Donnerstag, 19. Juni 2014

Fall of the western Empire 17: New frankish warriors

Well, it's been a while since I wrote my last post and frankly I really didn't paint that much during the last few weeks.
On the one hand this had something to do with the blistering heat we were to 'enjoy' for a couple of weeks...



... and on the other hand I simply suffered a serious attack of lack of motivation again.With quite some festivities both private and occupationally there was even less interest in picking up the brushes again.

With the heatwave ebbing away (for the moment at least) I forced myself to the painting table again. Recently I ordered some small items from my favourite online wargames dealer and couldn't resist to include some figures in the order. I'm a little proud as these were the first figures I commercially acquired since TACTICA in late February so I decided to give these a lick of paint.


These are arthurian characters from the superb Musketeer line of late Roman/ romano-british figures. Instead of using them alongside my Late Roman army I decided to paint them up for use in my slowly (really, really slowly) growing force of frankish raiders. As they really don't look too romanised I think they definitely fit in well with the Germans.

First up is Geofreth, my new frankish chieftain:





Followed by his closest retainers:



And at last a group shot amongst the other frankish warriors.


I hope you enjoyed and thanks for watching.

Kommentare:

  1. They are simply stunning, wonderful work!

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  2. Outstanding work Nick! They look great on the Impetus base! Once again your photography has really leaped ahead allowing you to show your excellent painting.

    Christopher

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  3. Very skilled painting, incredibly smooth washing/highlighting. And Like Christopher said, they really look the part on that Impetus base.

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  4. Now, after a closer look on your blog I think these are my favourite bunch of your Dark Age collection.
    Cheers
    Jan

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  5. Wow! Colors, basing, highlights...its all damned wonderful. Such great eye candy!

    Might I get similar results if I turn up the heat in my painting room and wait for my painting motivation to leave? ;-)

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  6. Superb painting - Musketeer sure make some fantastic figures!

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  7. Great painting with very nice colour choices!

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  8. Fantastic work indeed! The short break sure hasn't hurt your painting quality :)

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  9. That's hot... does kill the concentration a bit. Not stopped you doing another batch of lovely figures :)

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  10. Awesome work!
    These Musketeer miniatures are excellent sculpts and very characterful indeed, but you're paintjob finally crowned their appearance.

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  11. Monty has hit the nail on the head, they are great sculpts and then combined with your superb painting is the icing on the cake.

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  12. Impressive looking minis, greate paint work !

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  13. I hav'nt seen this post! A beautiful work, love these troops, especially the mud effects on the shields, really nice!

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