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Korvessa03 Apr 2021 12:18 p.m. PST

Being very much an armature, I can't always tell what exactly a certain piece of clothing is.
The particular figure in question is one of their billmen from their War of the Roses line and is the same one as used in this painting tutorial by 7th Son (no idea of real name):
YouTube link
Although he is using it as an archer, I am using that body for a billman.

I presume he is correct in identifying it as a small section of plate on studded leather armor. My question is on the legs. It doesn't really look to me as if the calves are covered in plate front & back, as depicted in the video. I think the plate stops at the knees and the lower leg is just hose.
Anybody know for sure which is correct? How are others painting it?

PS Disclaimer: None of this should be considered a complaint/criticism against the artist in the video, who is a very good painter. Far better than me to be sure.

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2021 1:54 p.m. PST

I would agree that the plate in the midsection is armor, and that the armor on the legs stops with the knee caps. If you look at the back there are no straps below the knee. Though on second look they could be a greave type leg armor, hard to say.

Korvessa03 Apr 2021 2:34 p.m. PST

There isn't a seam down the back like I would think a greave type would have

Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP03 Apr 2021 3:53 p.m. PST

When he starts painting the legs it looked like there was a seam back there

Prince Alberts Revenge03 Apr 2021 4:48 p.m. PST

Definitely appears to be a seam on the back of the calves both before and after the application of contrast paint.

RABeery03 Apr 2021 10:23 p.m. PST

All the figures without armor have that seam running down the back of their legs. The seam is where the hose is sewn together so you are right = no armor there.

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