Tuesday, February 10, 2015

February Painting Update - Finns, Irish and Scots

No historical content this week, but a few pictures of my painting efforts these past couple of weeks.

More Dark Age Finns, this time some Black Tree Design unarmored Bondi:


Also from Black Tree, some skirmishers with Javelin.  I kept them nondescript enough to use anywhere from the Byzantines to Ireland.  


Four Irish mounted fianna from Gripping Beast: 


Finally, mounted Scot warriors from Crusader Miniatures:  


Surprisingly, these were my only disappointment.  Usually, Crusader is my favorite manufacturer, but these were a bit of a let down.  Part of is my fault for mistakenly ordering the wrong pack (I wanted the Thegns with chain mail) but I was also a bit disappointed in the casting quality.  The horses were fine, but the men had excessive flash, and the faces are "muddied." 


6 comments:

  1. Nice variety of great looking Dark Age warriors. Love the mix of makers.

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  2. Nicely done. I like the generic application for the Javelins, I hadn't considered that. The Finns are a nice change of pace for the time period.

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  3. Really like those winter bases for the unarmored bondi from Black Tree, and the nice design you did on the blue pants. Really catches the eye.

    Cheers
    Kevin

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  4. I just love you Finns, its not a force often seen.
    And the white tunics really fits the image.

    Keep up the good work.
    Cheers/ Jonas

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  5. Excellent work, I particularly like the mounted Irish. The Finns are such a distinctive looking force too, very nice.

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