Tuesday, January 21, 2014

From BrendonW: 28mm Dark Age Characters (65 points)


From Brendon:
1 x Norman Knight, 2 English Heroes. The Norman is the last mounted plastic (Conquest Games) in my collection so it's a great feeling to have them completed. The other two fellas that have a mounted and unmounted version come from the Dark Ages in England (Harold & Tostig Godwinson). Both metals from Crusader games but one has plastic shields from Gripping Beast with LBM decals. They will make for great looking Kings and Nobles for my Dark Age armys. As you can see the Metal horses look a little smaller than the Plastic Norman but that's no big deal to me.


I had a bit of a stupidity attack when I went to matt spray these and picked the wrong can (German Tank Yellow) but fortunately it wasn't too much time before I had them back to how they should be. It was just a light spray but it did ruin a Viking shield with a nice LBM sticker on it. Lesson learnt.

The Viking King and his daughter are Foundry figures. The Large wolf is from Northstar for the Myths and Legends game. I mounted him on a 40 x 40 base and he will be a 'counts as' model. My 10 year old daughter insisted I painted the girls hair brown like hers so who am I to refuse. I was not sure how to paint the Super Wolf but had an idea in my head after a bit of thinking and I was pleased with the result.

After a week of super hot we went to a Cyclone watch but never got a direct hit but we have had non stop tropical rain for a week or so which means dark days so it made photography very tricky.
Lovely work Brendon. I feel your pain on the matt spray gaff. I am verrry deliberate when I pick up any can of spray now. All of these figures are great but that wolf is particularly awesome - reminds me of the Stark direwolves in the GRR Martin novels. I think I need to get one for my Strange Aeons collection...

These Dark Age heroes and characters will give Brendon 65 points. Well done sir!

14 comments:

  1. Amazing work! I especially like the wolf.

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  2. That wolf is Awesome Brendon, very nice set of figures

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  3. Wonderful painting work. Really nice Vikings.

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  4. Fantastic set of figures and that's one scary wolf :)

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  5. Nice work Brendon. I dread the rise of the "Super" wolves...

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  6. What a great entry. The wolf is superb!

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  7. Boy, that humidity can be a killer, especially when varnishing.

    Kudos to you for having the cojones to go ahead with the Challenge through the monsoon season!

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  8. Thanks everyone. Yeah the wet season is its own special extra bonus challenge.
    Cheers

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  9. Most excellent sir! The colours on those cloaks are nice and that massive wolf is gorgeous!

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  10. Great wolf mini, looks fierce for sure

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  11. These are great, horror story not withstanding

    Ian

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