Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Saxon Duguth Warriors #3 and slingers



Continuing on with my Dux B. project and my third unit of Duguth warriors. I added a standard to this unit even though in Dux B. they mean nothing and confer no benefits, but I like standards in my armies as I think they add some flair to it. Once again the figures are from the super Musketeer miniatures line and the shields and Banner are the great LBM transfers with some Foundry ones mixed in. Weathering is once again from my go to MIG pigments for these effects.




Hamarolf acquired some more followers in the form of some slingers. I used some nice Crusader El Cid ones as I think they are close enough to Saxon to pass the muster. Like my entire army I placed them easy to use movement trays which speeds up play and I think makes them look a bit more attractive.




Next up are the tough guys in the form of Gedriht warriors which are a mix of professional warriors, personal family and household guard so stay tuned!

Thanks for viewing!:-)
Minature Companies-Musketeer, Crusader

53 comments :

  1. Awesome paintwork again, my friend. Both units are up to your usual fantastic standard and I can't wait to see them in the flesh. As you know I especially like your basing and will give it a go on the next figures to be painted for Dark Age or Ancients gaming. By the way, do you drybrush the static grass?

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    1. Thank you very much Nick! I'm hoping the next time we play Dux B. my army will be fully Saxon with no Viking proxies. I only dry brush the bushes, but not the grass. However, it's worth doing if you want to dry the grass out, but since these are in Central and Northern Europe I don't do so.

      Christopher

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    2. Good to know. I normally drybrush the static grass as it looks too artificial to me. On the other hand it's been a while I used it as I prefer tufts and flock at the moment.

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    3. The key to static grass is not to over do it make sure enough gravel shows in between. The only flock I like on bases is the fine flock and this is usually for 15mm and less except for terrain like bushes and trees where I use a larger kind. Tufts are great and I use those extensively on all things.

      Christopher

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  2. Beautiful painting Christopher! Totally agree with you about standards too!

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    1. Thank you very much Rodger! So many nice standards out there it would be a shame not to use them.:-)

      Christopher

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  3. Impresive paint work !!!

    Love your bases !

    Best regards Michael

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  4. Excellent as always! The standard is a great addition as well.

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  5. Super work Christopher, always nice to see what pops up from your work bench next
    regards
    Loki

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  6. lovely painting and the standard and bases really finishes the whole scene. fantastic.
    regards
    Dan

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    1. Thank you kindly Dan I really appreciate the support.

      Christopher

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  7. An eyecatcher again and the sabot-bases are well done too !

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  8. Outstanding brushwork and stand composition, Christopher! The banner you selected is eye-catching. Beautiful diorama effect.

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    1. Thank you very much Jonathan I appreciate your kind words!

      Christopher

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  9. Blimey, another outstanding example of modelling and painting skill. Those bases are fantastic, I thought it was a single multi-figure base not individual figures.

    Regards,
    Matt

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    1. Thank you kindly Matt and happy you like it.

      Christopher

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  10. As always, Christopher, your brushwork and basing are first-class. I really like the somewhat green flavor of this unit - particularly that fabulously painted standard! Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you very much Dean! The standard is indeed fabulously painted and I wish I could claim the honours, but that's an LBM Transfer.

      Christopher

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  11. More great Saxons from your brushes. Your choice of colours is spot on and the basing is simply the best

    Chris

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  12. Wonderful painjob, flag and basing...these units are really great!

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  13. Bloody nice work here. Those shields are impressive as is the flag. Brushwork is very, very good.

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    1. Thank you very much Anne I appreciate your support in this hobby of ours.

      Christopher

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  14. Oh wow, I like these a lot! I have some Celts to prep for the challenge and I shall definitely be returning for inspiration for the colours.

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    1. Thank you very much Michael! I do hope they help you out some.:-)

      Christopher

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  15. Beautiful figures and base/vignette.

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  16. Excellent work! They will fight all the harder in battle protecting their wonderful paintwork

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    1. Thank you very much Terry! I hope your right on the fighting part.>:-)

      Christopher

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  17. That's an outstanding paintjob. Really some absolutely unique miniatures!

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  18. Beautiful painting and basing on these Saxons, Christopher!

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  19. Wonderful paintwork Christopher! I remember seeing your muddy shields last Challenge and I now mimic your weathering. Those Musketeer castings are superb.

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    1. Thank you very much Curt! Something about Dark Ages and dirty shields just seem to go hand in hand.:-) I'm glad you found the shields useful and I totally agree Musketeer casting are indeed superb.

      Christopher

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  20. Very beautiful paint work - as always.

    Mike

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  21. I'm just catching up with these - fantastic work, Christopher. It's really difficult to see how these units could be painted and presented any better.

    Best wishes

    Giles

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    1. Thank you very much Giles and I totally understand how life makes doing everything on time very difficult.

      Christopher

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  22. Hello Christopher,
    Excellent painting !!!! Nice base !!!
    Nikko

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  23. Superb painting, basing and weathering Christopher.
    Merry Christmas,
    Pat.

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    1. Thank you very much Pat that's very kind of you.
      Merry Christmas to you too!

      Christopher

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  24. Amazing paint and bases you have created. What size are your bases?

    Gary

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    1. Thank you very much Gary. The individual figures are on 25mm metal washers. The 9 slot sabot base is 90mm x 90mm and 4 slot skirmish base is 120mm x 40mm. All sabot slots are about 26+mm to give a bit of space to make figure removal easier.

      Christopher

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  25. Thank you for you quick reply. I'm using 1 inch (25.4) metal washers. That is causing problems for me with the bases I have. I like the idea of the 26+mm slot. This could be my fix.

    Happy New Christopher

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