Thursday, July 2

The latest sculpts from Pegaso make for some pretty cool nights…

Not only the shiny fair looking Knights got to be valiant back in the day – Pegaso have sculpted two new figures – a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre and the St. Lazarus Knight who is suffering from maybe a little bit more than Leprosy! Check out the shiny looking figure and this bust with a rotting head on one of the choices in our July Pegaso preview...
New items for June 2015 from Pegaso

Knight of the Holy Sepulcher
Sculptor Ebroin
Painter: Diego Ruina
Material: White Metal
Pieces: 22
Size: 90mm / Scale: 1/20th
Price: € 77 
The Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem was a Roman Catholic order of knighthood under the protection of the Pope that was founded by Duke Godfrey of Bouillon, the principal leader of the First Crusade. It was one of the five major orders formed in the Holy Land between the late 11th century and the early 12th century. Pilgrimages to the Holy Land were a common if dangerous practice from shortly after the crucifixion of Jesus to throughout the middle Ages. 
While there were many places the pious visited during their travels, the one most cherished was the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, first constructed by Constantine the Great in the fourth century AD. Tradition, begun long before the Crusades, provided for the bestowing of knighthood upon worthy men by the custodians of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Following the capture of Jerusalem at the end of the First Crusade in 1099, the Order was first formally constituted as an Order of Canons, the successor of which is the modern Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. It is considered among the oldest of the military orders of knighthood and still exists today in ceremonial form.

This 90mm figure is sculpted by Ebroin and painted by Diego Ruina. It is a kit of 22 parts in White Metal and features a lovely looking evocative pose. Holding onto his pike with the cross on it which is mirrored on his tunic and shield the box art is painted by Diego Ruina. 
There are the choices of two heads on this figure – both helmeted and bare headed with the wind blowing the beard of the Knight in the same way the flag is fluttering in the Breeze – the figure comes in 90mm or 1/20th scale.

St.Lazarus Knight
Sculptor Atelier Pegaso
PAINTER: Kirill Kanaev
SIZE: 100mm/ SCALE: 1/9th
PRICE: € 43
The Order of Saint Lazarus had its origins in a leper hospital founded by Saint Basil outside the north wall of Jerusalem in the 4th Century AD.  The hospital was dedicated to Saint Lazarus when used in the late 11th Century as a facility to segregate and care for pilgrims who had contracted leprosy during their travels to the Holy City. The order also interestingly took on knights who contracted the disease and the green cross can even be seen in the modern day world. 
This sculpt is a very interesting one – the resin bust in 1/9th scale is sculpted by Atelier Pegaso and it comes with three different faces- One being a shaved knight, the other being a bearded soldier and the last being a zombified head on the one side!!
The Resin kit comes with some small metal parts and in this box art the painting is from the talented hands of Kirill Kanaev 
These figures are now available directly from Pegaso’s online store