This is the work of my participation in a workshop with master Fernando Ruiz Ceano. The workshop was organized by Associação de Modelismo do Montijo, Portugal, in 2013. The class had a weekend to learn the basics and to do as much as it could be done. After 18hours we pretty much finished the bust, missing some touches. My best painting so far.... was done during a workshop. Meaning I have a lot to pratice. The knight uses mail over a padded shirt and over the mail a white vest with the blue cross, the first symbol of Portugal. To protect him from the cold a cloak. The helmet is painted blue and the reinforcements in gold, meaning he must be a wealthy noble man. Chain mail was very expensive, only wealthy knights could afford it. It is dawn, he has been praying all night before battle. The helmet evidence previous fighting where he got a blow that chipped some of the paint. It has also fat stains. The helmet was commonly used as cooking pot or bowl. Being painted, this one wasn't used for cookng, but most probably to eat.