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Author Topic: Koyote's SAGA Moors & Mutatawwi'a  (Read 21372 times)

Offline Koyote

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Moors
« Reply #60 on: March 30, 2020, 05:54:11 AM »
I decided that the original flag toppers were a bit too large and generic, so I replaced them with simple crescent moon flag toppers that I carved out of a greenstuff dowel. 

As I mentioned before, if I mix too much GS I roll the leftover GS into dowels of various thicknesses for use later.  I made the crescent shape by drilling a hole into one of these dowels, lengthwise, using a pin vise.  Then I cut thin slices from the dowel, like you'd cut a salami. Next, I used a xacto blade to widen the hole in the center of GS salami slice and finish shaping the crescent.  I used a 'salami slice' of a thinner dowel to make the base that the crescent sits on.



My Umayyad and Moors will each include 2 points of Warriors on foot and 2 points of Hearthguard mounted.  Each will also include 1 point of Levy, but my Umayyad Levy will be armed with bows and my Moorish Levy will be armed with crossbows.  This leaves me with 1 point to play with.  Right now the plan is for the Umayyad to use this point on a 1 point of Warriors mounted (Perry Miniatures Bedouins), and my Moors will use the point to purchase a unit of Tribal Hunters mercenaries (Footsore Miniatures' Arab Archers). 

To lead my Tribal Hunters I converted a Brother Vinni's Arabia standard bearer.  I repositioned the model's right arm and replaced his banner pole with bow.  I used GS to repair the parts damaged by cutting away the banner pole.   The model is a bit much for a tribal hunter, but I REALLY like this model, so I'm going to say that he's the hunters' chieftain/sheik -hence the fancy clothes and equipment.

The different versions of the warbands will also have different Warlords.  The mounted model pictured below is Gripping Beast's Moor Warlord Mounted. The model is pretty good as is, but there are some small things about it that bug me.  For starters, the position of its shoulders and head look unnatural and it has no neck.  I used a pair of snips, a hobby knife, and some GS to fix both of these problems.  Also, I don't care for the model's mace/scepter, so I replaced it with the hand and sword from Fireforge's Richard the Lionheart model.  Richard's hand is covered in a chainmail gauntlet, so I used a bit GS to add some chainmail to the model's shield hand.


« Last Edit: March 31, 2020, 02:58:09 PM by Koyote »

Offline Ajax

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Moors
« Reply #61 on: March 30, 2020, 08:30:42 AM »
Splendid, as usual.

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Moors
« Reply #62 on: March 31, 2020, 02:01:42 PM »
Great suggestions - you make me want to finally take the plunge and try using Greenstuff! I have figs for a Saga Moops (Seinfeld reference) army sitting patiently waiting their turn. Soon. I was planning to do more of the post-conquest of Andalusia period, though. Loving your account of your project!

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Moors
« Reply #63 on: April 01, 2020, 02:11:18 AM »
More fantastic work.  :-*
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Offline Koyote

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Moors
« Reply #64 on: April 05, 2020, 03:27:28 PM »
I've (almost) finished the first four models of Warrior unit #2.  When my LBM transfers arrive,  I will add the flag to the standard bearer.



I'm quite pleased with the greenstuff neck scarves.  I feel that they add a lot to these models.  Below is earlier WIP shot of the unit and below the WIP pic is an image I found online, sans GS scarves.




« Last Edit: April 05, 2020, 04:31:50 PM by Koyote »

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Moors
« Reply #65 on: April 06, 2020, 11:29:30 AM »
I agree on the greenstuff... more tagelmus and less turban look.
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Re: Koyote's SAGA Moors
« Reply #66 on: April 06, 2020, 12:24:00 PM »
Paintjobs look great, and the greenstuff definitly helps. The original figures are a bit derpy looking.

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Moors
« Reply #67 on: April 06, 2020, 12:42:51 PM »
Lovely work on those, loving the green stuff conversions

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Offline Koyote

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Moors
« Reply #68 on: April 11, 2020, 01:09:30 AM »
Except for the flag (I suspect it will be several weeks before my LBM order arrives), my second unit of Warriors is done.



I removed the greenstuff aventail that I sculpted on my Moorish Warlord and replaced it with a greenstuff scarf, similar to the ones I added to my second unit of Warriors and my mounted Hearthguard.


« Last Edit: April 11, 2020, 03:51:15 AM by Koyote »

Offline Ogrob

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Moors
« Reply #69 on: April 11, 2020, 02:39:05 PM »
Scarf looks good, I think that was the right call.

Offline Koyote

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Moors
« Reply #70 on: April 11, 2020, 06:13:35 PM »
My Moorish Warlord and Tribal Hunters mercenaries are ready for paint.





Offline Breazer

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Moors
« Reply #71 on: April 12, 2020, 06:42:55 AM »
Very nice Koyote. I always like how you make miniatures from so many different manufacturers look great and cohesive. It's especially nice when you see how you turn some of the less great ranges into something better.

Offline Tonhel

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Moors
« Reply #72 on: April 12, 2020, 08:14:18 AM »
Well done! They look really good!

Offline Axebreaker

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Moors
« Reply #73 on: April 13, 2020, 01:44:36 PM »
These look just wonderful and the dusting on the clothes worked a charm! 8)

Christopher

Offline Koyote

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Re: Koyote's SAGA Moors
« Reply #74 on: April 16, 2020, 07:03:14 PM »
Thanks.
« Last Edit: April 16, 2020, 07:30:25 PM by Koyote »

 

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