This post sees the three hundredth post for the blog and shows some work in progress on two very different Dark Age armies. First up is a Viking standard bearer for SAGA who will also double up in a sabot base for Impetus.
The figure is from Gripping Beast and has been easy to paint. The stance lending itself to bold colours to draw the eye to the standard when applied.
Next is a work in progress picture of the next ten Moor spearmen. The plan here has been to paint varying different colours of robes to mix in with the previously painted figures. The head dress will be common throughout creating a sense of unity in the completed stands.
Painting from a white undercoat on these figures it has been helpful to wash the figures with Agrax Earthshade to knock the white back a bit. This also provides a bit of dark lining that would normally come from the black undercoat. The faces and eyes however, need a bit more work before the figures will be completed.
More to follow shortly.
Cheers for now.