Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Painting up-date,Saxon Army.

Due to my son being rushed into hospital on Sunday,we didn't have a game,and it looks like Thursday will be out too-he'll probably still be in hospital for a week yet with a collapsed lung,which just keeps on collapsing!!
I have been painting the first 100 figures of my Saxon army(Warrior Miniatures) at a fair old rate,16 figures at a time(each unit will be 16 figs,and so far I have 6 units finished)

A box from Warrior arrives,c/w back copies of the Glasgow Herald(?)-very well wrapped up!

The "Goodies" revealed,wrapped in bubble-wrap for extra protection!

With some "extra bits" in the form of axes and swords,for variation.


After painting this lot,it was down to applying the "flock" for the bases.............


I find this a rather tedious task,and always manage to get paint(used to stick the flock onto the bases) on the figures!!!!





The finished "half" army-only another 100 to go,then I can start on the Vikings!!
As it happens,I "dug out" some Prince August moulds that I had forgotten about,of Dark Ages/Viking figures,and found that they were a perfect match for Warrior figures,being "true" 25mm,so I cast and painted some to see how they would come out..................


I may have gone O.T.T. with the "ginger" hair but I think some of these might just make their way into a few units,to supplement the Warrior figures,there's always a "project" going on in my mind!!-like Dark ages houses which I'm also working on,then there's the Viking ships-but that's another story!!






























12 comments:

  1. They look great, I look forward to seeing them in action.

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    1. Hi Paul,me too,it all depends on Brian who is painting a Warrior Norman army-still,next year will be 950 years since Hastings,so there's the spur!!
      johnc

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  2. Hope your son turns the corner very soon.
    Alan

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    1. Hi Tradman,thanks for concern about my son,he's alittle better today but still in a lot of discomfort-fingers crossed though,
      johnc(william)

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    1. Cheers Dave,when will we be seeing you?
      johnc

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  4. Looking good..... nice to see the PA moulds in action. Wish your son a speedy recovery as well.

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    1. Hi Springinsfeld,PA moulds rule in my world!!-I didn't take much time casting the ones in the blog,but I'm sure with a bit of diligence,they'll look great,thanks for best wishes,it's worrying!
      johnc

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  5. I have loads of plastic WF Saxons to paint, I envy you your diligence!

    I hope your sons' pneumothorax sorts itself quickly, and the chest drain isn't giving him any discomfort.
    I wonder why it keeps recurring though!?

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    1. Hi Herkybird,
      diligence is another word for "retirement"-loads of time to concentrate on the special things in life!!
      The recurring pneumothorax is partly due to an over-enthusiastic porter taking my son down to X-ray at 100 mph!! and him coughing the tube out!!
      Thanks for the comment and best wishes.
      johnc

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  6. As I am always the one who is being told to be more pc I hope that's not a touch of "Gingerisim" creeping into the Group!!!!!

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    1. Yo Brian,there's a bigger chance of "mingerism" creeping into the group-get on painting those Normans instead of blogging!!
      johnc

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