Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Is that you Norman?
I'm afraid my impatience got the better of me last night. While waiting for the Welsh to dry off ready for basing I decided to prep up a few of the new figures I received from kallistra Or to be more precise "THE NORMANS" . These are from pack H-5002 described as "Unarmoured spearmen" . My first impressions as stated in an earlier post were that these would make a great generic spearman after removing the shield and the spears. They were easy to prep because the shield although integral to the body in places was moulded "outside" the frame of the figure and was easily removed with side clippers and cleaned up with a sharp knife.or dremel. I quickly added a round shield and spear and gave them a coat of paint.. I have to admit they look really good and will certainly be found places in any dark age army of mine. I have painted them to the stage of adding decals and am very pleased with them. The basic figure moulding is excellent. nice but not exaggerated detail. Lot's of animation and great positions. Yeah very nice. thanks Kallistra.
This is a few figures rough prepped and already you can see the potential Just a little cleaning and they will be ready for painting..
I painted them in basic rough colours but they would look fine painted with rich colourings too. They will easily paint up to romans or down to picts so I'm very happy. I think quite a few of these may be posted to dark age Britain in various guises.