Saturday, 25 February 2017

From AlanD - Medieval Russian Cavalry (110 Points)




Something a bit different this week. Because I don't have enough projects, I am starting on a medieval Russian army, and these ten horsemen are the first contigent. The figures are all from Gripping Beast, although I have given a couple kite shields from the box of plastic Russian infantry from Fireforge. I strongly dislike the moulded-on designs of the Fireforce shields, but it was either use them or give nearly all the figures round shieds, and I am aiming to make an army for the early 13th century, when round shields were less likely to be found. The shields without moulded-on detail are all hand painted.











I'm looking forward to painting this army. I have always loved the look of medieval Russians, reflecting the influences of north, south, east and west on their armour, weapons and clothing. A very colourful and interesting army. And it will be massive. Mwahhahahhh!




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Stonking work Dux! This looks to be an amazing project and very, very colourful. 

I like that you're continuing with your snowy base motif. It must have something to do with the insufferable heat waves you've been experiencing down there that makes you want to model the cursed stuff. Of course I can't help but mention that I greatly admire your signature hand-painted shields (and besides, I hear from reliable sources that you get quite grumpy if people don't). Also, I really like the varied details of bronze and steel you've done with their armour. It all helps to give them a very exotic, Slavic flavour.

Well done Alan! That's another 110 points you can take to the Challenge bank.

19 comments:

  1. Moulded shields? While not decals per se, I feel the influence of the Devil nonetheless. Apart from that they look great! I feel a building need to build some Teutons to oppose them...

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  2. What a fantastic looking force! A great start to what promises to be a lovely looking force on the tabletop.

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  3. They look great Alan! All that practise making snow bases for your 'retreat from Moscow' figures has paid off! Hmmm, will there be a need for Mongols...

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  4. Fab work Alan, especially the shields :)

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  5. Really lovely work Alan. I do like how colorful these guys are!

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  6. These are splendid figures and the bases really enhance the overall look of them, but I am wondering whether the horses won't brake their legs with all those boulders lying around.

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  7. Awesome stuff! And while I risk the wrath of the minions, I say huzzah for molded shields...

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  8. Lovely figures Alan, lots of colour and movement. I really like the end results with the shields but feel your pain on the moulded designs. Love live the hand painted shield!

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  9. Great looking cavalry, lovely shields!
    Best Iain

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  10. Very colourful. Very cool. cheers

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  11. Very colorful troops, Dux! I love the motion to them as much as your pallette!
    That is going to be a beautiful army! ;)

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  12. Have you considered shield decals?

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    1. Yah Dux, have you thought of using shield decals?

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  13. Truly gorgeous work Dux. The shields are just amazing.

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