Tuesday, 7 February 2017
From Brendon W - It's getting Dark in here (130 points)
Welcome to the Dark Ages. Everybody and everything is filthy. He who smells the least like poo is probably the boss/Lord/King around here. So much fighting and war going on means no time to spend getting clean. Life is short. Not figuratively...literally. 29 is around the max age of the average Viking during this time or so the 5 minutes of a doco I saw last week informs me.
1 x Norman Knight and 23 Anglo Saxon infantry (28mm plastic).
These are Gripping Beast plastics mainly from two sets. The Anglo Saxon kit and the Dark Age warriors kit. However there is at least one who has a Viking body from the Viking box. 4 bodies are from a FireForge medieval box. If you are familiar with the sprues you may be able to spot them. All shields are hand painted except one. Can you find it?
This Conquest Games Norman Knight has a hand painted shield. I have used many shield decals in the past but, I actually find it's quicker to paint them rather than what feels like a long staged process when doing decals. It is satisfying as well to have an original design that is fairly geometric.
That's all from me in Monsoonal Darwin in the Northern Territory, Australia this week. While it's summer down under we have had a few days where Darwin has been the coldest Capital in the nation. The foreign lands known to us as 'down south' have been sweltering by the sounds. But you didn't come here for a weather update did you. Enjoy your painting.
Alan and Paul: 'There's some lovely filth over here Dennis!'
That's a great looking shield wall you have there Brendon - I don't fancy the Norman's chances. The figures earn you 125 points, but I'm giving you an extra 5 points for the hand painted shields. As anyone who knows me will confirm, I have strong feelings about the use of decals....
[Its quite true, he is a complete decal fascist! - Paul]