Salah ad-Din (Saladin ) battle of Hattin
Salah ad-Din (Saladin ) battle of Hattin
Salah ad-Din (Saladin ) battle of Hattin
Salah ad-Din (Saladin ) battle of Hattin
Salah ad-Din (Saladin ) battle of Hattin
Salah ad-Din (Saladin ) battle of Hattin
Salah ad-Din (Saladin ) battle of Hattin
Salah ad-Din (Saladin ) battle of Hattin
Salah ad-Din (Saladin ) battle of Hattin
The Battle of Hattin took place on 4 July 1187, between the Crusader states of the Levant and the forces of the Ayyubid sultan Salah ad-Din, known in the West as Saladin. It is also known as the Battle of the Horns of Hattin, due to the shape of a nearby extinct volcano.

I want to thank Dmitry Fursov from Medieval Forge Miniature for offering me this beautiful figure.

I changed the flag, which was made from a thin copper sheet.
A lot of work went into freehand painting .

75 mm - oil painted
  • Theodoros Giannakopoulos

    A lot of detailed tiny work, perfectly done.
    I would like to say just : “Thank you Marc, you shared this beauty with us”.
    Gold is not enough.

    • Marc MussatPLUS

      thanks a lot Theodoros !
      a beautiful mounted figure with crisp details making it a pleasure to paint (3 month’s work !)

  • girlpainter57

    full of action and a feast for the eyes Marc

  • BranPLUS

    très belle peinture vue à Sèvres, les free hands sont remarquables de finesses…

    • Marc MussatPLUS

      merci Bruno !
      dommage que tu n’aies pas apporté tes réalisations pour pouvoir en parler !
      next time !

  • Francesco Thau


  • Alessandro Natale

    Amazing.. bravo Marc!

    • Marc MussatPLUS

      merci mon ami !
      sympa d’avoir voté !

  • Serge

    ,je n’ai pas le clavier pour écrire “or” en alphabet cyrillique.

    Bravo Marc !

    • Marc MussatPLUS

      LOL !
      merci pour ton vote ! sympa!
      pas mal de taf sur celui-ci…

  • Clive Jackson

    Amazing work, but particularly the freehand! Gold for me! (recently acquired this one ...looking forward to the challenge!)

    • Marc MussatPLUS

      thanks Clive !
      contact me via FB if you want to chat around the fig !

  • PhilippePLUS

    Toujours aussi beau Marc, or, sans doute possible!

  • SergeyPopovichenkoPLUS

    Wow!!!! Cool work!

  • Ioannis Papadakis

    Great painting Mark,

  • Nik Ableev

    excellent work!!!

    • Marc MussatPLUS

      Thanks Nik !
      Maybe you can vote ! LOL

  • Alex Silvestri

    Or evidemment !

  • Dmitry Fursov


    • Marc MussatPLUS

      Thanks Dmitry !
      Had great fun painting this beautiful mounted figure.
      Tha quality is here , subject sculpture and casting !

  • eric wolfsPLUS

    Evidemment, Marc, j’arrive un peu tard sur le site, le temps de rentrer chez moi !
    Si on pouvait voter plusieurs fois pour la même pièce, je laisserais le doigt en permanence sur la touche “or”

    • Marc MussatPLUS

      Merci Eric !
      Sympa de s être retrouvé à Sèvres !
      Merci pour le champagne !

  • pstockley

    Nice work

  • Eduardo Garcia Lope

    Bravo Marc. All looks superb but the face is TOP. Très bon.

    • Marc MussatPLUS

      thanks Eduardo !
      yes the face looks very authentic !

  • Vladimir_Golubev

    Gold! Nice ornament!

  • Simon Gosseries Doppagne

    Une vrai Merveille avec un grand M. chapeau bas l’artiste. Or !!!!

    • Marc MussatPLUS

      merci Simon !
      pas mal de taf sur cette figurine !

  • Riccardo.Wino.Corno

    Great work on decorations on the flag and mantle! Gold!

    • Marc MussatPLUS

      thank you for looking and voting !

  • Andrey Miroshnichenko

    Great painting! Only gold!)

  • Jakob Villien

    One of your absolute best I feel. Incredible work

    • Marc MussatPLUS

      thanks a lot Jacob ! I appeciate !
      a lot of work went into that figure !

  • Matteo Di Diomede


  • luigigraffi

    No words absolutely fantastic!!!! GOLD!!!

  • Iván Moles "Stuka"

    Excellent work. gold

  • Mariano del Olmo

    This is excellent Marc. Freehands are really amazing!

  • Poliakov_Andrii

    GOLD !!!!!!

  • Clive Jackson

    It will be a while before I tackle this one Marc, I had been thinking about doubling it up with a bust of Saladin (which I have in the ‘to do’ box), as both a means of doing something a little different and also maximising my stock of bases! Lol!…Those Islamic designs are inspirational!

    • Marc MussatPLUS

      pleased you like the pattern !
      it was rather haer finding something suitable !
      good luck with your version when you get to it
      good idea adding a bust, but lot of work ahead !

  • pit rehmkePLUS

    Hallo Marc,
    sehr starke Arbeit! Mit dieser Arbeit hast Du hast Dich selbst übertroffen.
    Ein Feuerwerk an exakt ausgeführten Mustern, du könntest mir von Deinem Talent ruhig etwas abgeben.  Super die Gesichtszüge und dazu die passende Hautfarbe eines Orientalen

  • pit rehmkePLUS

    Hello Marc,
    very strong work! With this work you have surpassed yourself.
    A firework of exactly executed patterns, you could give me some of your talent. Great facial features and the right skin color of an oriental.

    • Marc MussatPLUS

      thanks Pit !
      lot of freehand work went into this figure !
      very glad you like it !

  • fabrizio1969PLUS

    non posso ancora votare ma complimenti e’ bellissimo

  • Evgeny Golubev

    nice painting !