked up the next available weapon to continue the fight!! That's my story and I may or may not stick to it :-)  Since taking these photos I've been able to latch on to extra weapons for these figures and perhaps the next time some inconsistencies will be straightened out. 'Til then - Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina