Sunday, November 17, 2013

Saxon Duguth Warriors #2

Back to my Early Saxons for Dux Britanniarum and my 2nd unit of Duguth warriors. The unit is 8 strong instead of 6 as Hamarolf attracted new followers which is nice!:-) I'm happy to be working back on this project as I really dislike using my Vikings as substitutions for Saxons in previous games even though they don't look too far off the mark. I'm going to try very hard to stay with the Saxons and finish them, before moving on to other things.

The figures are all Musketeer and I like them very much indeed and are a real joy to paint! Some of the figures are doubles, but I don't mind as I just paint them a bit different. The shields are a mix of LBM transfers, repainted  Foundry transfers and my own designs with some MIG pigments added. The bases are from Warbases and are arranged more in a shieldwall style as I personally prefer that over the loose skirmish. The figures can be removed from the bases.

Thanks for viewing!:-)
Miniature Company-Musketeer Miniatures


47 comments :

  1. Great looking figures, really like the dirt on the shields and the base work really makes them

    Ian

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  2. Christopher, that is really a striking stand of Saxons. You created a complete package; great facial details, awesome shield work, and terrific basing composition.

    What is not to love?

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    1. Thank you Jonathan for your very kind support.

      Christopher

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  3. What terrific work all round, One day I will reach that standard of artistry.

    Loki

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    1. Thank you kindly Andrew and don't cut yourself short as I'd say you already have a very high standard of artistry yourself!

      Christopher

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  4. Splendid work all round, the painting, the dirty shields and the very nice ground work on the bases all pull together. The MIG pigments are a real good idea too!
    Could I ask you who makes the flowers, they look great.

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    1. Thank you very much Chris! The flowers are from a company called Heki, but if you look around it's pretty easy to find similar ones if those are not available to you.

      Christopher

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  5. Thanks Christopher, i will look around for them, you make them look great on your bases

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  6. Chris, they're truly amazing again! My Sub-romans are looking forward to crush them beneath their feet ^^
    Great painting none the less and I can't wait to see them in life.

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    1. Thank you very much Nick! My Saxons look forward to getting richer at the expense of your Romans.

      Christopher

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  7. Very nice. I like the dual basing style.

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  8. Indeed a stunning looking unit Christopher!
    Good that you chose the lagret shields for. Your Saxons, I like them alot more then the smslish ones.

    Greate basning to, Hardy noticing the edges of the round based.

    Looking forward to follow you to the finnish of this project.

    Best regards Michael

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  9. The miniatures themselves are great, but the basing really brings them to life.

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  10. Stunning work here Christopher. Love the basing and those shields!

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  11. brilliant, i love the green shield with the two warriors on it, you have also got a really good rushing mob look to them.

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  12. Fantastic! On top of your stellar painting, they're so well based I didn't even realize they were in a warlord base!

    And how timely is this? I've been playing DB with a friend and was thinking of painting up my own Saxons. If I do, I'll be back for inspiration!

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    1. Thank you very much Monty and Dux B, is great fun! Looking forward to seeing your Saxons!

      Christopher

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  13. Great work Christopher! I'm a big fan of these figures myself!

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    1. Thank you very much David and I've seen your superb work with these figures!

      Christopher

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  14. Very very nice, great looking figures and excellent basing as well!

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  15. This is coming along very nicely, Christopher! Dux is such a great game, I hope we have the oppertunity to play it sometime soon. Your figures are always a feast to play against.

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    1. Thank you very much Sir Toby and a game would be great!

      Christopher

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  16. Really fantastic work Christopher!

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  17. OUaouh! Love the paintjob, love the shields, love the bases...Beautiful!!!

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  18. Truly great painting Christopher! I really like your basing and the skin tones you've achieved. And it's good to see someone else went with bigger shields too. :)

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    1. Thank you very much Jonas! Actually, I think we are in the majority in regards to the shields. Most I've seen have gone with the bigger shields for various reasons of perhaps the look and also maybe the flexibility to use in several periods not to mention the Saxons themselves mixed it up with small shields and large shields for a period of time before finally settling on the larger ones in the end.

      Christopher

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  19. Great looking figs! I really like the detail on your bases!

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  20. Beautiful work Christopher. As usual, I really enjoy your basework (on top of all the lovely figures, of course). I particularly like your use of sabot basing. I, like you, like the sheildwall look. I'm frequently torn as I'd like to keep my figures virtually touching to give the impression of the tight formation but that can't be easily conveyed, even with sabots. Anyway lovely stuff.

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    1. Thank you very much Curt I really do appreciate your support. Indeed shieldwalls are hard to represent, but it can be convincingly done on non sabot Impetus bases that I've seen around if that's any help.:-)

      Christopher

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  21. Hi Christopher,

    again a very impressive unit. I like the idea of basing the figures one by one and fixing them on another bigger base. So they can be used very flexible. The bases themselves are also outstanding.

    Cheers
    Mike

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