Sunday, 12 January 2014

Dark Ages Saxons 5

After almost two months I can at last post another update to my Saxon project. I had just begun painting this unit when work hit me hard and this project was completely halted. But during the Christmas vacation I finally had the time to continue with these miniatures and here they are at last – the first unit of gedrihts, the elite warriors of the Saxons. As such they are suitably armoured up and clad in the some of the brightest coloured and finest patterned clothing this side of the Mare Germanicum.

The second miniature from the right is from West Wind,
the rest are from Musketeer Miniatures. 

The miniatures are from Musketeer and West Wind. To be honest, when it comes to these particular miniatures, the quality of the sculpts of former is leagues above the latter, but it's always nice with some variety in a skirimish warband.

Not a sight you are likely to see very often!

The shield transfers are from Little Big Men Studios. I went for a sort of unified look with the shields, to try and tie the warriors together as a unit.

Tough guys spoiling for a fight. And a good look
at the lovely shield transfers from LBMS.

The second unit of gedrihts is on the painting table at the moment, and should be ready next week.

Thanks for looking! Have a great week everyone!

22 comments:

  1. Another great addition, beautiful troops!

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    1. Thank you Fran, that's kind of you!

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  3. Stunning paint work Jonas ! Greate shields !

    It will be nice to see them on the gaming tqable soon.

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    1. Thanks Michael! Just another unit of gedrihts and then four characters before I can field them.

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  4. Lovely looking Saxon Gedrihts and great trim work!

    Christopher

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  5. A great run, Jonas! I really like the unified look you've achieved here.

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    1. Thanks Monty! I tried to give them a cohesive look but still be individuals, as they're each proud warriors.

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    1. Many thanks Loki, I'm glad you like them!

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  7. Great stuff. Love the paint work.

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  8. A fine looking addition to your growing collection. Really impressed by the subtle way you blend colors when highlighting . Any chance of you posting a picture of the complete Saxon collection?

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    1. Thank you Søren. I'll do a group shot when they're all finished.

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