Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Germanics/Early Saxons

Still adding more Early Saxons/Germanics to my collections. These gents have all been mounted on sabot Impetus style bases to be used for To the Strongest, Dux Bellorum, Sword and Spear and of course Impetus. Since they are all on round bases I can still put them on my Dux Britanniarum trays for that game when needed. I've also built Impetus sabot bases for my other Saxons/Germanics that I'll show later in a group army shot at some point. With some DIY tips from my friend Nick(thanks Nick!) I made the Impetus bases myself as I wanted a bit more irregularity so they wouldn't be to perfectly lined up like soldiers and more like warriors.It's difficult as the figure bases are large at 25mm so I didn't have a lot of room to work with, but I think I did manage to shift them enough to get what I wanted. I also painted up a extra Saxon Leader as well.

The figures are all Gripping Beast and are from their 4th and 5th century Early Saxons and are quality sculpts and casting with plenty of dynamics giving the impression of movement and fierceness that is quite appealing. They have separate weapons which is nice for variety, but a pain to glue on. The lovely flag and shield transfers are from LBM with some Mig pigments added by myself to the shields to give a good dust down.

I have plans to do more, but my back is giving me problems reducing my painting plus their are other period distractions as always.

Thanks for viewing!:-)
Miniature Company- Gripping Beast





Group 1

 


Group 2


Saxon Leader





52 comments :

  1. Nice figures and great painting. The banners and shields really finish them off along with the bases. Top job.
    Cheers

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  2. impressively splendid brush work on the figures and flocking of bases Christopher - everything looks fantastic - marvelous!

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    1. Thank you very much Phil I appreciate that!

      Christopher

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  3. Top notch work Christopher! I hope the back is better soon.

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    1. Thank you kindly Rodger and I hope so too! Ahhh the irritations of getting older!

      Christopher

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  4. Great painting Christopher, great use of pigments, hadn't thought of using them for that.

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    1. Thank you kindly Phil and I really enjoy using pigments.

      Christopher

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  5. Excellent work Christopher! Always enjoy seeing your figures, units and armies!

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  6. Magnificent painting and basing Christopher, great choice of colours and use of the weathering pigments!

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    1. Thank you very much and kind of you to say Chris!

      Christopher

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  7. Nice work, I like what you've done with the shields.

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  8. My word Christopher, they are absolutely stunning Sir.

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  9. They look fierce and beautiful, excellent paint job and splendid bases as well...

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  10. They're an absolutely gorgeous looking bunch of cutthroats Chris! If I was a little better with the dice rolling I'd say they'll get their first beating soon enough... but as we both know I guess the Romans are in for some more beating again ;-)

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    1. Thank you very much nick! LoL! Your probably right your Romans will start out proud and strong, but by the end the Germans will have left them in a smashed up heap looking for the next speed bump.:-)

      Christopher

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  11. Very handsome, Christopher! The shields look suitably battered and muddy.
    Photography is outstanding!

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    1. Thank you very much Jonathan! Glad you like the photography as I'm always a bit unsure of myself in that regards.

      Christopher

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  12. Stunning looking unit Christopher.

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  13. Lovely crisp painting - and beautiful attention to the weathering. They look rough and ready for battle!

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  14. Superb early Saxons Christopher, the basing looks great too!

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  15. I'm a big fan on these GB models and your painting, basing and banners really do them justice. Fantastic work!

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    1. Thank you kindly Jonas! I agree the GB Early Saxons are good figures.

      Christopher

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  16. Hello Christopher,
    Excellent painting job (as usual) !!! I like these Gripping beast model's too !!!
    Nikko

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  17. This is just so much awesome, Christopher! Your basing takes it to another level. I wish I lived in Germany so I could give them a try in person. Hope your back turns around quickly!

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    1. Thank you very much Monty! It would be great if you were here for some gaming! The back is slowly improving as it takes time with focused exercises, but in the end is the best way.

      Christopher

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  18. Great work, and outstanding basing!

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    1. Looks like you are returning to your roots Christopher, or should I say 'Axe Breaker'.
      Superb painting, basing and weathering, a great advert for GB.

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    2. Thank you very much Pat. Yep. it's in the blood for me to always come back to my roots be it something Germanic or Scandinavian.:-)

      Christopher

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  19. Very impressive attention to detail... both on figures and bases! Excellent work :)

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  20. Just a fantastic looking unit! Great job on these.

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