Sunday 10 November 2013

Dark Ages Saxons 3

This past week has been crazy busy at work and as a consequence I've come home most nights feeling utterly knackered. Despite this I've still found the time and energy to press on with the Saxon horde through sheer force of will (well, almost!), and here is the result of that feat: another unit of warriors.

L to R: Musketeer, West Wind, WW, M, M, M

The miniatures are the usual mix of Musketeer and West Wind, with shield transfers from Little Big Men Studios.

As you can see, I'm still experimenting with my photo setup. I think the daylight bulbs I'm using may be a bit too bright, as they kill some of the more subtle tones. It's most noticeable on the blue cloak in the picture above – it doesn't look quite as flat in reality!

Unfortunately, it looks like the situation at work will continue for a couple of more weeks, maybe even as long a until Christmas, and I'm not sure if I'll able to keep up the desired pace in this project during this time. We shall have to see I guess ...

Thanks for reading and have a great week everyone!


  1. Nice looking group of Saxon Warriors!


  2. Very nice paint work !

    I hope you try to take a calm day at work today so you have energy left for tonights 15th centery game at the club.

    best est regards Michael

    1. Cheers Michael!

      Don't worry – I'll always have energy for some 15th century rebel action!

  3. Hello,
    Nice painting and excellent blog !!!

  4. Replies
    1. Many thanks Rodger, I'm glad you like them.

  5. Love 'em Jonas! Knackered painting for the win? I really like the way you feather in the shield transfers. I may have to try that as it gives a great result!

    1. Thanks Monty! Blending in the transfers makes them look less artificial in my opinion. And you can't cheat all the time, you have to do some work too ... ;)