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Personal logo PrivateSnafu Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2018 10:09 p.m. PST
Bindon Blood04 Jan 2018 11:30 p.m. PST

Very nicely painted figures. Love the colour scheme.

I found that, surprisingly, it seemed to be very difficult getting accurate Anglo Saxons. Most ranges contain those chaps in the short sleeved overcoats, but I can't find any pictures of them in books. Most illustrations show a long sleeve tunic. Very annoying…

Sorry, rant over, and again, very nicely painted figures :)

Frothers Did It And Ran Away05 Jan 2018 1:42 a.m. PST

Nice job, I have all of those chaps in my own army! My own pet peeve with current dark age ranges is the energetic poses. Great for Saga but if you want to be able to rank your figures up into units they're a massive pain – more guys holding their spears upright please, dark age range sculptors!

foxweasel05 Jan 2018 2:32 a.m. PST

Lovely painting, some of the best dark age stuff I've seen. Very drab and yet nicely detailed, love the shields and faces.

rustymusket05 Jan 2018 4:48 a.m. PST

Look very nice. Thanks for posting. (any happy Saxons?)

Jeigheff Inactive Member05 Jan 2018 5:14 a.m. PST

Those Saxons look great. I like how you used a limited amount of colors, but still got a lot of variety in appearance.

Wulfgar05 Jan 2018 9:17 a.m. PST

Very well done, and thank you for the excellent references on the blog page as well, Private Snafu.

Grelber05 Jan 2018 10:41 a.m. PST

Very nice!
I think you're right about bright dye colors costing more, so more common with higher class warriors. Not like nowadays when the main cost element in cloth is the labor involved in spinning and weaving. Hence the enthusiasm for stripes--only half as expensive, since you weren't dying all the cloth. In fact, if you paint more ceorls, keep in mind that folks would separate wool from different colored sheep instead of tossing it all in a big pile. That way, they could have black or brown thread for stripes.


Personal logo PrivateSnafu Supporting Member of TMP06 Jan 2018 12:27 p.m. PST

Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I picked out 8 more guys with better equipment to be next.

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