What would be the best guide to buy to help identify them ? Can bowmen be purchased in a similar style?
The figures remind me of the illustrations I have seen of the Eglinton Tournament of 1839 in some ways.
The adventures of an 18th century imagination, located in Northern Europe formerly ruled over by joint rulers Duke Karl Frederick and Duchess Liv.Not to mention the American colony of Ny Tradgardland the 17th century Colony of New Tradgardstadt and the newly restored territory of the Shetland Isles. Featuring a supporting bill of gaming in a diversity of times,places and scales.Hopefully something to interest all who pop by...
Unfortunately, I can't help with identification, but they are indeed full of character. Quite a nice find!ReplyDelete
A couple of them look like Timpo figures. Lovely collection.ReplyDelete
Sorry I missed your reply but Brian and Mark have confirmed my thoughts!Delete
Timpo knights are top row extreme right, centre middle row and first bottom row.ReplyDelete
Archers in this style? Available from Amazon and others https://www.amazon.co.uk/JWBOSS-Medieval-Warriors-Original-Realistic/dp/B07BFRTQ78/ref=sr_1_3?keywords=Black+silver+plastic+knights&qid=1581537590&sr=8-3ReplyDelete
Others have crossbowmen etc such as
Top row 1,2 Charbens, 3 Cherilea, 4,5 Charbens, 6 TimpoReplyDelete
Middle row 1,2 Charbens, Cherilea, Timpo, Cherilea, Charbens, Cherilea
Bottom row Timpo, Cherilea, 3,4,5 Charbens
Plastic Warrior specialist publications on individual manufacturers are the best source material for identification of old plastic toy figures.
Thanks for help with the identity of my knights. I will pick up the Plastic Warrior publications pertaining to individual manufacturers soon.ReplyDelete
I followed the helpful links to Amazon. One set of earlier looking figures in mail and surcoat I have already and use with my Expeditionary Force figures as early medievals. To my eyes they look too early to mix with fully plate armoured chaps.
Secondly the other Amazon link is to figures I bought some time ago and laid aside. They all are in plate (including bowmen) and wear a crown on their helmet and have heavily embroidered surcoats. To my eye they remind of the big Airfix Black Prince I painted as a boy. I guess what I am looking for are cheap bowmen with the look of my Herald set of my youth,simple classic lines. Thanks for the links anyway.