A very fitting wrap-up Burkhard. (I particularly like the warrior who is resting his axe on his shoulder.) I'm delighted you agreed to join us again this year, especially since it motivated you to get this excellent Anglo-Saxon warband completed. Good luck in your upcoming tournament and I look forward to seeing you with us again for the next edition of the Challenge.
Friday, 18 March 2016
From BurkhardS - More Anglo-Saxons for SAGA (40 Points)
Well this is going to be my last post for this Challenge. I have the next (and last batch) of 8 Anglo-Saxons for SAGA on my workbench right now, but since I spontaneously started a new job this wednesday (I guess that is what you call it when the project a start in May and then ask you if you could start in three days time), I guess I will not have the time to finish them before the Challenge ends. But alas, my original goal had been 250 points and I have now more than doubled that, so who cares!
Anyway, this is another SAGA point of Thegns for my Anglo-Saxon army. Just like the last ones, these are pretty straight forward Gripping Beast plastics, with LBMS shield decals. The warrior with the blue shield is a slight conversion that I felt was required due to his un-combative pose, but that is it. Only the usual chainmail sculpted where the arms meet the torsos, painted, based and ready for combat.
I have to say I like the GB plastics. Good detail for plastics and lots of character in the faces one can work with. So I was glad to have done a lot of them this Challenge.
Before I leave, I have to say that I am really glad Curt talked me into taking part. I did more than I had expected and it was a great motivator to get things painted. Without it, I think I would have painted other stuff so far this year and probably would not have had the Anglo-Saxon war band ready for the small tournament here in Germany next month. In that sense, I am really looking forward to the 7th installment and hope to see you all next year. I would be happy, to see some of you on my blog from time to time. Until then... thank you all for your nice comments during this Challenge and godspeed to those who will still find the time to finish moreover the next couple of days!