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Ho hum, more spearmen! Today's batch is my first group of 16 Irish. They are all from Gripping Beast. They're a rough crew, to be sure! How are they different from the Welsh I recently did? Well, they have even fewer shoes and fewer shirts.
A few up close from behind, including one of the more natural lads sans shirt.
I rather like the poses...very much action oriented!
And some more. I think that the tassels are supposed to be fur tufts for decoration...anyone out there know?
Yes, yes - I cheated and used shield decals! However, in my defense, I bought them ages ago and it really would've been a waste not to. And, they are specifically for the Irish and not just generic Dark Ages stuff. I promise to hand paint a hundred shields as penance!
That's it. I have another largish batch of Irish to do as I can find he time (work is a real nuisance, making me travel to such wonderful winter destinations as Omaha and Albuquerque!).
That's sixteen lads at 5 points a head, so an easy 80 points.
Cracking post Keith and I love how we now are distinguishing between the Welsh and Irish by a lack of shoes and shirts. You really can't knock the sculpts and poses and you have done another excellent job. As for the shields, I think the decals look great and I know how hard they are to get right - fiddly little things - so well done again. Another 80 points to your tally and best of luck next week.