The Battle of Verneuil 17 August 1424

The Battle of Verneuil 17th August


Saturday, 14 February 2015

St Valentine

Saint Valentine of Rome states that he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were forbidden to marry. There are other sources of the origin of the day but this is the one I have chosen to depict.

OK, seeing as it's St. Valentine's Day..... what could be more romantic (and chivalrous) than: Francesco Gonzaga and his Doomed Charge Across the River Taro at the Battle of Fornovo 


Bye for now.


  1. Very, very nice. Absolutely convincing water effect. Incredible. cheers

    1. Thanks, it actually took me ages to figure out how to get the 'splashing' effect.... then I notices some GW Snow that i had bought years ago and never used. Made moulds out of Blu-Tac and having mixed it with PVA I shoveled the stuff into the moulds and let it set. Then a simple coat of Acrylic Gloss varnish was added. It really was that simple..... after a serious brain strain over how to achieve the effect!