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Re: Best Knight?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 12:31 pm
by rogue27
Tower of Iron Will wrote:Game of Thrones "Kingsguard" have gold armor? Not 100% on that though...



The Kingsguard wear white cloaks and ordinary metal armor. Jamie Lannister, a member of the Kingsguard, sometimes does wear gold armor for show, but I don't think he wears it in combat.

The Series 9 Knight is a good start for making a Kingsguard figure, so I bought seven of them. White capes, different heads, instant kingsguard!

Re: Best Knight?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 8:47 pm
by ludzik
AK_Brickster wrote:Yep, I'd have to agree that the armor is merely gold-plated. A set of armor made of pure gold would be even more ridiculously heavy than a normal set of armor!

Also gold is a "soft" metal that would not make good armor ;)

Re: Best Knight?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 5:21 pm
by Pedro Ivo
Elephant Knight wrote:I nominate this guy:

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Dragon plumes make a knight. Especially white ones.

EKnight


I make your words mine!
This was the best knight ever released!

Re: Best Knight?

PostPosted: Sat Aug 24, 2013 7:17 pm
by Sir Bragallot
The guy from Black Monarch's Castle does take the cake.

I also really like this guy, because I think the classic visored helmet is so awesome:

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There are more that I like, but I do feel I have to mention Princess Storm :mrgreen:

Re: Best Knight?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 4:52 am
by Tower of Iron Will
rogue27 wrote:
The Series 9 Knight is a good start for making a Kingsguard figure, so I bought seven of them. White capes, different heads, instant kingsguard!



Yes, my thoughts exactly as well... but for which "Crown" King should they serve now that we have two? Perhaps I will make the same for the 2010 Lions...lets see, take the gold King's armor...hmmm :wink:
-Tower

Re: Best Knight?

PostPosted: Sun Aug 25, 2013 8:02 pm
by Quickblade22
My vote goes to this guy.
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He has the armor piece, printed legs, my favorite type of helmet, very cool and useful double sided face, and color combinations that just look right. The Black Monarch knight lacks all of this except the armor and helmet.

Re: Best Knight?

PostPosted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:18 pm
by AK_Brickster
Quickblade22, pretty tough to argue that the new prints aren't vastly superior, but that classic blue/black barding is still one of my favorites, and it's hard to beat white dragon plumes!!

What if we took this in a new direction..... everyone makes their own "best knight" and we have a bit of a competition! That way, people can mix all of the best elements of both the new AND classic parts of their collections to make the all-time "ultimate knight"!

Re: Best Knight?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 5:57 pm
by Sir Bragallot
The old prints still have their charm imo. 'My' best knight is probably this guy, Lord James the Black, as designed by Silent-Sigfig (he sent me the design so I could copy it and he could use this guy in some of my battles):

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Re: Best Knight?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:42 pm
by Quickblade22
Quickblade22, pretty tough to argue that the new prints aren't vastly superior, but that classic blue/black barding is still one of my favorites, and it's hard to beat white dragon plumes!!


I was going solely on the figure and not the mounts or their gear. Dragon Plumes were wonderful and it's a shame they are no longer produced.

What if we took this in a new direction..... everyone makes their own "best knight" and we have a bit of a competition! That way, people can mix all of the best elements of both the new AND classic parts of their collections to make the all-time "ultimate knight"!


Well, I think it would warrant a new and separate topic. If you decide to go that route, I'd suggest making it a "purist" ultimate knight. No 3rd party items, no self customizing (painting, sculpting, cutting, gluing, decals, etc), and no mounts. The above post would be a prime example of what I'm talking about.

Re: Best Knight?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 6:50 pm
by AK_Brickster
Good call on a separate topic. Braggalot, since you have a fig already photographed, do you want to start a new thread over in the MOC forum for this? I suggest copying Quickblade's "rules" regarding it being a purist fig. :)

Re: Best Knight?

PostPosted: Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:09 pm
by SSchmidt
Good idea on the best knight topic. I will participate.

Back on topic with this original discussion; after viewing the new castle knights it would be hard not to include them in the discussion for best knight. The dragon one particularly comes to mind in all of his she "awesomeness." :)

Re: Best Knight?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:57 pm
by ludzik
Quickblade22 wrote:Well, I think it would warrant a new and separate topic. If you decide to go that route, I'd suggest making it a "purist" ultimate knight. No 3rd party items, no self customizing (painting, sculpting, cutting, gluing, decals, etc), and no mounts. The above post would be a prime example of what I'm talking about.

That's a good idea... where oh where though to place it? :) MOC's? :)

Re: Best Knight?

PostPosted: Thu Aug 29, 2013 3:28 pm
by AK_Brickster
Yes. The MOCs forum would be best, since we are going to exclude custom parts from consideration.

EDIT: I went ahead and started the thread for this. Let's see what you've got! viewtopic.php?f=3&t=24155

Re: Best Knight?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:40 am
by Brickninja
Bluesecrets wrote:
I nominate the "crownie" golden knight from the fantasy era. That gold armor is unbeatable, plus he has a gray beard, so must have won a great many encounters with those nasty skellies and other enemies to survive to that age! (Image by Agent Fuse posted in Brickipedia)


A good healthy debate ensues.

I object! That golden knight is a "pansy" in my castle world. What self respecting Knight wears gold?!?! It is a soft metal!!!! It isn't going to stop any weapon coming at him. To look pretty I say. To brag and to show off. In other words absolutely no knight I want defending me. No thanks. Now if you are going to tell me he is in his "party" attire, well I still say no thank you. What kind of knight wastes his money on gold armor when he can spend it on better weapons, armor and horses?

Give me a good old fashion Black Falcon or a Shadow Knight and I am a happy and well defended lady.

In his defense, what could be the case is that he started out with normal iron armor, and after winning so much treasure through his victories over the years, he decided to gold plate his armor, like give it an over lay. Or it could be a metal that just resembles gold. But I definitely would not wear solid gold armor, to heavy and too soft.