*
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
February 08, 2023, 01:23:54 PM

Login with username, password and session length

Donate

We Appreciate Your Support

Recent

Author Topic: Ogrob's early medievals for SAGA. Kitbashing some baltic scouts 5/2  (Read 26648 times)

Offline rumacara

  • Supporting Adventurer
  • Galactic Brain
  • *
  • Posts: 4168
  • Zillions of painted miniz!
Re: Ogrob's SAGA and Dark Age stuff. Some more Bickley Welsh 19/11
« Reply #120 on: November 20, 2022, 11:39:11 AM »
Nice looking force. :-* :-*

Offline Bloggard

  • Scatterbrained Genius
  • Posts: 3129
Re: Ogrob's SAGA and Dark Age stuff. Some more Bickley Welsh 19/11
« Reply #121 on: November 21, 2022, 10:51:04 AM »
Excellent.

Offline MaleGriffin

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1316
  • Don't bother running.... You'll just die tired....
Re: Ogrob's SAGA and Dark Age stuff. Some more Bickley Welsh 19/11
« Reply #122 on: November 23, 2022, 03:12:28 AM »
Fantastic figures! Some of the most life like I've ever seen!
Hoc quoque transibit
Sanguinem sistit semper

Offline Ogrob

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1694
Re: Ogrob's SAGA and Dark Age stuff. Some more Bickley Welsh 19/11
« Reply #123 on: December 05, 2022, 08:32:22 PM »
And some more... The sculpts on these are great, but the casts are not as good as I would like. Not a candle to Claymore for example. Bit dissapointing really, and makes them a bit less fun to work on.

Still, eight more warriors done, I now have something of a playable force. Next up, and last for this, eight mounted hearthguard and a mounted warlord.



What do you think?

Offline Grumpy Gnome

  • Galactic Brain
  • Posts: 4513
    • The Grumpy Gnome
Re: Ogrob's SAGA and Dark Age stuff. Some more Bickley Welsh 5/12
« Reply #124 on: December 06, 2022, 02:02:01 AM »
Looking good mate!
Home of the Grumpy Gnome

https://thegrumpygnome.home.blog/

Offline Pattus Magnus

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1221
Re: Ogrob's SAGA and Dark Age stuff. Some more Bickley Welsh 5/12
« Reply #125 on: December 06, 2022, 03:16:37 AM »
They look quite good - nicely dynamic sculpting and I like your paint jobs!

Offline .:Gunslinger:.

  • Scientist
  • Posts: 363
Re: Ogrob's SAGA and Dark Age stuff. Some more Bickley Welsh 5/12
« Reply #126 on: December 06, 2022, 10:41:32 AM »
Looking brilliant! I love Matt Bickleys dynamic way of sculpting miniatures, and they work a charm with a nic epaintjob like this.

I agree on the casting quality though. I think it was a bit of a rush to cast everything for Kickstarter backers (I am one of them)...but there a lot of flash and unfortunately a good bit of fudged up faces (especially those wearing helmets). Its odd, because normaly I find Footsore castings to be quite good (even though Antediluvian, doing some Matt Bickley medievals too, is a whole lot better)

Offline Ogrob

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1694
Re: Ogrob's SAGA and Dark Age stuff. Some more Bickley Welsh 5/12
« Reply #127 on: December 31, 2022, 01:22:50 PM »
And done! Managed to finish the last of the Viking Age welsh with hours to spare in 2022. I have already complained a bit about casting quality of this range of miniatures, so I will just quickly point out that horses have been swapped for plastic horses from Victrix gaul cavalry set. Fortunately I had used up the riders from this kit elsewhere and left the horses. Some carving and sanding and riders were able to fit on the plastic horses. Javelins and shields and also plastic, from Wargames Altantic's Irish sprues. I couldn't resist giving the Warlord the spiffy commander shield from there, probably incredibly historically incorrect.





What do you think?

Offline Pattus Magnus

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1221
Re: Ogrob's SAGA and Dark Age stuff. Mounted welsh hearthguard and warlord 31/12
« Reply #128 on: December 31, 2022, 04:47:54 PM »
They look great! The figures are nicely dynamic and your painting looks excellent.

Offline Grumpy Gnome

  • Galactic Brain
  • Posts: 4513
    • The Grumpy Gnome
Re: Ogrob's SAGA and Dark Age stuff. Mounted welsh hearthguard and warlord 31/12
« Reply #129 on: December 31, 2022, 08:55:24 PM »
Bendigedig! 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

Offline levied troop

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1389
There’s luvverly  :)
The League of Gentlemen Anti Alchemists
(We Turn Gold into Lead)

Offline Ogrob

  • Mastermind
  • Posts: 1694
Well, new year and new project. I was very much inspired by Koyote's and Knight-captain Tyr's excellent Pagan Rus projects last year and had an eye toward something similar. When I started my Rohan project I knew I would have a lot of victrix foot troops left over and so this project is a step towards using some of them.

I've also been playing a lot of Mount & Blade II Bannerlord this last year (as mentioned in my fantasy thread) and one of my two prefered factions to play is Sturgia, very much a Rus-inspired culture.

So with that in mind I decided to get started. It seems the Pagan Rus in SAGA is a relatively elite force, prefering hearthguard and warriors over levy, so this might be quite quick.

These last few days I have managed to kitbash a warlord and four hearthguard, using a variety of Victrix and even Wargames Atlantic parts. I see a lot of Rus figures have mustaches rather than beards so I even used an anglo saxon body amoing the vikings. Also a dacian body and some cloaks. What do you think, does it work?




Offline Knight-Captain Tyr

  • Mad Scientist
  • Posts: 719
  • Journal Keeper
Re: Ogrob's early medievals for SAGA. First Pagan Rus kitbashes 3/1
« Reply #132 on: January 04, 2023, 02:06:27 PM »
The green stuff work is seriously impressive. That Cossack hairdo on the warlord is top tier.
" ... the seventh wave of Thrall stumbled and climbed over the slippery, piled dead and Mazzarin saw The Watcher with them and at last knew the number of his days."

-Thrall Flavor Text, Myth: The Fallen Lords

Offline Grumpy Gnome

  • Galactic Brain
  • Posts: 4513
    • The Grumpy Gnome
Re: Ogrob's early medievals for SAGA. First Pagan Rus kitbashes 3/1
« Reply #133 on: January 04, 2023, 03:05:16 PM »
The green stuff work is seriously impressive. That Cossack hairdo on the warlord is top tier.

I agree! 👍

Offline Axtklinge

  • Scientist
  • Posts: 285
Re: Ogrob's early medievals for SAGA. First Pagan Rus kitbashes 3/1
« Reply #134 on: January 04, 2023, 09:22:37 PM »
Brilliant job!
Looking forawrd to see the rest of the warband together!

 

Related Topics

  Subject / Started by Replies Last post
7 Replies
1550 Views
Last post July 08, 2012, 03:26:37 PM
by janner
712 Replies
85635 Views
Last post February 06, 2023, 08:13:22 AM
by Grumpy Gnome
5 Replies
903 Views
Last post August 22, 2020, 12:17:17 PM
by PhilB
29 Replies
4350 Views
Last post February 06, 2022, 11:36:38 AM
by Ogrob
7 Replies
685 Views
Last post August 04, 2022, 11:10:13 AM
by cadbren