Sunday, January 26, 2014

From SamuliS: 28mm Dark Age Norse Gaels (68 points)

From Samuli:
Back to the Dark ages after rolling through the muddy roads of Belgium and Netherlands. I present to you the last half of Gripping Beasts Norse-Gael starter set. Cheaper equipment (spears instead of Dane Axes) has allowed these guys to keep their shoes, so they are not as angry as the previous lot.

I cheated a bit on the shields this time by using Battle Flags excellent decals! Really nice, except for the fact that the metal shields aren't the same size as Gripping Beasts plastic ones. Had to cut the decals up a bit to make them fit. I decided to paint the curved shields by hand as the decals were quite thick and didn't go on very well on curved surfaces.

So this marks my first finished project for the challenge! Rare feeling as I normally just paint whatever takes my fancy so I tend to have a million projects going on at the same time with all of them in various states of progress. Next up Winter War Finns to try to complete the infantry portion of that project.

Wonderful work Samuli and congratulations on finishing off this project! These guys do seem less anxious than your last group so I think you're onto something with your shoe theory. It really is all about accessorizing.

This group of Norse Gaels will give Samuli 68 points. Great stuff! I look forward to seeing your next set of Winter War Finns.


  1. Hola
    Buenas minis
    Me gustan los escudos
    un saludo

  2. Very nice, makes me want to crack my box and have a go


  3. Nice looking Gaels there Samuli :)

  4. Well done Samuli. Welcome to the "finished projects club" :-)

  5. Some really fine figures. That one spearman with the black beard looks especially jolly, in a slightly homicidal way.
    Well done.

  6. Got to love dark ages in 28mm and these are excellent.
    Great job.

  7. Thanks guys!

    Kiwi: Yeah Dark Ages are definately one of the most interesting eras and works wonders with 28mm's. I'm trying to fight the urge to get some more. But I guess I'll have to finish some other projects until I can get myself another treat :D

  8. I long to be in the finished projects club. These figures are great. Very nice indeed.


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