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martin goddard

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WOTR art by Graham Turner
« on: January 21, 2021, 06:26:35 PM »

I follow the work of Graham Turner with great interest.
He works under the title "Studio 88".
 I expect may of us here have seen them in the Osprey WOTR campaign books.

I find his wars of the roses paintings to be the best reference for sculpting WOTR figures.

Here is one of his most recent pictures
i also have one of his big prints displayed here at home (battle of Barnet).

https://www.studio88.co.uk/acatalog/The_Yorkist_army_march_to_Tewkesbury_1471.html


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Re: WOTR art by Graham Turner
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2021, 07:05:26 PM »
That is a nice picture.

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Re: WOTR art by Graham Turner
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2021, 09:15:08 AM »
Good livery info in that painting.

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Re: WOTR art by Graham Turner
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2021, 10:26:44 AM »
In my opinion he is to WOTR what Don Troiani is to ACW


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Re: WOTR art by Graham Turner
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2021, 01:21:28 PM »
Yes, his illustrations in the Osprey books are excellent.

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Re: WOTR art by Graham Turner
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2021, 04:21:48 PM »
My last year "before COVID" walking trek was going to be Bristol to Tewkesbury tracing the route (some of it goes along the cotswold way).  I currently live in Gloucester so sort of half way and my Mum still lives in Chalford and I was born in stroud which is also mentioned on the route march.

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Re: WOTR art by Graham Turner
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2021, 08:10:26 PM »
I enjoy his work. Thanks for sharing Martin.

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Re: WOTR art by Graham Turner
« Reply #7 on: January 23, 2021, 11:42:49 AM »
Interesting that - one of my best mates from uni days came from Stroud. I also found the battlefield of Tewkesbury made for a very interesting walk. Handy having a brother who lives in Clevedon.

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Re: WOTR art by Graham Turner
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2021, 09:38:41 AM »
I will go further and say I love the entire family! The Turner motor racing images have made it to my walls and I like everything they do. The town scenes from the WOTR series put me right there.

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Re: WOTR art by Graham Turner
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2021, 11:38:02 AM »
I like these a lot but I have to say I find my chief inspiration is from The Medieval Soldier, by Gerry Embleton and John Howe
https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-medieval-soldier/gerry-embleton/john-howe/9781859150368
What lends realism to both John Howe's medieval and fantasy illustrations is that he knows how it is worn and how the weapons are used from his interest in historical recreation. Both authors are depicted in several of the photographs in this fascinating book which sheds light on some little known parts of C15 campaign life. 

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Re: WOTR art by Graham Turner
« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2021, 02:07:46 PM »
Neil is that the same/similar to "Medieval Military costume" by Gerry Embleton (although it only has 96 pages)??


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Re: WOTR art by Graham Turner
« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2021, 03:49:33 PM »
Martin, its the 144p hardback packed full of full colour photos of the 'Company of Saynte George', 'Wolfbane', 'The White Company', 'The Black Prince's Household' and '1471' reenactment/history groups photographed in Switzerland, France & Germany. A wealth of detail and inspiration for those interested in the period.