Friday, 12 December 2014

From AlanD - 28mm Breton Warriors for SAGA (88 Points)


I've been wanting to add a couple of points to my Breton warband for SAGA, so my second entry for the challenge is a unit of 8 Breton warriors. The javelins were harvested from my trusty broom which is absolutely NOT for sweeping things up with, and as always the shields are hand painted. Figures are from Gripping Beast, but weren't really their finest hour.







I think these chaps will earn me 80 points towards my terrifyingly aspirational target.


From Curt:
Beautiful word Alan! God bless your denuded broom as your spears look great (it must be a shop broom with very rigid tines). I know what you mean about the early Gripping Beast sculpts: some they hit out of the park while others... not so much, but they all seem to recover well once paint has been applied. The piece de resistance are your shields which are absolutely brilliant. I honestly thought they were transfers at first glance. Bravo!
These harse lads will give Alan a base of 80 points but I'm adding a point each for the wonderful hand-painted shields. Great work Dux!

19 comments:

  1. And he retakes the lead in our side-bet. Nice looking sweeper-uppers there Alan :)

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  2. Really nice work on those shields!

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  3. Very nice painting! The shields are superb and the additional points therefore well deserved.

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  4. I am also hand-painting shields and yours are far better than mine... good work

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  5. These are lovely and those shields are just the business

    ian

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  6. Really nice painting work, and fantastic shields.

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  7. Wow. Like Curt I looked at those in the first picture and said, "nice transfers" and then I looked closer and it was like.... oh wow, man. You killed those shields, great work.

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  8. Those shields are things of beauty--and broom bristles for javelins! I'll be putting that in my bag of tricks, thanks.

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  9. Wonderful stuff Alan. The muted effect combined with the hand painted shield designs lends them a very convincing air.

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  10. , nicely done. I like the fact the spears look the correct scale , so the broom does work! Cracking job overall.

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  11. Those shields are top quality! I shall be suitably embarrassed when showing mine off with transfers soon.... The rest of the painting is spot on too.

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  12. Great work on the shields, and surely the most imaginative use of household cleaning implements so far - these chaps will sweep all before them!

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  13. I suspect that you have an interest in the dark ages. As you have tackled this project with finesse. I note the colours of the clothes and that some have a contrast colour as well as I am lead to believe many in this period did have. Excellent work.

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  14. a very good job. confuse the whites of the eyes in horses - they are usually almost no species

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  15. Beautiful looking unit! The shields are great and I like the animation, they look like they are riding down fleeing infantry!
    My favorite is the axeman, but the javalins are really nice. Never would have thought of brooms for spears!

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  16. Glorious! I've always loved your Dark Age stuff the most. I really need to re-read your shield painting tutorial.

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  17. Really good. Excellent work on the shields especially. cheers

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