Friday, December 20, 2013

From AndrewS: 28mm Dark Age Skraeling Warband (200 points)


Andrew sends in this wonderful warband of Skraelings for us to gaze at in gobsmacked admiration.

From Andrew:
Here is the Skraeling limited edition warband box set from Gripping beast, these are all 28mm miniatures.
The force consists of 37 figures total: 1 group of 12 levy figures, 3 groups of 8 warriors and a Warlord. Overall painting these went well, I chose a simple method of defining the warrior groups by having three different coloured breech cloths and giving some a simple border to them. The war paint made each one within the group different as did the random allocation of shields. 



The shields proved to be a little troublesome as I had not thought to try them on the hands first, and after having painted them all they did not fit so I had to cut the backs out and re work the painting, again I wanted the shields to be more than just plain disks so took to stippling a variety of colours to represent buck skin and seal skin covers.
The Warlord was a complete joy to paint and a lot of fun, though I always like to give them an Impressive base as they form the centre piece of a war band, so I carved a piece of dense stryene and created a split level rock outcrop in which to mount him.


The whole force has been finished as if running through a flower meadow.

Wow, gorgeous stuff Andrew - very colourful fully realized. The extra work you put into the shields and groundwork has really paid off and the warlord looks suitably ferocious with his red warpaint and bone fetishes.

This very impressive warband will give Andrew a base of 185 points but I'm going tip it to 200 for the wonderful basework and shields. Bravo!

25 comments:

  1. That is some seriously good painting!

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  2. good stuff well worth the gas chamber you put yourself through to complete them.
    Peace James

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  3. really great work well worth the extra points they look amazing

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  4. Fantastic effort and a fantastic force! Bravo!

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  5. Beautiful army, love the skin colors...

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  6. Great job. Nice to see a mass of figures!

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  7. Absolutely perfect. Whoever ends up with those will be very pleased indeed

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  8. Lovely work Andrew :)

    Mind you, if you keep up at this rate you'll need to triple your points target ;)

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  9. Bloody impressive.
    well done Andrew.

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  10. Hi,
    I thought that a good indian was a dead one , but these Indians are stunning!

    great work Andrew! well done!

    Be seeing you ;-)

    Number 8

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  11. Goodness these are great, always love to see your work

    Ian

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  12. Great work, especially love the clean look you got with all the flesh tones. very nice.

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  13. Great looking warband! The Warchief is really nice, great warpaint!

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  14. I've been waiting to see these from the moment you mentioned them. Worth every minute it was too. Superb!

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  15. Excellent. Fantastic work.
    Cheers

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  16. Nice point drop Andrew and really beautiful smooth clean work!

    Christopher

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  17. That is a sensational entry Andrew!

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  18. Awesome painting! And very fast too.

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  19. Beautiful work in you perfect, crisp style. And at this speed, that's amazing. And look at those points!!

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  20. One of the best Skræling Warbands I have seen to date... But what else should we expect!

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  21. Cheers folks, I really enjoyed these

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  22. Andrew can certainly nail skin highlights perfectly.

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