Sunday, 18 September 2016

Fury of the North 16

The two figures from Gripping Beast shown below where painted circa 2003 for a Rohan project that never passed go. Both figures were part of the command structure of the forces planned for the Rohirrim foot.


An interesting choice of colour for the weapon's belt and scabbard, not a colour that would be used for those items now. At this point most of the figures painted would have been used for fantasy skirmish games and these are possibly some of the first pure historical figures painted.


The axe bearing figure was to be a standard bearer, which was recently replaced with the Dane axe allowing the figure to be tucked into a SAGA warband or similar Dark Ages skirmish game.



The musician/horn blower will also be added into the SAGA warband, however will he be more conspicuous than his axe wielding colleague.


The cloak above was painted in Dallimore's layering approach; this being an early example of this style being used here. Prior to then it would have been wet blending when time allowed or dry brushing. Styles change, now the layered approach is the principle style used and the others are there if necessary.


On the subject of painting styles watch out for some progressive work in progress pictures in the near future showing layering being used on a new fantasy warband.

Cheers for now

10 comments:

Christopher(aka Axebreaker) said...

Nicely done on these Ross.

Christopher

roma912 said...

Thanks Christopher.

Paul Robinson said...

Nice paint work and interesting thoughts.

Phil said...

Very nicely done!

Nate said...

Very interesting. Will pop back and check on the Fantasty warband!

Cheers

Rodger said...

Very nice!

Michael Awdry said...

These look rather good, great job Sir.

The Kiwi said...

Looking good. The green cloak pops. cheers

roma912 said...

Thanks Paul, the older figures require more thought as they were painted so long ago.

roma912 said...

Thanks to all for your comments. Been having some connectivity issues over the last few days however this should be resolved shortly.

Cheers, Ross